October 3, 2012

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Selecting Green Cleaning ProductsThis is a page about selecting green cleaning products. Trying to find a green cleaning product that is truly green and will work to your satisfaction can be frustrating and sometimes misleading.


Woman wearing a handmade apron.

Making an ApronThis is a page about making an apron. Making an apron for yourself or as a gift is a fun project, whether you use a pattern or use your own unique design.


Dirty Dishes in Sink

Cleaning Kitchen UtensilsThis is a page about cleaning kitchen utensils. Some of our favorite, often used, kitchen utensils can be difficult to clean.


Sweet and Sour Chicken on White Plate

Sweet and Sour Chicken RecipesThis page contains sweet and sour chicken recipes. A favorite Chinese American dish is sweet and sour chicken. Make this delicious meal yourself for dinner tonight.


Making Homemade Pickles

Making Homemade PicklesThis is a page about making homemade pickles. Homemade pickles are an easy to make family favorite.


Googly eye cake

Making A Googly Eye CakeLooking for a fun Halloween party or birthday cake idea? Make a googly eye cake, it will make you smile. This is a page about making a googly eye cake.


Apple shaped and stemmed glass dishes after cleaning.

Removing Cloudy Film on GlassMineral deposits and detergents can build up on glass and result in an ugly white film. This is a page about removing cloudy film on glass.


Couscous in Bowl

Recipes Using CouscousThese tiny, not quite pasta, granules cook up fluffy and are great as part of a main dish, salad, or seasoned and served as a side. This page contains recipes using couscous.



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Jazzed Up RiceThis is a great side for just about any meal. The extra step of browning the rice in oil first adds such a wonderful nutty layer of flavor to this dish.


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Dijon Spiced Parmesan TomatoesWonderful as an appetizer, side dish or loaded onto toasted bagels. Yum!



Special occasion card with pink patchwork pink squares and pansies.

Patchwork Card Gift SetUse leftover pieces of pink patterned papers and a matching piece of leftover floral gift wrap to make this gift, to thank a special teacher for a job well done. The teacher can then use these cards for special occasions in her own life, such as birthday cards for friends or family.


pink and white bloom

Blooming Christmas CactusI have grown Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera) for many years. Living in a mild and temperate climate, I get blooms a few times a year, and the colors are magnificent.


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Freshen Garbage Disposal With LemonsI've always put used cut up lemons in my garbage disposal to freshen it. I know that ice cubes are supposed to do that too, but they also are good to sharpen the disposal.


Buzzards (Asseteague Island, Maryland)

Buzzards (Asseteague Island, Maryland)While taking a road trip to the beach I was lucky to catch these huge buzzards lined up on this fence. What a great fall sight!


Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

Gulf Fritillary ButterflyIsn't it amazing and wonderful the exhibits we can view in Museums? When our Grandsons come from Ireland to visit we always visit our Museum of Natural History. They love it!


Small black and white dog with a blue toy.

Flenters (Jack Russell Mix breed)Flenters is my 9 year old Jack Russell mix breed. I got Flenters when he was only 4 days old. His eyes were still closed and his ears still flat against his head.


Crockpot Rice and Beans

Making Crockpot Rice and BeansThis video shows you how to make crockpot rice and beans.



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Choosing a Dentist?How do I find a trusted dental professional in New York?


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Removing Sharpie from a Wooden Lamp Base?I have an oak lamp table that is stained, but not varnished. The top has sort of a butcher block affect. My granddaughter drew all over it with a black Sharpie marker.


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Disabling a Smoke Detector Behind a Wall Remodel?Does anyone have any idea on how I might be able to disable a smoke detector that was left between the walls during a remodel? We just bought the home and the previous owner isn't much help.


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Buying Biz Detergent in Arizona?I am unable to find Biz at Walmart, Krogers, or Albertson's in my area, Yuma, Arizona. Do you know where I can find it?


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Applying Brown Paper Bag Wallpaper?I did my office walls using this technique (brown paper bag wallpaper) two days ago. What do you suggest as far as using as a stain to give it more depth and also, (the biggest question) what do you seal it with?


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Cleaning Build Up on Cabinets?My cabinets have stains, grit, and dirt build up over 30 years. How do I remove it without stripping the cabinets?


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Internet Speed Requirements for Using Skype?Right now I have AT&T high speed internet and I use


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