August 2, 2018

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Decorated cake with icing roses.

Making Roses for Decorated CakesFrosting can be piped into a variety of floral designs, including roses. This is a page about making roses for decorated cakes.


Cherry cobbler bars on a cookie sheet.

Cherry Cobbler BarsThese bars are reminiscent of this summertime favorite. This page contains recipes for cherry cobbler bars.


Spicy Chicken with Peanuts

Spicy Chicken with PeanutsPeanuts pair well with spicy flavors in this delicious chicken dish. This page contains a recipe for spicy chicken with peanuts.


Old Hardware store front.

Shopping at Locally Owned Hardware StoresKeep your money in your local area by supporting your neighbors' shop. This is a page about shopping at locally owned hardware stores.


Bear in an old rusty boat on the shore.

Bear JokesYou just never know when a bear story will tickle your funny bone. This page contains bear jokes.


Spicy Pickled Cucumbers

Spicy Pickled Cucumbers RecipeGive traditional pickles a kick with this robust version. This page contains a recipe for spicy pickled cucumbers.



Recycled Ice Cream Box into Giftbox

Recycled Ice Cream Box into GiftboxIt's summer time which means our freezers probably have some ice cream. If you do, save your ice cream packaging to reuse as gift boxes!


Louie (Beagle) - after diet

Louie (Beagle)My husband and I adopted Louie from the Huntsville animal shelter, here in North Alabama. Louie loves to shred every toy he gets! However, that does not stop him from playing with the carcasses of the toys he has de-stuffed.


A price tag at a grocery store for apricots for 98 cents.

Snap Photos of Grocery Items PurchasedLately, I have been snapping quick photos of all the items I place in my grocery cart that I will be purchasing because accidental price errors can occur at check out.


A purple Wandering Jew in a tricycle themed planter.

Purple Wandering JewYou don't have to have a green thumb to grow Wandering Jew. I purchased this plant from Walmart in April. I have thinned it several times. I made a hanging basket and gave it to a friend, added a few sprigs around my Lantana plant and also pitched it over the deck railing behind a bush just to get rid of it. That little bit took root and it is spreading.


A coat rack with hanging onions, potatoes and extra plastic bags.

Making Use of a Coat Rack in SummerThe hall coat rack was not serving much purpose after I removed the coats so I started using it to hang onions, potatoes, plastic bags and my apron.


Naïve House Unisex Birthday Card - finished card

Naïve House Unisex Birthday CardHere is an easy birthday card that can be gifted to either a male or a female recipient.


Decorated Flower Vase - decorated flower vase

Decorated Flower VaseThis a tip about decorating a flower vase. You will need: any kind of vase, decorations of your choice, a glue gun, glue sticks, and ribbon.


hand held filled Taco

Homemade Taco SeasoningYou can make non-spicy/kid friendly homemade taco seasoning. It is quick and an easy meal to make.



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Repairing the Lift Crank on a Jayco Popup Trailer?The lift crank is pulling away from body of my Jayco pop up tent trailer. What do I do?


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Dogs Keep Trying to Escape from the Yard?We have 2 dogs, a brother and sister who are both fixed and a little over a year old. They're medium sized mixed breed dogs that we got from our local shelter. We've had them for almost a year now and in the last 3 weeks they are trying to escape the backyard. It is fenced.


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Invitations and Food for 50th Birthday Party?I will be having my 50th birthday in September. I am known of cooking food (for clerks) at work for my birthday. So, I wanted to cook for everybody at work (for clerks and carriers this time). I need ideas on how to make a simple invitations.


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Getting Bitten By Invisible Bugs at Night?Okay, in a nutshell. I am getting bitten at least 3 to 5 times a night by something. We have searched for bed bugs and mosquitoes and no luck. We have found a few big gnats and caught them in the vinegar, but I'm getting bitten by ones I can't see. It's mainly at night and it's mainly me. My husband gets a couple.


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Fixing Too Bright Hair Dye Color?I am naturally a dark blonde/mousey colour which I've never been happy with. I've been dyeing it a natural ginger/auburn colour for about a year now, which I love.


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Value of a Winselmann 1868 One Hand Sewing Machine?I have a Winselmann 1 hand sewing machine 1868. It is in excellent condition.


Identifying a Bug in the House - small dark colored shiny bug

Identifying a Bug in the House?What type of bug is this. I found a dozen in my room tonight. The windows have been open. It doesn't fly.


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Home Care Business Name?Is it misleading to have the word health in the name of my home care agency? I see that in most business names the word health is omitted. Should I change my name because it has the word health in it ie., Patterson Cares Home Health?


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Caring for a Puppy with Parvo?My dog is 7 months old. She was exposed to parvo. She has been sick for almost a week, she hasn't stopped drinking water, but she hasn't eaten. I have been forcing chicken broth and Pedialyte trying to keep her hydrated. What else can I do help her get the nutrition that she needs to get better until she starts eating again?


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Using Baking Soda to Increase the pH of Pool Water?I have a 10'x8' above ground pool. I want to use baking soda in place of bromide to increase the pH level. When adding baking soda to bring up the pH level in your pool, how much do you add to start with? My pH level is way down!


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