Earth Day, The Greener The Better!

Did you know that because plastic water bottles and cups are shielded from sunlight in landfills, they will not decompose for thousands of years?

Can liners save lives!

We’re all guilty of  adding  just one more bit of  garbage to the already  overstuffed trash, keeping fingers crossed that the bag doesn’t burst as we roll the can out to the sidewalk or dumpster. 

The Calm Before The Storm

Hurricane Season is once again upon us. While some will mark this time as uneventful, many of us will be gearing up for the worst. Regardless of whether you are laughing in the face of danger or going into full on panic mode right now, there are a few basic things that you need to…

Cinco de Mayo!

Planning a party for Cinco de Mayo? What a better place to get your party supplies! No matter what type of party you’re planning, we got the goods for you! Wine glasses, margarita glasses, plates, servers…we got it all, and probably stuff you didn’t think you needed. I’m not a “big” party planner, meaning I…

The Art of Silverware

If I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again – I love art work that uses unusual mediums. Not just art work either, but repurposed items too. Give me a tin coffee can and the best I can do is nail it to some driftwood and call it a planter, so people who can turn flatware into…

Picnic on Earth Day!

Monday is Earth Day, a day to raise social consciousness about our lovely and bountiful home planet. I could go into the politics about Earth Day, but I really don’t want to ruin anyone’s day. I’m not the best environmentally conscious person out there, but I do try to be cognizant of my and my…

Spring has Sprung (finally)!!

Ah, spring. Days of warming, and nights of mildness, with flowers and trees starting to bud. No doubt about it, Spring is a beautiful season! Seedlings are being planted in the north, and down here in the south, they are being transplanted into the outdoors, reading to spread cheer to all. I love gardens and…

The Versatile Mason Jar

People my age and older know of the original intended use of a mason jar, and that was for storing vegetables and fruits that had been preserved at home. Rural farmsteads and homes usually had vegetable gardens and fruit trees, and housewives canned or “put up” their own vegetables, fruits, jams, jellies, and other food…

Camping Time!

Well, maybe not for our northern friends, but down here in Florida its perfect camping weather! Camping supplies are being unearthed from the garage, tents set up in back yards to be aired out, and grills are being scraped clean, ready for campsite burgers and steaks. Bring on the s’mores, it’s time to camp! When…

Baby, Its Cold Outside…Time for Heaters!

It’s starting to get cold outside and furnaces and fireplaces are firing up all over the country (pun intended), even here in Florida. Believe it or not, we do have fireplaces and whole-house heating systems in South Florida, but down here its too much trouble to get a fireplace going for a cold front that’ll…

Science Fair Time!

It’s that time of the year when parents everywhere are rushing around to craft and hobby stores, looking for presentation boards and round foam balls they can turn into planets. Or they’re making papier mache volcanos, or getting zapped by static electricity experiments. It’s Science Fair time! When I was a kid, I loved science….

Happy Fall Ya’ll!!

Well, a day early anyway, but since I’m not here on Saturday’s and Sunday’s to write this wonderful blog, I figured its better early than late. And since this is my absolute favorite time of the year, I thought, Hey! What a great blog to write! There is just something perfect about autumn. In September,…