The best way to spend your hard-earned cash is to make it go as far as possible. That means comparison shopping, finding ways to get the most out of each purchase, and re-purposing and recycling.
A good zoom lens and a capability to shoot objects close up plus many other convenient features. I bought the Lumix FZ200. I am not disappointed.
A Children's Story about Halloween with some scary bits and a happy ending! Looking for parental input on the age this story is appropriate for and any suggestions for revisions!
This was a "bucket list" experience. Catching and releasing a wild weasel is something not many people get to do in a lifetime.
How hard can it be? Well for starters, children have a short attention span. You have to get their attention; hold it for over 10 page turns with as few words as possible, and amuse the adult reader!
You cannot presently use PayPal to buy books from Amazon and that is annoying, but there are alternatives and the selection and pricing is comparable.
Small bouquets are a charming way to use just a few flowers. The spot of colour will brighten your day. Best of all these bouquets can inexpensive...like, completely free!
Finding a groundhog eating one's flowers in the garden gives powerful incentive for finding out about groundhogs and how to live harmoniously with them.
Do you hate winter? Hey, it really is a wonderful season if you live where there is significant snowfall. Join me in a celebration of the beauty of the season called winter!
A woman saint is rare enough, but a Native American woman saint ? It is always interesting to look at the lives of these extraordinary people larger than life in many ways. Believe in the miracles or not; this woman is fascinating beginning with a beautiful name.
Tree frogs are unusual, beautiful and an interesting part of the frog family. An adept climber, the tree frog can be found at the tops of trees, climbing up your window and in my case sitting on a railing 15 feet above the ground.
My review of Sketchbook, an easy to use graphic software that is now free to download and use... an affordable option for budding illustrators, artists and creatives
Spinning wool by hand is a simple process that requires very basic equipment and a few techniques for working fleece by hand. Before you know it, you will have yourself enough yarn for creating beautiful organic crafts..
How to crochet a freestyle lampshade and reclaim an old lampshade frame with a new look for pennies and get to enjoy a craft at the same time!
How to preserve cut lilacs for up to a week in a vase.
Ottawa attractions. The Ottawa Tulip Festival is an annual event celebrating multi cultural friendship run each year to coincide with the blooming of thousands upon thousands of tulips gifted from Holland. It is almost time once again for this annual feast for the eyes!
This is an account from historic records of one family's ill-fated voyage on the Titanic and what became of them all...the Canadian Allison's and their employees.
Photographs of vintage optical illusions and a brief description of what an optical illusion is and how the mind gets tricked to see on thing while looking at another!
The process of falling in love is a complex triggering of chemicals in the limbic system of the brain. Understanding the reasons why we lose all common sense when we fall in love and feel so at a loss when love ends, allows us to be sympathetic to those in the grips of the first stages falling in...
Healing bone fractures with bio-absorbing pins and screws; first pioneered and developed in Tampere, Finland by the teams working at Bioretec.
The magificent Tepuis of Venezuela and a description of their history and significance in the study of biodiversity
Why every household should grow an Aloe vera plant: not only for its beauty but more importantly as a first-response treatment for burns.
A book review on "The Glass Castle", the memoir of Jeannette Walls. A book about poverty, family, courage and the will to "find a way out"
There are times we find ourselves alone or feeling blue during classic holidays. Here are some tips for bringing joy back in your life when you feel alone at holiday time.
Animals have a sixth sense that humans just can't fathom. Take for instance their ability to comfort those that need it. Wish we were all so gifted.
Canadian Thanksgiving can be spectacular when the foliage is at it's best. Photos of the beauty of fall in Canada.
Do you want to buy an e reader? Read the review and description of my Kindle 3G with keyboard and WiFi. Includes information about types of files that can be read on a Kindle.
What are the best indoor plants to grow in the house? These are easy plants to grow and enjoy. These plants will create a healthy indoor garden with very little care needed.
Do what you love even if only as a pastime. It isn't for you to judge it's value to others. Just know it is of value to yourself and you will feel successful. Isn't that what we all look for?
Purple Fragrant Raspberry, Common Yarrow,Pearly Everlasting,Butter and Eggs,Beach Pea, Meadow Rue...wildflowers of Ontario
Canadian wildflowers part 2
Where does chocolate come from? Chocolate comes from cacao beans that grow on cacao trees. Chocolate has an exotic history and an interesting journey from a pod growing on a tree trunk to the treat you enjoy. A history of how we inherited our chocolate treat from the Aztecs
Photographs and Identity of Ontario Wildflowers found in Ontario.
Bissell QuickSteamer Multi-Surface Cleaner Review
Stress management techniques are vital when faced with overwhelming circumstances. A personal account of how I dealt with stresses associated with terminal illnesses of loved ones... from my archives
How do we perceive the frequency of sound waves,how do we hear sound,vibration, frequency and amplitude,how sound vibrations are transmitted
Immigration in Canada, Finnish Immigrants to Canada, Immigration in days past, Canadian pioneers
For a short while it looked like my cat was out to get me. I kept tripping over him constantly. I am not sure what caused it, but he managed to cause havoc for a few weeks. Either, he learned to stay out of my way or I became more nimble. Here is my account of that time. My cat prefers not to...
Music soothes the soul, affects emotions and is used as therapy. Music is a sound vibration that createa patterns that can be made visible in certain mediums. The vibrations affect us. Interestingly we are not the only living creatures to use music!
The story of how my mother's hens scared the wits out of my mother. She thought they were dying of a mysterious scourge. Not quite that.
There is a unrealistic standard of how clean your home should be. The reality is we have no time to do it all. Here is my take on cleaning house and keeping your sanity intact.
sound creates patterns as it passes through matter, proving sound has structure and form, sound is invisible, sound has vibrations
photographic orb,orb, Pictures of photo orbs and some explanations, what is a photographic orb, how do photographic orbs form
The story of the life and death of one feral cat that managed to show affection even though she belonged to no one... from my archives.
Quick and easy Oatmeal porridge recipe. make your own version of Tim Hortons oatmeal porridge ready in a matter of minutes!
PC President's Choice Soil ans Stain remover review
HogsBack Falls in Ottawa, Ontario is a great outdoor destination almost any time of the year. Here is some history and photos.
How to travel successfully with your cat. Ideas that have worked well for me and my cat who travels comfortably with me wherever I go by car.
Cats are prone to being overweight just like their humans. Here are some ideas for keeping your cat from getting fat.
Losing weight does not have to involve depriving your body of food and nutrition. The best method to keep weight down is to find food that is filling with lower calories.
Make this homemade oil and vinegar salad dressing recipe in less than 15 minutes. This recipe is simple and easy to customize to your tastes. You will never buy oil and vinegar dressing again.
Vote on our Cheez Whiz poll. Cheez Whiz ingredients,Cheez Whiz is made from real Canadian Cheddar, Cheez Whiz is a processed cheese sauce, Cheese Whiz ingredient list
Until you buy yourself a pair of red shoes, you will never know how empowering they can be. Humorous short story on my first pair of red shoes bought recently on a whim.
Lifelong friendships can boost mental health, happiness and even physical health. What good friendship is and what to avoid in finding friendships that stand the test of time. Quotes on friendship.
A Step-by-step guide showing how to safely enjoy a relaxing Finnish sauna with some sauna history and video
The definition of family is usually meant as the people biologically related to you, but family can mean the people you love related or not!
Shampoo or conditioner? Shampoo and conditioner packaging friendly to aging or failing eyesight, shampoo for fine hair, conditioner for fine hair
Ottawa Attractions; the rock sculptures on the Ottawa River at Remic Rapids. Photos and descriptions.
Writing requires an audience. Joining HubPages is one way to dip your toe into the world of writing. Learn to improve your style and maybe even earn some rewards along the way.
Friendships, their quality and depth and how they nurture and provide "something" other casual day to day relationships do not. This is my unique perspective on how I made and kept friends over the years.
Ontario in photographs, description of Ontario, Ontario destinations, Ontario sights, Ontario tourist attractions
False Bamboo,Japanese Knotweed is an invasive garden plant that can form an dense thicket and kill all the existing plant species in the area it grows in. A personal account of trying to eradicate Japanese Knotweed, false bamboo in Northern Ontario
Smiling improves your appearance. Smiling can change your mood and how others perceive you. Your smile can even change the mood of others. Try it, but, make it a heartfelt smile, please.
My cat was a feral kitten before I adopted him. He is a poster cat for fixing your pet. Without me he would have perished on the streets or had a miserable life. What a loss that would have been.
Life is busy. Life is also short . By living on less we get to live in the moment and enjoy life a little more and also save money for what matters.