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Holiday Tip #1

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

    Use a hat as a tree topper. If you have pets or small children and you’re just not willing to risk great-grandma’s angel or that blown glass star, consider using a winter hat as a tree topper.  You could use a store bought Santa or elf hat, or you could simply recycle one […]


Saturday, November 26th, 2011

It’s been a long time since I posted here. I’d like to say it’s because I was busy, or just couldn’t find the time. The truth is, I’m lazy and there hasn’t been much going on around here. Well, Steph is in college and Bill went off to the Navy last August, so I have […]

Brothers at arms….length

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Let me preface this by saying that I am, by no means, a great seamstress.  My mother was exactly that.  She could whip up a new party dress, a suit for my father, or upholster the couch and in each case, the results would be stunning.  I live in fear of zippers.  I dread darts.  […]

Free Recipe Cards

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

We’ve been really busy here lately, so I haven’t posted much.  I feel bad about that.  Really.  I just haven’t had the time.  For now, I have ten recipe cards for you to use.  These were created from stock images I bought for other projects, clipart, original graphics, and of course, the wonderful scrap sets […]

Change is in the air

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

I’m not talking about fall, either.  Change is everywhere and if there’s one thing I hate, it’s change.  I grew up in a house where the furniture was never re-arranged, where neighbors never moved, where nothing whatever changed for 15 years.  Now, everything’s changing. Fall is coming, that’s true.  For me, it signals an end […]

Indian Summer Festival

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

I hate living in my town.  For those of you who don’t know, I live in a tiny place called Hertford, North Carolina.  It was founded some 400 years ago and it hasn’t progressed any since.  It’s about as backward a place as you could ever find in this country, reminiscent of days gone by.  […]

What to plant when you’re not good with plants

Friday, September 4th, 2009

For years, my house and yard were littered with dead plants.  It’s not because I don’t take care of them.  I try.  I really do.  I read up on them and tend to them.  Still, they end up as dry, brown husks, flopping over the pots.  My father’s people were Nebraska farmers and my mother’s […]

Video killed the holiday stars

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

When I was a kid, the one sure way to know that the holidays were coming was to look in the TV Guide.  Once you saw “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” listed, you knew for sure the holiday season had started.  So, you planned your week around that one night.  Your best friend HAD […]

Crack Man cometh!

Friday, August 15th, 2008

So, our toilet broke.  This isn’t the first toilet we’ve had that’s broken, but this one broke in just about every way a toilet can break.  The handle broke.  No prob, because we attached a nice red cable tie to the flushy thing.  I use the term “flushy thing” because toilets no longer use ballcocks […]

Why won’t Johnny work?

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

You know, I lived in rural Florida in the 60s.  Things were slow, backward, a little off.  But here in rural North Carolina, it’s an entirely different story.  If you need anything that can’t be bought at Walmart, you have to drive 60 miles to get it.  Even the simplest of tasks becomes a month-long […]

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