Writing as The Grumpy Book Reviewer, I frequently find misused phrases and idioms. Here are a few of the most common.
New questions have been in the news media recently about the dangers posed to the general population by children whose parents refuse to vaccinate them. One vaccine-preventable disease that, historically, emerged every spring, has been in the news a lot over the summer. That disease is rubella,...
Bougainvillea vines are rapid growers and climbers, and prolific bloomers, but watch out, because they will grow into the soffit and gutters of your home.
More and more people in this country honor our troops and veterans by flying our flag and by celebrating ts history. Are you displaying your flag properly?
Save money by making your own beautiful floral arrangements. Here's how I re-created a country French arrangement after seeing it in furniture stores.
Wouldn't you love to have a second bloom cycle on your crepe myrtles? Here's how you can, with only a little effort on your part.
Garter stitch is often dismissed as plain, boring, even ugly. Used appropriately, it can be quite attractive and useful. Here are some examples of lovely garter stitched items.
In the United States, okra is a traditional Southern staple. Here are a few of the many ways to prepare and enjoy this vegetable.
Making your own pinch-pleat drapery is easy with drapery tape. Follow these simple instructions. Then add a fashionable valance or drapery topper to hide the pleats.
Did you know there are many variations of The Lord's Prayer? Each translation of the Bible has a slightly different version, and the Catholic version is shorter than the Protestant version. Who knew?
A delicious recipe for a very flavorful chicken marsala. this is definitely not one of those bland versions available in many chain restaurants.
Each year, the 1st Friday in March is celebrated by Christians worldwide as a day of prayer, unity, and cooperation. Join us as we pray for peace, tolerance, and unity.
Bearded irises are an old-time favorite still popular today. Learn how to plant them, grow them, and divide them.
Knitting can be challenging for beginners. This is a free pattern for an easy-to-knit afghan that is perfect for a beginning knitter.
Cardiovascular disease continues to be the number one killer of Americans. On National Wear Red Day, February 6, 2015, millions of women wore red to celebrate heart disease awareness for women.
How do you prune crepe myrtle trees and when do you prune them? These are just two of the questions answered in this article about this Southern favorite ornamental tree.
After trying many things, I finally learned how to prevent red tear stains on my little Maltese. You can, too.
Most of America's covered bridges have vanished due to neglect, vandalism, and arson. Many, if not all, are now on the National Register of Historic Places. I have visited 3 of those in Alabama.
If you find movies and concerts, even church too loud, you are not alone.
Dishcloths are one of the easiest knitting projects around. They're great for beginners, and they are fantastic dishcloths. Their sizes can be adjusted to your needs.
Every cook needs a good, basic sauce for pasta that can be used for seafood pasta or poured over a simple plain pasta dish. This is that sauce.
Learning to write a concise and accurate mission statement is one of the most important tasks when forming a new organization, or revamping an existing one.
French Country decor is one of the most popular home decorating styles around. It can be extremely casual to more formal. Putting a touch of France in your home and lifestyle couldn't be easier.
The strongest football rivalry in the United States. Where else could it be but in the football capital of the south, the state of Alabama.
Small dogs are not for everyone. This article covers the joys of owning a Maltese, their delicate bones, genetic health problems, and how small children can be dangerous for small dogs.
Starting a private-non-profit organization can extremely rewarding, but is a herculean task. It will require more of your time and effort than you may be aware. Be prepared to be very, very busy.