Author: Melissa

Tank on Getting a Cat

Tank on Getting a Cat    I heard my parents talking about getting a cat. Really? They’re mean. When I visit houses with cats, they sneer at me the whole time. They hiss too. They’re always mad; All I want to do is play. “Don’t get all bent out of shape, I try to tell ‘em, “just have some fun.” Not only do cats seem to have a bad attitude in general, they also are not very loyal.    When my dad calls my name, I’m there. Even if he just wants to sit on the couch and watch...

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Health Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar By Melissa Wynn Apple cider vinegar can be found in almost every kitchen in America. Whether you use it for cooking, cleaning or as a disinfectant there is probably a bottle in your home too. More than just a tangy addition to your salad dressing this ancient elixir has been proven to have several health benefits. According to a study on care.diabetesjournals.org people suffering from type 2 diabetes and other blood sugar and insulin issues benefit greatly from just a few tablespoons strategically added to their diet. The study showed including apple cider vinegar improved insulin...

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Snowman Advent Calendar

By Ashlee Herrera Strip a pallet. Staple together 4 boards.They are too long so you can either cut them in half before stapling them together or after, but 4 pallet boards will make two snowmen. Use a compass to draw a circle, you’re only going to cut out the bottom half of the circle. Leave the top half in the square shape because that is going to be the hat. Get another pallet board cut it in half length wise and width wise for the brim of the hat. At this point I painted the bottom circle white and...

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Quilts and Other Hand-Made Gift Ideas

By Melissa Wynn During the holidays handmade gifts are far more heartfelt than a bath kit or necktie from a big box store. No one knows this better than the talented seamstress types that craft beautiful quilts from every type of cloth imaginable. Many of us still have one handmade by our grandmother, be it a crocheted afghan or a heavy quilt made from old blue jeans. Do you have a quilter on your holiday shopping list? Sewing machines, patterns, needles and even classes make great gifts for sewing enthusiasts as well as those that have a desire to...

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Dine Divine at Karline’s Restaurant & Bar – Redding

    On a beautiful autumn afternoon a few friends and I wandered into Karline’s Restaurant & Bar at 1100 Center Street in Redding to treat ourselves to dinner out after a visit to the historic Cascade Theatre. Our choice was effortless since this classy little getaway is listed as the theatre’s official dining partner.    We were greeted and seated by our friendly server Nicole Duncan who offered ice water, cocktails from the full bar and suggested the crispy calamari appetizer that we chose to begin our divine dining experience at Karline’s. The open air style kitchen allowed...

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