One of my favorite meals during the summer is a big bowl of home-cooked green beans with baby potatoes and a chunk of crunchy cornbread made in an iron skillet.
Daddy used to say that when most people ask, "How're you doin'?" they don't really care. It's just something they say to make conversation.
Do you have debris stuck between the cracks of your wood deck? If so, here's the simplest solution I know on how to remove this stuff. Simply screw a large cup hook onto the end of a broom stick. Run the cup hook through the crack to remove the debris. You can also use the hook to hang up your broom when you're finished with it.
What is that beautiful shrub with flat, snow white flowers?
Pantry pests like packaged food.
Hidden somewhere in the newspaper one day - a tiny news blurb used to fill a hole - was the story of a teenage Louisiana beauty queen whose crown had been repossessed by pageant officials after her brush with the law.
If you ever need to paint in a tight area like behind a toilet or a radiator, this is the tip for you. Just glue a painting pad to a flat stir stick. Presto - instant thin painting brush!
It was, without a doubt, the scariest moment of my life. One recent Saturday afternoon, Chloe and Cole asked for an apple after lunch. I went into the kitchen and cut an apple into eight pieces, then gave four of them to Chloe and four of them to Cole.
With summer just around the corner, nuisance populations of Asian tiger mosquitoes are soon to follow. One of Georgia's most common mosquito pests, the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus), thrives as temperatures rise.
When she first brought it up, mentioning it in passing more than anything else, I thought she was joshing so I shrugged it off with a smile. Fortunately, I did not make any wisecrack that I would now regret.
Talking about death and other end-of-life topics can be difficult, but it is extremely important.
I travel quite a bit and I go through my fair share of airport security screenings. Here's a good tip to remember if you're traveling this summer. Put your most valuable items, like a laptop computer, on the security conveyor belt first. Always put your shoes on the conveyor belt last. It's common for people to miss the last thing they put on the belt and walk away without it. I can assure you that you won't forget your shoes!
They haven't asked me to write a gardening column for the paper because my true gardening knowledge could be placed in a thimble with room to spare.
There are literally thousands of cultivated varieties of dahlias, which have been hybridized throughout the years.
It's nice to incorporate ornamental plants into casually designed perennial beds, shrub borders and natural areas of the yard, but what types of ornamental plants can one use to keep the deer from nibbling as if the yard were a buffet table?
Nothing says Easter Sunday quite like soft pastel colors. This Easter, you can dress your part by following any of the three P's: pastels, prints and peplum.
I recommend people having pets.
The region that is North Georgia today was explored a long time ago. As early as the 1540s, Spanish explorers trekked through the Cartersville area looking for gold. None was found there, but we have a golden treasure that's well worth preserving: our native trees.
Recycling in the garden (composting) and using mulch makes common sense for the landscapes.
Several weeks ago, we were at dinner with some friends and the conversation turned to life's most embarrassing moments.
You've frequently read my recommendations on keeping your pet healthy and saving yourself a ton of hassle. Most of these are applicable to the majority of pets and owners.
Once, while we were on a trip to see Amy's folks in Texas, we stopped at a store to stretch our legs and take a bathroom break. When we walked inside, we saw a large display of polished rocks.
So far, March has shown above-average precipitation totals in North Georgia. Based on the historic record, we also have plenty of rain showers to look forward to in April.
Baseball, picnics and other springtime activities offer a chance to incorporate healthy snacks into your family's weekly routine.
I wanted this to start out about Henriettta. I guess it still does, but you'll see how the world can change your plans.
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