Crocheted Boot Cuffs and the Downside to Spring

As much as I love spring, I am sadly coming to terms with the fact that it probably won’t snow again. New growth is happening everywhere, the birds are singing, and the spiders are becoming active again. In case you don’t know, I am very afraid of spiders. So much so I think I drive Mitch slightly crazy some days. One thing we didn’t consider when frantically trying to find a place to rent last June was that this place is old, the carpet is brown, sealing around doors rotted, the windows ancient, and there are cracks and crevices all … Read more…

The Best Ways to Keep Bugs Out of the House

I love living in Missouri. Minus the spiders. I hate spiders. Like a lot. The place we are currently renting has old windows, bad sealing around the doors, and numerous unsealed cracks and crevices inside. You know what can sneak through any crack or crevice . . . spiders. Bleck. First off, let me clarify that we are clean! This is not a dirty/messy house situation. However, we do have brown carpet that many spiders blend right into, which makes me slightly paranoid at times. But after several unpleasant confrontations, (I drowned a big black spider in dawn dish soap. Wasteful. And not … Read more…