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Establishing Credit History

When I was in my early 20s I was told to get a credit card but you had to show the credit card companies that I could pay for the card.  My mother told me to get a store credit card (it was a thing back in the 90s to get a card that was just for a specific store).  I got a JCPenny's c…

Should you get a CSA? CSA explained

My first CSA was years ago and it was a terrible experience.  It was beet greens after beet greens after beet greens - no beets, just the greens.  We also got so many tomatoes I could've started my own sauce company.  Tomatoes are one of those vegetables we all grow anyway so I was up…

Oil Painting Technique landscape shading

It's my goal to someday have a gallery showing.  Every day I look to improve my oil painting.  Today, I work on darkening and lightening a green color for my landscape painting. I tried it once and like the results and then I tried it again and caught it on film.  Enjoy!

Removing trees and tree stumps from our Backyard

Our Ash trees were infected by the Emerald Ash Bore, an invasive species in the U.S.  We had taken out the larger trees professionally, but we decided to take down the smaller trees to save some money.   Our tree removal service did not take out the tree stumps,, leaving us with severa…

Hand Embroidery for Beginners: Tools to get started

As much as I'm enjoying the warmer weather, the evenings for me are for settling down.  I like crocheting but I can only make so many hats and scarves.  Embroidery is more artistic for me.  For those of you who are interested, it's so simple to get started. If you want to learn mo…

Hand Embroidery 101: Whipped Running Stitch

This post is part of a lesson series at: www.broadcastsunny.com/p/hand-embroidery-101.html The Whipped Stitch is a pretty line stitch, that looks sophisticated and yet quite simple to stitch.  It starts with a running stitch and then a second thread whips around the running stitch.  …

End of the Month Reflection

Reflection is an important time to see where you've been so you know where you are going. By reflecting we are reinforcing what we learned, so we don't repeat and we can remember how we accomplished something because we've been there before. What were your celebrations? Celebr…

Keeping costs down to pay for college

Going to college has gotten out of control and there does not seem to be much relief in sight. We are in an age where getting a college degree is important to make a decent living. This is not your typical advice of - go get some scholarships. This is advice on how you can get college…

Zentangle braid - Create your own Adult Coloring

I know I don't write much in these blog postings.  I will say, I've been thinking of doing a bigger project in zentangle - which morphed into adult coloring.  Anyway, I'm thinking a need a braid.  When I first saw this zentangle I thought it looked like grass tied up in…

The making of a Stop Action Video for #funfriday

It's the ending of my first week back.  I'm bursting with ideas but I'm all over the place. Nonetheless, I persist.  I bring you a stop action film with a series of pictures to make up a film.  I'm not gonna lie, I actually enjoyed making it.  There is a creative element t…

App Review of l.ist (or List) app tool

After a 3 year hiatus, I'm back making lifestyle videos. My second video is an app review of l.ist. Simply put, it's a list app.  I needed one that would compartmentalize my life a bit and this one does it.  I love the do it tomorrow app (see here: https://www.youtube.com/watc…