Category Archives: Advice

Need a Tracking Number for Something You Mail?

I’m not so sure you do.

I am having a bit of trouble with something I sold on E-Bay. Of course the one thing that I didn’t pay for a tracking number for the person says they did not receive.

So I went back to my receipt that had several things on it one of which I did purchase a tracking number. The item that I did not buy a tracking number for had instead a PID number. Hmmm what’s that I thought. I typed it into USPS.COM and guess what? It’s a tracking number! It told me the exact route of my package and that it had in fact been delivered.

So why would anyone ever pay for a tracking number? Anyone know the answer to that?

Today Is A Good Day

It just is.

Today is a day the Lord made, rejoice and be glad in it!

Smile, bigger.

Christmas Card Box

I decided to make a “Christmas cards for next year” box. I only got around to sending a few Christmas cards at the last minute. I don’t always send cards but this year there were some that I really needed to send. And of course I completely forgot about my stash of cards that I bought last year on clearance. So I made myself a pretty box that will sit out where I can see it. My plan is to throw extra stamps in there every so often so that everything will be there at hand when the time comes next year. Whenever I purchase more ink for the printer I will print a label to go on the front of the box. I also plan to make a birthday card box. I am tired of scrambling at the last minute for these things. So it’s time to get organized. This is the year for it.

I used this Youtube Video to make the bow. Only I got bored almost right away and went out on my own. Maybe next time I will slow down and pay more attention. As you can see on the side there are many more so maybe you will find one you like better. I can’t belive how simple it is to make a bow really. Next year my presents will look much, much better.

My photo of the box came out terrible.

Great Hula Hoop Tutorial!

This is a really great Hula Hoop Tutorial for people like me who actually can not Hula Hoop. Yes it’s true I am Hula Hoop challenged. I guess I didn’t play with mine enough as a child. If you want to give it a try and just can’t keep it up :) then check out this tutorial. It really is great.


Evacuate the Animals Also

Here is the Evacsak that can be used as a hands free method of evacuating cats, kittens, small dogs and birds during an emergency. Keep it beside your pet’s food or on the coat rack. Somewhere that you can grab it fast. I keep my cat’s crate in the hall. Does it look good? No. But I know exactly where it is in an emergency. Now if I could just train her to go in it when it rains or storms! She is scared of rain so she immediately goes under the bed. When a storm does pop up I grab the dog’s harnesses and leashes and hang them on the door knob in the hall or put them on the dogs according to how bad the storm might become.

There is a lot of great information about taking care of and evacuating dogs, cats, birds and horses in the book, Out of Harm’s Way by Terri Crisp and Samantha Glen. If you have a pet you need to have this book. If like me you don’t want to read the horribly sad stories of the animals that she and others have rescued during catastrophic events then skip to the section in the back about how to handle evacuation preparedness. Trust me some of the animal rescue stories will never leave you.

Even if you don’t have pets I encourage you to read this book so you can help others who do. Family, friends or neighbors who have more than one pet would sure appreciate an extra hand during a difficult time. Maybe you could help an animal shelter. There will certainly and unfortunately be a huge need for help after a disaster and the more prepared you are the better help you can be.

Please recommend this book to all of your family and friends. Also please re-blog this post. Every animal deserves a fighting chance. We can help ourselves but they have to depend on us. Step up to the plate and be an animal hero. Consider buying an Evacsak for someone you know or several for a shelter.

Problem with Apophysis?

If you are using the fractal making program apophysis and encounter the problem of the weight and transform button showing up in the editor in the wrong place so that you can’t scroll up behind the little window the way to resolve that issue is to change your font on the computer to default. Yep simple as that. I know that was the longest sentence ever.


Something you take for granted right now. If the United States were to suffer a total economic collapse or fall victim to a far reaching disaster of any kind the stores might eventually run out of condoms. Yes even in times of great peril people still want to have sex and that would certainly be the most inopportune time to get pregnant.

Stocking up on this most precious commodity now seems like a good idea to me. You know the old saying, if you fail to plan you plan to fail.

So even if you aren’t a prepper you should add them to your emergency list:

1. Water

2. Toilet Tissue

3. Non-perishable food items

4. Pet food

5. Batteries

6. Condoms

You’re Welcome

Don’t Feed Me: Food Allergies In Kids

We have always heard that necessity is the mother of invention. Well Kym Whitley sure proves that to be true in one the most clever ways I have ever seen. Kym designed this T-shirt for her child to wear to day care.

Please share this with anyone whose young child has food allergies.

Peanut Allergies, Take Them Seriously

A peanut allergy can be deadly serious, it should be treated that way. Did you know someone with a severe enough peanut allergy can have a reaction to acorns?! I sure didn’t. This young man died after eating half a cookie that had no taste of peanut. It was made with peanut oil. Please re-blog this so others can learn of the severe consequences of peanut allergies.

Silly Putty Anti-Foaming Agent In Kraft Mac And Cheese

This is outrageous! Yellow #5 and Yellow #6 are still being used by food manufacturers in the USA! Read your labels people. Please re-blog for our kid’s sake.

Thank you ever so much Leake and Vani Hari.