The new yellow in Sierra Leone: Getting Ebola to Zero

A year on from the Ebola outbreak, a new campaign with journalists, students and teachers is injecting fresh energy into the drive to kick Ebola out of Sierra Leone. ...more

Yellow is great for interiors

If you are looking for some ideas for decorating your dining room, yellow might be an interesting choice. If the room is oriented to the East or to the North, yellow or any orther clear color can be a good choice.Yellow is great for interiors...more

Spring Into Yellow

The color yellow has strong symbolism associated with it....more

Seeing Yellow...and a bit of Red

I am reading the fifth book of Fire & Ice series by George R.R. Martin. I started reading the first book of the series at the end of June and I can't seem to put the books down. The television series "Game of Thrones" opened my mind to the possibility I could maybe enjoy a fantasy series like this. It has been described as the Sopranos of the Fantasy Genre and I have to agree. I really enjoy the character development and the twists and turns. My favourite female character has to be Dany and I have a place in my heart for Tyrion Lannister....more

Happy thought #4: The house with the two yellow doors

The house with the two yellow doors lives down the street from me.  My neighbours might not agree, but I LOVE the house with the bright yellow doors.This house use to look like all the others, until a year ago when someone new moved in.  In a bold expression of colour, the new owners painted the front door, and garage door, a bright canary yellow.  They added deep cranberry accents in the form of a wreath above the door window, and placed an inviting red chair perched on the front porch....more

Rain rain go away, enjoy a flower inside today!

It's another rainy Saturday afternoon, but I suppose that's April for you. After all, we can't have May flowers without a few April showers. My dad planted the tomato plants I bought him yesterday so they'd get a good soaking today. They were already blooming and a good two and a half feet high. Still, while the rain helps all those gorgeous flowers and crops grow, it is quite dreary when you've just spent a week enjoying the sun and the slowly developing warmer weather.  ...more

Sewing tutorial: A pillow for remote controls

Like many other Americans, by living room has been taken over by remote controls. Some I know how to use, and others I do not. It happens once per night that my husband asks, "Linds, have you seen the _____ remote?" It's not long 'til I'm bending over, digging in between couch cushions or looking under the shaggy rug for one of the remotes. Enter, the remote control pillow....more

Scents for Spring - Blue Ridge Rose Shea Butter Soap

New for Spring, a rose and violet scented handmade soap rich with shea and cocoa butters. This handmade cold process soap is aptly named Blue Ridge Rose after the lovely wild roses and violets that grown in this region. The scent is very floral and feminine - a soothing medley of wild rose and sweet violet blossoms with touches of coconut, orange, and musk....more