Amazon Echo — the Coolest Christmas Gift of 2014

Amazon Echo — the Best Christmas Gift of 2014...more

Fitbit Fun: Ten Months Later

I just purchased a Garmin vivofit and I am loving it.  Any of these devices to increase the ...more

Easiest Leaf Raking Ever: Use a Jumbo Dustpan

For many years, I was on a quest to find the easiest possible way to rake leaves in my yard — bought and tried numerous tools and used different methods along the way. ...more

Cringe-Worthy Household Mistakes -- and Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

Memories from one of my DIY experiences will last forever — on the garage floor...more

You Can Make Someone You Love The Best Gift Ever — at No Cost

For my birthday last year, my son and his wife gave me a one-of-a-kind typed book, printed on pretty paper and tied with ribbon. It was titled “Things We Love about Diane.”...more

Paul Revere May be Gone, but the Music Lives On

Paul Revere, leader of the good old ‘70s rock ’n’ roll band Paul Revere and the Raiders, died last weekend.Wow. I remember the Raiders' wacky Colonial outfits with the three-cornered hats, and their smiling faces. We used to groove along with them on the TV show “Where the Action Is.”Their music was uplifting and had a great beat; it boosted your mood and made you tap your feet.And I still remember the lyrics to their biggest hits… Have been singing “Kicks,” “Hungry” and “Good Thing” for days since I read the sad news....more

Online Dating Scams

Let me tell you about a common online dating scam. It happened to me and it could happen to you…This really good-looking man wrote me and poured on the flattery. Endlessly. Seriously, it was just ridiculous.  (Red flag)...more
I might add one more: watch for the times they are writing you.  Is it 3 am your time?  Now why ...more

Public Restrooms: Way Too Many Ways to “Go” and Wash your Hands Afterwards

Wow – public restroom facilities have changed over the past ten years!...more

Swearing in Blog Posts Doesn’t Make you Look like a Rebel — It Makes You Look Trashy

Bloggers, if you use swear words in public posts — especially the f-word, c-word, or g-d-word  —  or even “freakin'” — when we all know what you’re thinking — I beg you to reconsider....more
I assumed this would be a sort of controversial issue, and understand there's another side.  If ...more