Halloween is coming up and if you have kids who like to make decorations for this holiday, you’re going to love these 11 craft projects. They are super easy, easy enough for the kids to do, and most don’t require any specialty items. Items like scissors, cardstock, markers, flour, water, empty glass jars; everyday items […]
Toothpaste can do everything from cleaning jewelry to fixing glass coffee tables (and of course clean your teeth!) Some of the ingredients in toothpaste makes it suitable for polishing, cleaning and deodorizing.
I had never made a frittata before and now that I know how easy it is, this will become a staple in our home for a quick, easy and inexpensive meal. You can of course substitute any vegetables or cheese you have on hand to use up leftovers. We completed the meal with twice cooked potatoes with fresh herbs and sausage….all for approximately $5.28….that’s less than $1.50 per person! You could make this for breakfast, lunch, dinner or brunch.
The weather is cooler, the leaves are changing color or falling from their branches, and a lot of the summer blooms have faded and died. A lot of us might think raking up leaves is the only garden job we need to do at this point but actually, by doing a few more simple and fairly […]
LAST MONTH…We have 4 cats and because last year I tossed out a couple of ratty pet beds, I was in the market for some new ones. They actually prefer plain old cardboard boxes but with the weather cooling down, I wanted something with a bit of warmth against the hardwood floors and tile. Well, […]
One of my favorite things to do when we travel is to check out all the local thrift or consignment stores, which thank goodness, my husband doesn’t mind (as long as we don’t spend too much time doing it!) But he’s always a good sport about it, especially when we can find some cool vintage […]
I enjoy decorating for the holidays, especially when it comes to Halloween. What I don’t like is spending tons of money on decorations and finding storage space for items I use only once a year. I do buy an item or two every year to add to my “basic” collection, items that are made specifically […]
Entertaining during the holidays doesn’t mean you have to go to a lot of trouble. Sure you can throw a party or host a formal dinner, which will require more time and money, or simply invite friends over for cocktails, games, and munchies. If we’re having a large number of people over I will ask […]
This meal not only sounds like an autumn meal, it tastes like one. And pairing a hearty soup and flavorful salad makes for a healthy, no-fuss meal….perfect for this time of year. The creamy apple and pecan recipe can be stuffed in pitas or simply served as a salad. If you like, you could add […]
I know it might be a bit early to start talking anything Halloween but I wanted to try an experiment on preserving Jack-O-Lanterns and share tips early enough so when you buy and carve your pumpkins, you’ll already have them. CHOOSING A PUMPKIN – Look for relatively blemish-free and un-gouged skin. (Gouges will rot faster […]
I have seen a lot of cute DIY projects but the following ideas, using dresser drawers, are some of my favorite. These are perfect projects for old dressers you were going to sell or donate, broken dressers that still have the drawers, or dressers you can pick up for next to nothing at a thrift […]
Who knew uncooked rice was so useful? From cleaning coffee pots to facial masks, this pantry staple is really versatile!
Another fabulous recipe you can custom-design to your liking. With the toppings I added, two pizzas came in at a little over $8. This would obviously change, depending on what you add. Easy Homemade Pizza – Prep Time: about 1 hour, which includes dough rising Cook Time: 10-15 minutes Serves: 4 for approx. $8.06 Basic […]
Football season’s here. For some, eating “game night” food and getting together with friends, having a drink or two while you enjoy the game is what a lot of fans like to do. If you have a tendency to do this, week after week during the season, chances are your waistline will expand and you’ll be […]
I love decorating with items from nature. In the summer I use flowers and herbs from my yard and in the fall; leaves, pinecones and autumn grasses fill my vases. It doesn’t cost a lot and I like bringing the “outdoors” inside. Thanks to Meghan from Babysitting.net for this great article that includes 24 different […]
It’s no secret I love animals and have had pets my entire life. I can’t imagine not having a pet as part of our family.
I saw this article on how to get rid of stains on carpet and furniture and found the tips interesting.
Tobacco, coffee, tea, wine, and many other things, including certain fruits and vegetables, can stain your teeth and make them look yellow. There are quite a few teeth whitening strips, gels, and pastes on the market but they can be expensive. Of course getting your teeth cleaned at the dentist will help get your smile […]
This is such a great idea and so simple to do. If you have children and crayons, odds are, you have a collection of broken crayons or crayons so short, it’s hard for little fingers to use. Instead of tossing them out, you can melt them down and create “new” crayons in whatever fun shapes […]
Once a year I go through various drawers and cabinets, checking for items that have expired, like spices or medications. This past week I spent time exploring all the medicine cabinets and was surprised at just how many items were past their expiration dates. It was a bit disheartening too at the amount of bottles […]