Saturday, June 27, 2009

Picnic anyone?

It's picnic time again. Want to keep ants off the picnic table?

Page 226 of The Trouble with Tulip recommends putting the table legs in water-filled coffee cans and you're good to go!

Saturday, June 13, 2009


In The Trouble With Tulip Jo recomends dipping match heads in candle wax to make the matches waterproof.

And speaking of fire, bring along the perfect fire starters:
  • cotton balls dipped in petroleum jelly - store this in a plastic bag to contain the mess
  • save the lint from the dryer. It's flammable and makes perfect fire starter, and best of all, it's free!

More camping and picnic ideas coming your way!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Summer is here. Going camping?

Page 227 of The Trouble with Tulip has a great campsite tip!

Bring along a hula hoop and a shower curtain with rings. Rig it up on a tree branch and you have an instant dressing room.

Throw in an inflatable kiddie pool and it becomes your own private bathtub.

You could also run a hose over the top for a shower but beware of cold water!

More camping tips coming up in two weeks!