No sooner had I proudly written the column about the young boy who had named his new pet chicken after me than Ronda the Chicken proved to be as unpredictable as Ronda the writer.
If you own one of those battery-operated wall clocks, I have a tip for you. Consider duct taping a bunch of extra batteries to the back of the clock. When it is time to replace the batteries, they'll be right there.
There have been a lot of thefts in gyms where criminals rummage through unattended gym bags looking for valuables. Here's a great tip to keep you from becoming a victim. Take a tennis ball and cut a several-inch slit in it. Now you can store your valuables in the tennis ball. (Just don't forget and try ...
Is it a good sign when the best character in a book - the one with the most interesting personality, the most logic and who goes through the most hardships - is a giant talking parrot?
Gardening may have seemed more work than reward during the summer.
How do you keep your crape myrtles in tip-top shape throughout the summer and fall?
Diabetes now affects nearly 24 million people in the United States.
A dear friend of mine, bless his heart, has to work every major holiday. Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter are days on which he labors while his family celebrates without him.
The time I dread most came around again, and I found myself at the doctor's office awaiting vaccination shots for Chloe.
Before you throw a sewing needle away because it became dull, consider sharpening it with sandpaper. Just get a fine-grit sandpaper and rub the sewing needle over it.
After a hot summer, I'm ready for fall. And a sure sign of fall will soon be at a garden center near you.
The Hall County Farmers Market was covered up Tuesday morning with vendors and customers.
It was my first big gig as a wine writer - the Monterey Wine Festival in the early 1980s. And I was late for lunch.
I'm still laughing about it. Well, kinda.
Pepper spray is a great criminal deterrent. If you don't have any with you and you're concerned someone may try to break into your house, consider using wasp spray. Odds are that you have some in your garage. Let me be clear here, pepper spray is better. However, wasp spray can be effective if someone is breaking into your home.
As August continues to fly by, I will be gearing up to send out applications to anyone who wants to become a Master Gardener in 2010.
Need to trim some expenses from your food budget? Luckily, several simple ways can help you get more for your dollar.
"What is your favorite breed?"
Chloe and Cole keep raiding the coin jar - my coin jar.
Just 15 miles northeast of Atlanta, a round granite formation stands 800 feet tall. Stone Mountain generates a lot of questions, but also misconceptions.
For most of us, the fall is the time of year for college football (GO DAWGS!), cool, crisp air in the mountains and raking leaves that seem to get everywhere. It is also a time of year when many people consider overseeding their warm season lawns to produce a green carpet of grass all year long.
Is everyone as giddy as I am about the start of football season?
Daddy's Little Princess. Bouncing Baby Boy. Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers.
Pop quiz: Most popular beverage in Germany? If you guessed "beer", you got it wrong. Germans drink more coffee than beer.
Ornamental Japanese maples are some of the most beautiful trees on the planet. As the name suggest, these maple trees are native to Japan and were brought into the U.S. in the 1800s. Now is a great time to choose a few varieties to plant in the fall.
On a late July road trip sponsored by the White County Chamber of Commerce and hosted by genial Chamber President Cindy Bailey, a group of rowdy food, wine and travel scribes climbed the hills and wandered the valleys of a truly lovely part of North Georgia.
A new traffic signal designed to improve safety and increase traffic flow, especially for left-turn movements, could become operational today for two of three legs at the intersection of Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway and Sardis Road in northwest Hall County.
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