Motivation Mondays

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

Favorite Recipes Sundays

This is a super simple breakfast recipe that we just love called Bacon Egg and Cheese Roll Ups! This comes from our friends at (


6 large eggs

2 tbsp. milk

1/4 tsp. garlic powder Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper

1 tbsp. butter

1 tbsp. finely chopped chives

12 slices bacon

2 c. shredded cheddar


In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and garlic powder and season with salt and pepper.

In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, melt butter.

Add eggs and scramble, 3 minutes, then stir in chives.

On a cutting board, lay out three strips of bacon.

Sprinkle the bottom third with cheddar and top with a large spoonful of scrambled eggs.

Roll up tightly.

Repeat with remaining cheese and eggs.

Return skillet to heat and add bacon roll-ups seam side down.

Cook until crispy on all sides, then transfer to a paper towel-lined plate until ready to serve.

Saturday Outdoor Days

Today we are going to talk about Smith Rock State park in Central Oregon. This is from Wikipedia: Smith Rock State Park is an American state park located in central Oregon’s High Desert near the communities of Redmond and Terrebonne. Its sheer cliffs of tuff and basalt are ideal for rock climbing of all difficulty levels. Smith Rock is generally considered the birthplace of modern American sport climbing, and is host to cutting-edge climbing routes. It is popular for sport climbing, traditional climbing, multi-pitch climbing, and bouldering. This is just a few hour drive from Portland and we love hiking and camping here. We highly recommend it!

Roofing Tips Fridays

Did you know that a white roof can be as much as 30% cooler during the hottest days of the summer? They are even designing solar shingles! Some of these are only available in certain parts of the country. Not only does this keep your home cooler, it can also effect the overall community as well! The more people that install “cool” roofs can have a direct impact on the environment. We are excited to see what the future holds for “cool” roofs! (Photo by David McBee from Pexels)

Thursdays Home Repairs Tips

What is a good project to do yourself and when should you call a professional? If you have a room of your home that is literally falling apart, a new coat of paint may not be all that you need to resolve the issue! On the same note, new flooring wont fix this either! Once you really start to dig in to a project you may find stuff that is outside of the realm of what you can safely handle. Sometimes it may not be better to do that plumbing repair yourself, and have to hire a professional to repair what you have done! We always recommend that unless you are trained in plumbing or electrical you should leave that to the professionals. Many home repairs can be found on YouTube and have an instructional video. Watch the video and see if the project is something that you can handle. If there is any doubt or hesitation, call a professional. We hope that these words of warning help with your future projects!

Bathroom Tip Wednesdays

What are the benefits of a walk-in tub? We have one of these installed in the house and it is awesome. Perfect if you don’t like to climb over the tub wall. It also has jets and a heated seat. These are ideal for elderly as well. The model that we have has jets and a heated seat. The jets are great for improved circulation and can also help improve mobility. It also is really good for stress releasing.

Windows Siding Tip Tuesdays

Is it a good idea to pressure wash siding? While it may seem like a great idea, you can actually do mare harm than good. Pressure washers are primarily used for driveways and Decks, you can damage siding and blow holes through it. In this case we recommend a licensed contractor that uses a very low pressure and some detergent that is siding and environmentally safe.

Motivation Mondays

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“ Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.️

Favorite Recipes Sundays

Todays Recipe for Baked Chicken comes from our friends at A Pinch of Healthy (
1.5 Tablespoons avocado oil (you can sub olive, canola, or your favorite oil)
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
pat of butter on each chicken breast (optional but highly recommended – I used 1.5 Tablespoons combined for all 4 chicken breasts)
lemon slices (optional but highly recommended)

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

Pour the oil into a baking dish, and place the chicken breasts on top.

Use your hands to rotate the breasts until they are each coated with oil.

Sprinkle the spice mixture on both sides, and use hands to evenly coat..

Optional, but highly recommended: add a small pat of butter on each breast, and add sliced lemon to the pan surrounding the chicken breasts.

Bake chicken uncovered for about 20 to 25 minutes, depending on size and thickness of the chicken. (Chicken is done when internal temperature reaches 165 with a meat thermometer.)

Allow the chicken breasts to rest for 5 minutes prior to serving.

Spoon some of the pan drippings over each breast just prior to serving.

Serve immediately. Refrigerate leftovers for up to 5 days.