Simple and pain-free things you can do to make your house look clutter free all the time, with only a little bit of effort on your part.
As a new, wannabe lazy gardener, I made some terrible gardening mistakes. Learn from my experiences so that you don't make the same mistakes with your gardening.
If you work online, changing your surname could have negative impact on your SEO and online brand. Here are the pros and cons of changing your name, and the impact it can have on your business.
A complete, easy-to-follow checklist for deep cleaning your home. Also includes some winterizing and holiday preparation tasks!
Ideas for last minute Halloween decorating. Use themes to get organized and make a memorable Halloween Party!
Need to eliminate some household odors and make your house smell good? Try these budget-friendly tips for a clean-smelling home.
Online yard sales can be a great place to pick up a bargain, and maybe a weird item such as...
Its time for prices to drop on some of these overly-expensive products!
Looking for something new for your lunch box? How about a creative peanut sandwich with...
How to paint faux flagstones on plywood flooring. Photos, tips, and instructions for creating your own DIY faux stone using simple materials.
Clean fresh laundry is part of the housecleaning ritual. Rebel against the clothes that keep us chained to the washing machine with these tips on how to avoid doing laundry!
How to paint faux bricks to create a fireplace. DIY tutorial with lots of photos!
A few laws and truths for the SAHMs of the world!
Were you born on June 6th? You just may be cooler than you thought!
pumping breastmilk doesn't have to be a painful hassle. Here are some tricks to make the process smooth and worry-free!
Are you a writer who occasionally runs out of ideas? Try these tips and ideas for using Pinterest as a way to get inspired.
Can the crew of the Enterprise teach you to be a better freelance writer?
Looking for something to do in Oklahoma City? Ranking third place for America's best zoos, the Oklahoma City Zoo is a wonderful educational experience for adults and children alike.
Is your cat predicting weather changes? Or is it just odd cat behavior?
Ideas for creating your own temporary time capsule. A fun family project that can bring good luck for the coming year!
Do you know the true secret to creating the perfect example of unique content? Are you sure you use multi-tasking the right way? Did you know that a few distractions might make you more productive?
New marriages are destined to end and long-term marriages are doomed. So what are we to do?
Looking for a unique addition to your landscaping or garden plan? The spiderwort is hardy, handsome, and easy-to-grow.
Finding money can be fun and exciting! Over time, all those pennies and dimes can add up and make you a tiny bit richer. Use these tips to help in your money-hunting adventures!
A tour of some of my flowers this year. A good look into what will grow and thrive in zone 7, even during a hard growing season.
Plant-related poisonings are the third leading cause of illnesses and death in children, and they're responsible for thousands of pet poisoning emergencies each year. These 8 plants are safe to keep in your home, and they won't pose a threat to kids or pets.
Are you considering a tattoo for yourself? Here are a few reasons why a tattoo can be a great idea for older people.
The secrets behind brain freeze. What causes, how to prevent it, and how it affects your health.
A glimpse at some of Oklahoma's more bashful wildlife. The ringneck snake is a common, but seldom seen, inhabitant of our yards, woods, and gardens. Learn more about this tiny snake.
Are you an animal lover? Do you ever look in the paper when you want to adopt a new pet? If so, you may get a chuckle out of these funny classified ads for animal friends.
Are you and your child ready to go outdoors and grow plants? Gardening with children is rewarding for everyone. Explore these ideas for making your kid's garden magical and educational.
A collection of strange, amusing, and gibberish singles ads from real papers. These ads will make you think twice about the dating game.
Looking for a fun pet? Try a pet rock! Have one already? Here are some ideas for making the most of your quality time together.
Funny personal ads that really take a bite out of love, dating, and romance. These ads are sure to make you either laugh or cry!
A collection of humorous classified ads that will make you wonder about society. These ads are all real examples found in a variety of newspapers.
Tips for speaking and listening effectively to those with dementia.
Save money by making your own carpet deodorizer at home. Using a few simple ingredients you already have in your kitchen, you can easily make a greener, fresher version of commercial carpet freshener.
Should you donate blood? Learn the history of blood donation and why it is important.
Looking for a different way to eat your Easter candy this year? Try some of these techniques!
My experience with the Brother Fashion Faces Compact Sewing Machine (Brother LX-3125) . Pros and cons, maintenance, and general facts.
Looking for ways to budget your income? My grandmother offers many tips for saving money, decreasing costs, and reusing items. Here is a humorous guide to Extreme Frugal Living.
Don't panic! Read these tips on how to be rescued when lost in the wilderness.
Who invented the pacifier? Find the answer to that and more...
An interview with my grandmother about her passion for quilting. Includes how she began quilting during the Great Depression, her favorite patterns, and how she managed to quilt while raising 9 children through some of the country's leanest times.
A brief account of how attempting to make the perfect batch of No-Bake cookies led to what the doctor's called a "nervous attack". Warning...cookie making can be very bad for your mental health.
Washing dishes by hand isn't just a thorough way of clearing the sink and eradicating germs. It is also an opportunity to meditate and focus on your inner well-being.
Create a new Christmas tradition by giving friends and loved ones a unique gift: a living plant.
Your liver loves you. Show your appreciation by learning more about the liver's functions and needs.
Everyone needs more storage solutions. Here are some of the ways I have used shoe organizers to help de-clutter the bathroom, kitchen, playroom, and more.
The Eureka Powerline vacuum is an affordable bagless vacuum with user-friendly features and excellent cleaning power. Before you buy an expensive vacuum, consider the Eureka.
Looking for a Christmas gift for your baby or toddler? Why not buy them a book? Here I review five children's books that are fun, educational and guaranteed to please your child.
Learning to pretend is an important part of childhood development. Tea Party is a classic game that children have played for years. Help your child throw a pretend tea party with their favorite toys.
Have you noticed the same Halloween sweets appearing in your trick-or-treat bucket year after year? Discover the history behind all of these traditional favorites.
It can be hard to limit yourself to just a few Halloween decorations when you're on a budget. Consider these ideas for fun, functional Halloween items that can be reused and recycled over the years.
Are you superstitious? Or do you just love folklore? Halloween is on its way, and what better time to explore a few ghostly superstitions?
Halloween is a magical holiday for me, filled with wonderful childhood memories.
Looking for a fun and easy Halloween project? Try a few of these frugal ghosts!
Trees are beautiful additions to any landscape and yard. However, not all trees are created equal. Many beautiful trees are prone to shedding not only leaves, but branches, nuts, cones, or other debris throughout the year. Here are five trees that require a lot of maintenance.
This fun, easy Halloween wreath can be made in less than an hour. Use scrap cloth, plastic shopping bags and extra Halloween goodies to decorate the wreath for mere pennies.
This article provides a selection of great haunted locations you and your family can visit for Halloween. These creepy sites are great for thrill seekers and amateur paranormal investigators.
Hearing footsteps? Noticing a phantom perfume? Do you think you might share your home with a ghost? Perhaps you do! Don't just pack your bags and move away, take a little time to get to know your spectral roommate better.
Our homes are filled with daily objects that we take for granted. They aren't the newest gadget or latest trend...but the same stuff Grandma had in her house. Did you ever wonder how some of those things were invented?
Is your dog fat? Does he spend too much time on the sofa eating cookies and watching reality television? It may be time to take charge of his health. Read here for ways to start your beloved pet on his own exercise regimen.
Oklahoma is home to a wide variety of butterflies. Here are ten of the prettiest Oklahoma butterflies with tips for attracting them to your yard and garden.
You know those really bad commercials that get on our nerves, creep you out, confuse you, or bore you to tears? Join me on a tour of the worst commercials of 2012!
Looking for some good reasons to avoid those time-consuming chores? Here is the first installment in a series of articles designed to help those of us who are enthusiasm impaired when it comes time to do basic housecleaning tasks.
With hundreds of cleaning products to choose from, all promising the best results for your money, a trip to the store can be overwhelming. Here are a few reviews of household cleaners that I have found to be affordable and effective.
Parenthood certainly changes our lives in unexpected ways. Even though there is never a dull moment, and we find ourselves enriched by our children, there are days when we just have laugh in awe over how many personal changes we have endured in such a short time.
Want to make a useful baby shower gift? Or just add some practical baby items to your collection? These bibs are so easy and quick to make, it will only take an hour or two to make a dozen. Using t-shirts to create baby bibs makes this a budget friendly project, while giving your baby some unique...
Oklahoma offers some diverse forms of entertainment if you know where to look. From folk festivals to motorcycle rallies, haunted tours to Native American culture, the OK state can be a fun, budget-friendly vacation spot. Take a look at some of these quirky, fun events.
Do you think you know everything about breastfeeding? You might be surprised...
Introduction to 10 common houseplants that can be poisonous to your children and pets. Houseplants are lovely, but please use them with caution!
Up-cycle old clothes into these frugal, crafty dust puppets. Guaranteed to make dusting more fun, while de-cluttering your closet, protecting your furniture, and saving money on cleaning rags. These are also fun for toddler play. Quick and easy enough you can sew a whole barnyard full in one day!
Nursing aides or assistants are an important part of the healthcare team. In this article, I will provide some helpful tips on how to do your job effectively and be a well-loved and respected aide.
Is your pelvic pain during pregnancy more than just normal discomfort? You may have an undiagnosed condition which could lead to a permanent disability.
Zombies are one of the hottest trends in the media. They are disgusting, brutal, and nearly unstoppable. Yet we cant get enough of them. Why?
When it comes to buying baby items for new or expecting parents, the choices can be overwhelming. Cute products and those listed as "must-haves" might make the nursery look trendy, but before you open your wallet to buy baby shower gift, consider these practical ideas that the parents and baby...
Baby wipes aren't just for diaper changing. Use these cheap products for a variety of personal and household uses.
Use everyday items and activities to teach babies and toddlers important skills. teaching from birth can help your child be better prepared for school later.
Don't let your budget prevent you from giving your home a few refreshing touches. There are many creative ideas for decorating a room without emptying your wallet. Read this article for a few examples.