Doggie door training

dog going through dog door

My little furry friend just got his own private entrance, a doggie door installed in my bedroom wall. It leads to a ramp I had built for him. This type of doggie door has two magnetized flaps which I think makes it a little more challenging for a dog to learn to use. I was able to train him in … Continue reading

Authentic Lebanese hummus recipe

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My friend Suzie is from Lebanon and she makes the best hummus I’ve ever had. So I asked her for the recipe and I’m sharing it with you. People like to put their own spin on hummus and add different things that aren’t part of the traditional recipe. I must confess I fell into that category, mostly because I didn’t … Continue reading

My favorite yellow squash recipes

Yellow squash harvest

This year I planted my first vegetable garden in many years. My motivations were to save money on food and be able to eat nutritious organic vegetables within minutes of harvesting. One of my choices was yellow squash because it’s low carb, easy to grow and has lots of vitamins. I was so excited watching the little sprouts rise out … Continue reading

New pillowcase top designs for women

Two new pillowcase top designs

Pillowcase tops are fun and easy to make, but your average pillowcase does not fit your average woman. I have some lovely pillowcases embroidered by my mom and for the longest time I’ve been wanting to make blouses from them. I finally figured out two new ways to make cute pillowcase tops that actually fit an average sized woman. One … Continue reading

Celebrating the 4th of July

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Lately I’ve been in a sewing mood so I decided to whip up a cute top to wear on the Fourth of July. It’s basically a fitted version of a pillowcase top. Besides this little sequin number I’ve raided my linen closet to design two brand new ways of making pillowcase blouses from embroidered pillowcases. Look for that tutorial in … Continue reading

Too easy spicy baked chicken

spicy smoky baked chicken

I always keep a bag of frozen boneless skinless chicken thighs on hand for those times when I don’t feel like cooking something elaborate. Today is one of those days when I want something tasty without dirtying up a pan. This dish goes from freezer to plate in an hour. I just put a piece of foil over the toaster … Continue reading

Little known treatment for sebaceous hyperplasia

sebaceous hyperplasia

Long before I knew what it was called, I’ve been suffering with sebaceous hyperplasia. I didn’t know what those bumps were on my face. They weren’t pimples, they weren’t warts and they weren’t moles. It was only after seeing the dermatologist last year, and another failed treatment, I learned the condition is called sebaceous hyperplasia. The good news is that … Continue reading