Category Archive: Household

Pinheads Revisited – Annual Time Capsule

A couple of years ago, our family started this tradition where we open the family memory jar on New Year’s Eve. It has become a tradition that we all look forward to, and… Continue reading

Time Management

During the weeks that we don’t have camp or any kind of real structure, the days can really run away. Plus, I have found that the kids get into their daily activities, and… Continue reading

A System of Allowance

As my kids have made the journey into their tween and teen years, I’ve tried a number of different  methods to get them to help around the house. Most of them, including the Summer Chore Chart… Continue reading

Homemade Weedkiller – Cheap and Effective.

Lately I have been seeing lots of  links on both Pinterest and Facebook with recipes for homemade weedkiller. This was interesting to me since I’ve been using straight vinegar to kill weeds for… Continue reading

Natural and Effective Mosquito Repellent

We live in an area that’s right near a state park, so we have a great deal of flora and fauna, and so many mosquitos that for half the summer, it’s almost not… Continue reading

Theater Memorabilia Displays

For years I have been thinking about how to display tickets and Playbill covers from the shows we have seen over the years. I made one recently for the tickets, much like the… Continue reading

Frugal Friday – Coke as a Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Time for another episode of Frugal Friday…or is it? If you’ve ever been on Pinterest, you’ve probably seen the claim that you can clean your toilet with Coca-cola. The claim is fairly ubiquitous… Continue reading

Super Easy Halloween Craft – The Candy Corn Tree

Recently I visited a friend who had a really neat decoration on her dining room table, and it looked pretty simple to make, so I went looking to see if anyone had made… Continue reading

Frugal Friday – An Attempt to Extend the Shelf-Life of Strawberries

Who doesn’t love strawberries, especially at this time of year? They are my favorite, but you know they don’t last long. Various sources on the Internet (so you know they must be true)… Continue reading

Happy Easter!

We had a nice Easter here, hope you did too. For dessert I made this cake: The rabbit was made with gum paste, and was very easy to put together. Inside the cake… Continue reading