"Crazy paving," the English call it.

In mixing paving and plants, the options are unlimited: the effects can range from tidy, formal surfaces, ready to withstand regular foot traffic, to casual bursts of foliage and flowers between stones, brick, and tiles. But the end result is the same: lively garden floors that invite people to stand or walk amid the plants. … Read more"Crazy paving," the English call it.

A Review of City Designer 3 – Windows Software for Creating Fantasy City Maps

This is one reader’s review of a fantasy/science fiction CAD drafting program used to make overland, top-down maps. This Windows program has excellent graphics that can be used to easily drop in details for maps of cities, forests, and even boats. It also comes at a very affordable price. Overview City Designer 3 is a … Read moreA Review of City Designer 3 – Windows Software for Creating Fantasy City Maps

Frugal Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is just one week away; next Sunday May 9. Don’t despair if money is tight. There are still plenty of ways to present mom with a great gift for Mother’s Day. Just check out some of these frugal Mother’s Day gift ideas. Frugal Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: 1. Gather the entire family (or … Read moreFrugal Mother’s Day Gift Ideas