snow on pine trees

Autumn clean up around the house

Okay, so we had our first snowfall - a light dusting but enough to let us know that fall is giving way soon to winter. So as usual I am now rushing around to get things in the yard  & house, making things ready for winter, like: Birds baths cleaned, bowls inside (since they are [...]

laundry symbols

How to Understand a Laundry Label

Have you ever searched an item of clothing looking for the care label?  Sure, we all have.  Have you ever wondered what those little symbols on the label mean?  Me neither, I look for the "wash cool, tumble dry" part. Imagine my surprise to run across an advertisement for a laundry product, and there is [...]

buying in large quantities

13 Things to Buy in Bulk

I only go to a big box store or Walmart a few times a year, and when I do I stock up in bulk on some items.  I also have found I can order some things on Amazon  Prime cheaper in bulk, then buying from my local market.  And I don't even spend money on [...]

A vacuum that handles pet hair!

I haven't done a product review before, but I just have to tell you about the new vacuum I bought.  Exciting, I know... so some basic facts first. I have two long haired Border collies, 4 cats, and a husband who works in construction and outside in general.  So it doesn't take much imagination to [...]

Container Gardening

Anyone can do container gardening - on a table, in a window, on a deck or porch or in a garden setting. From the smallest, maybe a pot of two of herbs in a window, to a garden that is 25 x 40'....if you want to have some fresh plants, herbs or flowers, I am [...]