Spring cleaning is often a daunting task, but I have compiled some tips and tricks to make it quicker and easier.
My review of Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King. It is a short story collection.
Countless hours of research has led me to these 20 awesome horror movies from just the past few years. All of them are well worth watching.
Planning out your summer vacation is a great way to pack more fun into your summer, rather than just let the kids play video games all summer long.
A list of some great lesser-known horror movies that I have come across in the last few years.
I was asked to make a witch's hat cake for my niece's birthday, and it went pretty well! Here is my step-by-step guide on how to make a three-dimensional witch's hat cake.
This is for those of you out there that say that stay-at-home moms (or dads) do nothing all day, and have an easy life. A look at a typical day in my life.
A great curry chicken recipe that is incredibly easy to make! Let your slow cooker do most of the work for you.
A look at the strange and interesting holidays and observances that fall during the month of June.
I stumbled across a great baked potato soup recipe a year ago. While it was great all on it's own, I decided to improve upon it. I took out a few things, added a few others, and made it even better!
Some great ideas for stocking stuffer gifts for the girls on your Christmas shopping list. A guide to some great gift ideas.
This is a list of great stocking-stuffer gift ideas for the boys on your shopping list.
The first month in a series on strange and interesting holidays throughout the year. These are the strange, funny, and amusing holidays that fall in the month of January.
A review of Joyland, the Hard Case Crime book, written by Stephen King.
The strange and interesting holidays that fall in the month of March. This is a continuation of a series on strange holidays for every month.
Lion Country Safari is an amazing drive-thru safari park and so much more. A guide to a fun and unique adventure for your family. If you are ever in Florida, you have to check it out!
A review of Doctor Sleep, the newest novel by master of horror, Stephen King!
America has many well known serial killers, from Gacy to Dahmer, but there was one who started it all. H. H. Holmes was the first known serial killer in America.
I have developed this recipe over years of trial and error. I have included a few variations of my pie recipe. I love them all and I hope that you do, too.
A second look at the cartoon redheads that seem to be more abundant than I had originally thought.
Cheeseburgers are a part of American culture, and there are a few that stand out in my mind as the best burgers in the world. They may not be great for you, but they can be hard to resist.
Staying in shape during pregnancy is very important for your health, and the health of the baby. It doesn't have to be difficult or stressful, and can even be fun.
A guide on finding maternity clothes after my own recent experience. Finding maternity clothes can be difficult.
There are a lot of wonderful things to do on the Space Coast of Florida! Come check it out, and I am sure you will find something that would interest you on the beautiful Space Coast!
A collection of some of the strange and silly holidays in the month of February. February has some really unique and fun holidays to celebrate.
A look at some of the haunted schools in Illinois, including Channing Memorial Elementary and others.
These are some of the strangest movies I have ever seen. A look at some really strange movies that have to be seen to be believed. Some of these movies are really good, and deserve a watch.
Christmas is my favorite time of year. I have put together some photos I have taken over the years.
A photographic look at Florida. I have spent a few years down in Florida and have seen a lot of great beauty. I was lucky enough to capture some of it with my camera.
Information regarding the reality behind a patient's hospital stay from a former health care worker.
People make some interesting requests. I don't know what they expect as a response half the time, but I had fun being my silly, sarcastic self.
Remembering September 11th, ten years later. My story, my thoughts and feelings on the tragedy.
Some helpful tips for planning a successful garage sale. I have put together some great tips for planning a garage sale.
Where are the new ideas in Hollywood? It seems as if almost every movie out there is a remake, or reworking of a story already told. A look at some of the recent movie remakes.
The zombie apocalypse may be right around the corner. It is best to be prepared. As with any disaster, it is important to have a plan. This is a playful look at the zombie apocalypse and disasters.
A true story of love taken from my family history. A romantic story of true love that lasted a lifetime.
A simple guide to living thrifty while still maintaining a sense of style. Stylish, thrifty ideas for home and personal style.
Finding gifts for women can be difficult. Here are some great stocking stuffer gift ideas for any woman in your life.
Want to know what to get the man in your life? I have put together a great collection of perfect stocking stuffer gifts for every man on your Christmas, or any holiday, shopping list.
Some great stocking stuffer gift ideas for the kids on your shopping list. Wondering what Santa should leave in the kids' stockings this year? A peek at this list could give Santa an idea or two.
A list of fun and creative stocking stuffer gift ideas. A guide to great, fun stocking stuffer gifts including where to find them and pricing for each item.
Some simple ideas and recipes for homemade cleaning products. A guide for those that hate using harsh chemicals to clean their homes.
Saving money is more important now than it has been for a long time. Groceries are one thing you can't live without, so I have put together a few tips on saving yourself some money on that huge grocery bill.
Slasher flicks, the gory cousins to the horror movie, have long gotten a bad rap, but in truth they are just a lot of fun. I dig into the history of this often disregarded film genre.
Part of a series on the strange and silly holidays throughout the year. A look at the silly and fun holidays in the month of November.
Part of a series on the strange holidays throughout the year. The strange and silly holidays in the month of May.
Horror movies are often bad, some really bad. Some are good. The movies on this list are the worst of the worst. A list of some of the worst horror movies of all time.
A list of some great, lesser-known horror movies. Some of the best horror movies are from smaller, independent studios that are willing to take risks.
The second part of a list on the best horror movies of all time. Some more great horror movies that could not fit into one hub.
There have been a lot of great horror movies over the years. This is part one of a two part list of the best horror movies of all time.
A look at some of the haunted cemeteries all over the state of Illinois. Part two of a list of some of the more haunted graveyards in Illinois. This is by no means a complete list.
A list of some of the most haunted cemeteries in Illinois. There are haunted places all over Illinois, and none are more rich with ghost legend than the graveyards that are dotted all over the state.
Part of a series on the strange and silly holidays throughout the year. The fun and strange holidays in the month of December.
An in depth look at the Bill of Rights, and why they are so important, especially today.
Industrial hemp, far different from its illegal cousin, can be used for a variety of purposes. One of the best uses of industrial hemp is to make textiles, such as clothes and rope.
Industrial hemp is far different than its more famous cousin. Industrial hemp can be used for a variety of things. One use for industrial hemp is to make paper.
A guide on preparing for a hurricane. Hurricane preparedness is of utmost importance.
Some great cookie and dessert recipes that are great for the holiday season, or any time at all. Delicious recipes for several cookies and desserts.
Movies about ghosts have been around for a long time. Some are good, and some are just garbage. I take a peek at a few recent ghost story movies that I have seen.
A fun, and not so fun, look at the life of a hospital housekeeper. It may not be a glamorous job, but it is a rewarding job in its own way.
People need to learn to think for themselves, instead of taking everything they see or hear at face value. So many people in this country have become sheep, blindly following along where any charismatic shepherd wants to lead them.
Mother's Day is a special time to remind your mom of how much you love her and how much you appreciate everything she has done for you. What do moms really love about Mother's Day? It's not the gifts, though they are nice, it's about the love and appreciation.
A fun look at the sometime serious issue of child and teen fashion. What is acceptable to let your child or teen wear?
Part of a series focused on the strange holidays throughout the year. A list of strange and silly holidays in the month of April.
Some quick and easy family recipes for dinner or family get togethers.
Real estate shows are all over television these days. Television provides a variety of real estate shows from selling to buying homes, to rental properties.
An overview of the ups and downs of working in retail. A cashier's own story of working in the retail environment.
A look at the love/hate relationship with the modern "convenience" that is the cell phone. What has the cell phone done to each of us, and society as a whole.
This is a comprehensive guide to Stephen King first editions. It includes a full list of indicators for recognizing true first edition Stephen King novels, as well as approximate values.
Reflections on the idea of getting married again, and what I would want in my ideal wedding. Some wedding ideas, pictures, and my own perspective.
Here are some ideas of free things to do with your family. Saving money doesn't have to mean not spending time together doing something fun.
A collection of suggestions for wedding reception music. A list of song selections for specific dances at the wedding reception; including videos. Updated 05/12/16
A list of some great selections of wedding ceremony music. Videos and ideas for wedding ceremony music.
There are some really funny, stupid or silly requests that come through HubPages, and I have done a series of Hubs regarding some of the best ones that I have found. Included are my sarcastic, and satirical responses to those silly requests.
The legend of the Leprechaun. A look at the legend and myth surrounding the Leprechaun.
A tongue-in-cheek look at being a liberal, including an in depth quiz to find out if you are actually a liberal or not. This is all satire, and not to be taken too seriously.
A true story about the tragedy of drinking and driving. The story of my youngest sister, and her tragic death. Please read this and understand that it could be you or someone you care about.
Love is a word that shows up in a lot of songs. A list of a few of the great songs with the word love in the title.
Some funny and downright stupid sounding requests have come through HubPages. I have put together a series of these, and this is part two of the series. Included are my responses to the requests.
Choosing a couch can be tricky. Tips and advice on picking out the right couch for your home and family. A few dos and don'ts on choosing a couch.
I love the Fox News show 'Red Eye'. It is a satirical look at the news of the day, and despite what some may say about Fox News, 'Red Eye' is just plain fun.
Stephen King, a master of horror, and one of my favorite entertainers. A look at the life and work of the great horror master, Stephen King.
In today's economy, saving money is more important than ever. Here are a few tips that will help save you money on everything from groceries, to utilities.
A lot of silly and stupid requests come through Hubpages, and I have put together a series of hubs about them, including my own, unique responses.
My personal quest to be on the Answer and Question show, Jeopardy! I have been a long time fan of the show, and would love to be a contestant. A fun look at my own ambition to be on the show, and my frustrations at my failures.
An herb garden is a great way to bring color to your garden and fresh herbs to your table. This type of garden can be grown indoors or out and on any scale.
Cartoons are full of redheads in all shapes and forms, from the bratty neighbor, to sexy superheros. A list of many cartoon redheads.
A list of some of the strange and amusing holidays in the month of October. A fun look at some silly and fun holidays in October.
A look at the Irish legend of the Banshee, one aspect of Irish folklore.
A list of some great books for pre-teens. Books for ages 9-12, focused more on the upper range of the age group.
Halloween decorations are a lot of fun, and really draw attention to your home. I have included simple ideas for decorating your house for Halloween.
A funny look at the not so fun task of moving. I really do hate moving so much, yet I keep finding myself moving over and over again. This is a humorous piece on the "joys" of moving.
There are a lot of great looking bald men out there in Hollywood, and her is a few on that list.
The dos and don'ts for getting a tattoo. A tattoo is permanent, and you want to get something that you will still love years later.
This is a simple guide to becoming healthier for those of us that aren't all that into going to the gym, or spending hours exercising. It's all about basic common sense, and small changes, instead of drastic programs and crash diets.
A simple guide for the basics of wedding planning. A guide for the do-it-yourself wedding planner. I sought out the advice of a friend who is a wedding planner for this.
The career of Robert Downey Jr. A list of the films and shows the actor has been in over the years.
Adding a unique and fitting hairstyle to your Halloween costume is the best way to finish off your look. Some great hairstyles to compliment your Halloween costume.
Politics is an issue that most people are incredibly passionate about. Passionate enough to call people names over if you don't agree with them. Politics is really a minefield that one should tread through lightly.
Choosing the right daycare center for your child can be a rather daunting task. There are many options to choose from. There are some things you want to look for and questions you want to ask.
Who knew there were so many great redheads throughout history? If you ever feel alone, being a redhead, take a look at this list and see what great company you are in!
Preparing a child for kindergarten can be easy if you know what your child's school requires. Not only does your child need to be intellectually prepared, but also emotionally prepared. Starting school can be scary for a child.
Find out what it is like to be a redhead, ginger, carrot top—whatever you want to call us. Read a personal story about growing up ginger and the social stigma around being a redhead.
The truth about being married to a member of the military. A true story of infidelity in the military community.
Child abuse can take on many forms and can be hard to recognize at first. In this article, I discuss the signs and symptoms of various types of abuse, how to recognize these signs of abuse, and what you can do to stop it from occurring.
Children should not be put to bed with a bottle. If you did give your child a bottle in the crib, it is important to ween the baby off this practice as soon as possible.
A look at then Candidate Obama, the issues I had with him, and why I felt he was wrong for this country. Further writings on this subject are coming soon.
My personal experiences and questions regarding the existence of ghosts and the supernatural. Do they exist? I don't know for sure.
Long road trips can be difficult with a car full of kids. Some planning and a few good ideas, you can make the road trip as much fun as the destination.
A child learns so much in the first few years of life. No skill is more important than the ability to communicate. Children learn by example, and this is true for learning to talk, as well.
Is it necessary to be bilingual in today's society? A look at that question, and my own take on the question. Questions and answers regarding the issue of learning a second language.
Plane rides are frustrating enough when you are on your own. Bringing children along can make a frustrating plane trip turn into a potential nightmare. But, with some tips and a little planning, it could be smooth sailing all the way to you intended destination.