Your fireplace – sans fire!

Unless you live with Santa in the North Pole, I'm guessing your fireplace in the summer is like mine - nothing but a boring dust collector. I'm gonna show you how to make it fabulous in hot weather without the hot flames! Fill your fireplace with wood as if you're getting ready to start a … Continue reading Your fireplace – sans fire!

Child labor is a GOOD thing…

Okay, before you get mad at me, I don't mean the kids in the sweat shops.  That is a universal evil.   I mean putting MY own kids to work! What's the best use for your Frugal Friday sponges?  Have someone else use them! Ha! Today's nugget will have your shower sparkling clean, and your … Continue reading Child labor is a GOOD thing…

Old people rock.

Seriously.  Old people rock.  They're awesome. (Well, most of them anyway.  We all know a curmudgeon or two.) The wisdom from their collective experiences is pure gold.  Unfortunately it usually takes a bit of work to mine for that gold.  Lucky for you that I've got some fresh from the quarry, ready to share. A … Continue reading Old people rock.

Got teens who got zits? Get white.

You and your bank account will thank me for this one.  Trust me. If you or anyone in your household struggles with the occasional facial anomaly,  you immediately need to switch your sheets and towels to all white.  (Don't worry, you can still use them after Labor Day. Emily Post and I approve.) I have found … Continue reading Got teens who got zits? Get white.

Frugal Friday

So it's Friday.  And I'm feeling frugal.  Hence the title. I have discovered the two secret ingredients that lead to great innovation: an empty bank account and laziness. Think about it. The inventor of the remote control?  Come on.  That dude did not set out to change the world - he just didn't want to get … Continue reading Frugal Friday

I’m featured on Hometalk! (Aren’t you proud?)

Guess what?  I got my first DIY project published on a cool website called Hometalk! See the fancy schmancy logo I get to use... It's a DIY tutorial hub that I've been mooching ideas from.  It's a great way to get lost for a few minutes (ahem, hours).  Here's the link to my first entry... … Continue reading I’m featured on Hometalk! (Aren’t you proud?)