Where Are You Hummingbirds?

I wonder where they are?  Hummingbirds are such a joy to watch and enjoy.  Last year we had so much home repair going on until we had to take down the feeders.  The old feeders were falling apart from years of use so this year I chose a new type of feeder.  Do you put up feeders for these little beauties?

Back Steps Replaced

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The girls and I have laughed about bricks and how much I like them.  Old, new, makes no difference to me I really like them.  Our back steps were beginning to have major problems with water damage and some rotting to be specific.  It was time to replace them, they were wooden and then it hit me 'Like a ton of bricks!' Dolly build new ones of brick this time!  Oh yeah and why not get 'Snoop Dog' as he calls himself to build them?  

My Household Tips For Saving Money


Am I frugal?  Maybe somewhat. I have my times of spending but they aren't very often. That is the secret to balanced spending!  You want to have some for shopping, don't you? Join me today as I share saving tips from the kitchen!

Lifestyle Choices and Saving Money

Money, a huge topic.  Are you a spendthrift?  Do you actually think about how much you spend for things?  Are you thrifty? Are you a saver of money or are you frugal?  Who knows what the future holds?  What would we have done earlier if we'd only thought about it?  Talking about things like that today.....

Winner of the MemoVase Announced!



MiracleGro AeroGarden

The girls and I used to joke and say, "The QVC truck is here"!  That was of course UPS delivering and because we ordered so much from them that became the name.  Times have changed, and I don't order/watch QVC as often as I used to, (this hoarder had to cut it out.) but when I do!  I have a tendency to order some things, especially on easy pay that I might think twice about otherwise.  This purchase is one that I am so glad to have made!  Review up today....

Product Review: Splash Brands Clever Me MemoVase Plus Giveaway!

I was glad to hear from this company.  A lot of work went into the design of this pretty heart shaped vase.  It is very versatile in that you can put your own message on it & to anyone!  How versatile is that?  I can see a good number of uses for this.  Valentine's Day, Birthdays, Mother's Day, Wedding Day, Bridal Shower, Friend gift, all sorts of reasons for a thoughtful gift such as this.  Imagine visiting a friend or loved one in the hospital with a personal not written just for them. Product Review today....

Swedish Meatballs

Do you like meatballs?  I have a new even fonder like for them.  I don't know why other than the American/Italian that I call my husband.  Today is a Swedish version of the meatball.  Easy to make. but make a little extra.  You will have to taste one (or two or three).

Egg Noodles

I don't profess to be an expert in anything really but do a lot of different things.  Maybe that comes from boredom?  Just kidding!  Who has time to be bored?  I've made these in the past and there is a reason I don't do it often.  The reason is why would you take the time to make them when they sell bags and bags of them in the grocery stores?  In this household we always have a supply of spaghetti and macaroni noodles.  Those are staples, egg noodles not so much.  So, out of necessity today I make my egg noodles from scratch.  Lot's of farm fresh eggs, flour and sea salt on hand.  I have no excuse not to do so, and they really are much better!

It's About Time!

How exciting is it?  I have many friends who love to garden as much as I.  Do you like to garden?  It seems that people either love or hate to garden.  Circumstances have taken me away from my home gardens for almost three years.  I intend to make the time to get back to a true love of mine, passed on from my mother.  Well guess I'll show you the good, the bad, and the ugly.



Sam Kweskin WWII Soldier War-Time Artist Post-War Atlas Marvel Artist Co-worker of Stan Lee.

Sam Kweskin WWII Soldier War-Time Artist Post-War Atlas Marvel Artist Co-worker of Stan Lee.
WWII fellow soldier in same unit as my Dad the 83rd Chemical Mortar Btn.