Blackberries are a wonderful perennial that will offer you fruit for eating, giving, or canning.
Bearded Iris are easy to grow, very low maintenance and perfect for any garden.
Daffodils add charm to any garden.
Composting is great for the environment and your plants/crops. It's also easy - so why not get started today!
Ebates is a great way to earn some extra cash while shopping. After all, we all have to shop at some point, so why not shop to your advantage?
Shasta Daisies add charm to any garden and make a wonderful display when placed in a vase.
Coleus add vibrant color to any garden and are sure to bring an abundance of joy to any gardener.
Persians make great pets. They are lovable, devoted, and just a nice choice.
Hollyhocks are a great addition for a cottage garden and look fantastic against a wall or fence.
Beading has become an all time favorite past time but did you know that many of those beads you use actually have metaphysical powers?
A majority of the plants, flowers and herbs we grow in our "everyday" gardens have medicinal qualities. Read on to see which ones are safe.
The stunning flowers of columbines bring so much beauty to a garden. This guide will show you where, when, and how to grow columbines, as well as provide important information about some of its potentially dangerous qualities.
Smell the Roses - Tips on how to properly cut roses so you can enjoy their beauty and fragrance indoors.
The Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center in Solomon’s, Maryland is a great place to visit if you like a non-traditional garden. It is filled with fairy houses, wooded paths, tree carvings, tree paintings, and sculptures, some of which are on loan from the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum...
Birdhouses are a great way to attract birds to any space so you can enjoy their songs, watch them frolic about and participate in creating their new families.
You do not have to be a master gardener to have a beautiful garden in full bloom or a house filled with lovely plants. You just need to know a few gardening secrets, using common household products...
One perennial that loves to reside in a container is the Confederate Jasmine (Trachelospermum Jasminoides). Lavish tiny white flowers deliver an abundance of sweet smell.
“Modern Woman” is a poem about how one is ill-equipped to handle the demands of a becoming a wife and a mother at an early age
"Alone" is a poem about feeling lonely due to not having siblings to share your life with.
Cooking substitutions for buttermilk, cake flour, garlic, sour cream, and vinegar, just to name a few.
Enjoy these few and far between poems. I share them because they seem to reach out to the masses, especially those who have had love and loss.
Many women and men “bear the cross” of not being understood by their partners: be it boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands, wives, and yes, even Senators.
A poem about love and loss, and the torment felt for years to come.
Here are a few household tips to help you enjoy lush green houseplants, longer garden plant blooms, and an abundance of vegetables, not to mention, ease the pain of your laborious efforts.
Need a gift to give that couple who has everything? Why not make it easy and get a gift that falls under the traditional and modern comprehensive guide to wedding anniversary gifts.
An insight to the Narcissistic mother - are you a victim?
Need an extraordinary gift? Have you been elected to bring in 30 “something’s” for your child’s class? Perhaps you are responsible for your friend’s baby shower favors? Here is a simple solution: Make decorative chocolate lollipops or decorative chocolates candies.
Here a few tips and tricks using ordinary household items, such as, socks, mayonnaise, and coffee grounds, to make the job a little easier and allow you more time to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Homemade baked breads and muffins have been considered standard gifts for friends, neighbors, hostess gifts, and the like. So, the next time you have to give a gift, why not add some pizzazz and exchange your ordinary bread pan for a terra-cotta flower pot.
Beauty tips, tricks, hints, and helps.
There are so many products available on the shelf for cleaning the bathroom, kitchen, or windows, to name a few, that it can be overwhelming and costly. Before you run out to the store, consider using ordinary household items which are “greener” and produce the exact same results – sometimes...
End the frustration when crafting and sewing with these little tips and tricks: Everything from threading needles with hairspray, using your children's marbles to darn socks, to tracing patterns with wax paper.
In working on a television show I learned secrets, tricks, and hints for staying young and looking great. I have tried many of the tips and tricks - some work, and well, some…not so much!
Have you ever wondered which herb or spice goes with which dish? Ever ask yourself questions such as: What do you use marjoram for? Does sage go in spaghetti or beans? Can I use chives to flavor eggs?
Baste, De-glaze, Whip…What does it all mean and how do you do it? Here are a few cooking terms and methods to get you started. Don’t let the words confuse you; cooking is all about experimenting and coming up with great combinations that suit your taste.
How many times have you been cooking and wondered what size cucumber you need for 1 ½ cups of sliced? This simple guide will help alleviate any questions you may have. You will never have to guess how many cups is in a pound of flour, what size orange you need for 2 tablespoons of peel, or what...
If your recipe calls for fresh and you have dried, or vice versa, the measurement table will help you with the substitution.
How many times have you been cooking only to discover that you didn’t have the ingredients needed? No need to fret because here are some simple solutions that my grandmother taught me that are sure to fix the problem, and they don't begin and end with: a pinch of this and a handful of that.
There are plenty of cleansers on the shelf that promise to take away mold, make windows shine, and even make the house smell good for 30 days. These products probably will produce these results; however, they might also release harsh chemicals into the air. Here are a few ideas, using ordinary...
Amazing secrets, tricks, and hints for staying young and looking great. I have tried many of the tips and tricks - some work, and well, some…not so much!
A Villanelle about a Fairy that was written by an eleven year old who acquired her inspiration simply by reading another Hubber’s hub page on Villanelle’s. Kudos to you – you gave her direction and the feeling that she could accomplish anything!
Growing up in my house was like growing up with Emily Post or Miss Manners. You just knew etiquette – it was part of your legacy. It wasn’t a choice. So, with that, you can imagine that you had to give into the multiple sets of beautiful expensive dishes, separate salt cellars, napkins,...
Mica/Rainbow Falls is recaptured through the eyes of an eleven year old in a wonderful Haiku. It is worth reading and definitely worth sharing with all of you. Enjoy!
Candy Jar...Cookie Jar...Goodie Jar... It all means the same thing to a child. This tutorial gives step by step instructions on how to turn an ordinary flower pot into a wonderful candy dish, cookie jar, or goodie jar, a planter, or even a fish tank!
Comfort Food: Everyone needs a good dose of it and it doesn’t matter what the reason may be. Growing up in our house, the comfort food of choice was always Chili Dumpling Stew.
The holidays are right around the corner, the party list is growing, and you know that it is impolite to attend a party empty handed, so what are you to do? Well, make some fabric bags that can accommodate any bottled gift.
“Oh kitty kitty…Come here kitty kitty…Mommy/Daddy has a treat for you”. Sound familiar? Ever hear yourself saying that? If so, then read below to find out how to take scraps of fabric, wine corks, feathers, yarn, and more...and turn them into catnip treats for kitty.
Have you run out of ideas for the girls on the holiday list? Do you have a combination of styles you are dealing with? Perhaps you have one that is the hippie enthusiasts and another who is the nature lover. Or, what about the fisher “girl”, and let’s not forget about the dainty at heart. ...
Creating a garden using what you have or clipped from friends or neighbors is easy, fun, and inexpensive. Within weeks you can have a lush garden that screams come visit. All you need is some dirt, pots, rooting hormone, and a little patience. Anyone can do it. You don't have to own a house or...
Beaded ID beverage hoops are affordable handmade gifts that are perfect to give for all occasions. Easy to assemble with beads, wire hoops, pliers, and charms. Wrap them up with a few wine glasses and you have the perfect gift.