Start from Seed A seed packets cost less than buying one mature plant. You will need to invest some time and materials, but it will be worth the effort. Starting plants from seed also allows you to expand your selection beyond what is offered at the local supermarket or garden store. Perennial Wisdom Annuals such… Continue reading Gardening on a Budget
Spring is about to be sprung, Oklahomans need to prepare themselves for storm season. Anyone who has gone through one of the state’s storm seasons knows how quickly the weather can change. Being prepared ahead of a storm is essential for safety and peace of mind. One of the first things families need to do… Continue reading Prepare Your Storm Shelter
Our homes and the nearby environment can have enormous impacts on health, safety, and welfare. Everyone strives for their home to be safe and secure. The good news is, we have a lot of personal control over housing can help prevent home injuries, however about half of falls happen in our own homes. According to… Continue reading 10 Simple tips to Reduce Falling in Your Home
Have you noticed an increase in your chap stick and lotions use? Are your hands so dry they feel like sandpaper? Do you take off your coat only to find your shirt is glued to your back with static! You are not alone. With the increased use of heating units which tend to dry out… Continue reading Are you “shocking”, “clinging” and “itching”?
We spend over half of our energy dollars on heating and cooling for our home. So, to really make an impact on your energy bills adding a few gadgets may be your best bet. There are a lot of gadgets on the market that may, or may not, save you money on your bills. Here… Continue reading Home Heating Bills Leaving You Hot
Well, it is here … the seasonal flu has officially hit Shawnee. Along with the flu, there is also a nasty little stomach bug making its way through schools, day cares and soon everywhere else! In my family, we have successfully avoided the flu thus far; and with a lot of avoidance and handwashing have… Continue reading Setting Up a Sick Room
As we head straight into Flu Season it is important that our efforts to protect against Flu germs are doing what we think they are. There is a difference between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting and it depends greatly on the products you are using. The Cleaning Institute has these definitions to assist you in accomplishing… Continue reading Are killing germs or just cleaning