Art teacher Dorsi Diaz gives step by step instructions on how to draw a cute seahorse. Clear photos and ideas along with 10 interesting facts about seahorses which make a great classroom art lesson.
An art lesson on how to draw and paint American flags and easy fireworks for the 4th of July. Step by step instructions on using oil pastels, watercolor and acrylic paint to create one-of-kind-art.
A writer/designer and artists perception of Psalm 139 in photos and text. Commentary about this beautiful Psalm from the Bible that is a favorite scripture and verse for many. One of a kind designs.
A writer and designer gives tips on how to make images with text for Pinterest (MFP's) Pinterest is one of the worlds fastest growing websites where users "pin" photos they like onto boards.
Learn how to make these beautiful flower hand-print works of art with tempera paint and and a little creativity. Step by step instructions with ideas aplenty for making cards, drawings and gifts.
An art teachers step-by-step art lesson on how to draw,color and make your own 3-D hand-print artwork. Great for Mothers Day gifts,birthdays,craft lessons with kids,Fathers Day gifts and just for fun!
An art teacher shows how to draw a clown fish step by step. Also includes 5 interesting facts about clown fish. Great for a classroom lesson or for an adult art lesson. Enjoy!
A simple art lesson for Sunday school ages 4-15. A sea turtle drawing based on Genesis 1:20-22 in the Bible. Incorporating good citizenship, climate change and a "Who is God?" discussion.
An art teacher shows how to draw a sea turtle step by step. Also includes 10 interesting facts about sea turtles. Great for a classroom lesson or for an adult art lesson. Enjoy!
The Childrens Book Illustrator Art Show is a popular annual event held at the Sun Gallery in Hayward, Ca, a local non-profit community gallery. Artists original illustrations are on display.
A simple drawing of a dog for ages 2-101. The author is an art instructor who used mixed media to create this charming step by step tutorial of how to draw a dog and use oil pastels and mixed media.
Staffordshire Terriers were first bred in the nineteenth century in the English region of Staffordshire. They are a cross between the terrier and bulldog.
Zooble toys are similar to Pet Shop toys. Children love them and this grandmother writes a rave review about them. She gave her grand-daughter these toys for Christmas and they were a big hit!
An art teacher teaches how to make this adorable keepsake hand-print of your child using an easy salt dough recipe made with flour and water. Santa is painted with long lasting acrylics.
Learn what you need to make salt clay dough, how you can make it, and what you can do with it once it's made.
Indy, my 6 month old tri-color smooth coat border collie. The only difference between smooth coats and rough coat border collies is the length of their hair. Dorsi Diaz My husband and I have been border collie fans ever...
Tapeworms in dogs and cats dwell inside the intestines and are released in feces. Nine species of Taenia tapeworms exist in North America, and seven of them can rely on dog or cat hosts. Public Domain Image We are what...
Ideas with photos on how to make stunning and beautiful container gardens for your backyard, porch or front-yard. Beautiful pictures with ideas to help spark your imagination this year when gardening.
Patti Playpal companion dolls from the 1950's and 1960's are highly collectible dolls. My Patti came with the original black patent leather shoes, 2 dresses and socks. As the youngest in my family growing up during the...
An aquaponics/hydroponics and solar growing installation at Coyote Point in San Mateo Ca. This is a great example of a living, thriving, self-sustainable ecosystem. Built by San Francisco Bay Area company Inka...
Inventive ways that scrap tires are being used to make safer playground surfaces for children to play on. Different methods with photos of recycled mulch and bark instead of traditional tanbark.
How To Stop a Bleeding Cut Crystal (Crystl) from Bloomington, USA, CC-BY via Wikimedia Commons With the raising of 3 active sons, I've had my fair sure of both minor and major medical problems between them. How to stop...
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Step by step instructions on how to make an earth globe from paper mache. All you need is tissue paper, flour, water and a balloon. Instructions for more globes included. Great Earth Day project!
An art teacher talks about childrens painting classes - why they are good for children. Even to the point of helping them on their SAT scores. Besides using imagination, painting helps a child think.
As an artist and children's art instructor, I can't say enough about the importance of art in children's lives. When I was growing up, art was still taught in school as part of the curriculum. Unfortunately, because of...
Creating a window display for your small business is a great way to bring in new traffic and increase visibility to your storefront location. Learning how to make a Christmas window display during the holiday season can...
Shabby Chic is one of the most popular decorating styles today - it's easy, comfortable style is a favorite of many. So what kinds of things make something Shabby and Chic?Learn more about this style.
My 5-year-old border collie dog was diagnosed with an abscess recently. The vet thought that the abscess might have been caused by an insect bite. Karma's left side continued to swell over the course of a couple days...
Are you planning a baby shower and want it to to be really special? Check out these ideas on how to throw a beautiful and elegant baby shower for the special mom to be and the baby. Photos and tips.
Mysterious strange sounds heard around the world: Here's what some people are saying the strange sounds sound like: “sounds like hell opening up" and "sounds to me that mother earth is crying hard"
Although purple and gold is an often overlooked color scheme for planning a wedding, these 2 rich and beautiful colors can be used together to create a stunning theme. Lots of wedding ideas and tips.
Several years ago I became very interested in alternative housing - and I discovered shipping containers that were being used as homes and houses. Yes, those big containers that you see rolling down the highways on...
The signs of a crazy baby mama cameracarrie, CC-BY via Flickr She doesn't want you but she doesn't want anyone else to have you either. She uses your children to "get back at you". All of a sudden you have a new...
Shinn Park in Fremont California is one of my favorite local parks to visit - and I am not the only person that likes to visit Shinn: there may also be otherworldly "people" or spirits that like to visit there too. ...
A few months ago my sons best friend died of alcohol poisoning after he got ill and choked. It was so sad - and so unnecessary. I have written about the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning in this true story. I hope...
A fur-babies mom describes her personal story about how she treated her border collies severe skin and food allergies. She describes the signs and symptoms of severe allergic reactions in dogs and what can be done about...
Michelle Le and Dorsi worked together at Kaiser Hospital in Hayward. Also a writer, Dorsi writes here about Michelle and the new arrest of Giselle Esteban, charged with Michelle's murder. Michelle's body was found Sept....
UPDATE: 9-19-2011. With a heavy heart here is the update on Michelle Le: It was confirmed tonight that the body found Sat, on Verona Road in Sunol/Pleasanton area was Michelle's. May God give comfort to the family of...
The placenta is an organ unique to mammals that connects the developing fetus to the uterine wall. The placenta supplies the fetus with oxygen and food, and allows fetal waste Wilfredor, CC-BY, via Wikimedia Commons...
True story about a family member of mine that almost got scammed out of $1,200 on a Craigslist car scam. Find out what to look for in a scam so you don't fall victim to these Internet scammers. Links and advice to...
This writer/mom/blogger gives great tips on how to save money to buy a car. Besides saving your change, she gives some creative ways to raise money for that all important ride. Great for teens too.
Tips and decorating ideas for doing your bathroom in Shabby Chic French Country style. Used together, these relaxing styles use old treasures, worn items and often have distressed painted furniture.
A World War 2 veterans story of serving on the USS North Carolina, one of histories most famous battleships. This is the story of The Battle for Torpedo Junction, told by officer Alan J. Campbell.
Beverly & Pack, CC-BY via Flickr Creative Commons Valentines Day is one of those rare times during the year when we can get serious, loving or downright cheesy (or even a little mean?) by selecting that special poem for...
Vintage Rock and Roll, Rock Memorabilia,Vintage Rock Posters....geez just the name vintage is making me feel OLD!!! Growing up in the 60's and 70's, I went to my share of rock concerts back in those days. As a child of...
A writers story about her favorite vintage Christmas decorations and ornaments. Photos of vintage Christmas decor and some ideas for decorating your home with a vintage Christmas theme.
All of us parents and grandparents want to buy the best learning toys and games for our kids - but sometimes it's hard to know what thebest learning toys for our kids really are. I found toys and games by VTech to be...
Grandma Dorsi writes about buying beautiful Christmas holiday dresses for babies and girls online. She includes some of her top picks of holiday Christmas dresses along with pictures and descriptions. It's so much fun...
What do commuters in San Francisco, a historic train station and a diner all have in common? Well of course it's The Centerville Train Station and the Depot Diner in Fremont California! Located in the City of...
My grandson Zach loved his new Robeez toddler shoes...that is - until my sons pitbull puppy got a hold of them. Amazingly, this first pair of online Robeez shoes that I bought Zach actually came through the pitbull...
The cost of a money order at Walmart is $0.70. I have been using Walmart for years to get money orders and I also used a Walmart Money Card for many years when I did not have a checking account.
I've recently found out that "tough love" has got to be the toughest kind of love there is. Tough because it flies against our whole idea of love - being kind, considerate and working together in a joint relationship....
Our cat Perdy loved the garden in our yard. My sister in law Kim took this picture one year. Beautiful- wasn't she? with permission of Kim Diaz If your cat just died and you are reading this, I can relate. I am writing...
Topsy Turvy garden planters have taken the world by storm in the last year. With more people looking for ways to save money and grow their own food, the Topsy Turvy gardening planters allow even the worst green thumbs...
A writer/mom/blogger talks about one of her favorite clothing lines - White Stag. Popular for many years,the line has gone through some changes and many have had success buying White Stag from Walmart
This writer talks about her son's Pit Bulls and how she ended up falling in love with a breed that she had always been told was "dangerous."
This is a true story about a writers young friend that died from the use of methamphetamine - commonly known as meth. Hopefully this story will save someone else's life. There is a helpful list of symptoms and signs of...
I've been hearing the word "transparent" and "transparency" used alot this year. The word came up again for me yesterday - this time used by an ex heroin addict who said it when describing his new life - which now...
How to grow and harvest red leaf lettuce. Did you know you can also grow red leaf into the shape of a Christmas tree and use it during this holidays? Ideas and photos for red leaf lettuce lovers.
It's interesting to journal about your life and then look back and see where life has taken you. If someone had told me that I would be writing for the SF Examiner on Climate Change a few years ago, I would have thought...
You can give your puppies and dogs shots by yourself if you cannot afford to take your puppies to the vet. You can learn how to do this here with these step by step instructions and what you need.
It looks real. It feels real. Hey ...the WalMart Money Card IS real!! The only thing about it is that I can't overspend on it, thank God!! After having just about every credit card possibly known to man, I am now the...
With our global financial house in complete disarray, banks closing and going bankrupt, scams on Wall Street and the values of homes and our savings accounts plunging, many people are starting to re-access their banking...
Many people are becoming concerned about the uptick of volcanic and earthquake activity around the world. One of the main places they are worried about is Yellowstone's Super Volcano. Here you will find information...
Upon hearing the news that Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton had accepted Barack Obama's offer to be the next Secretary of State, I got to wondering exactly what is a Secretary of State anyway? I mean, hey now, I know it's...
When I became a step parent almost 20 years ago, someone forget to give me a new owners manual on navigating step parenting and how to survive a blended family. And when I say blended it's definitely a blended mix,...
27 April 2011: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the press the same day the White House released the long form of his birth certificate to dispel conspiracy theories surrounding his place of birth. White House...
While arguments continue to rage about the why's, who's and how's of climate change and global warming, there is something far more sinister happening to our climate that has been stuck on the back burner for the most...
A writers parody on her favorite "Sexy Hot Dogs". What makes a dog sexy anyway? Funny story about her fur-babies with pictures of other sexy dogs in revealing poses. Rated PG - for people under 100 only.
Is your bank in trouble? Do you know which banks are and which banks have already closed? List of resources to check on your bank and get the latest information on bank closures.
Dearest Unborn Grandchild, I am about to meet you in 5 weeks or so, and I am so excited! You will be my first grandchild, and I have no idea if you are a boy or a girl, but that really doesn't matter to me as long as...
Ike Comes Ashore Hurricane Ike covered more than half of Cuba in this image, taken by the Expedition 17 crew aboard the International Space Station from a vantage point of 220 statute miles above Earth. The center of...
A writers true story about her border collie dog getting hit by a car. Useful list of signs and symptoms of shock in a dog. Comments welcome.
If you hit your head hard and are now feeling foggy, having head pain, or having trouble remembering, you may have a concussion. Check these symptoms and see if you need to go to the doctor.
A writers parody on cute and "revealing" photos of cats. Pictures and images of different breeds in cute and funny poses, letting it all "hang out!" Fur-babies exposed for the first time!
An artist from the San Francisco Bay Area - Dorsi Diaz - shares her window painting advice and exploits in learning and mastering this lost and dying art. She has painted windows for over 20 years.
Has your dog got skunked? Are you holding your nose and trying to figure out how to get the skunk smell out of your dog? Look no further, this writer shares her story and also how to remove the skunk smell naturally,...
Sometimes when we garden, we fail to look at some of the simple and basic things we need to do in our gardens. Other gardeners may give us tips and advice, but often times, much is learned by our own experiences. Below...
Do you have an empty room and need some help with money? Renting out rooms in your home may be a good way to boost your income. icollector, CC-BY, via Commercial Google Images So if you are here because you are thinking...
"I need help fixing my computer!"... Sound familiar? If you've worked on a computer for any length of time (perhaps even a short time), you may have come across that dreaded day when you turn on your computer and it...
An expert Craigslister shares how to use Craigslist to help find your lost pet - dogs and cats. She found her chihuahua dog using Craigslist within just hours of posting on the site. Great resource.
Do you ever wonder what the best items are for selling on Craigslist are? Follow this pack-rats journey on how she has sold everything from plants to cars. You can make extra money getting rid of your unwanted items.