Good Night Moon is a true and timeless classic children's book! Every one of my children have this book by Margaret Wise Brown-- even I have my own 30 year old copy that I will not lend to anyone! This book has been read so much in my family...
Find your way to Elysian Fields! Looking for a good fiction book? Well, I just might have one for you; but first, allow me to pose these questions: Do you love literary fiction with a lot of symbolism that you could analyze to your heart's...
You must try "Mama's Miracle Linen Soak": I was scheduled to co-hostess a bridal shower I promised to bring my white tableclothes. I went to the linen closet and discovered --Low and behold-- those table linens looked horrible. They had stains...
It is easy to make your garden pots look like new again. See how I used spray paint to make these plastic pots look awesome again!
After sitting outside for many, many years your patio furniture might get a bit tired and ugly. On this DIY page, you will find out how I easily painted my wrought iron chairs and made them look new.
Enjoy putting together this easy craft with only a hot glue gun and wine corks!
This 4 year-old Princess made her own Disney Memory Book: A few years ago, I made a Disney Autograph Book for my grandchildren. Unfortunately, I did not make one for the beautiful child you see in the photo here. She was less than one year old...
Green tomatoes are such a sweet treat. I hope you enjoy this easy and tasty green tomato casserole recipe. It never fails to please.
I purchased a Crimson Tide Elf on the Shelf last year and it was a big hit! I have since discovered that there are Pixie's for most college universities. "Pixie's" are very much like the elf!
Learn to make your own repairs to books. It is not hard; you just have to know what to do and have the right tools for making repairs to torn pages or broken spines or covers that are loose.
The method for repairing the spine of a child's book can be used on ANY kind of book. This is an easy book repair that anyone can do.
Accidents happen! If you have a torn or ripped page in a beloved book, it's easy to repair it with materials you probably have around the house.
My mother-in-law used to make Benedictine Dill Dip for my husband whenever we visited her in Louisville. We loved visiting this city around the first weekend in May when the Kentucky Derby traditionally occurs. The recipe I share with you on this...
Moms and mothers deserve a really good card on special days like Valentine's Day and Mother's Day. I know that you will find the perfect greeting for her at Night Owl Paper Goods. This company is known for their terrific customer service and "Made...
For years I have tried to subtly tell my husband that I wanted a Bose Wave Radio/CD Music System, but he has not noticed. When we visited a friend's home recently, I noticed the Bose on her kitchen counter and commented on how nice the music...
These cute mummy cupcake decorations are my own creation. Yes, I saw lots of cute mummy decorated cupcakes on Pinterest, but I wanted a cupcake that was original. Sure, I combined a lot of ideas I saw on Pinterest to make the final product, but as...
I know all of you have seen the Caramel Apple Wrap kits hanging by the fresh apples in the grocery store. I know that you have been tempted to buy a package, too, but you were afraid that they would not taste good. I gave in to temptation and bought...
This book will bring tears to the eyes of every Bassett Hound owner.
Don't want to carve up a pumpkin for a jack-o'lantern too soon but still want a Halloween decoration? My advice is to look around your yard and use some of the fall foliage and natural stuff (like nuts and fresh flowers) to make a unique pumpkin...
The perfect homemade minty candy for all of those wedding and baby showers!
Cooking Corn-on-the-cob does not have to be a big production! No need to call your mother, grandmother or aunts to get their opinions. All you need are (1) a big pot of boiling water, (2) a little salt and (3) shucked corn still on the cob. Plus,...
The Haws watering can is the best! I have had mine for years and I continue to love using it for its ease in handling.
Recycle anything to make crosses and pray for the planet Earth while you are at it! Making Crosses is a perfect family activity for the Easter season.
My husband helped me with this wonderful wine cork craft. I made several of these wreaths for gifts to special friends. I also had fun collecting the wine corks to recycle into handcrafted projects.
In order to make your books last a long time, you should care for them just like you would any possession you value. Here are some easy things you can do to keep those books in good shape.
Colorful candy corn cupcakes: the kids will love the surprise orange inside this yummy cupcake that is very easy to make. It is also a recipe you could use at any time of the year! Candy Corn is not just for October fun! In fact, you could celebrate...
What could be better than free patterns for carving a jack-o-lantern?
It is easy to make repairs to torn pages, broken spines, or loose covers on books. You just need to have the right tools and some help from me.
Classic Pesto Recipe made not with pine-nuts but with the good ol' southern pecan. Oh, and plenty of basil and garlic and cheese!
Arranging flowers is not difficult. Just use what you have on hand and think "out of the box" and let your creative side blossom!
Fresh made guacamole is simple. Just try my recipe using fresh Haas avocados and you will never buy your dip from a store again! Perfect for Cinco de Mayo!
Get ready for your trip to Disneyworld or Disneyland. Keep your memories in a personal memory book you made yourself.
If you are a "tree-hugger" like me, you will find some interesting craft projects to upcycle or recycle books and magazines.
Need a quick and easy decorating idea for Halloween? This candle votive craft is just the project for you, then. I was able to use a left over Trick-or-treat bag and a square glass vase that I already had on hand. Nothing is easier than using what...
Trying to be like Martha Stewart can be scary, but did you know that she shares her excellent and scary (or not) Halloween ideas on the web? Usually, her holiday ideas are easily doable and classy. In other words, you will not embarrass your...
This coleslaw recipe is a staple dish on my family's holiday table. Pineapple is the secret ingredient that makes this recipe oh-so-delicious!
For my grand-daughter's 5th Birthday, her Mom created these oh-so-cute "Swimming Teddy" cupcakes! This idea is so easy that even the non-cooks out there can make them! Here is what you need to make 24 cupcakes for your pool party: 1 Yellow cake...
Did you know that there is a best way to plant a tomato seedling? Read on to find out how to make your baby tomato plant grow strong and healthy roots. The planting tips here are the ones that I actually use in my own garden and containers. The...
Find out ways to over come baking accidents like the day my cup cakes fell flat! Yes, FLAT. But these cupcakes tasted good!
Even though 2 1/2 Men with Charlie Harper is a thing of the past, Charlie's fashion style lives on! You can STILL dress like Charlie!
I used to think I had read most of the good girl detective fiction books. Sue Grafton's Alphabet Mysteries, Patricia Cornwell's Scarpetta (oops - there is a hint to one question), even Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series can count as a mystery book. ...
Give the best gift of all--money. If you put the bills on a money tree, you also have a unique and beautiful decoration for a shower or a party. Provide guests the opportunity to add more cash, too!
These images take me back to my teen years! Fashion was wild and bright. Gogo boots, halter dresses, bright paisley prints. The 1960's was home to some iconic fashions.
What to do with all those sweet green tomatoes! Yes, green tomatoes are very sweet, and that is a fact. I found the following recipes and I am sure you will love them. I did.
If I had to save just one item from my burning home, it would be my go kart racing husband, Griff. He is the one thing in my home I could not live without! Of course I love my children and the grand babies, but they do not live with me. And yes, if...
In 2009, George Harrison's first career spanning solo hit collection, "Let It Roll" was released. In 2011, Martin Scorsese made the film GEORGE HARRISON, Living in the Material World. I saw it on Cable TV and was blown away by the story of George...
This easy "scratch" brownie recipe will become a family favorite.
Classic and Popular toys for little tikes who love to pretend they are construction workers.
Need to send some greeting cards but you don't have time to go to the store? Then here is one answer: download free holiday greeting card templates and make your own with supplies you might have on hand. Another answer is to send free online...
Autumn is the best time to find apples to dip in luscious golden caramel!. October 31st is National Caramel Apple Day in the US, or if you cannot wait, some "food calendars" have Caramel Apple Day as October 21st! Actually, the food holiday police...
Please note that this article was written quite a few years ago, but the research techniques and my advice are still applicable today. The ride-on toys shown here led a good, long, fun filled life!
Watch experts make repairs to books. These are repairs that can be done by amateur book menders, as well. Types of repairs: torn pages, loose covers and others.