I envy people who can grow tomatoes . They make it sound so simple. This is my experience trying to grow a tomato. It didn't work out too well for me!
The practice of floating in a dark salt filled tank is very relaxing and helps with our everyday stress. It also is beneficial for some common ailments.
Glaucoma in dogs is a very painful condition. Blindness can occur almost overnight because the owner has no idea their pet has the disease. Measures must be taken quickly to relieve the pressure.
Many people suffer from Osteoarthritis . The pain caused from this disease makes it difficult for people to be physically active. Relief may be found by wearing Arthritic Gloves.
The one time I really needed my Collie to come to my rescue, he was nowhere to be found! Read on to find out how he suddenly appeared to save my life.
I wrote this poem in appreciation for the love my Miniature Schnauzer and I share. She is truly my best friend!
When we think of flowers in our gardens, we seldom think of blue. Blue flowers are beautiful against a backdrop of green lawns and other colors of our flowers. My love of blue shows in my garden.
Get the children involved in your family Easter celebration by allowing even the youngest child to help make and decorate an Easter Bunny Cake. This is how my family carries on this tradition.
I have kept so many "things" my children and grandchildren have made for me over the years. I cannot bear to part with them. This was a problem when I downsized from my home of 35 years!
Consumers are at the mercy of the food industry, and what is legally allowed to be added to our food. Glued Meat has been approved by the USDA to add this process to alter the meat we eat.
In an effort to cut back on serving beef to my family, I am using more ground turkey and chicken. These turkey (or chicken) meatballs are delicious served with garlic bread and a green salad.
We all have a tendency to wait until tomorrow, but that may be too late. In the Autumn of our lives, we realize we have neglected to do those things that would have made other people happy.
More people are discovering how Activated Charcoal can make their skin more beautiful, and to make their teeth whiter. I am glad I have discovered how to use Activated Charcoal.
This Short Story is actually based on a real life event (my own). It tells of how I acquired a new pet: A little gray mouse!
There have been many foreclosed houses. They are now run down waiting for a new owner to come and breathe life back into them. This is how I pursue how my house must feel while it waits.
I have many fond memories of Winters in my past. Being cold is not a fond memory for me. I prefer to live in a warm climate where the sun almost always shines. I have fimally arrived to that place.
I learned to be frugal when I was a child. I think our society could learn a lot from the way people had to live in years past. I still live frugally and have taught my children to do the same.
One of our Christmas traditions is to make Gingerbread Men. They are fun to make, and everyone loves to receive one of their own, especially if their name is written on the Gingerbread Man.
Ten pretty little girls had been chosen to dress as angels and sing in the annual Christmas play. One little Angel stood out from the rest of the children. She was different from the others.
My dog was bitten by what appeared to be a wolf spider. Though spider bites are uncommon in dogs, this article will detail my first-hand experience.
Summary: Cremation is a very personal decision. I prefer cremation over a burial. This subject is treated differently in other cultures and religions. I will explore some of them here.
There are many things to consider if you are planning on taking an early retirement. This is some advice I have given my daughter who wants to quit her barbering job at the age of 50
Through trial, error, and much expense, I discovered my dog is sensitive to glutens. This article will explain what I did to rid her of constant itching and discomfort.
I had given up on my hobby of fish aquariums until I got an AquaFarm hydroponic system to use to keep the tank clean, and to grow wheat grass for my cat.
My personal photos describes in detail how to hatch Monarch butterflies from the time they lay their eggs until they are released to dry and be ready to fly away all on their own.
This is a revolutionary concept on how to recycle our cremains in a biodegradable urn after death by becoming a selected tree. You may choose Oak, Pine or Maple.
After living in my house for 35 years, I can no longer pay the mortgage. This article relates my personal story and why I am relieved to be in Foreclosure
I grew up in the Deep South and witnessed discrimination. This discrimination was accepted, but even as a child, I knew this was wrong. These are some of my memories of this discrimination.
This article should inspire you to make a beautiful and sturdy Gingerbread House. The house is constructed from cardboard or foamcore can be used over again.
My 100-year-old house had a worn wooden porch and deck, which were in need of refinishing and repainting. Here's how you can accomplish this "do it yourself" project based on my experience.
If you are the proud owner of a Shih Tzu, you already know what a delightful breed they are. But to stay so pretty, they need to take baths occasionally to keep their hair looking smooth and beautiful. This guide will help you do so with great care for your beloved furry friend.
Spanking is one of the most controversial discipline methods of corporal punishment. Some parents believe it is all right to spank their children. Other parents believe other methods of punishment are better for the child such as "time outs".
The Bromeliad is an easy to grow blooming plant that is considered a tropical plant growing only in warm climates. It has beautiful multi-colored foliage and spiked blossoms, that can bloom red or pink.
Let's make CakePops! I will show you how to make these adorable Tigers and Puppy Dogs. There are many other ways to decorate CakePops. These are guaranteed to be the "life of the party".
Many local businesses and professionals offer scholarships to deserving students. One of the leading funders is the Horatio Alger Assoc. This is how my daughter applied for and won that award and 17 other scholarships.
If you are looking for a fast growing vine to cover a fence and have beautiful blossoms all summer long, the Rangoon Creeper is a good choice. The one I planted a year ago has almost covered the chain link fence I had installed in my front yard to provide a safe play yard for my Miniature...
There is a company that claims very soon they will be ready to market edible food wrappers and containers! This is the best news I have heard in a long time. Read how this will be accomplished.
I have made the decision to install solar path lights to replace the low voltage Malibu lights I’ve had for almost 20 years. I have an entrance walkway from the driveway to the front door of my house. It is pretty dark on that walkway at night, and I wouldn’t want anyone to stumble and fall.
I believe it is very important to keep a Family Album in which to record your family's history. An album is something you can hold in your hands and enjoy for years to come to relive memories of the family.
This is the last day of our Six Day Vacation in Puerto Rico. We have had a wonderful time on vacation , and hope to return another time. We know now why Puerto Rico is called the Enchanted Island.
This is Day Five of our six day vacation in Puerto Rico. Today we will go on an exciting all day tour that will include hiking and zip lining in the El Yungue National Forest.
The Arecibo Observatory was featured in the James Bond movie Golden Eye. It is the world's largest single aperture telescope. The Camuy Caves are also featured in this article.
My Miniature Schnauzer, Baby, was terrified of thunderstorms and fireworks. After putting on the Thundershirt, she is calm and unafraid. It is a miracle!
Today we go horseback riding in the El Yungue National Park and to the Island of Vieques to see the natural wonder of the Bioluminescent Bay. We see millions of microscopic dino flagellates that light up when disturbed.
This is Day One of my six day vacation in Puerto Rico. This day we go to downtown San Juan and to the historic city of Old San Juan to see the Forts.
The Mohs procedure is used to remove basal cell carcinomas. I also provide tips on the prevention of skin cancers.
The Blue Orchid (Blue Mystique) is not painted, and it is not hybridized. It is blue because of a patented process that infuses white orchids with a special medium.
This is my Mother's recipe for Fried Apple Pie. This pie is so good served warm with ice cream. It's an old Southern favorite.
This article will explain the concept of pocket neighborhoods and the advantages of living in a smaller home.
It is so easy to give up cable TV. This article explains the use of a converter box (if needed), and how to purchase and install an interior antenna.
This article is about the largest flower in the world, the Amorphophallus titanium. It is also called the "Corpse Plant" because of its bad odor. This special flower only blooms once every 40 years. Consider yourself lucky if you ever get to see it!
This article will show how to transform a kitty litter bucket into a beautiful plant container. This will help keep these buckets from going into landfills, also.
If my Mother were alive today, these are some of the things I would say to her. A tribute to Mothers.
Did you know that the Bufo frog, also known as a cane toad, can kill dogs and cats? Learn how to recognize this frog and critical first aid tips that could save your pet if it comes into contact with this killer. You can save your dog!
Why do we keep pets? Why do we love our pets? This article tries to examine why I love my Miniature Schnauzer so much.
I show my Cattleya Orchid from bud to full blossom. This is the 9th. year this beautiful purple and lavender orchid has bloomed.
Learn how to make easy and fun deviled eggs that look like baby chicks. These are a delightful addition to any dinner table, especially for Easter dinner. I serve these at all our family dinners.
This article will advise you on how to grow beautiful annuals from seed. Helpful tips on different methods of producing seedlings and planting them in the garden.
Kidney stones cause a great deal of pain, especially when urinating, and can even cost you one or both kidneys. In this article, I will discuss how to prevent kidney stones from forming.
Dr. Edwin A. Menninger introduced the flowering tree, the Tabebuia, to Stuart, Florida. Through his efforts, these trees have been planted along the streets. Every spring we are reminded of this man.
Are you an introvert? Take this quize and know for sure. The introvert is a quiet, shy, creative person, sometimes thought to be a snob.
This article warns parents about the dangers of the new craze teenagers are doing called The Cinnamon Challenge. They do this and film themselves on You Tube to become instant super stars.
A way to rent out household and lawn items, and to find these items to rent yourself if needed.
The person I most admire is Martha Stewart. She is truly an American Icon. Martha has taught me everything I know.
I wanted the look of stain glass windows and doors in my old Victorian House. I knew I couldn't afford to hire a professional artist, so I learned how to do faux stain glass.
After spending three weeks in Puerto Rico, I am in love with this Enchanted Island. I'd like to tell you why I feel this way!
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico; visit to the city and Forts: El Morro and Fort San Cristobal. I stepped back in time when I walked on the blue cobblestone streets.
When I found I could no longer make my mortgage payment, I rented out two of my bedrooms in order to have additional income. This may not be a good idea for many people, but it worked for me.
Chickens make great pets! My four Grandchildren each got a baby chicken to raise. They had a lot of fun caring for and loving these chickens. When the chicks grew up, they gave us fresh eggs!
This is a Hub about my personal encounters with venomous snakes. Stories of my children and pets encountering snakes also.
I made $3,000 baking and selling bread to earn money for my daughter to travel to Japan with her school band.
There are 98 species of wild life in florida. Many have been displaced by development. I will discuss 9 of the most commonly seen animals in Florida.
A narrative poem about the endless love of a Grandmother who raised her Granddaughter, because the child was born to a drug addicted Mother.
I have to make a decision to go to either Costa Rica or Puerto Rico for the winter months. Help me decide where to go. I have spent time in both countries and I enjoyed each one.
After 10 years of marriage, a couple drifts apart. He gathers up his belongings to leave the house for the last time, broken hearted.
I am very concerned with the behavior of our Youth today. They don't seem to be preparing for their lives in a meaningful way. These are things I would say to them.
Make a Christmas stocking with a Counted Cross Stitch cuff. This is a very easy project to do.
This is a product review for the EZ Furniture Moving System. It is easy to move furniture even for the ladies.
This is a recipe with instructions and photos of how to hand dip Chocolate Candy Balls. They make excellent gifts all year round, but especially at Christmastime
These are instructions and photos on how to make a no-bake cookies and candy house. The house is constructed with Foam Core that can be reused for many years.
I have wonderful memories of picking cotton in the deep south. These memories were rekindled after buying a sprig of cotton.
I received a huge Poinsettia as a gift this year. We will enjoy it all during the holiday season.
Survival of the fittest in the plant word is proven by me in my garden. By moving a plant to a different environment it will thrive and grow.
We had a guest who came for Thanksgiving dinner. We knew he was dying of Pancreatic Cancer. He made us more thankful for our blessings.
Pecans (and almost any food) can be preserved in Mason jars. This method frees up your freezer space, and there is no freezer burn.
Make a cake in a jar to send to our troops overseas. Perfect for college students or friends. The method can also be used to send homemade meatloaf, stews, etc.
This is a recipe for Lemon Meringue Pie that is made in the microwave. No standing at the stove stirring! It is quick and easy to make. I included my favorite recipe for no shortening pie crust.
This is a project that uses Calligraphy to label photographs that have been mounted inside mats. Calligraphy can be used for many different writing projects
A recipe with step by step instructions and photos on how to make Snowball Cookies.
My short career as a Call Center Agent to sell products advertised on TV.
My family's adventures during a nine-day trip to Costa Rica, including photos.
This is about my personal experience with my Miniature Schnauzer, who has canine intervertebral disc disease, or disc herniation.
This is an inside tour of my old house that I moved and restored. It's a house filled with love and a lot of wonderful memories.
This is a story of how I bought a house at public auction, had it moved, and restored. It is my home now, and I am very proud of all my blood, sweat, and tears that went into this project.
This is a good way to use up leftover baked chicken. This recipe uses sour cream to give the dumplings extra texture and taste.
Being a parent is the hardest job in the world, but it is the most rewarding job.
A poem about an illicit love affair and how it collides with reality. Reveals the outcome.
Bladder stones can be a painful condition in any dog, but especially in the Shih Tzu breed. My Shih Tzu underwent surgical removal. Here's what happened.
What is a Barber? This book answers that question and many more. This is a book review of CONFESSIONS OF A SURLY BARBER, a witty, well written book on the art of barbering.
Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake is a family favorite. It's an easy cake to put together using just a saucepan. The frosting is made in one saucepan, too.
Instuctions and photos on how to construct a cupcake tower for Christmas, and other celebrations
Making these Lace Edged Ribbon Christmas Angels is a fun project to get the children involved in. You'll be teaching all your friends how to do this.
Gardeners are always looking for plants to grow in the shade. The Coleus is the perfect solution. They are colorful and very easy to grow. They propagate from cuttings very easily, too.
I fostered a Maltese named Mister, and then discovered I couldn't live without him. I never regretted that decision to make him my own.
We learn to appreciate the beauty of all the Butterflies; especially the Monarch and the Zebra Longwing, (official Butterfly of Florida).
Having a dog like my Miniature Schnauzer has taught me many lessons I should have learned long ago. She has taught me patience and has contributed to my good health by her daily walk and our play.
There was a time when you could only get funnel cakes at the county fair, but now you can make them at home! They're easy to make and your family will gobble them up.
Tired of trying to find your luggage at the airport baggage claim? This DIY project is fun and will help you identify your bags once you arrive at your destination!