January 12, 2021

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A leopard gecko on a sandy surface.

Gecko PhotosGeckos can be found all across the world in tropical and subtropical climates. A few types make great pets, including the popular leopard gecko.


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Preventing Slippery Shampoo BottlesI have a hard time holding onto the wide shampoo bottles with wet hands. I saw an empty syrup bottle. It has rings around the top and is not as wide at the top. I emptied my shampoo into it. Now I can securely hold on to it in the shower.


A can organizer being used for craft supplies.

Can Organizer for Craft SuppliesMy daughter went another way with her pantry recently, and gave me three of these. I hoped they would have worked in my pantry but when one door closes...


Combining the two boxes into one.

Combining Snacks to Save SpaceI recently went to the dollar tree and found these snack breakfast bars. When I got them home, I realized that each one had 5 packettes in them. But they were taking up almost no room. So, I opened them both and saw I could fit all 10 in one package. I saved room in the pantry and they didn't flop around in the box and get broken.


A turkey carcass being cut into smaller pieces.

You Can Cut a Frozen TurkeyDue to the virus, it will just be my husband and me for Thanksgiving. I purchased the smallest turkey breast I could find, but even that is too much. Both of us prefer the taste of turkey the first day. Since the meat was already frozen, the butcher at the store was unable to cut it.



Two caterpillars with teal and yellow markings.

Colorful CaterpillarsThese caterpillars are an unusual color, teal blue, and so are the bright pink and green leaves in the background. Very vibrant and colorful!


A plate containing a cooked Toad in the Hole

Toad in the HoleA fun breakfast for kids to make and eat.



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Computer Program For Organizing Photos?Please recommend a program that effectively deals with duplicate photos and documents; a program to use for the many photos , sort and ID, with facial recognition software. I am last of family and near 80 , I need to get this underway. Thanks so much. I have followed you for many years and appreciate all you do.


A room with brown walls.

Curtain Color Advice?What color curtains would match theses walls with brown leather furniture?


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Cooking Noodles?Do you dry the noodles afterwards?


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