Simple, Yet Sentimental Christmas Décor

Simple, Yet Sentimental Christmas Décor

If there is one thing that has changed in the past few years, it is our style of decorating for the holiday season. In years past, Gerry and I (Shannon) had Christmas cocktail parties each year, decorating the entire house in everything that screamed, Christmas. We had a tree in every room (including the bathrooms), [...]

Consider a More Compassionate Holiday Season

Consider a More Compassionate Holiday Season

Ah, we embark upon another holiday season. Who would have thought we would be where we are now, having experienced a truly memorable 2020? This year’s holiday season brings along a new sort of stress for everyone. Will we be able to be with our loved ones, or will we continue to quarantine to protect [...]

Beyond Impossible? Quest for a Delicious Plant Based Burger

Beyond Impossible? Quest for a Delicious Plant Based Burger

The summer months, particularly holiday weekends, bring up memories of cookouts with good old-fashioned hot dogs and hamburgers. The smells produced from a backyard grill stoke memories of the past and make your mouth water in the present. For several years, Shannon and I (Gerry) have not eaten meat. So, the plant-based burger has been [...]

A Simple and Stress-free Christmas

A Simple and Stress-free Christmas

If you're a regular here at Arner Adventures, you may remember last year's post, "Minimalist Christmas". We talked about our plans for making Christmas gifts that were consumables, and not simply buying gifts that the recipient may or may not use, hence, adding to their clutter. Well, here we are again! Tis' the Season! Some [...]

A Minimalist Christmas

A Minimalist Christmas

A year ago, we decided that presents were no longer going to be the primary focus of Christmas. We opted to only have an experience with each other: a trip, excursion near home, or a really great "date night" to take the place of buying stuff for each other, in hopes of pleasing the other. [...]