mason jar salad

The arrival of spring brings with it the perfect weather for planting. Regardless of where you live – in a house or an apartment – your options aren’t limited to just flowers. Even the most space challenged can grow a salad garden. All you need is a large container, or several smaller containers, potting soil for the containers and the plants.Read More →

The reason Foo Fighters’ music works so well is because there aren’t any rules. It’s just a bunch of guys in a band who love playing music, having a good time and giving their fans the treat of experiencing rock and roll without any compromise.  They mix elements of punk, rock, blues and alternative to produce an electrifying sound that is heavily influenced by cheap trick, red hot chili peppers, and screaming trees to name a few.Read More →

tshirt slider

Spring encourages the desire to break out our colorful clothes; however, that doesn’t mean that you have to buy a new wardrobe. The clothes that you already love may just need a little spicing up. A pair of scissors and 30 minutes can upcycle drab or old clothes into something unique. This tutorial will explain how to upcycle an ordinary t-shirt into a work of wearable art.Read More →

state of oregon slider

Difficulty Level: Easy Supplies: Sharpie markers: multiple colors Glass: look for glass in packaging which says microwave or oven safe; glass in a picture frame, plates, bowls, mugs and stemware usually work Desired design Rubbing alcohol or white vinegar Rag or paper towel Oven Clean baking sheet Gloves I have made my fair share of craft projects from Pinterest and YouTube, some that were simple and easy, and others that were dreadful and just down right impossible. But not all online crafts are bad. I found this Sharpie Art on Glass project on both Pinterest and YouTube, which usually means it’s accomplishable. It was soRead More →

shepheard pie

A couple of years ago, we took a coastal road trip down Highway 1 and ended up at Monterey Bay, California, where I re-discovered Shepherd Pie at a local British pub.  I had it once when I was young, but Shepherd Pie was not something I had on a regular basis growing up and, for the most part, I forgot it even existed until I saw it on that menu.  Now Shepherd Pie makes a regular appearance in our dinner rotation, specifically when it’s my turn to cook.Read More →

love puppy

Having a high school crush hurts like the dickens There are certain lessons that can’t be taught. There’s no crash course in romantics that won’t end without some internal injury. I’m, by far, no Casanova, but I’ve picked up a thing or two here and there. One of the lessons that is constantly being beaten into me is that some courtships are unjust and criminal; not everyone is worth the effort.Read More →

snap bag slider

Don’t have enough organization in your backpack or purse for all of those little gadgets? A snap bag might be what you need. This bag can be made in any size and shape. This tutorial explains how to make your own 6” X 8.5” snap bag. For a larger bag, just increase by adding inches to the side of the bag that you want to make larger.Read More →

best coloring pages slider

Stress is something that everybody deals with whether the situation is good or bad. Studying throughout the term, work and other household obligations makes for one very stressed person. How we deal with that stress is important. The fun way to deal with stress is to color. There are numerous ways to get your hands on these coloring pages, some can cost a few dollars while others only a few cents. In the crisis center previously used as the Riverhawk Bistro at the student center students can walk in and sit down at one of tables to color, or even talk to the councilor thatRead More →