Craft for Christmas!

christmastreeI often get questions about what are the best Christmas presents for kids, and my answer is very simple: one that you have made yourself!

There are loads of different crafting presents you can make. How about some homemade ornaments for a tree? Or if you can knit, make a scarf, hat of gloves for someone you love. These are always appreciated.

If you have artistic skills, a painting or portrait would be a wonderful idea for a gift.

Those who know how to do woodwork might think of making a natural wood rocking horse as a Christmas present. Wouldn’t that be a wonderful gift for a child to wake up to on Christmas morning? Or how about a natural wood doll house?

There are so many different options for Christmas crafting projects that they are likely to keep you going all year if you plan ahead. There is no reason to spend money on expensive, plastic gifts that will break after a few months and soon be forgotten.

Craft for Christmas!


Five Questions To Ask Before Purchasing an Electric Scooter

If you are thinking about getting an electric scooter for seniors, you will have a lot of options to choose from as this is a growing industry and selection is improving every day. Given the wide variety of scooters currently available can make the selection process a bit difficult, and here are five questions you should definitely research and answer before making your final selection.

1) New or used? If making sure your scooter is in pristine shape is important, a new scooter will likely be your best choice. However, there are some great deals to be found on used and reconditioned scooters, and you may want to check Craigslist or a used retailer in your area to see what deals can be found.

2) Is it comfortable? If at all possible, you should try out the scooter model you want to purchase before you buy. Things to consider include how comfortable you find the seating area, amount of leg room and also ease of control.

3) What do other users say? You may also want to check out online reviews of the models you are considering purchasing. Some good, unbiased reviews can be found on and elsewhere.

4) Does it comes with a good warranty? You really need to understand the terms of the warranty for the scooter you are purchasing. Evaluate the coverage for both parts and service.

5) How safe is it? You need to know details like what is the maximum load weight and what safety features are included before you make your purchase.

Also, compare, compare and compare! There are enormous variations in prices even for new models and take your time to find the right deal for you!

Cute Chicken Coop Photos

I know a lot of people who are into homesteading are interested in building their own chicken coop or hen house. Recently I even posted here about how to find free hen house plans online:

Today I’d like to point you to a website that has some very cute chicken coops featured on their blog:

I’ve found some adorable chicken coops posted on this site (they also have a pinterest and Facebook and Twitter pages), which will serve as an inspiration for my future chicken coop plans. In particular, I like the Palais de Poulets, which was made from an old shed. You can see it here: Palais de Poulets.

Where do you get your inspiration from? Do share in the comments below. Thanks!

What Are The Best Cat Toys For A Working Owner?

If you are a cat owner who spends a lot of time away from home during the day, you may sometimes worry that your cat may be lonely, bored or simply unhappy when you are gone for long periods of time. Although you may try to make up time during the weekend, your cat does need stimulation on a daily basis and finding ways to provide this when you are not around is important to ensure your cat is happy and healthy.

Fortunately, there are many modern cat toys that will help with this even when you are not at home. Some of the best cat toys developed in recent years are fully interactive and automated so that your cat can enjoy hours of play even when you are not at home!

cat speed circuitThis includes toys designed by Catit Design Senses, an innovative cat toy maker which has a full range in interactive cat toys that can be combined together to create a cat playground which will keep your feline friend occupied for hours when you are not around.

By taking the time and money to invest in quality, interactive cat toys, you will help make sure your cat is occupied and engaged when you are away from home.  Both young and old cats will appreciate such toys and your cat will certainly be much happier overall.

Ideas for my 13 Year Old Upcoming Minnie Mouse Birthday Celebration?

My birthday party is in early January and I’ll be 13. My mom is prepared to do one thing rather massive but not as massive as my 16th will be. For that reason I want to program early but I want to be sure of my theme and to-do listing now. I was thinking Minnie Mouse or Gallagher girls but my mom said it must be a boy-girl party. I then recommended a glow in the dark party but she said she did not want to deal with a bunch of horny teenagers in the dark. I need to have tips for themes and props and stuff… I like the concept of a candy cake that can flip into a bunch of party favors later on. Got something?


Minnie Mouse is both a cute and elegant birthday party idea. I did a lavender Minnie Mouse themed party for my own daughter.

Locating Small Chicken Coop Blueprints Online

For anyone who is pondering building a small chicken coop for the hens and want to build it yourself, you might want to take a look at a lot of the various small chicken house plans you can purchase on the internet. Many of these are really easy to build. Several come with tutorial videos designed to explain to you the exact process of building one. This really is much better than with a regular book, since many people are visual learners and definately will understand better the videos that you receive with many electronic books.

A large number of plans are very cost-effective too. Given the money you can save by building your own hen house, this is a great investment. With a few quality chicken house blueprints at hand, you can make your own hen house in a matter of weeks and after that focus on acquiring the best chickens for your home!

Cat Box Furniture Reviews And Information

Cat litter box furniture has been a very popular item for pet owners in recent years. Choosing a quality piece of cat litter box furniture for your household is not hard, as there are very many different makes and models currently available to choose from. No one wants to look at litter boxes in their rooms, and cat cat litter box furniture offers a great solution of what to do with the litter box your cat uses. You can check out these litter box furniture reviews to learn more about these and other litter box furniture unit and systems, including litter robot reviews and other great cat supplies and reviews.

There are different ways in which you can conceal a cat litter box in furniture, and here are a few suggestions:

First, you may want to consider a litter box plant pot. If you think a large clay pot with a plant in it would look good in your home, this is a great solution for hiding your cat’s litter box. The pot is actually made from plastic and opens up so that you can store a full sized litter tray inside. The cat will be able to enter through an opening in the side or back of the unit. When it is facing the wall, it is impossible to tell that there is a litter box inside the pot.

2) A Wooden Mahogany Litter Box Cabinet. If you have a dark wood interior d?cor for your home, then a mahogany style cabinet could be a great solution. There are some beautiful mahogany litter box cabinets that you can use as an end table or a bench. An opening on the side of the cabinet or bench allows your cat access to the litter box hidden inside. A standard size litter tray easily fits inside these units, which often have additional storage space as well. One advantage of these cabinets is that they are larger and give your cat a lot of space and privacy. They also often have additional storage space or drawers where you can put scoopers and other cat care tools and supplies.

Third, you might want to consider a white colored cat litter box night stand or cabinet. These look great in a home with a white dominant color scheme and design. There are various sizes and designs that you could choose and you can find cabinets that are multi functional. One popular night stand unit is the Merry Pet Cat Washroom. This cat litter box cabinet like a cupboard or night stand unit, with a niced sized opening on the side for your cat to go in and out of when using the litter box. A standard sized cat pan will easily fit into this piece of furniture. There is also some additional storage space in a drawer for cat tools and supplies.

As you can see, there are many options available (including others not mentioned here) to hide your cat litter box away inside a beautiful piece of furniture that goes well with the furniture that you already have in your home. For those who would like to keep the kitty litter out of view, the cat litter box furniture options are quite extensive these days. Many cats actually prefer the privacy of these units and most will have no problem adapting to using one of these furniture pieces.