Welcome to Night Vale is one of the best podcasts out there. It's a bit like an NPR version of a Stephen King novel. Listen to the beautiful voice tell you what's happening in the town of Night Vale.
Burning Man is a great event and lots of fun - if you know what you are doing and pack what you need. There are no stores so don't forget anything, check out my packing list to bring what you need.
Chickens are seeing a huge resurgence in popularity. Why? And why should you get chickens too? I've got a long list of reasons why you should get chickens now.
Make your Halloween party a thrilling experience by serving Platelet Punch. It looks like blood and tastes great, plus it is easy to make. It simply is the perfect Halloween punch.
Silkie Chickens have black skin, black meat, and even black bones. They are considered a health food in many Asian countries and make the most nutritious chicken soup. Silkie meat may cure colds.
January is National Thank You Month and a perfect time to be thankful for what you have.
Make a super simple cat toy in minutes out of pipe cleaners. This craft is perfect for kids and those who want to make something quick for their furry friends.
Burning Man is held once a year in the middle of the Nevada desert in a city that vanishes back into the dust at the festival's close. It's like Brigadoon, only with art, music, and way more fun.
Polish chickens come in a variety of beautiful colors and are fun to raise. In this article, I share photos and basic information about raising them.
The Drinkwell Pet Water Fountain is a great way to get your pets to drink more water while also keeping it cleaner. It helps prevent urinary issues and keeps cats and dogs healthier and happier.
Theremins are amazing music instruments that you play without touching. They have a strange, ghostly sound that is very distinct and unusual.
Mix together your own cereal for a filling and warm start to your winter day or cold camp morning.
Potted plants need freshening up sometimes to keep your pots looking lovely and growing well. Luckily, it's easy to do.
Cards Against Humanity is an incredibly fun and simple card game that those with a twisted sense of humor will enjoy. It's a perfect party game or for having friends over, or even at family gatherings
Flowers are beautiful. Enjoy some images of stunning blossoms found in and around Reno, Nevada throughout Spring.
Obsidian, or as it is sometimes called, volcanic glass, is a naturally occurring rock that comes from volcanoes. When lava cools very, very quickly it can turn into obsidian. Obsidian is usually deep black in color and it is used for making...
Reno has festivals happening nearly constantly. Even if you don't gamble, come visit Reno for events such as Hot August Nights, Burning Man, Reno Balloon Races, Street Vibrations, and many more.
Teddy Graham cookies are the basis of this cute craft that makes a great gift whenever you want to show someone you love them. All you you need are teddy cookies and a few household items to create it
Show loved ones you really care with this homemade Valentine's Day gift. It's easy and only takes a few minutes to make a sweet surprise with just a Moon Pie and a pen and paper.
This is a great little Valentine's Day gift or just something fun and easy to craft for an everyday treat. It's a great classroom project as well since it's easy enough even kids can make it.
You can easily make fun cat toys from empty toilet paper tubes. All it takes is a couple moments and a pair of scissors to craft cat toys your kitties will adore.
April Fools Day can be lots of fun with easy pranks that everyone will think are funny. You don't need to be mean to make your friends laugh and have a good time.
Soboro is a Japanese flavored ground meat that is simple to make and tastes delicious. It is a building block for chow mein, bento boxes, and whatever food you want to add an Asian flair to.
Tempura is one of my favorite meals. It is basically fried vegetables and seafood and it tastes delicious.
International Silly Walk Day is January 7th and a day of celebration in honor of the classic Monty Python sketch The Ministry of Silly Walks.
Make this Valentine's Day gift in less time than it takes to pick one out in the store, everyone loves a special homemade Valentine's gift. Or craft this anyday for a sweet present.
The 12th of February is Charles Darwin's birthday, a great day to celebrate this great man's life. Darwin Day is held every year on Darwin's birthday and it's a great excuse to hold a birthday party, go to a museum, read The Origin of the Species,...
Give homemade cookies this Christmas that everyone will love and appreciate. A perfect combination of old-fashioned and fancy new cookies will make your holiday baking something worth remembering.
Don't let your home be boring. Get the MP3 playing wireless doorbell to jazz up your entrance and play whatever song you want, not just ding dong.
This is one of my favorite fall back recipes. I know no matter how broke or short on time I am, I can toss together this cheesy potato soup and have a delicious and filling soup. It's warm and good especially during the winter, plus, it's so yummy!...
Make your own homemade dog treats so they're healthier and better than store-bought dog treats. They're easy and I've got lots of peanut butter dog treat recipes to share with you.
Soft, clean sheets, the roar of the ocean, homegrown fresh fruit, kitty cuddles, and reading on a cool day by the fire. These are wonderful things, some of my favorite things that make life special.
Volcanoes are an interesting subject that's fun to sing about, and we all know that songs help students learn. So let's all learn about magma and lava and our favorite volcano with songs.
Himmel und Erde is a German dish made up of potatoes, apples, and turnips, mashed together with onions and bacon to make a sort of delicious mashed potato mixture.
Follow these simple instructions to make an easy cat toy for your feline friends. It's free and a great way to recycle toilet paper rolls.
Once a year there's an event where you can tell your kids to go play in the mud and will even want to get in the mud right alongside them. This event is called the Mud Field Trip of Gem-O-Rama.
The Truth Series is a great book series for young adults that older adults will love too. It's the story of a young girl named Alissa and her life as she learns who she is and how to control her magic
Molly Quinn is the cute redhead from the TV show Castle, but she has also been in several other shows. She is adorable and a great actress.
One of the most recognizable faces from National Geographic, we didn't even know the Afghan Girl's name until recently. Sharbat Gula has now been found again and we now know her incredible story.
The Lost Sunglasses Subaru commercial is about a couple driving all over California in their Subaru trying to find a lost pair of sunglasses.
Oscar the bionic cat is a kitty who against all odds was able to walk again after having a new surgery performed on him.
Enchilada casserole is warm and filling and perfect for potlucks or dinner at home. It's much easier than regular enchiladas and tastes even better.
Reading is one of the most important things someone can do, but it can be hard to read anything if you fall to sleep each time you start a book. Learn how to stay awake while reading.
Just because you're a woman doesn't mean you can't enjoy camping. Women often don't like to camp because they don't understand that they can make their hiking trips better with just a few accessories.
Want a delicious way to use up your garden produce? Try Zucchini Casserole. Gardens can produce tons of squash, but you can only eat so much zucchini bread. Try this zucchini recipe instead.
DIY dog houses are doable for even novice builders. Make your furry friend a warm and cozy home.
Earthquakes can happen anywhere at any time. Prepare for them now before it is too late.
That hot blond guy from such movies as Inkheart, Legion, and A Knight's Tale, Paul Bettany is not just attractive, he's also a wonderful actor. Though most memorable for his stunning entrance in A Knight's Tale, walking in the nude down the road,...
There are many easy ways to make the world a better place. All these little random acts of kindness is how even an average person can make a difference in our world.
We hear proverbs, sayings, clichés, and adages all the time, but do you really think you know them all? Take this quiz and see how many sayings you really know.
Make your own homemade dog toys for free and cheap with the plethora of ideas on this page. There are DIY fetch toys, homemade tug toys, and you can make your own stuffed toys, too.
We eat them all the time. They're in every supermarket. But what do you really know about eggs? Take my quiz and find out!
California is the Golden State of the United States of America. It is an amazing place that many people have heard of, but how much does the average person know about it? Take my quiz and find out.
The rocks of Racetrack Playa move. They leave trails behind them on the dry lakebed. How and why are relative mysteries.
Chickens are fascinating, but many people don't know much about them. If you think you know lots of information about chickens, roosters, hens, chooks, bantams, take the chicken quiz.
Bacon is delicious and yummy and great but how much do you actually know about it? Take this quiz to find out more about this salty meat goodness.
Make your guestroom comfortable for your guests. There's some simple things you can do to make the room more comfortable and your guest's stay nicer.
Though it may look like a butterfly, the beautiful red and black Cinnabar is actually a moth. Look for it in your garden.
Do you really think you know all the popular Christmas songs and carols? Prove it by taking this quiz. Frosty the Snowman would approve.
Think you know all about cats? Are you a cat fan? Take the kitty cat quiz and find out how much you really know.
Mono Lake is an area along Hwy 395 on the edge of California and Nevada near Bodie and Yosemite. It is an incredible place and one everyone should visit.
The Personal Soundtrack T-Shirt plays sounds and music directly from speaker on the shirt. Have trumpets announce your presence, add a drumroll after your jokes, and add a theme song to your life.
Cats are so silly and funny, so I've collected the best and the cattiest videos on the Internet to share with you so we can all laugh at their silly antics.
Minerals are all around you and you use them every day. Learn about one mineral for each letter of the alphabet on this page and see beautiful crystals and gems.
Learn the truth about chickens. Can female chickens really turn into males? Are chickens actually stupid? Are they really mean? What are chicken saddles and diapers? I'm here to tell you the truth.
Sierra College is a small community college located in Rocklin, California. It is a nice college with great sports teams, a beautiful campus, and an amazing natural history museum.
My cat Mendi is a pretty orange tabby that loves everybody and everything.
DIY cat trees, homemade towers, cat condos, and other play structures are easy to make, even if you don't have a lot of building experience. Here are all the supplies and instructions you need!
I've had chickens for many years and learned a lot about them that I want to share with you. Learn how to get chickens, how to make them toys, and about all sorts of interesting chicken breeds.
Reno is a city located in Northern Nevada, and like Las Vegas, it has casinos and gambling. Reno also has lots of outdoor activities and is very close to Lake Tahoe and Carson City.
Picking a favorite book is far too difficult for me because I love so many books. If you love books as well, read on and maybe you'll see a few you should read and maybe love as well.
Hot August Nights is a classic car festival held in Reno, Nevada every August. Hot cars from around the world converge on the biggest little city to show off.
Preparing your child for their first day of school is imperative to having the day go well and making your child enjoy school. Get your child ready with my tips.
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea is a Hayao Miyazaki movie that was remade by Disney. Both the Japanese version of Ponyo and the Disney version of Ponyo are great movies.
My pet chicken, Sweet Tweets, is a Silkie chicken that lives inside the house and plays with my cats. She is a house chicken and wears a diaper while wandering around the living room.
Get started with chickens by learning which chicken breeds to get, where to keep your chickens, and how to get chickens.
The Cochin chicken breed is a decent layer with sweet personalities and cute looks. They come in both standard and bantam versions.
This is a comprehensive guide on the silkie chicken, including information about its physical features, temperament, origins, and life cycle. I also explain how to breed, raise, and care for them.
When you put chickens in a small pen or coop, they get bored and will end up hurting one another. Here are easy and fun ideas for chicken toys that you can make using items around your house.
Hanksite is a rare and unusual mineral that is quite lovely and fun to collect.
Pinnacles National Monument is an amazing place that few people visit. It has wildlife found few other places, fun trails, and incredible geology and rock climbing.
Chicken eggs come in lots of different colors, not just brown and white. I call these colored eggs, nature's Easter eggs since it seems like nature decorated them for us already. After you see a few of these colored eggs, it makes those racks of...
The Hollows book series by Kim Harrison is a paranormal fantasy series featuring an earth witch, a living vampire, and a pint-sized pixy obsessed with Tinkerbell. Like True Blood? Try The Hollows.
There once was a chicken named Mike, he seemed a normal chicken. He liked to scratch and roost, and do chicken-y things. Mike was a bit different from other chickens though, he was different because he didn't have a head. That's right, he was a...
Rabbits need toys to live happy and healthy lives. Luckily, homemade toys are easy and fun to DIY. You'll find all kinds of ideas and instructions here!
Just a bit north of San Francisco, the Point Reyes Peninsula is an incredibly beautiful place. It is wild and covered in interesting plants and animals. Bordered on one side by the San Andreas Fault, and on three sides, almost four, by water, Pt...
Rhyolite is a ghost town on the border of Nevada and California, near Death Valley National Park. It is one of the most accessible ghost towns and has a house made of bottles.
Chickens make really great pets. Unlike many pet birds, they are not nearly as loud and can be just as friendly. Keeping them as house pets may seem strange but it can work well.
Ichthyosaurs were swimming in the oceans while dinosaurs roamed the land. They filled the biological niche that would later be filled by dolphins and whales and then went extinct.
Ballarat is not just a famous mining town in Australia, Ballarat is also the name of a ghost town in California in the USA. It's an interesting ghost town near Death Valley National Park.
Geology and earth science are addicting and make surprisingly good subjects for songs. The shaking of earthquakes, the explosiveness of volcanoes, and other aspects of the natural world are all around us, often influencing our lives. It makes sense...
Death Valley National Park is located in Southern California and is a place everyone should visit. It has amazing sights, stunning panoramas, and the lowest point in the entire United States.
Trona Pinnacles is a little known geological experience near Death Valley, California. They're lots of fun to visit and explore.
The Alabama Hills are located in California, along Hwy 395 and close to Death Valley. It's a fascinating place with beauty everywhere, and it has been used as a movie location many times.
eHow was a writing site that many online writers got their start on. When they had enough articles though they kicked the writers off the site and took their articles.
She's AlishaV, not AliciaV, sometimes Alisha or Alisha Vargas. Writing online, taking pictures, and loving animals, whatever she is up to, learn more about her.
Why spend lots of money on toys your cats don't even like? Instead, learn how to make your own homemade cat toys from stuff you already have around the house.
Diatomaceous Earth is a material composed of tiny diatoms and mined to be used as a safe pest control, food additive, and for numerous other uses. Chemically-altered DE is also used in pool filters.
Diatoms are tiny, microscopic organisms that live in water. They have shells made of silica that are very beautiful. Fossilized diatoms are what diatomaceous earth is made of.
Whether you've been a camper for years or are just learning about this great fun, check out my page and see what you think. I'll share a little of my camping experiences, a few tricks I follow, and anything else camping related that strikes my...
Even novice rock collectors can collect the crystals at Gem-O-Rama. Once a year near Death Valley, California, people get to go collect crystals unusual and interesting.