How to Make a Candle Last Longer, Produce Less Smoke, and Be Safer

How to Make a Candle Last Longer, Produce Less Smoke, and Be Safer

Do you save candles…..because they’re expensive & you don’t want to see them go?  Do you use them all the time and it seems they are just burning out too quickly?  Have you forgotten to pay your electric bill & you’re at your friends’ house reading this blog for ideas to buy some more time???? Do you hate the smell of smoke after a vanilla pumpkin spice truffle rainbow candle has filled your space with happiness?……Well, here you go! Safety: ~Never leave a candle unattended. ~Don’t let anything fall into the wax pool.  It’s a fire hazard. Trim the wick if you start seeing build-up. Discard it. ~If your candle has been filled into its own container – throw it out when it’s ½-1 inch from the bottom.  If...

Redheads & Pain

Redheads & Pain

This blog today is for all those out there have redheads in their lives! When I was about 5, I clocked a nurse in the county health department, and when I was about 6 I kicked the family dentist in his oh-so-sensitive spot.  One might look at those two isolated incidents and say, “You might have anger issues.” Those that know me, know I am not a physically violent person, but I read a few articles this week that might explain a little about it.  IT’S MY RED HAIR.   Yes, I do have a fiery personality (or so I’m told), but that’s not exactly why…. “Redheads have different pain thresholds,” said one doctor.  They don’t take to medicine the same way as everyone else,” said another.  “She’ll need a butterfly needle to make it easier to...

Give Your Indoor Plants a Massage & Coffee Break!

Give Your Indoor Plants a Massage & Coffee Break!

Indoor plants are on my to-do list this month as I do some spring cleaning, because they clean the air & improve your mood!   I am looking forward to this idea, but …..I’m a busy woman….who sometimes forgets to water & feed things that don’t talk – like plants. A while back, a friend of mine gave me something I never about getting for myself – Aquaglobes.  They are these magical, fashionable glass blown water chambers that keep your plants from dying when you are on a once-a-year watering schedule like I am. So I gave the globes a try & they really do work, because it gives them the right amount when they need it! Even a person that regularly waters, might be over-watering – so this is the perfect balance. …..But that’s not all...

Easiest Toilet Paper Origami

Easiest Toilet Paper Origami

Have you ever had a “manic decoratin’ moment” where you moved your furniture around thinking it would change things, and then you ended up with a big mess?  That happened to me this weekend – I moved my bed to a corner and back…. again…. for the third time.  It still looks awful, & I still have to clean up afterwards.  Hopefully this is a smaller scale project you can go to if you think you might be painting the house flamingo pink or moving the same furniture to the same spot for the third time!

St. Patrick’s Day & Irish Recipes: Chocolate Stout Irish Stew Recipe!

St. Patrick’s Day & Irish Recipes: Chocolate Stout Irish Stew Recipe!

When St. Patrick’s Day comes around, I usually like to find some time to have some Irish Food & Drink. Usually, the local Irish pubs & restaurants are completely packed.  So I’ve started doing my own thing, and entertaining friends and family without all the fuss.  Last year, I tried my first every Corn Beef & Cabbage recipe, and this year I’ve already tried out something new – so I can pass it along before you make your St. Paddy’s Day plans! It’s an easy recipe for lamb and a refreshing change from the ol’ faithful beef stew recipe! Chocolate Stout Irish Stew 2-3 lbs. already chopped Lamb (for stews) 2 large onions, sliced/slivers 1 pkg baby carrots 2 potatoes (chopped…. Or ½ package frozen southern-style hashbrowns! 2 ½...