Spring Cleaning, Ugh.


It took a while, but finally Spring arrived. It is usually about this time that I feel like I should clean. But I HATE cleaning, who has time for it? Yet, it has to be done. Cleaning actually stresses me out. I feel like it is never-ending. I clean one thing, only to turn around and [Read More …]

The Art of Tipping

Tip Jar

Perhaps it is just me. Perhaps it is not. But I think tipping has gotten out of hand. It seem that everywhere I go, I am faced with signs like this.

Protect Yourself from Facebook Hacking


It seems there is never a shortage of new hacks, new viruses, and the like. Most of them can be treated as “noise”, or just watched to see how they go, relying on our set of security tools. But other times, some come to my attention and warrant some action.

How To Stop Spam Comments

How to Stop Spam Comments

I hate opening my WordPress Dashboard and seeing close to 25 spam comments, especially when I just “emptied” spam comments a couple hours ago. And I hate it even more when it is the same IP address, with different name, continually hitting my site. So, I did some research and figured out how to stop [Read More …]

Mean Girl Coping Tools

Mean Girl Coping Tools ~ Hooked and Happy

I’d be naive to think that JBird and Thumper will go through life without meeting a mean girl. I know they will. I just didn’t think it would be so soon. Like at 4. In Pre-school. Luckily for me (and JBird) when she did meet one, she didn’t realize who (and what) she’d encountered. After [Read More …]

Coupon Organization, Finally!


Using coupons has saved me money, always a good thing. But it only saves me when I remember to bring the coupons to the store. And when I do think about bringing them, they are often stuffed into my purse. I needed a solution, something easy and small. Then it came to me.

Don’t Forget! {Printable Packing List}

Packing List ~ Hooked and Happy

Summertime for us equals Travel. For years I’ve had a packing list (disorganized and incomplete) floating around on my computer. And inevitably, I always forgot to pack one, or two, or three(!), key things because I never remember to add those forgotten items to my master packing list. Finally, I took the time to make a [Read More …]

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