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I love the Lord and my big crazy family. My husband and I have been together for 43 years. I am a mother of two grown children and a grandmother to four biological grandchildren and six others. I own and operate my own home care business primarily for the elderly. Many sites have been sold or did upgrades which messed up back links, if you find a broken link let me know and I will fix it.I have written online articles for Bubblews, Seekyt, TopicSpotter and Triond. You may still find some of my articles on Ehow/Demand Studio.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Toddler Flower Girl Dresses

Toddler flower girl dresses can interpreted two ways, are you looking for toddler flower girl dresses for a wedding or a lovely flower print for your toddler?
If you are looking for toddler flower girl dresses for a wedding, select one for a dress maker in your area, online stores, J.C. Penny’s, Kohl’s or even Target, there is no need to spend a fortune. After you have purchased your dress and the bridesmaid dresses, you can think about the toddler flower girl dresses. You may want it patterned after the bride or you may want the flower girl to look like a miniature bridesmaid. However, you may choose to go a completely different direction using the colors of the wedding to co-ordinate the dresses. Keep in mind this will be a toddler and should not really look like a grown up. Dress her up in frills or ruffles but not a off the shoulder or strapless number, you want to protect her innocence.

Material for toddler flower girl dresses:


Toddler flower girl dresses can be made of cotton, satin, taffeta or even velvet if you are having a late fall or winter wedding. Just as the flowers for a December wedding can be unique, so can the toddler flower girl dresses. A beautiful deep red or maroon velvet dress would look lovely while she's holding onto a basket of rose petals and tossing them down the aisle. If you were already using those colors for the bridesmaid dresses at Christmas time, using an opposing color of a dark green velvet dress would look great too. If you are having a spring or summer wedding, the toddler flower girl dresses may be more of a sundress style. There are no hard rules when it comes to weddings; it is the brides’ day to do as she wishes.


The best toddler flower girl dresses for the summer, are sundresses. Toddlers are on the go and need to be comfortable. With flowered sundresses, you can change the look for the toddler by slipping on a pair of plain shorts or leggings. In the evening when the sun goes down and it might get chilly for the toddler, slip on a pair of jeans.


Toddler flower girl dresses do not need to expensive to be nice. With toddlers, think practical.

**Previously posted on Seekyt until they lost my profile and posts in the 2015 changeover.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

How to Garden Strawberries: a tutorial

How to garden strawberries is not a hard task although it does take planning as typically they will not produce many berries, if any, the first year. Therefore, start your strawberry garden now.

“Not only are strawberries juicy and delicious, they also may lower blood levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a signal of inflammation in the body. High CRP levels are associated with an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, and levels often spike when people with rheumatoid arthritis or lupus have a flare, as well,” according to arthritistoday.org

In a how to garden strawberries: a tutorial, the first place to start is deciding what variety of strawberries you want to plant in the strawberry bed. Do you want a Junebearer strawberry or an Everbearer strawberry? A June bearing strawberry is a variety that produces for a couple of weeks a year and then they are done. An Everbearer strawberry is what it says, starts producing as the Junebearer, however, they continue to produce berries and the size start out large and then have a steady crop until fall. The weather on both berries plays a big part of the sweetness and or the crop yield.

Stark Bros featured product, Eversweet™ Strawberry, according to Starkbros.com, “Perfect for patio gardens. You'll enjoy sweet treats from this everbearer the very first summer. And it keeps on producing, even when temperatures exceed 80ºF--and you can keep picking into the fall. Fruit is long, cone-shaped. Pkg. of 25 plants, $11.99 - Pkg 25”









Junebearer Varieties

  • Wendy-Zones 3-8
  • Earliglow-Zones 4-8
  • Annapolis-Zones 3-8
  • Cavendish-Zones 3-8
  • Honeoye-Zones 3-8
  • Jewel-Zones 4-8
  • Sparkle-Zones 3-8
  • Cabot-Zones 4-8

Everbearer Varieties

  • Seascape-Zones 4-8
  • Ozark Beauty-Zones 3-8
  • Ogallala-Zones 3-8
  • Fort Laramie-Zones 3-7
  • Tristar-Zones 4-8

Unlike Junebearers, Everbearer strawberries, with new plants set out it is required that you plant them 12-inches-15-inches apart, snip off all blossom clusters and cut off all runners as they form.

Depending on what the uses of the strawberries you are planting in your strawberry garden, in this how to garden strawberries: a tutorial it would be irresponsible not to mention that you need to do your homework for your region, and purpose of the strawberries. Some strawberries are for commercial use, others for jam or jellies, fresh eating freezing or canning.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Valentine’s Day Heart Craft

Adults and kids are alike in the fact that they love Valentine’s Day. You will be able to find heart shapes from crafts to chocolate. As a child we gave valentine cards away, we even made some, however, where did you store them? Of course, a heart shaped Valentine’s Day cardholder. Hearts are fun to make and receive, so be creative, find that inner child hiding inside you, make yourself a Valentine’s Day heart craft.

Supplies needed to make a Valentine's Day Heart Craft:


  • Brown grocery bag/heavy craft paper
  • Plain paper for heart pattern
  • Black marker
  • Paper punch
  • Yarn or ribbon
  • Glue
  • Heart shapes of various sizes
  • Glitter
  • Newspaper


Instructions to make a Valentine's Day Heart Craft:

Step 1: Using a sheet of plain paper, draw a heart pattern onto it to use. Cut it out.
Step 2: Lay the heart shaped pattern onto the brown grocery bag or heavy craft paper. Trace the heart with a black marker.
Step 3: Cut though both layers of the grocery bag to get two hearts.
Step 4: Using the hole punch, punch holes through both layers in an even pattern all around the edge of the heart.
Step 5: Loop the yarn or ribbon in the holes you punched. When you have threaded the yarn all the way around; put a spot of glue on both sides to hold the ends of your yarn from pulling out.
Step 6: Either drawing your own heart shapes from red construction paper, or using a computer program make heart of different sizes. Cut out your heart shapes and glue them on the heart cardholder.
Step 7: Spread the newspaper out for the messy part. Trace the edges of the hearts with glue and sprinkle glitter on them. Shake off the excess glitter onto the newspaper. Look to see if there are any bare spots that need touched up with a little extra glue and glitter.
Step 8: Making heart shaped Valentine’s Day cardholders are fun and easy. Be creative and make one for yourself, child or grandchild. If you want extra fun, actually make a heart cardholder with your child or grandchild.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Cheap Homemade Easter Baskets: Recycle and Save

Constructing cheap homemade Easter baskets while recycling and saving is quite simple. Most families have plastic milk or orange juice jugs, coffee cans and cardboard shoe boxes or other usable boxes. With these three items, designing cheap homemade Easter baskets is a success.
Once you decided you want to make an Easter basket, start by looking in the recycling bin to see what you have to use. After all, holiday fun for the children does not mean you have to break the budget.

Supplies needed to make cheap homemade Easter baskets:

  • 1 Plastic gallon milk or orange juice jugs
  • Bunny; paper design of choice
  • Glitter
  • Glue
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • 6-8 Cotton balls
  • 1 Coffee can
  • Paper designed wrap; of choice
  • 2 Pipe cleaners

Instructions for making a cheap homemade Easter baskets: the bunny design

  1. Wash your container removing any labels and residue, ensuring your paper design will stick.
  2. Draw on construction paper, or use the computer to print out a bunny design to fit the gallon milk jug or orange juice jug. This can be a whole bunny or just the face.
  3. Using the glue and glitter, spice up your bunny’s whiskers or out line the ears.
  4. Mark the area on the top of the plastic jug where you want to make your cut. Using the scissors punch a hole and cut the top of the jug off making the opening for the candy.
  5. Cut out the bunny design and glue it on the front of the plastic jug letting the ears extend the opening.
  6. Spread a spot of glue on the back of the jug, below the handle, and attach the cotton balls for the fluffy bunny tail.
  7. The cheap homemade Easter bunny basket is now ready to fill with green plastic grass and candy.

Instructions for making a cheap homemade Easter basket: Veggie Tale Coffee Can

  1. Find an empty coffee can.
  2. Cut construction paper to fit around the can and tape it together.
  3. Poke holes on the sides of the coffee can and twist together two pipe cleaners to make the handle.
  4. Cut and glue on the pictures of desired themed characters and sayings.
  5. Put in a piece of tissue paper to pad the bottom, you can shred to make look like grass if desired.
If your son, daughter and grandchildren are a big fan of Thomas the Train, you can use a shoe box or other cardboard box to make a cheap homemade Easter basket your child will want to keep past the Easter season. You can find the instructions on Mom on Dealz website.

Let your children or grandchildren help you with the design and construction of your cheap homemade Easter baskets, they will have fun while learning to recycle and save.