As anyone knows, I’m cheap when it comes to new fangled widgets and cleaners. Not to mention, I’m not eager to breath in or put harsh, potentially harmful chemicals on/in my body. Now, I had recently installed a new whole house water softener and a reverse osmosis machine in hope of seriously down sizing the Read More →

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Coffee filters..who knew! You can by 1,000 at the Dollar store for almost nothing. COFFEE FILTERS: Not just for making coffee… 1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers. 2. Clean windows and mirrors. Coffee filters are lint-free so they’ll leave windows sparkling. 3. Protect China – Separate Read More →


We finally broke down and upgraded to the new HD TV (when the new reg. left no choice). Anyway, as I was dusting one day I almost pushed it over while trying to fit my hand between the TV and the base. So, despite my feelings regarding wasteful spending on every late, great, innovative gadget Read More →


I received this via email and thought it well worth passing on… Microwaving Water! A 26 year old man decided to have a cup of coffee. He took a cup of water and put it in the microwave to heat it up (something that he had done numerous times before). I am not sure how Read More →

You’ve probably seen or heard ads for those New Electronic Cigarettes. Now, these have been a very REAL help to thousands of people, including, myself and members of our family. One they don’t contain ANY of the hundreds of HARMFUL added chemicals tobacco products contain… And two, they allow you to gradually step down to Read More →