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Halloween Eyeball Ice Cubes

– Posted in: Fall Season, Halloween
Halloween | Eyeball Ice Cubes

Are you looking for an easy party idea for your next Halloween celebration?  If so, serving Halloween Eyeball Ice Cubes with your delicious beverages will certainly be a nice trick or treat for all your party guests!  They are extremely easy to prepare, and will provide a festive display.  The shape of the eyeballs are… Read More

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

– Posted in: Recipes
Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

While we all know that there are wonderful store-bought spaghetti sauces to choose from, there just is no comparison when it comes to homemade!  From browning the meat to cutting up the ripe vegetables – homemade is far fresher than store-bought.  If you don’t like chopping up the veggies (or think it just takes too… Read More

Cuban Buttercup

– Posted in: Gardening, Summer Season
Flowers | Cuban Buttercup

The Cuban Buttercup, or Turneria ulmifolia, is a cheerful and colorful perennial that sprouts up in our yard every year.  We bought one plant several years ago, and ever since we have had new plants popping up in different areas of the landscape.  It loves to grow wild, and reseeds itself with extreme ease!  The… Read More

Use a Cake Stand for Perfume Organization

– Posted in: Tips, Thrills & Tales
Use a Cake Stand for Perfume Organization

Finding alternate uses for household items is always a good thing.  It’s even better when it involves something pretty – like collectible glass treasures.  Cake stands, specifically, give us the added benefit of using vertical space that is often wasted.  The added height of a cake stand is beneficial when arranging a grouping – especially… Read More

Wash your Vintage Dishes using Sink Mats

– Posted in: Tips, Thrills & Tales
Wash and protect vintage dishes using sink mats.

Being an avid collector of vintage glass, I know how important it is to take good care of these treasures.  There are times, though, when the job of washing them can be a risky business.  Have you ever been washing dishes … when suddenly, a dish slides right out of your hand?  This happens most… Read More

Turning an Old Grill into a Planter

– Posted in: Gardening, Tips, Thrills & Tales
DIY | Turning an Old Grill into a Planter

After seeing plenty of DIY projects involving old gas and barbecue grills, I finally decided to take the plunge and do something with ours.  My hubby and I decided to turn it into a planter, for we thought it would be strong enough to withstand our heavy rains and strong winds during our thunderstorm season. … Read More

Top-Rated Citrus Juicers and Squeezers

– Posted in: Reviews
Top Rated Citrus Juicers and Squeezers

If you are not crazy about juicing and consider it a messy and tedious endeavor, please don’t let that stop you from the process.  Juicing can be relatively easy, especially if you use a top-rated citrus juicer and/or squeezer. Handheld juicers are great for small jobs.  In order to reduce hand fatigue, shop for one… Read More

How to Make Cut Flowers Last Longer

– Posted in: Summer Season
How to Make Flowers Last

I think most people would agree that fresh flowers seem to perk up any room in the house.  They also offer us the wonderful benefit of elevating our mood and spirits!  Whether you arrange your flowers yourself, or purchase them from a florist, it is important to know how to make cut flowers last longer… Read More

The Spork – a Picnic Essential

– Posted in: Reviews
Picnic Essential | The Spork

OK, I’ll admit it.  I’m impressed with this little find.  It might be little, but it packs a big punch.  What is it?  It’s the “Spork” – a utensil that is a fork, spoon and knife all in one.  I particularly like the titanium version, made by Light my Fire.  Call it the extreme Spork… Read More