When someone in your family is living with cancer, everything changes. In 2018 my husband was diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus. This article chronicles the time frame from having difficulty swallowing to having an esphagectomy.
If you're wondering what to write in a thank you card, I can help. Here you'll find ideas that you can modify to suit your needs. Whether you want to thank someone for a gift, good advice, or a thoughtful gesture use the thank you message generator to create something uniquely you.
If you have mango trees, you'll know that at times you can have more than you know what to do with. Here are a few ideas to help you enjoy your bountiful harvest.
Are you thinking about buying a scarlet macaw? There are many things to consider before making that purchase, including housing, feeding, potential problems with other animals and neighbors. Here's advice from someone who has bred and raised many large parrots including the scarlet macaw.
Selecting a memorable farm name won't just give you pride of ownership; it could enhance the revenue of your farm. Which of these names is perfect for your homestead?
Are your dogs getting out of your fencing? Here are some of the ways we've modified our barbed wire fence to make it dog-proof.
Ladies, are you still using the same brand of mascara you did 20 years ago? Colors, formulations, and ethics have changed. Is it time to update what's in your makeup bag?
Keeping fennel seeds on hand means you can make tea whenever you want. Here's the easiest way to make it without any grinding, chopping, or pounding.
If you've noticed a yellow or orange tinge to your hair, you're not alone. I too have noticed this happening. Let me share with you the causes and solutions so you can regain your natural color.
If you want to preserve basil from your garden, one of the easiest ways is to freeze it. That way, even when winter draws in, you'll still be enjoying the benefits of a summer harvest.
Why buy expensive mosquito repellent for your dogs, when you can make it at home using products you probably already have.
One of the most refreshing drinks you can have is star fruit or carambola juice. This pleasant citrus juice makes a nice change from orange juice and is a taste of the tropics.
Are you still using the same color eyebrow pencil you used in high school? If your hair is gray, it's time to update your look by simply changing the shade of your eye pencil.
If you're wondering how you'll know when bananas are ready to pick, here are photos to showing the various stages. An attentive eye and patience are required to pick your bananas at the perfect time.
You already know Maglite make a fantastic flashlight. Here's my review of the many ways we use our 20-year-old Maglite in the countryside of Brazil.
Tropical living isn't only beaches and palm trees. There are insects, birds, and yes even snakes. The red tailed boa is the largest snake we have encountered on our farm. See how we deal with them.
Whether you want to control or eliminate them completely, I'll show you how we do this on our farm in Brazil.
Wondering what it takes to get 1,000,000 views? Here's how I did it on Hubpages. How to find topics, get followers, and maintain the momentum. The key is don't give up too soon.
Wearing the same style of sunglasses you wore in your twenties? It may be time for a change. It's all about protecting your eyes and looking elegant instead of following a fad.
We needed help on our farm, and the Husqvarna tiller was the answer. More manageable than a tractor for tight spaces whilst still rotavating the soil for clearing weeds.
The death of a pet can be truly devastating, and while it's important to show someone who is grieving that you care, it can be hard to know what to say. Here are some simple messages you can use in a card, a text message, or on the phone to console your friend after the death of their beloved pet.
Lurking in the shallows of rivers and lakes in Central and South America you'll find the wolf fish. Here's my technique for catching, killing and preparing this prehistoric looking beast.
If you're looking for the ultimate in lazy fishing, this has got to be it. Here's how I catch fish using nothing more than a plastic bottle, some cornmeal and a rock.
If you're concerned about going swimming after a mastectomy or lumpectomy, this is what I did to find the perfect swimsuit.
If you're ready to quit your job and buy a sailboat, find out how these four sailing entrepreneurs are making it work through crowdfunding.
If you're living outside the USA and want to start a crowdfunding campaign, here are some of the sites which are available to you. These accept creators from around the world.
Our MTD riding lawn mower has transformed our farm. It has enabled us to get more work done in less time without killing ourselves through overwork. For us, it was one of our best investments.
It's frustrating when you go to do your cutting and the brush cutter won't start. Here are things you can do that will get your string trimmer working again without taking it in to a repair center.
Having used a Stihl brush cutter for 8 years, we can wholeheartedly recommend the FS85 model. It has been an integral part of the maintenance on our organic coconut farm in Brazil.
As an organic farmer, I look for natural ways to solve any pest control problems. Neem is the ideal plant as it's a vigorous growing tree and both its leaves and seeds have repellent properties.
There are two ways to make money from selling classic cars. One is to buy and keep it for years hoping that the price increases, the other is to buy for a low price and flip it for a quick profit.
You don't need a lot of money to start selling classic cars, you just need to buy the first car at a good price and then do it again. Buy. Sell. Repeat.
This article discusses how cottonseeds are used in our products and daily life.
If you're less than impressed with your success on Zazzle, changing your keywords could get your products selling. Using targeted keywords will get your products noticed by search engines.
Whether donating your eggs for money or out of a sense of compassion for childless couples, there are many things to consider before making this decision. Here's why I chose to donate my eggs.
Whether you're an artist, a poet or someone who can come up with snappy one-liners, if you're looking for an additional revenue stream, consider selling greeting cards online.
Life in a rural village in Brazil can be both enlightening and saddening. This is the real Brazil, not a glossy insert in a travel magazine. A clash of culture can jolt a person into reality.
Looking for a way to earn cash but don't want to invest too much time or money? Consider designing book covers. With minimal design skills, you can create a cover and market it with no upfront costs.
Gardening can be frustrating when you see your plants eaten by insects. Before you reach for the bug spray, find out how you can introduce natural predators to help you in the fight against pests.
Struggling to find a formal outfit but find your choices limited? Don't avoid going to a special event because you've nothing to wear. A few key pieces and confidence are all you need.
If you love entering sweepstakes but haven't had much success, here are 4 ways to make money from contests . There are more ways to earn than filling out an entry form.
Is it morbid curiosity or a sense of hero worship that people seek out fatal celebrity car crash scenes as a place to pay their respects?
Do you cringe at what might be sprayed on your lettuce and other vegetables? Why not grow it yourself using an easy hydroponic system? No dirt means no mess, just healthier and faster growing plants.
If you've just received excellent customer service at your supermarket, thank the store's trainer. They are responsible for ensuring the staff's training is up to date and everyone is working safely.
Ladies, do you feel like lingerie manufacturers think you don't exist? Use this chart to discover the right bra based on your shape and specifically designed for mature women.
If you'd rather be out fishing than at work, take a look at these 11 ways to earn money from fishing.
Making guava juice at home is easy using a blender or a juicer. A healthier alternative to store bought juice with 4 times the vitamin C of oranges. It's a taste of the tropics you'll enjoy.
If you have just updated to Windows 10 , you may find your wireless isn't working. Here are 3 different solutions you can try to get your wireless working again.
If you've put a hummingbird feeder up only to discover it full of ants the following morning, don't despair. Here is an easy and inexpensive way to keep those unwanted ants off your feeders.
Ladies, if you think you're too old to wear jeans, think again. A simple change of style may be all you need. Here are some of the best jeans for mature women like you and me.
If you're looking for a home-based business, consider renting out wedding dresses. Brides are looking for ways to save money and many opt to rent the gown. Find out how easy it can be to get started.
Are you satisfied with the traffic you're getting to your website? Find out how fixing a few simple things could propel your site in the rankings and increase your traffic.
You'll be getting rid of those ready made crusts when you learn just how easy it is to make fabulous flavored pie crusts.
If you're planning on attending the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, know the risk of becoming a victim to 3 of the mosquito borne viruses currently ravaging many parts of Brazil.
Zazzle is an amazing free platform for designers to make worldwide sales without the hassle of buying and mailing the stock. Here are 9 ways to increase the amount you earn using Zazzle.
Tart and sweet and oh so good. Lemon curd is so versatile you will wonder how you got along without it. This easy to make recipe will ensure it turns out perfect every time.
As English speakers we hear an expression and know instantly there is the potential for danger. We instinctively know what action to take. If you are new to English, these idioms can cause confusion.
Do you wish your fingernails looked better? Maybe the problem isn't your nails but your diet and lifestyle choices. Find out which power foods can restore your nails to their former beauty.
How to incresase the amount of posts you write, quickly and easily.
Confused about how to add a spreasheet or a table into Blogger? Let me show you how easy it can be with step by step instuctions. Also how to change formatting in an unresponsive spreadsheet.
If you love tortillas but don't like the gluten, try these easy to make gluten free tortillas. Using cassava flour you can once again enjoy your favorite Mexican foods.
Does the thought of making a pie from scratch scare you? It needn't. Let me take you step by step, with photos, through this wonderful banana and cinnamon cream pie recipe. Success is guaranteed.
Most people hate ironing and that's why it's a great money making idea. With very little outlay, other than your time, you can begin earning money and building your own home based business.
If you are raising fish either commercially or for your own consumption, one thing which may not have crossed your mind is the security of your fish. Discover ideas how to secure your investment.
Tired of selling lemonade on your front lawn? If you are at least 13 years old you can start earning money online. Here are 7 ideas to get you started.
If you are ready to start making your own money, try these 11 ideas to give your bank account a boost and your parent's wallet a break.
Looking for a natural pest control for your garden? Consider using praying mantises as these carnivores are quick, deadly, and voracious.
Do you love playing Scrabble but wish you could score more? Using these tips will not only increase your score but also your enjoyment of the game.
There is more to tilapia than just the fillet. From the breakfast table to the pool side, tilapia by-products are everywhere.
Here I will show you step by step how to juice fresh noni fruit using a blender. The noni is used as a diet aid and also is claimed to be beneficial in the battle of some cancers.
Your friends and family will think you have been on a cookery course after they taste this rich buttery cookie. It is sure to become one of your family favorites.
No matter what type of boat you own, find out how you can begin to earn an income from it to help offset some of the running costs.
Are you looking for a dessert with a difference, perhaps something with a taste of the tropics? Try this recipe for mango pie.
Looking for a treat that won't leave you feeling guilty? Try these healthy mango muffins.
They say, nothing tells a woman's age like her neck. If you are concerned about yours, here are a few things which may help.
Ahoy Buckos! Many o' our words be from long ago. jack tars and captains, pirates and wenches. Here be a few phrases that we still use.
Have you ever stopped to think about how salt water cures everything? Whether it is through sweat, tears, or the sea these three will cure most of what ails you.
If you love mango chutney but always thought that it was too complicated to make, you are going to love this recipe. This tangy condiment may soon become a firm family favorite in your home.
Increasing the value of your home isn't just about putting in a pool, painting and landscaping. Discover how you can increase the value and potential buyers without picking up a paintbrush or hoe.
Birds which eat fish are a common sight near the coast and in fresh water lakes. Let's look at some of their various fishing techniques.
British humor was once the pinnacle of cutting remarks and quick wit. Now sadly due to a vocal minority of people this is at risk of being suppressed to the point of extinction.
The Caatinga is an area of northeastern Brazil rich in wildlife. Today I would like to share with you some of the bird life which we are honored to see most days.
This beautiful wading bird is a daily visitor here at our home in Brazil. Their wide feet allow them to walk on the surface of the water across lilies giving them the name 'Jesus Birds'.
Are you the owner of a classic car but find it's costing you too much to maintain and drive it? Let's look at some options where it can earn you money.
Are you wondering what to do with your bounty of beautiful chilies? Why not freeze them so that they are be available to use whenever you want to add a bit of spice to your life.
Do you need to save money but unsure where to begin? Here are some tips for those that really wish to reduce their expenditures and make permanent changes to their spending habits.
Are you thinking of having a redneck themed party and want to add a bit of extra fun? Try some redneck party games! These will turn your event into one that will be talked about all year long.
Are you ready to throw the party to end all parties? Choose a redneck theme and it will be one that will be remembered with a wide smile and lots of laughs.
By making just a few changes to your daily routine, you can save yourself hours in the dentist's chair, and still have a smile to be proud of.
Can't find the missing tools in GIMP? Screen just a blank? Here is a step by step guide to get them back.
Is money stopping you from fulfilling your dream of moving abroad? Here are a few ideas on how you can earn money whilst living overseas.
Make your hubs generate more money by promoting products from Zazzle. Step by step instructions show you just how easy it is to sign up, and start earning.
Commemorate an event such as a wedding, graduation or birth with a memory quilt. These can be tailor made using personal items with sentimental value and turned into a family keepsake.
Easy to make, and sure to become one of your family's favorites. This German style coffee cake is simply heavenly.
Receding gums can be caused by many factors including brushing! Let me share with you three methods that may save your teeth before a gum graft or extraction is necessary.
If you want to add a bit of WOW factor to your garden, consider planting Bougainvillea. This plant unashamedly shouts, "Look at me!" with its dazzling display of colorful blooms.
Are you looking for a wonderfully hearty bean stew? Consider making the national dish of Brazil. The famous feijoada.
Staying at home can be rewarding in many ways. Here are 10 ways you could start earning money from your own kitchen.
With the potential for bombs and explosive devices on the increase, find out what measures you can do to keep your family safe. Tips and ideas what to look out for.
Is your VW van noisy? With just a few simple tools, you can minimize the sound and start enjoy driving your Kombi again. Here is how we did the needed work on ours.
How much time do you spend cleaning your teeth? Do you feel you should devote more time to your dental care? Here are some new and renewed ancient ways to improve your dental health
Do you have a lock whose combination you can't remember? Before you throw it away, try some of these tricks below. You may find you don't need to buy a new one.
Imagine sitting in the dappled shade provided by your own climbing plant. Here is how we built a strong support for our passion fruit vine. The same principle can be applied to most climbing plants.
Are you thinking of travelling to Brazil? Perhaps you have decided to move here. Find out which type of visa you need and start planning now.
Ashamed of your teeth? Are they difficult to brush because they're crooked. If you have thought about getting braces, let me tell you how I felt having them and the impact they have had on my life.
Think you don't have space for an additional bathroom in your home? Consider a wet room. With a little creative thinking you can add a shower room into an area only slightly bigger than a closet.
Are you always complimented on your photos? Why not turn your hobby into cash. Here are 13 ways for you to begin making money from photography.
Writing articles for websites is a great way to begin a career in writing. The process of building a passive income stream for your future, begins with your first page. Get writing, and get earning!
Do you ever sit down in front of your computer or laptop with the intention of writing something and nothing comes to mind? This is called writer's block and every writer, at one time or another, gets it. Don't despair, here you will find a collection of ideas that are just waiting to be written...
Looking for niche markets to write about? I have compiled a list of topics to help you target your writing and move your pages up in the rankings on popular search engines.
An advantage to living here in the tropics is the availability of fresh fruit. For several months of the year, we drink cashew juice from the cashew apple. Let me show you how I juice them.
One of the easiest desserts you can make is, brigadeiros. This is a favourite here in Brazil. With just 3 ingredients, you can WoW your friends and family. So easy the kids can help as well.
The heron, which visits our lakes frequently, is always enjoyable to watch. The rapid reactions and concentration are something to behold.
Are you tired of tasteless supermarket bread? Try this easy recipe for rustic cashew bread. The flavor and texture is reminiscent of a traditional continental bread and is suitable for sweet or savory toppings.
If you are looking for marketing advice for your business, look to the oldest profession. You heard me right, ladies of the evening are experts at creating, promoting, and increasing their business. With a few key points, you too can be a master at marketing.
Do you hand wash your clothes? Perhaps you wash only a few things, such as delicates. Find out how it is done in rural Brazil, where women still wash all their family's clothes by hand. A humorous look at Brazilian life through the eyes of a foreigner.
Whether you need to remove labels from a jar, a new appliance, or a window these tips will help you get rid of, not only the label but that horrible sticky glue as well.
Eating papaya is good for you but it isn't without its side effects. Knowing the potential dangers of this fruit will ensure that you make an educated choice for you and your family.
Traveling to a warm climate is always a popular vacation destination. If you plan to take your camera, be sure to take precautions against the humidity . High humidity, salt, and sand might just land you with a hefty repair bill when you return home.
Can aggressive and possibly dangerous personality disorders be discovered and treated early? Recent studies in China have shown a link between the size of testicles and aggression.
Living life in the tropics for an amputee can be a challenge. The humidity, the sand, the heat. Find out how my husband deals with this on a daily basis.
Need a cheap car but not sure where to look? Every dealer will tell you they have a bargain that can't be beat. Guess what, it can. With just a few simple tips, you will be able to find your low-cost car without setting foot on a forecourt.
Ladies if you think you're too old to wear red lipstick, think again. Altering the shade of red may be all that's needed to compliment your changing complexion as you age. Here are my top picks.
My son was always clumsy and lacked coordination. He was diagnosed with dyspraxia, a neurological problem which affects the balance and other motor skills.
Which of these life skills do you possess. There are some which perhaps you've always wanted to learn. Decide now to do it. Go out and learn a new skill or rekindle a love of an old one.
Have you ever seen how a cashew grows? When I first saw one, I was shocked. They don't grow like other nuts. The fruit of the cashew tree is a perfect fruit for juicing.
What do you think are important life skills? Could you list 50 of them? Take a look and see if some of these are the same as your choices. Feel free to add to the list in the comments section.
Deep in the Amazonian jungle the discovery was made of a berry that is nothing short of amazing. Providing one of the highest vitamin C counts of any known fruit, this has taken the world by storm.
Improving and maintaining the quality of your pond or lake water, needn't be expensive. With a few carefully selected plants and plenty of air, your pond will be a pleasure again.
You may have heard of cassava and some of you may have tried it in various ways. I would like to show you how this is processed here in rural Brazil.
Raising tilapia is a profitable business. Although the stock is relatively inexpensive to purchase, the ongoing feeding can be crippling. Discover ways to save money on the feeding to ensure your tilapia farm is going to be a success.
Are you confused about making smileys on your computer? For easy to understand explanations use the following combinations and you will be adding flair to your instant messages and emails.
Often people think of dogs as the only animal to use for security. If you wish to make your grounds or property secure, try some of these animals.
Need a summer job but want to be at the beach instead? Combine the two and make money while spending time at the beach. Start early to organize your summer job.
If you are stumped for ideas on what to write, try this brainstorming session with a calendar theme. You will have a year full of ideas to get you over your temporary writer's block.
Are you a collector of the traditional Cornish kitchenware? Which is your favourite colour? Do you use it or just collect it? Do you know how much your collection is worth now?
Are you stuck in a rut always eating the same, boring jam? Why not try banana and lime jam. It is quick to make and it just might become one of your favorites.
For some duckweed is a menace, for others it's a Godsend. Here in Brazil, we have built duckweed ponds and are encouraging it to grow to use as an animal feed . This is just one of its many uses.
Flax seeds have been around for thousands of years but it is only now their true value as a food product has come to light. Omega 3, omega 6, fiber, lignans, and antioxidants make this small seed a must have in your daily life.
No matter how clean your house is, you may have an ant problem. Find out what exterminators don't want you to know. How you can safely and quickly eliminate these uninvited guests.
Have you ever seen heliconias? They are a group of tropical plants normally found in the rainforests. Advice about planting and transplanting.
Do you ever crave chocolate in the evening? What do you do about it? Here is a recipe for chocolate cake that you can make in 5 minutes in your microwave.
Do you feel like a grey cloud is always over you? That others seem to be happier than you? Many people feel like this at times, find out what you can do to help yourself through this difficult time.
Do you love the idea of having a small farm but wonder how you can earn a living from it? Here are 27 ways to do just that. All of these are possible with a little planning.
Does your car seem to suck money out of your wallet? It's time for a change, make it earn its keep. Here are 17 ways for you to make money from your car.
Right now, off the top of your head, name 3 inventors. If you're like most people these would have all been men. This is not to say that there haven't been some fabulous inventions by men but let's look at some of the inventions that woman have brought to us. Some of them have made our lives...
Are your business cards bringing you business or are they collecting dust? Make them work for you by targeting your customers. Discover the secret to getting them into your customer's hands.
Are you looking for something a little different for your next vacation? Consider a hotel with a difference. Here are 10 once in a lifetime places to stay.
How do you choose a boat's name? Many factors influence this choice, and it can be hard to decide on the right name. Here are a few suggestions to help you through.
If you're thinking of buying a classic VW Beetle, you need to know a few things beforehand. Discover why the best bargain to be had is from someone who doesn't know he wants to sell.
Do you love the game of Scrabble but wish you were a bit better? Take a look at these tips to improve your score and enjoyment of the game. Board tutorials are included as examples.
Do you or someone you know seem to fart excessively? It could be the result of an incorrect diet or simply a lack of exercise. Find out how you can reduce the unwanted and sometimes painful problem.
You may never have heard of it but mush is made using cornmeal, water and salt. It makes a tasty breakfast cereal or it can be fried. It's been a family favorite in my house for many years.
Do you love the smell of sheets, dried outside? Find out why so many people are rediscovering this traditional way of drying their clothes. Saving money is only part of it.
How many PEZ dispensers have passed through your hands? Hundreds possibly. What do you think they would be worth today? Take a look and see if you can spot your favorite.
Did you realize that Coke can be used for other things besides drinking? Everything from making a minty explosion to tenderizing meat.
Here's a family recipe for peanut chews. They are fast, easy and fun to make. No baking means you can be eating cookies in no time at all. With only four ingredients, you probably have everything you need in your cupboard.
Both beef and pork dripping was popular during war times in Britain and still has a loyal following. Sometimes you can find it in traditional butcher shops or you can make your own, here's how.
If you are searching for the perfect wheelbarrow, stop and think about it. A well built wheelbarrow will save you time, money and future headaches. With such a vast selection available, it can be confusing. Take a look at these recommended wheelbarrows and wagons and start enjoying gardening again.
Keeping wedding costs under control can seem almost impossible. Here are 10 simple steps you can make to ensure your day is perfect without spending too much money.
Does your life seem like an endless line of chores that need doing? Try organizing your tasks into 5 minute blocks and you will be amazed how much you can accomplished.
What is the connection between your trash and high fashion? You may be surprised to know that your soft drink can is being turned into stylish handbags. Here in Brazil they are doing just that and selling to boutiques throughout Europe.
If you want to increase your traffic, you should write about your favorite recipe. Some of the most popular pages on the internet are about food.
Buying and selling domain names is making millionaires. Are these all techno geeks? No, they were just everyday people who saw an opportunity. Find out how they did it and how you can too.
Collecting items marked 'occupied Japan' or 'made in occupied Japan' is on the increase. Their value too is on the increase as collectors search for plates, figurines, and items with these stamps.
If everyone tells you that your art is fantastic and you should sell it, you may be asking yourself where and to whom. Here are some ideas to get your career as an artist on the move .
If you love cinnamon toast then you will love this comfort food called milk toast. You may remember it from your childhood. Here's how to make it and bring back those happy memories.
Start your own business buying and selling gold. A large capital outlay isn't necessary to begin in this lucrative market. Find out how you can begin building your own profitable business today.
One of the most refreshing juices you can drink. Find out just how easy it is to make. Passion fruit juice is beneficial for those suffering from high blood pressure and insomnia.
An easy to make cinnamon cookie recipe with color photos. You probably have everything you need to make them now.
Finding places to use a metal detector can be confusing and frustrating. To offer you an edge in your hunt for buried treasure, here is a selection of the best places to start your search.
Making cream puffs is easy. This recipe, with its step by step pictures, will unlock the secrets to making this wonderful dessert or afternoon treat.
Looking for advice on which type of sports bra is best for you? Some are more suitable than others for the mature woman. Discover which is best for your activity and fitness level.
I would like to share my secrets for an inexpensive skin care routine for mature skin. With just 5 tried and tested well known products you can have beautiful soft skin and money left over.
Do you love the game of Scrabble but don't have anyone to play against? Play online with people from around the world. Most sites are free and easy to use and you can play as much as you like.
Much has been reported about the possible cancer curing effects of the graviola. Specifically for types of breast and colon cancer resistant to current chemotherapy drugs.
Determine if you have contact dermatitis and if so, where did you get it? If you know the source you can avoid it in the future. Here are some quick home remedies for dealing with contact dermatitis.
Tired of your normal jam on your morning toast? Try starting your day with a taste of the tropics! Using just 3 ingredients, this mango jam is delicious & easy to make.
Tilapia farming is a fast growing business in Brazil. With the year-round warm weather, tilapia can grow in ponds, lakes, rivers, and tanks. Find out how we have built our business here in Brazil.
These are a family favorite . Easy to make, and scrumptious. Whether you prefer them slightly soft and chewy or crispy, these are likely to become a favorite in your household too.
This has to be the easiest recipe for banana bread. It is sure to become one of your favorites as it is adaptable to what you have on hand.