Our DIY Tree Log Planter was featured on the Rachael Ray Show!Our Japanese Loquat tree is in full bloom ... and tastes SO GOOD!Title: Rhodesian Ridgebacks at Play ... starring Minnie-Me and Bigger-Me.♥ this wheelbarrow is b-u-r-s-t-i-n-g with Moss Roses!Get yourself organized with a DIY ball cap storage system.

Using Ketchup Packets as Ice Packs

– Posted in: TIPS
Using Ketchup Packets as Ice Packs

Remember the last time you went to a fast-food place and asked for some ketchup?  Most of the time you don't receive just one packet; rather, it is usually several (or a handful).  Have you been tossing out all the extras?  From now on - don't throw them away; throw them in your freezer!   The ketchup packets fit perfectly on… Read More

How to Freeze Fresh Fruit

– Posted in: Food, TIPS
How to Freeze Fresh Fruit

Learning how to freeze fresh fruit is easy! Now is the perfect time to freeze these colorful jewels, especially since they are so plentiful during this time of the year.  Fruit is cheaper during the summer, so it only makes sense to purchase it while the prices are low. Cobblers and pies are just a few… Read More

Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival 2015

– Posted in: Things To Do, THRILLS

The Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival on Clearwater Beach starts April 17, 2015 and continues until April 26, 2015.  With ten days of sugar sand and ten nights of incredible sunsets, this annual event celebrates the beautiful white sugar sand beaches of our area.  The festival features artisans, crafters, street performers, movies, and live entertainment. All proceeds benefit… Read More

Lowry Park Zoo Volunteer Opportunities

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Lowry Park Zoo, Tampa FL

Did you know that animal lovers worldwide donate approximately 3 million hours of their time each year to zoos and aquariums?  Duties range from caring for the animals to assisting with exhibits and more. Right here in Tampa we have the #1 Zoo in the USA for kids, rated by Parents and Child Magazines!  It… Read More

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Centerpiece

– Posted in: Food, Fostoria American
Chocolate Covered Strawberries - making them is so easy!

The Easter Bunny recently dropped by our house, bearing delicious chocolate covered strawberries.  When I asked him if preparing them was hard, he said "No, it only took a few minutes."  Standing proudly, he said "Keep the strawberries in the refrigerator to help preserve them, and this will also harden the chocolate nicely.  In the morning, take… Read More