Hiking in the San Bernardino Mountains in February.
Going to Joshua Tree National Park.
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.
The beauty of enjoyment of garden photography.
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.
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...
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...
Looking at palm trees in Southern California.
Grid drawings - learn how to draw a cat
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
Funny real life scenarios and situaitons.
How to make a simple Valentine card.
Being thrifty and saving money.
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.
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.
Replying to comments.
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.
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.
Songs to put under your Christmas tree.
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...
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.