Hiking in the San Bernardino Mountains in February.
Going to Joshua Tree National Park.
Hiking on the north side of the San Bernardino Mountains.
December in the San Bernardino Mountains.
How to grind up fresh organic rosemary and Greek oregano. Works with non-organic herbs too!
Get ideas and step-by-step instructions on making fun and colorful Christmas ornaments out of canning jar lids.
Creating a colored pencil drawing of Mount Baldy at sunset.
Learn how to draw this iconic symbol of southern California to create a fun card!
Drawing a picture of roses.
Do you like to garden and/or draw? If so, then many of the plants and flowers in your garden can serve as inspiration for your art projects. This year I have started another container garden, and I used the marigolds as the subject for my latest...
The view of the San Bernardino Mountains.
In the U.S., many people send Easter cards to family and friends who live far away when they cannot see each other during this holiday season. Here's a pop-up card everyone will enjoy getting.
Make glittery Christmas cards.
What kind of Christmas gift are you thinking about buying for the woman/women in your life who like to walk? Not everyone enjoys wearing heels, and I can attest to being one since I am a pedestrian who prefers my flats over platforms every day of...
Back in the spring of 1999 I was in English history course covering the years from 1500 to 1789, and here is one of the papers, I wrote for that class. As I look back, it is fascinating to see what I wrote, and a few things I learned in those days....
The view of Grass Valley Lake up in the San Bernardino Mountains. Photo by J Hanna Self-portrait taken out at Grass Valley Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains. Photo by J Hanna Grass Valley Lake is a small lake located in the San Bernardino...
Wood burning palm tree silhouettes on a box.
Drawing a picture of a forest scene at sunset is a stimulating art project for people who enjoy creating landscapes. I love to draw because in our modern world it is the one thing we can still do without a machine. Yes, I used a camera and a...
I do enjoy going to amusement parks, but not with a large group of people. Honestly, I always enjoy going with my family, or just a couple of people. I am more of a small group kind of person, and when you are finally in your thirties, I think you...
Creating a container garden.
Looking at palm trees in Southern California.
Pictures of Lake Arrowhead, California.
Grid drawings - learn how to draw a cat
How to make a butterfly birthday card.
Art is not for everyone, but I use my drawings, paintings, and photography as a way to reminiscence about some of the favorite places I have traveled to. Of course if my income allowed me to visit Waikiki once a year I would do that, but with my...
Back in 1998 I took a history course about Colonial America, which heavily focused on the religious beliefs of the settlers in the original thirteen colonies. Whereas the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam was devoted to religious tolerance at the...
Frying plantains in corn oil and other food ideas.
Halloween is the perfect time of year to make a pop-up card with a spooky black cat theme. Anyone who reads my arts and crafts hubs knows I am a big DIYer, so rather than buy a mass produced card at the store, I will try and persuade you to make...
How to draw a desert landscape.
Riding the school bus was a rite of passage that marked the transition from pre-school to kindergarten for me. Back in 1982 I had started attending pre-school because my mom thought this would be a good enrichment opportunity, and during that time...
Do you love drawings of dogs? I have fond memories of my childhood dogs, and I love to commemorate the memory of my pets by drawing pictures of them. Three years ago I drew a picture of my dog lady, and this past fall I painted a portrait of my dog...
Handmade Valentine's Day gifts are a great way to share your sentiment with a loved one. Not only are handcrafted gifts affordable, but these also allow you to express your creativity. Try making a card for a friend, or even create a cross stitched...
How to get over a breakup.
Not sure when this all began, but I have formed a mania for creating cross stitched magnets for my fridge. Actually I can pin-point this back to the Fall of 2007 when I purchase a roll of magnetic tape from the Walmart craft department. I have...
How can I find a boyfriend in a chatroom?
This article go over how to make a cat Christmas card.
Flaunting infidelity: a short fiction story.
If you've ever wanted to paint a picture of your dog but found it intimidating, follow these simple steps to tackle this project!
How to make a cat card.
How to buy the right eyeglasses.
How to find a boyfriend, and why you might not want one.
Summer time is near and people will be entertaining friends and family. Why have boring mass produced coasters for your guests when you can make something colorful and fun? Coasters are a great way to keep drinks from making those unsightly rings...
Do you like to give cards to people? Do you like to pay extra just for a little greeting card some people are most likely to throw away? Personally I like to save my greeting cards, but I have seen many people toss these in the trash as if these...
How to make a shell necklace.
Painting a picture for your mom is a thoughtful and creative mother's day gift. This project will be of a moderate cost because you have to buy a canvas, paintbrushes, and paint. However, if you are like me you probably already have these supplies...
How to make a fake pearl bracelet with safety pins.
Instead of printing out pre-made shamrocks and clovers, learn to draw your own! This craft is great for decorating and could easily be done by a group of kids in a classroom setting.
The old hubpages profile and how it looked back in 2009.
Funny real life scenarios and situaitons.
How to make a simple Valentine card.
Being thrifty and saving money.
If you enjoy making crafts then this special Valentine's Day hub is for you. In this hub I will show you how to make a cross stitched heart shaped magnet, which is a pretty nifty way to put a love note on the fridge for your paramour. Just imagine...
Do you want to find a pen pal from another country, or just from another part of your country? There are ways you can meet new pen pal friends online, as long as you play it cautious and safe.
Curvy women are sexy, too.
The Notebook: the movie vs the book
We hear all the time about how men are visual creatures and women overall are more attracted to one's personality. Although both sexes can fall into these categories, I think all humans are a combination of both, which can be good and bad. It is...
How to make a candy cane bookmark/holiday ornament.
How to make Christmas cards online with Zazzle.
Should I wait to break up with my boyfriend until after the holidays?
Replying to comments.
On the Internet over the last couple of years there seems to be a proliferation of the word ignorant, and often it is overused. Do you remember in high school when your teacher suggested using a thesaurus to use a new word? Often there are more...
There is a segment of the population who has completely given up on dating and is happier for it. Sometimes this only a temporary measure for a few weeks, or sometimes this is an indefinite amount of time that could last for months or years. ...
Another evacuation in Lake Arrowhead.
I love to make crafts and many of these are girly, but of course all crafts can be tailored to a boy's taste. However, I think there is a niche for girly crafts and I enjoy writing about this topic, so I have decided to produce yet another how-to...
How to be a non-tourist traveler.
Stay healthy by walking more and driving less.
How to style long hair into waves, curls, and braids.
How to make a pop-up card step by step.
Going to the LA County Fair.
Songs to put under your Christmas tree.
How to make a paper snowflake.
You met a person that seems nice online at first, but then he or she starts to annoy you by sending random instant messages at all hours of the day. Now what used to be a fun activity is dreaded because you never know when that next instant message...
Do you really want to spend time trying to "figure out" what your significant other is "thinking" about the relationship? It is better to have the expectation that in the beginning both of you will talk things out and will pretty much be on the same...
Should you spend money on a dating site?
Making fun stationery designs.
Book review of The Kite Runner.
How to make simple jewelry
Why does my friend make me feel inferior.
How the 1960's changed America and the world.
How to make a large and simple salad.
Of all of Colleen McCullough's novels, The Thorn Birds made the greatest impact on my ideas of what a great novel should be. I was drawn into the story and could not put it down until I finished it a week later. McCullough takes a turbulent cast of...
The Indian Rock Camp sign photographed in December of 2011. Photo by J Hanna Plaque Dedicated to the Indian Rock Camp. I took this picture in 2002. Lake Arrowhead is a community in the San Bernardino Mountains that tourists love to visit. Most...
Watching Senfeld nevergets old.
Facebook dating tips.
How to learn wood burning.
Please tell me how I can meet people in free yahoo chat rooms.