Learn about tole and decorative art painting, the history, techniques, how to get started plus a beautiful photo gallery of art work created by my best friend, Patty Sypek.
An old time favorite - made simple. Enjoy this quick recipe that is so delicious and tastes just like stuffed peppers.
What are kidney stones? Learn the signs, symptoms, causes and types plus what foods to avoid to reduce the risk of further kidney stone episodes.
This hearty soup is extremely delicious and very healthy too. Here, you will find the recipe plus interesting information about split peas and their health benefits.
Two of the most dangerous health hazards found in our homes are black mold and carbon monoxide. Learn the signs and symptoms of exposure and what you can do to protect your family.
There are many ideas for a Lenten menu if you are abstaining from eating meat. Check out my favorites that mom would make when I was growing up plus more creative meatless dishes.
Attending an auction can be a lot of fun and rewarding too. Here you will learn auction etiquette and important tips on bidding.
Mapleside Farms apple orchard, located in Brunswick Ohio, is a great place to visit with family and friends. Check out all there is to see and do!
I love duplicating recipes that my mom or grandma made while I was growing up. Here is one you won't want to miss: Ham and Bean Soup with Dumplings.
Calling all chocolate lovers!!! Have fun dipping and drizzling melted chocolate with your favorite foods. These homemade treat ideas make wonderful gifts and party favors too.
Looking for free things to do in Northeast Ohio? You've come to the right place!
The Giving Doll is a non-profit organization creating and distributing handmade cloth dolls to children in need. Free doll patterns are included if you'd like to volunteer.
Starting a hope chest for your children, grandchildren or even yourself is a wonderful and precious gift to treasure.
Looking for gift ideas for the writers, authors and bloggers in your life? You've come to the right place.
Death is difficult to accept, and yet it is a part of life that we cannot change. Having a better understanding of the stages of the dying process will help ease the experience for all involved.
Cleveland Ohio has many visitor attractions including unique museums and hall of fame's. Here you will find a listing that includes addresses, phone numbers and website links for your convenience.
Just south of Cleveland, Akron and Canton Ohio have many historic museums including the internationally recognized National First Ladies' Library and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Here you will find a listing that...
My grandmother used to make these awesome breaded dumplings with cottage cheese and green onions. Of course, she never used a recipe. But now, I've recreated her famous dish and hope you enjoy!
White lawn grubs can do an extensive amount of damage to your grass. Learn how to identify lawn grubs, treat them and prevent further damage.
ROR (Reach Out and Read) is a non-profit organization, with programs in all 50 states, encouraging early literacy for preschoolers by giving books to children when they visit the doctor and encouraging parents to read...
National Day of Doing Good; Make a Difference Day ~ Here you will find unique ideas to volunteer, participate in community service and simple gestures you can do all year long that make a difference.
Project Linus is a unique children's charity that provides handmade blankets to kids who are, for whatever reason, traumatized and/or seriously ill. Learn how to get involved today!
Suffering from hearing loss is difficult and very frustrating. That means not only for the person who has a hard time hearing but those around them who are trying to communicate with them. Learn great tips that are...
Cauliflower Soup is a favorite in my family. It's healthy, very easy to make and inexpensive too. This great recipe is sure to warm you to the bottom of your toes.
International Delight coffee creamer has been popular for decades. Just recently they introduced Iced Coffee that is a great hit with consumers. And the best thing is you can use the creamers and Iced Coffee's to make...
Career opportunities for Child Life Specialists continue to rise with virtually every children’s hospital across North American creating a “child life team.” Learn the details about this unique field of work.
The fear of Halloween, known as Samhainophobia, can be extremely debilitating. Learn the symptoms, causes and strategies to overcome this common, but not often talked about, phobia.
Polka music and dance dates back almost 200 years and can still be found today; always with a fun and lively atmosphere.
Becoming a writer goes hand in hand with receiving rejection. It's important to understand that many reasons for rejection have nothing to do with the quality of our work. Most famous writers have been rejected at one...
This Cheesy Baked Spaghetti Casserole recipe is similar to lasagna, but much easier, with its own unique texture. I don't know anyone who doesn't love it!
Child Life Specialists work directly with children and their families in hospitals and other healthcare settings helping them cope with the challenges of illness, disability and hospitalization. Learn about the history...
Writing an obituary can be quite difficult. This article will help to ensure that everything that is important to you and your family will be included in your written death notice.
Writing a personal ad or online profile can be difficult. This article will help you get through the process with ease.
Why not save some bucks? There are senior discounts available to people who are as young as 50 years old nowadays. The variety of bargains and benefits for seniors is amazing.
Counter top toaster ovens heat, toast, bake and broil ~ just like traditional ovens. Learn about the many benefits to owning this awesome small appliance.
Making the decision to move someone to a nursing home is a very stressful and emotional process. This detailed article gives you the information you need to locate the best facility for your loved one.
Not only does zucchini have so many health benefits, you can use it to make a mock apple pie and your guests won't be able to tell the difference.
There is absolutely no excuse for elder abuse. Any neglect, abuse or exploitation of an elderly person must not be tolerated. This is a global issue that spans all races, cultures, religions and lifestyles. Read more...
It is recommended that everyone is proactive in obtaining a POA (power of attorney) early in life before something life-altering occurs. The different types of power of attorney can be confusing. This article will help...
Taking the time to keep a medical history journal for you and your family is very important. It will prove to be extremely valuable for you, your family and future generations.
While searching for a new small kitchen appliance to replace an old blender, I came across the Ninja Express Chop. Here you will find a product review and easy, fun recipes too.
Everything looks better when displayed in a glass trifle bowl. Here you will find a little bit of history and simple, easy recipes sure to impress all of your guests.
Sharing your condolences through written words on a sympathy card or online memorial can be extremely difficult to compose. Here you will find ideas and samples to assist you in creating a meaningful sentiment.
Did you ever love an entree at a restaurant and wish you could duplicate it at home? You can certainly do that with Applebee's oriental chicken salad.
Zucchini and potato pancakes are awesome. I like to call them ZUPO Griddle Cakes. Very similar to authentic potato pancakes yet healthier. It's a family favorite!
A personal legacy letter is a way to articulate what you want your loved ones to know and always remember about you and your life history. It can also convey your expressions of love, wisdom, values, regrets and so...
Fun games played at a baby shower help make it a memorable experience. Here you will find adorable game ideas with some templates that you can print too.
If you think of your doctor as an independent contractor; a supplier of medical advice, medications, tests or procedures ~ you will learn to be your own advocate and get the most from your doctor visits.
Hosting a cookie baking get together can be so much fun if organized properly. Whether you are baking for the holidays, a bake sale, or some other event, planning this day in advance will ensure everything goes smoothly.
Setting up a baby nursery room is an exciting time and may seem overwhelming. This extensive checklist will help you get started.
Supreme Pasta Salad is very healthy and can be used as a meal, not just a side dish. If you are looking for a salad that tastes awesome and is beautiful when displayed, this is it!
It is important to understand that if your dog eats too fast, this can lead to potentially life-threatening health problems. Here you will find creative ideas to remedy this behavior.
Pizzelle (wafer) cookies have been enjoyed for centuries and remain extremely popular today. Read more to learn how to turn these simple treats into elegant desserts that everyone will love.
Organizing a gift basket raffle is a great way to make money for any fundraising event. Here you will find everything you need to know including creative basket theme ideas.
State and federal government organizations offer a variety of assistance programs for low-income families including education and job training to help secure a better future.
Fundraising for schools can be a lot of fun and very profitable allowing children to have additional educational enrichment programs that otherwise would not be offered.
The words you write on a bridal shower card should be heartfelt and meaningful because they will be cherished for many years to come.
The job of a Service Dog is to assist an individual who is disabled allowing them to live more independently. Read more to determine if you have what it takes to train your own Service Dog.
Polycystic Ovarian Symdrome (PCOS) is caused by an imbalance of women's hormones. Serious health problems can occur if left untreated. The best defense against PCOS is eating a healthy diet.
Do you suffer from anxiety or panic attacks? Learn the signs and symptoms including immediate things you can do for relief.
Although you may have the best intentions and mean well, enabling an addict actually contributes to their addiction. Learn the warning signs of enabling behavior and how to break the toxic cycle.
Choosing the theme for a baby shower can be a difficult task. But once you do, the rest of the planning falls in to place. And then you can relax and enjoy the party!
Any time school is out is a great opportunity for children to earn spending money and begin to learn work ethic along with how to save money . Check out these ideas that are applicable to adults too.
I am proud to present my Mom's Famous Cheesecake Squares recipe. This easy, popular dessert is sure to please your family and friends.
Corelle dinnerware is offered in many different patterns and shapes sure to please any consumer. It's durable, lightweight, break resistant, and so much more. Even after 40+ years of manufacturing, it continues to grow...
This awesome Dream Cake dessert is a party favorite. Along with a detailed recipe, instructions and photos, you will also find a unique twist ~ suggested flavor combinations to truly create your own unique Dream Cake.
Loving An Addict: My hope is that by sharing my experience through a compilation of poetry, it will help others in similar situations and also give addicts some understanding of what those that care about them go...
A personal perspective on life as I see it today. Do you understand? Do you agree?
The idea of taking a cat nap or power nap during the day is thought to be cutting edge by many, especially in the work place. An extensive array of scientific data supports the fact that taking a proper "cat nap" or...
Every human life is a work of art; a unique self portrait. After we take our final curtsy, our story will live on. Will you leave behind a meaningful legacy?
SUPER BOWL SUNDAY. Keep it simple with these quick and easy appetizer ideas plus some trivia and party planning tips.
The most memorable funerals are those that are truly unique. Whether it's a wake visitation, funeral ceremony, memorial service, church mass, and/or celebration of life ~ those that have been uniquely personalized in...
Mystery shopping is a great way to earn additional money. It is also a great way to obtain free goods and try things, like an expensive restaurant or a fancy hotel, which you might not be able to afford otherwise. Try...
Life is too short to hold on to things that are hurtful and unproductive. Letting go and moving on may be exactly what you need to create a fulfilling, happy life. It is definitely my New Year's resolution for the...
No doubt, may people can relate to the never ending desire to read everything written by their favorite hubbers. Do you feel that you are always playing catch up on your reading?
Punch is a party favorite. It is versatile and enjoyed by all age groups. Why not create your own recipe with these basic tips. It's so simple and you can CALL IT YOUR OWN.
Grieving a major loss is never easy and can be even more difficult during the holiday season. There is no right or wrong way to handle your grief during the holidays. Be gentle with yourself. As you will see, you are...
Choosing gifts for the elderly / seniors can be challenging. Check out these unique ideas that are sure to bring a smile to their face.
Picnik photo editing closed their doors in April 2012. You can still take a look here to see what great things you can easily do with photo editing.
Finally came out from behind that avatar! Introducing the real Sharyn's Slant.
As we all know, life can change forever in an instant and look very different than it did just a minute ago. Instant changes typically happen when we least expect them. At times, the change is welcomed. Other times . ....
LIFE CAN CHANGE IN AN INSTANT: Sometimes change happens in an instant when it is least expected. And we have no choice but try to modify and adjust our lives accordingly. Occasionally, this instant change can be...
Memories of crazy, fun times with friends on a Friday night are cherished forever. But, unfortunately, things change as we get older!
Here is a true, touching story about man's best friend! Dogs give unconditional love like no other . . .
Something magic happens when you combine Cool Whip and cream cheese. Fun history and really great recipes.
When do you like to do your outdoor chores? Here's a humorous look at liking to do your outside chores just before dark.
Dumb decisions can affect us for our entire life. How do we prevent this damaging demise?
Items that remain in a family for generations become a true focal point for all occasions and something that would never be given away! Glider is one of those special "friends."
News about a mother killing her own child is always shocking and difficult to understand. What is it that breaks the mother/child bond? MOTHERS Accused of Killing Their Own Children ~ headlines and statistics!
Adult Acne is more common than you may think. Here are the facts and what you can do about it . . .
An excessive amount of money was spent on the Casey Anthony murder trial. It truly was a legal charade!
Some people have a difficult time making decisions. Yet, making good decisions can make a difference in our happiness.
Clickworker.com, an online crowdsourcing company, is a great way to make money extra money from home. Check it out! I've been happily receiving a paycheck from CW since February 2011.
Doggie Breath can be a silent killer. Proper oral hygiene for your dog can add many more years of happiness for them and you too! AND, the same care applies for our feline friends as well.
Earning money on HubPages.com is not a "get rich" scheme. It takes time and persistence. Here you will find 3-month and 11-month updates on my journey.
Dog auctions are where people who run puppy mills "do their business." It is cruel and inhumane. Dog auctions are BIG BUSINESS and need to be stopped. There are things you can to do help stop dog auctions and puppy...
Yes, love can be a "drug of choice." For those enmeshed in love addicted relationships, it can be extremely devastating. But change and recovery is possible.
Do you have a passion for creative writing? Do you feel you get the support you need from family and friends? Sometimes, family and friends just cannot understand our passion.
Oh, the good ole JUNK DRAWER - we all have one (or two) of these, right? What' in your junk drawer?
Have fun writing your own greeting cards and make money too! Find out what companies are hiring greeting card writers. Ideas, markets and guidelines for writing your own greeting cards.
Have you ever wished that you had more than 24 hours in a day. I bet most of us have! Wouldn't 36 hour days be great?
There's nothing more authentic than homemade pierogi. If you've never tried them, you must! Here you will find interesting history, fun facts and authentic recipes to enjoy!
Itches / itching can be SO irritating. Here's a humorous take on what causes us to itch -- with a bunch of remedies too!
Participating in an unhealthy, toxic relationship can feel as if you are in a prison cell. My mother felt my pain of where I have been.
The mother / child bond is so strong that it is difficult to let go. The pain of losing a mother is different than any other loss, especially on Mother's Day.
A passionate, sexy poem about wants and desires.
A puppy mill operates differently than a responsible, humane breeder. PROFIT IS THE ONLY INCENTIVE IN PUPPY MILLS! Check out the warning signs so you can make an informed decision when buying a puppy.
It might be difficult to get out of a toxic relationship when you know you have been caught in a wicked web. But it is possible!
If you have a passion for writing ~ then you will understand the feelings you have when you get an idea . . .
Have you ever wished for a sign from someone who has passed on? Dimes From Heaven is a beautiful description of that exact wish!
Entertaining outdoors on your deck or patio can be fun and quite relaxing. Check this out for some great ideas.
Thank goodness it IS true that time does heal! And time flies too!
Coming out of a depression can be quite an enlightening experience with many waves of emotion.
It's amazing what you miss when you are depressed and what you see when you emerge from depression.
Going GREEN does not have to be difficult. You really can take little steps to save you money and help the planet!
Meet Momma Kitty! The experience of raising kittens is one I will cherish forever. An awesome story for any cat lover!
A truly adorable story for all cat lovers and those who would like to become a cat lover.
EVERYTHING you need to know, and then some, on how to have a successful garage or yard sale. Detailed ideas and tips on what to do with your unwanted clutter and make some money too!
Should the mind pay the price in full for its mind-boggling acts of hatred and evil OR should it be allowed to plead insane? What do you think?
It can be difficult and costly to cook and shop for one (or a couple) people. Check out these ideas and recipes when you are trying to cook for just one or two people.
Role reversal happens to many of us during our lives. Our parents take care of us, and in turn we take care of them. I truly cherished this very special time caring for my Grandmother.
Some people have compared the pain of having kidney stones to the pain of giving birth. But is there really a comparison?