It is easy to make your garden pots look like new again. See how I used spray paint to make these plastic pots look awesome again!
After sitting outside for many, many years your patio furniture might get a bit tired and ugly. On this DIY page, you will find out how I easily painted my wrought iron chairs and made them look new.
An easy wine cork craft that only requires a hot glue gun and wine corks.
I purchased a Crimson Tide Elf on the Shelf last year and it was a big hit! I have since discovered that there are Pixie's for most college universities. "Pixie's" are very much like the elf!
Learn to make your own repairs to books. It is not hard; you just have to know what to do and have the right tools for making repairs to torn pages or broken spines or covers that are loose.
The method for repairing the spine of a child's book can be used on ANY kind of book. This is an easy book repair that anyone can do.
Accidents happen! If you have a torn or ripped page in a beloved book, you CAN repair it yourself. You just need the right kind of glue or repair tape.
For years I have tried to subtly tell my husband that I wanted a Bose Wave Radio/CD Music System, but he has not noticed. When we visited a friend's home recently, I noticed the Bose on her kitchen counter and...
I know all of you have seen the Caramel Apple Wrap kits hanging by the fresh apples in the grocery store. I know that you have been tempted to buy a package, too, but you were afraid that they would not taste good. I...
This book will bring tears to the eyes of every Bassett Hound owner.
Don't want to carve up a pumpkin for a jack-o'lantern too soon but still want a Halloween decoration? My advice is to look around your yard and use some of the fall foliage and natural stuff (like nuts and fresh...
The perfect homemade minty candy for all of those wedding and baby showers!
The Haws watering can is the best! I have had mine for years and I continue to love using it for its ease in handling.
Recycle anything to make crosses and pray for the planet Earth while you are at it! Making Crosses is a perfect family activity for the Easter season.
My husband helped me with this wonderful wine cork craft. I made several of these wreaths for gifts to special friends. I also had fun collecting the wine corks to recycle into handcrafted projects.
In order to make your books last a long time, you should care for them just like you would any possession you value. Here are some easy things you can do to keep those books in good shape.
Colorful candy corn cupcakes: the kids will love the surprise orange inside this yummy cupcake that is very easy to make. It is also a recipe you could use at any time of the year! Candy Corn is not just for October...
What could be better than free patterns for carving a jack-o-lantern?
It is easy to make repairs to torn pages, broken spines, or loose covers on books. You just need to have the right tools and some help from me, Mickie Gee.
Classic Pesto Recipe made not with pine-nuts but with the good ol' southern pecan. Oh, and plenty of basil and garlic and cheese!
Arranging flowers is not difficult. Just use what you have on hand and think "out of the box" and let your creative side blossom!
Fresh made guacamole is simple. Just try my recipe using fresh Haas avocados and you will never buy your dip from a store again! Perfect for Cinco de Mayo!
A delightfully refreshing, family friendly drink for Saint Patrick's Day. Get your green on, y'all.
If you are a "tree-hugger" like me, you will find some interesting craft projects to upcycle or recycle books and magazines.
Trying to be like Martha Stewart can be scary, but did you know that she shares her excellent and scary (or not) Halloween ideas on the web? Usually, her holiday ideas are easily doable and classy. In other words, you...
This cole slaw recipe is a staple on the holiday table in my home. Pineapple is the family secret ingredient that makes this recipe oh so delicious.
For my grand-daughter's 5th Birthday, her Mom created these oh-so-cute "Swimming Teddy" cupcakes! This idea is so easy that even the non-cooks out there can make them! Here is what you need to make 24 cupcakes for...
Love 80's TV shows like "The A Team"?
Find out ways to over come baking accidents like the day my cup cakes fell flat! Yes, FLAT. But these cupcakes tasted good!
Even though 2 1/2 Men with Charlie Harper is a thing of the past, Charlie's fashion style lives on! You can STILL dress like Charlie!
I used to think I had read most of the good girl detective fiction books. Sue Grafton's Alphabet Mysteries, Patricia Cornwell's Scarpetta (oops - there is a hint to one question), even Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series...
Give the best gift of all--money. If you put the bills on a money tree, you also have a unique and beautiful decoration for a shower or a party. Provide guests the opportunity to add more cash, too!
These images take me back to my teen years! Fashion was wild and bright. Gogo boots, halter dresses, bright paisley prints. The 1960's was home to some iconic fashions.
If I had to save just one item from my burning home, it would be my go kart racing husband, Griff. He is the one thing in my home I could not live without! Of course I love my children and the grand babies, but they do...
Can you believe that the common tomato (aka "love apple") was "Banned in Rome"? Well, it was; the "tomato" was banned because of being called a "love apple"; that "... tomato moniker [name] ... originated in the 16th...
This easy "scratch" brownie recipe will become a family favorite.
Classic and Popular toys for little tikes who love to pretend they are construction workers.
Please note that this article was written quite a few years ago, but the research techniques and my advice are still applicable today. The ride-on toys shown here led a good, long, fun filled life!