House and Home

Square Foot Garden Fever

Square Foot Garden Fever

My greatest success with gardening has been the square foot garden method. It’s easy for the beginning gardener, doesn’t take much space, and is amazingly low maintenance! So this year I’m going to put my old […]

How to Prevent Frozen Water Pipes

A couple of weeks ago there were freezing temperatures throughout much of the nation. In the South, where it rarely gets that cold, many people found themselves dealing with frozen pipes. If not handled correctly, frozen […]

My Fascination with Backyard Homesteading

My Fascination with Backyard Homesteading

The thought of homesteading has fascinated me since I first read the Little House on the Prairie series, when I was in third grade. Finding a plot of land and working that land to support your […]

Cheap and Simple Home Decorating

Cheap and Simple Home Decorating

Home decorating isn’t my forte. I think it’s because I’m more logical than artistic. Still, I’m always looking for ways to make my home more beautiful and homey. And of course, anything I do has to […]

Protect Your House While You’re on Vacation

Since it’s vacation season, I thought I’d touch on some ways to keep your house safe while you’re away. After all, you work hard to afford your house and the things inside. It only makes sense […]

How to Keep Cool When It’s Hot Outside

How to Keep Cool When It’s Hot Outside

Temperatures here in Southern Oregon are on their way UP! We hit 90 degrees yesterday, and we’re supposed to hit 90 again today. Yep, it’s gone from mild to hot in a hurry! So how do […]

How to Clean Mini-Blinds Easily and Cheaply

It seems that almost every house (except mine) these days has mini-blinds. I can understand why. They’re affordable, versatile, and they come in a wide range of colors. But let’s face it. They’re a pain to […]

Getting Rid of Landline and Going Wireless, the Pros and Cons

Getting Rid of Landline and Going Wireless, the Pros and Cons

After my customer service fiasco turned victory yesterday, my husband asked me why we keep our land line with Qwest. We both have cell phones, and neither one of us really gab on the phone very […]

A Memorable, Yet Frugal, Thanksgiving

A memorable Thanksgiving doesn’t have to break the bank. It’s November already, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. If you’re like me, you will be hosting your family this year. I love hosting Thanksgiving dinner, […]

Before You Sign That Rental Agreement…

Make sure you do a detailed…and I do mean detailed…walkthrough, and document everything that is wrong with the place. Yes, this is a post about my personal experience, so grab a cup of coffee, sit back, […]

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