Browsing category: Reader Questions
I Think Contentment is Almost a Default Characteristic
I think contentment is almost a default characteristic. Think about how babies and small children are happy with very simple pleasures… they almost have to be taught over a period of years to want something bigger, better, “more fun.”
Shining Stainless Steel with Flour !?!
Reader question… “I enjoy the hints you have shared in your blog and I have been pleased to find that all your hints work so well. Recently I saw somewhere about using flour to shine up stainless steel. I am wondering if you have tried this and what your thoughts are.”
When Christmas Isn’t So Merry
Reader question… “I’m dreading Christmas. With everything we buy costing more, financially we’re just barely getting by now and I know there isn’t going to be much money for buying gifts. Our kids aren’t the problem. The problem is my relatives…”
Solving the Natural Peanut Butter Oil Separation Problem
Reader question… “I have been making a strong effort to eliminate processed foods from our diet and to eat more whole and healthy foods. One change we have made has been away from regular peanut butter to the peanuts only peanut butter.”
Overcoming the Paralysis of Too Much Analysis
When you are faced with an important decision, it’s always a good idea to gather information about the possible options and to use that information to evaluate the possible consequences.
What Do Bleeding Heart Seeds Look Like?
Bleeding heart seed pods appear very quickly after the flowers fall off. At first the seed pods will be a bright green and look like tiny green beans. They grow fast and soon you will be able to see the shape of the seeds inside.
Can Toads Climb Trees?
“Can ordinary garden toads climb trees? I know I have seen them climbing trees but I can’t find any information to back that up. The toads we have are toads, not tree frogs and they do not have any kind of flat suction pads on their toes.”
My Favorite Methods for Cooking the Perfect Hard Boiled Egg
Reader question… “I’ve been asked to make a large quantity of potato salad for a family reunion this weekend. I’m not looking forward to cooking so many hard boiled eggs because I usually have problems getting the shells off cleanly.”
Why Would Anyone Deliberately Choose a Simple Life?
First let me say that I agree… I wouldn’t be happy living a life of purging, scrimping, and deprivation either… but that’s purging, scrimping, and deprivation, NOT simple living. Done right, simple living should be a positive experience, not a negative one…
One In, One Out vs. Purging for a Reason
Reader question… “A friend told me that I should always purge an item if I buy something similar, even if the item to be purged is still in good condition or if I am still using or wearing it…”