I'm a huge Walking Dead fan and I want to give this companion show a chance! Post your comments, logical and valid observations and suggestions for improvement here.
Bug out bags (BOBs) help you to be prepared whether you are forced to evacuate your home or lucky enough to able to shelter in place. Have a BOB and a plan for each family member and each pet.
Tesserae is the word for the pieces you glue to create a mosaic. Tesserae can include tile, stained glass, smalti, broken china (pique assiette), beads, stones, crystals, shells, pebbles and jewelry.
Flatbread: quick, simple, delicious. Includes a recipe for zucchini topping, Mexican flatbread, and traditional pizza. Also makes savory crackers that are thin, crispy, and dippable.
Mosaic garden stones add color and charm to any corner of your flower beds and gardens. They can be any size and depict a butterfly, dragonfly, flowers, bugs, or a colorful design like a spiral.
Cheesy Grits and Black Eyed Peas good luck casserole. Jalapeno and serrano peppers add bite. Made with Penzeys spices. Great for cookouts, pot lucks, and barbecues, a must-have for New Year's Day.
Great homemade brownies, quick and easy, much better than boxed. Includes a review of the Baker's Edge brownie pan, a wonderful versatile pan that ensures that each brownie has a crispy edge.
A story of a bird rescue. A quirky peach-faced lovebird became our beloved pet. The story of Pinky Joe and Tao the Tuxedo cat, two of our most charming and beloved pets, gone but not forgotten.
Gift list for young teen or pre-teen, discussion of Vera Bradley bags, Urban Decay makeup and list of birthday gift suggestions.
Wonderful homemade pumpkin cheesecake, subtle, mild, perfect for the holidays. It has a graham cracker crust, toasted pecans, crystallized ginger, and a light and fabulous pumpkin cheesecake middle.
A dream of life and death; the story of what happens to our spirits when we die; a story told in living shimmering iridescent colors that illustrate and celebrate the intensity of the human existence.
Wedi board is a great substrate for mosaic art, light weight, rigid, waterproof, does not warp or require sealing, and can be used outdoors. Example: an outdoor sign for South Austin Music store.
A tutorial on how to mosaic a styrofoam ball instead of a bowling ball to create a stunning art piece or a gazing ball using broken tile and jewelry. The result is lightweight and easy to display.
The painted bunting, a beautiful addition to bird watching in Central Texas, may be the most beautiful bird in North America. Colors of blue, yellow, red, and green are pure and unbelievable.
Jewelry made in China and imported to the US is composed of as much as 90% of the dangerous heavy metal CADMIUM.
Written by someone who has killed many houseplants, this article extolls the virtues of the ZZ plant, the easiest and prettiest houseplant ever! Glossy, tough, healthy leaves and minimal requirements
Simple, hearty, delicious, homemade party food, including a menu, recipes, and shopping list. These easy to serve recipes and methods have been tried and true in our family for over 40 years.
Making a mosaic on mesh first before its final application saves time and effort and makes it easy to ship or transport. Step-by-step instructions how to mosaic on mesh, how to install, how to ship
The Moon is our mysterious and constant companion. Some facts about the Moon, along with a poem and pictures of mosaic art pieces by Silva, "The Cow Jumped Over the Moon" & "Artemis, Night and Day."
A creative way to use broken costume jewelry in a beautiful mosaic art piece. Look for single earrings and rhinestone brooches at thrift shops and garage sales. Combine with stained glass and tile.
Sociopaths can ruin your life. Review this list of traits and analyze your new friend's personality and history before you become too involved. Learn how to spot narcissistic behavior. Be smart!
A mountain lion stalked me one dark summer night in Central Texas. Ten years old, walking home from a friend's, I heard a heavy padding behind me in the gravel. The hair rose on the back of my neck.
There are an estimated 4,000 tigers in captivity in Texas, more than in the wild in India, a dangerous situation for citizens; a cruel situation for the animals. Sanctuaries are running out of room.
Here's a list of French cooking terms and their definitions that are used the world over, not just in France. Many of these French cooking terms are now standard in the English speaking world.
My skydive at San Marcos, Texas was a major highlight of my life. When I was 55, I decided to do it, even though I was terrified, and I am so glad. It was the most exciting yet peaceful experience.
Make salad that's crisp, clean, fresh, and healthy. Avoid E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria. How to select, prepare, and store salads. Includes a recipe for dressing like Olive Garden's.
Lead and cadmium from dinnerware can be absorbed by children! Lead accumulates in bones where it displaces calcium. Cadmium can cause kidney disease and lung damage, cancer, and fragile bones.
The Benini Art Museum Sculpture Ranch is one of the best Central Texas road trips! Close to both Austin and San Antonio, a beautiful drive and FREE admission. Amazing outdoor sculptures and art.
Galveston Island fun-filled beach front, historic downtown district, Schlitterbahn & Moody Gardens. Free ferry runs every few minutes. Excellent food. The Original Mexican Cafe is located downtown.
Beautiful mosaic mixed-media guitar, named "Rhythm and Blues," salvaging an old beat-up stove-in cracked guitar that was thrown away. Gorgeous blue stained glass, dichroic glass and found objects.
How to mosaic stairs risers, back splashes, or fireplace surrounds, using plexiglass as a substrate. These stair risers are removable! Mosaic adds color and individuality to your home or public space
How to create mosaic art, a guide to techniques, tools, design, indoor vs. outdoor materials, substrates, tesserae, color, adhesives, sealers, and delving into the mysteries of grout.