‘Feeling Rebellious? Get Your Toilet a Tattoo!

‘Feeling Rebellious? Get Your Toilet a Tattoo!

Recently I had toilet seat debacle.  I basically had a broken toilet seat, and the process to replace it was a complete fiasco.  The screw broke.  After 3 tries, a sweet guest at one of my parties fixed it.  It was a learning experience, not just in the realm of toilet seat repair…… but toilet seat bling, too! In the process of buying my first ever toilet seat, I found TOILET TATTOOS.  I was midnight shopping with a friend on the night before Tennessee’s tax-free weekend, and called her from another aisle to come see this insanity!  Giant stickers to adorn your throne! Buy this?   Maybe. Or you could do your own!  These really don’t fit my bathroom & some of the designs are very pixellated. If you have a crack or an imperfection...

Bouquets: Full Bloom is Overrated!

Bouquets: Full Bloom is Overrated!

I love fall colors!  Mums are everywhere right now & the colors are brilliant this year!  I especially love flower arrangements this time of year (being an October baby…), because the reds, oranges, and yellows are so eye-catching! Some of my favorites over the years have been  Yellow & Red  “fiery” Roses, tiny currants, orange holly, mums, and tiny orange rosebuds.  Not only do buds give a lot of contrast to the bouquet, they also can be fun to watch for a little while after you get your bouquet! Recently, a fellow Libra friend of mine received her birthday flowers, and they came with an interesting little character, we couldn’t quite figure out.  They are basically budding flowers, but they haven’t bloomed yet, so we...

How to Disinfect and Repair Your Garbage Disposal

How to Disinfect and Repair Your Garbage Disposal

I didn’t grow up in a house with a disposal.  We threw away trash, had compost piles, etc. so the idea of putting food in the sink was abnormal to me for a while.  I have a house with a disposal now, and it has been a love-hate relationship. I have learned some things along the way that might be helpful out there to somebody…..   Is it stuck?  Get your allen wrenches out – decide which one fits in the hole in the center of your disposal underneath the cylinder (under sink) – & start turnin’! ‘Allen Wrench doesn’t help?  Forceps (or the equivalent) & a flashlight……. turn off your breaker before you start diggin’  if you value your fingers. ‘Anal Retentive & Want to disinfect...

Easiest DIY Water Garden & Fountain for Your Backyard!

Easiest DIY Water Garden & Fountain for Your Backyard!

Right about now, all the gardening stuff is going on sale.  Pots, hoses, plants, bug sprays, etc.  Prep for next year!  One of the things I decided to try this year was creating my own water feature for the backyard.  Of course, I did the research…… and found nothing in my budget with lots of upkeep….  That didn’t stop me! You can click on the images below to a closer view of the labels! Materials: ~Big Pot  - You could get a tin tub or just a really large planter.  NO HOLE! ~Fountain with approriate tubing – Go pick one out & then ask the guy which parts you need to get for it. ~Medium-sized rocks  - for stacking up inside the pot ~A Lily Plant – You can get a bulb or one that’s already grown out a bit from...

The Easiest Way to Make a Betta Fish & Peace Lily Aquarium in a Vase!

The Easiest Way to Make a Betta Fish & Peace Lily Aquarium in a Vase!

Today’s blog embodies the main reason I blog…..It involves the two things that sometimes get in my way when I get one of my ideas…….1. When I research it on the internet, sometimes I can’t find anyone who will give me a “concise” set of directions that includes ALL I need to know. 2. There are folks out their who are super serious about the topic & can only give me the “rich man’s version” or the “I only feed my carnivorous plants organic bugs I pick from my own bug sanctuary” lecture (in a snooty tone, no doubt). Finally – 3. After I get my research together, certain things were left out – like the difficulty of one of the steps. Here’s how my Betta Fish/Peace Lily Aquarium in a Vase project went!   What You need: ~A...

How to Get You & Your Family to Drink More Water! Flavored Water Bar!

How to Get You & Your Family to Drink More Water! Flavored Water Bar!

Do you need to drink more water?  Do you wish your family (especially soft drink guzzlin’ kids) drank more water?  Do you have a party coming up & you want to serve something unique & healthy that keeps everyone hydrated? Are you responsible for hydrating your kid’s athletic team soon? I once new a man who wanted to make sure his kids were healthy and hydrated, so he installed a water fountain in the house.  During the summer, instead of grabbing a soft drink or whining for a kool-aid, he just pointed down the hall! If you don’t think you can swing a water fountain……Try a water bar!  Or at the very least, make some of these up & keep them handy in the fridge for good, healthy choices! Ideas for Fixin’s: berries, honeydew chunks,...