Are you contemplating the idea of a tiny house? Have you had the opportunity to visit any? This page offers some up-close and personal peeks at tiny homes.
I am growing saffron, the most expensive spice in the world, in my yard. Give this exotic a try and see what it can do in your kitchen.
Out in the heart of Bat Country, halfway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, you can find Peggy Sue's Diner. It's a great rest stop for any and all travelers in the area.
There are some devoted jam makers in my family.... I'm not one of them. Maybe someday but right now I'm just not up to all the boiling of jars and such. However, having some really awesome grapes available, I have found...
Are you a woman who wishes she could find genuine boxer brief style underwear, made to truly fit a woman's body? Get rid of your panties and boy shorts, and try real long-legs and cotton-comfort.
Tulips grow in a lot of regions and offer great color in the garden.
If you can sew a straight line with a sewing machine (or even if that's a little challenging) you can make the reusable neck warmer that I'm about to describe. These make fantastic gifts! You can use scrap fabrics or...
Looking for a new pocket digital camera for either yourself, a friend or loved one ? Please allow me to recommend the Nikon Coolpix S9300. I got this camera in July of 2012 just days before I left on a three week trip...
Flowered headpieces can be for weddings, cosplay/costumes or whatever the occasion where you need a touch of color and foliage on your head. These work great for bellydancers who have short hair too.
Carving pumpkins is a favorite Halloween activity for kids of all ages. And it's gone from simple faces to as fancy as you want to get. Learn great tips and tricks for making fun carved pumpkins.
If you are limited in your floor space or wish you could use that tall slice of open space next to a larger piece of furniture, you might want to consider a piece of furniture most often called a lingerie chest. These...
Try something more dramatic next Halloween...instead of just a random party, offer your guests a themed, Victorian seance for the night!
One of the strangest and most-useful items ever handed-down in my family, this childhood kitchen memory is a vintage treasure in my cooking repertoire. Allow me to introduce the Jifi-Sift!
Each year, the world celebrates a great musician and raises money to fight HIV by being Freddie For A Day... Dress up as rock star Freddie Mercury on Friday September 5th!
How to turn what you do every day into stories and articles for the web.
While rice flour and sweet bean paste may not sound like treats, in Japanese baking they become wagashi. These artful desserts are seasonal snacks served with tea ceremonies and on special holidays.
Two things made me interested in growing my own garlic. The first was trying lots of varieties at the farmer's market and realizing different types of garlic could be really different. The second thing that made me...
French toast can be made to go with breakfast (traditional), lunch (ala the Monte Cristo) or even go savory for dinner.
Once you start gardening, the issue becomes how to save your delicious harvest so that you can enjoy it all. One method that is very useful is dehydrating or drying your fruits and vegetables. Instead of having food...
In the spring of 2008, I planted my first white alpine strawberries in my garden. This lens will tell you more about this special varietal and share my experiences with this delicious fruit! These berries have some...
A sarong is a large, versatile piece of fabric which can be wrapped and tied right in the body to make many styles of clothing. This South Pacific fashion is most popular for summer.
As a spin-off from their "I'd Rather Go Naked" anti-fur campaign, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) created "Ink, Not Mink." Tattooed celebrities from the worlds of music, movies,...
Hair falls are a bit part of modern bellydance, cosplay, steampunk and festival culture. These costuming accessories are a great DIY crafting project, allowing for a great customized hair look.
Balloon hats are made by twisting long, skinny balloons into joined sections so that they hold their shape and fit onto the head. After that, almost anything goes!
Sometimes pain is alleviated when you know what's going to happen. Before you get a body piercing, you might want to take a look at what you're in for.
Making caramel-dipped or candied apples is a fall treat for many families. There are recipes for any taste, even those who have to modify their sugars!
Pasties can be fabulous and flamboyant. Rhinestones, sequins, velvet, lace or tassels. Or they can be utterly discrete, a form of discreet fashion camouflage. In skin tones, sometimes from moleskin or silicone, they act...
At once celebrated and controversial, the novel NAKED LUNCH by William S. Burroughs is still as highly-debated after his death as it was in his lifetime.
Whether you do Egyptian, cabaret, Turkish or tribal belly dance, this page will help you make or embellish your belly dance outfit. Save money and get just the look you want!
Here are recipes and suggestions for flavor variations, more information and links to fun and helpful lemonade-related websites. There are also options for hot lemonade too!
Looking for paper masks? It's so easy to print, color and make your own. Just make sure you have some card stock, your favorite markers or crayons, and are ready to have fun!
Traditional wrapping of gifts in Japan often was done without cutting the wrapping material. By cleverly folding paper or cloth, you can reuse and recycle to create beautiful gifts and presents.
I wasn't all that good with house plants and hastened a few along to an early demise until I moved to this one apartment building and my upstairs neighbor gave me a piece of their aloe vera. Their aloe plant was...
So I've got this idea that I'm going to build a house someday, and it's going to be a round house. I've been investigating dome houses, EarthShips, yurts and tipis as part of my research, and thought I'd share it...
This page is all about the different ways that the idea of a Yule log has become part of holiday celebrations. It has links to the history of the Yule Log (the fireplace version), lots of recipes for how to bake modern...
This page will tell you about nose piercings, give some history, offer advice on healing and aftercare, and makes recommendations for nose rings and jewelry.
Cupping, the use of heat to cause congestion, is used for healing different musculoskeletal issues.
There is a lot of debate to both sides of the discussion about this book and all of it is passionate. Whether you are interested in anarchy, or just really curious, come and take a look!
Fakir Musafar has practiced myriad forms of body modification and has championed these practices as an essential part of spiritituality for many decades. He started in secret as a teen, imitating rituals he saw in...
A temporary tattoo is a great way to have a little fun on a special day or for a holiday event, to show team or school spirit, or even to take the idea of a real tattoo for a test drive.
What for decades appeared to readers as science fiction has slowly grown to look more and more like science fact. Aldous Huxley's BRAVE NEW WORLD has gotten very real over the years.
Nick Bantock is a storyteller and artist, best-known for his Griffin & Sabine series. All of his books feature his unique found-object art, created from mixed media and ephemera.
THE X-FILES ran from 1993-2002 and was a present-day show that followed FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully as they investigated paranormal cases and attempted to uncover a vast government conspiracy to hide...
Regardless of style, dragon tattoo designs are popular in both Eastern and Western tattoo culture.
U.F.O. was a British TV series, produced by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. It was filmed in 1969-70 and primarily aired in the UK in 1970-71.
pur·ple [pur-puhl] noun a group of colors with hues between violet and red. adjective Of the color purple, imperial or regal. transitive & intransitive verb purpled, purpling, purples - To make or...
For some, the car is not just a personal mode of transportation but just another facet of their individual and very personal expression. Welcome to the wacky world of art cars!
Sometimes the best way to get just the mask you need for that special cosplay or look is to make it yourself. Learn how easy mask-making can be and get crafting for your next costume.
Masks are used by many cultures around the world. They can be made for art, for rituals of healing and for spiritual purposes. Many mask traditions come with rich mythologies. Often masks depict totem...
Growing out of the mid-20th-century art and craft movement, Art To Wear now stands in it's right in a space between fine art and high fashion.
Las Vegas is one of the most popular travel destinations in the US both for business and for vacations. And despite the nickname, Sin City will cater just fine to adults looking to get away and to families who need...
Origins of tribal skin art in Borneo, Polynesia, and other parts of the world, and some examples of recent adaptations of that art.
Fairy wings, or any style of costume wings, can be as easy or detailed as you wish to make them. Learn how to design and craft your own custom wings for any type of cosplay or special occasion.
Learn more about Japanese tattoos, get great reference books about Japanese tattooing, read why you need to be careful before you get that kanji tattoo, and check out Japanese tattoo pictures!
Moss can be a unique, low-care garden feature in cool weather, moist climates.