DIY Cansolidator

In case you didn’t win the Giveaway, here is a great teaser and link to a video showing how to make a rotating can storage from cardboard. The girls over at Food Storage Made Easy put together all the details to make a cheap and easy cardboard rotating can rack. It looks friggin awesome. I’m excited about how this can be customized to not only WHAT you’re storing, but WHERE you’re storing it. Food storage comes in lots of sizes, shapes and locations. This is perfect for YOUR space, no matter where you’ve found room for your food storage. I haven’t done this yet, but I have a TON of cardboard from a *cough* business endeavor that didn’t go quite as planned. I’m adding this to the Winter To Do list once it’s too cold to hang outside. PS – I’m still in Kentucky volunteering at the 2010 WEG Games….hope the posts haven’t been too short :) Wickers Thermal Underwear – as seen on the History Channel’s ‘Modern Marvels’ Share...

I’m The Spotlight!

Yay! Prenda le Stelle put the spotlight on me this week!! I’m so honored – and I won the super cool Halloween stickers from the last giveaway. Welcome to the Traveling Through Thursday Blog Hop, hosted by Living on Love and Cents, Mom On Dealz, Prenda Le Stelle, and  Clipping for Cash!(and I’m in the spotlight….did I mention that?)I’m blogging about navigation next week. This week I’ve been in Kentucky, and I’m noticing how much I rely on my giant landmark mountains at home. It took me days to acclimate to direction here, and I still wouldn’t be able to find my way around without my technology. I’m downloading new apps for the phone on a daily basis!! Wickers Thermal Underwear – as seen on the History Channel’s ‘Modern Marvels’ Share...

What I Dream Of.

Whatever you dream of, live it, live it now, as fully as possible, to whatever degree you can, in your thoughts, words, and deeds. And sure enough, as day follows night, as rains fall from pregnant clouds, and as melodies float from bells and whistles, your dream will come to pass.     The Universe Wickers Thermal Underwear – as seen on the History Channel’s ‘Modern Marvels’ Share...

Fall Garden Tips

Fall Garden Tips: I don’t love the cold, so when it starts getting crisp I prefer to ignore my garden duties, ignorant to accept Winter is on the way. I run out of steam in a big way come Fall. A few years ago the Yard Nazi (aka Rockstar) suspended me from any further veggie garden. (granted it was an overgrown, neglected mess). I’m trying to comply, and since the monkeys behave when they’ve been outside running until they flop over from exhaustion, I’m turning my boring Fall Chores into a To Do list while getting some serious outside fun. The Huffington Post (not my fav), featured this article to start me on my list: Plant Spring Bulbs – Hmmm…decisions, decisions. Daffodils, tulips, lilies…I’m pretty sure I’m going to go overboard in the store. Plant Pansies – (this was on THP list…I’m seriously doubting they’ll make it through a Utah winter, but willing to give it a shot.) Plant Seeds Plant Trees And Shrubs – All the new trees made it through the summer, but I have one Japanese Maple that gets to be replaced. Not sure what I’m putting there yet. I’m still deciding on whether to move the new HoneyLocust. I have a feeling it’s going to fistfight with the apple tree at some point…. Clean Up (gag) – I’ll do it, but under protest! Paint Planter Boxes – I cannot believe I just committed to this. Yikes. We’ll see….. Amend The Soil – I think I’ll ’till the garden boxes under big time this year. Mulch It – I think it’s time to move all the mulch in...

Surviving it Blind.

Thanks to the recent hubbabaloo, there was a teeny incident with my contacts. I *um* put them in the trailer when I thought we were evacuating so I would have them wherever we ended. What I didn’t anticipate was not getting evacuated and Rockstar taking it to the trailer store the next morning to fix the awning we broke on The Camping Trip From Hell. I’m not exactly blind, but my eyes are bad enough for it to be a remarkable inconvenience if I’m not wearing my contacts. Yes, I have glasses, but here’s the 411 on those: I have one pair from 1982, you know, that pair for dire emergencies, that isn’t the right prescription, are gawd awful ugly, but I’m afraid to get rid of them. They’re also in the trailer. I broke down about 2 years ago and bought a really nice pair. Pretty green rectangle frames, correct prescription, actually corrects for my astigmatism. I even wore them out in public occasionally. Then my adorable 9 month old (Big Monkey) snapped one of the earpieces off.  So I’m wearing those – with tape – in public. I wear the Freshlook Colors (I was a vampire before they were cool) and tend to run all the way out before I order more – not the best survival prep. Somehow I’m down to ONE contact??  I have new contacts on order, but this is making me seriously consider Lasik. Something I’ve taken a stand against since the beginning. If they screw up your knee surgery, you limp a little. If they screw up your eye surgery?????? Several people have mentioned how...