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Sweet Campfire Cornbread Recipe

Sweet Campfire Cornbread Recipe

Not going to write up a big narrative about this recipe, other than to say it is our go-to recipe for moist, sweet cornbread when we go camping.  This year we made it to go along with a smoked turkey for “Campsgiving”, but we normally make it to accompany the chili dinner we always make … Continue Reading

How To Get Rid Of Fungus Gnats – What Works And What Doesn’t

How To Get Rid Of Fungus Gnats – What Works And What Doesn’t

Just before the first frost of the season, we bring all our potted plants indoors.  This marks the beginning of our seasonal battle with indoor fungus gnats.  They’ve been busy colonizing all our pots all summer, and within two weeks of coming inside they are pretty much everywhere. The adult fungus gnats don’t really fly … Continue Reading

Received an AlertBus or PhotoNotice School Bus Citation?

Received an AlertBus or PhotoNotice School Bus Citation?

If you received a civil penalty citation in the mail for unlawfully passing a stopped school bus, and the letter advises that you can pay the penalty online at alertbus.com or photonotice.com, that means your municipality has enacted a school-bus Stop Arm Safety Program.   The school bus Stop Arm Program is meant to deter drivers … Continue Reading

Navigating The VA Disability Claims And Appeals Process

Navigating The VA Disability Claims And Appeals Process

This post is a bit of first hand experience and lessons-learned about applying for and appealing a VA Disability claim during the process of helping a family member (whom we’ll call “Joe” for these purposes) through the VA Disability claims application process.  Like everything “government” the application process is a hot mess, muddled with confusing … Continue Reading

How To Make And Use Oven “Sun-Dried” Tomatoes

How To Make And Use Oven “Sun-Dried” Tomatoes

So many of us are trying to think of ways to use all those excess tomatoes once they all begin ripening, that it just makes sense to dry them.  That way, there’s a bit of home grown tomato flavor to last throughout the winter.  It’s crazy to think that a package of sun dried tomatoes … Continue Reading

Repair Large Holes Or Tears In Insulated Ductwork

Repair Large Holes Or Tears In Insulated Ductwork

3 DIY options to repair large holes or tears in your insulated flexible ductwork.   Zip Tie Damaged Ductwork Fix This budget-friendly repair makes quick work of large hole or tear repairs in your ductwork, and works best if there is enough slack in the ductwork to allow losing a few inches in length.  If … Continue Reading

Pop Up Camper Makeover – DIY Curtain Tab Type C Options

Pop Up Camper Makeover – DIY Curtain Tab Type C Options

If you are remodeling your camper and are ready to update or replace the original curtains, you will need to decide how you will secure your new curtains to the camper’s C channel curtain track.  You can either reuse the original tabs or make your own replacement tabs. Reuse The Original Tabs If you still … Continue Reading

DIY Infinity Circle Or Hoop Trellis For Indoor Potted Plants

DIY Infinity Circle Or Hoop Trellis For Indoor Potted Plants

An infinity hoop or circle trellis is an elegant solution to attractively display your indoor climbing or vining potted houseplants and tame those long, trailing vines into a manageable shape. Benefits Of A Circle Trellis Because the vines continually loop back to the soil, additional rooting points can be established, resulting in a healthier plant.  … Continue Reading

Caring For And Propagating Hoya Kerrii

Caring For And Propagating Hoya Kerrii

The Sweetheart Plant’s “Dating Profile” Likes: Bright, direct (but not intense) indoor sunlight, preferably 1 to 3 feet away from a south-facing window Dislikes: Bright, direct, harsh outdoor unfiltered sunlight Likes: Warm, humid, airy environment Dislikes: Dry, cool or cold or damp or drafty environment Likes:  Lightly damp, loose, well-draining soil with a dry spell … Continue Reading

DIY Dragon Fruit (Pitaya) Trellis For Indoors And Outdoors

DIY Dragon Fruit (Pitaya) Trellis For Indoors And Outdoors

We live in zone 7a, so our dragon fruit plant lives outside in the summer and inside during the cooler months.  We got him as a little cutting, and once he started growing past 18 inches we provided him with a one gallon pot of soil and a 5 foot section of 2×4 to climb … Continue Reading

DIY How To Make Your Own Carpet Stair Treads

DIY How To Make Your Own Carpet Stair Treads

Using either carpet remnants or inexpensive floor mats is an economical way to make your own carpet stair treads.  Here are two examples of how to make your own carpet stair treads, using either a piece of carpet remnant or inexpensive purchased carpet mats. If you don’t have carpet remnants and can’t find inexpensive carpet … Continue Reading