Category Archives: Miscellanea

Whatever doesn’t fit exactly in the other categories.

9 tips for reusing a common item in your household

Today I have something different for you, creatively different.



I’m quite sure that every now and again you have empty toilet paper rolls to toss into the garbage or recycling. If you’ve ever wished there were good uses for them, here are some great ideas I found

You now no longer need to throw away every one of those. They still can be useful. 

Have you used your empty toilet paper rolls for any of the tips shown? What is your favourite of those tips, or do you have one of your own you’d like to share with us?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂 


Video: Bride sings at her own wedding

It seems that each year many of the weddings that take place are plentiful in June, although not in my family. Maybe one of my daughters will choose that month, but not yet. The weddings in my family (my husband’s parents, my parents, and our siblings included) have been in May, July, August, October, and we have one coming up in September this year.

This video is of a bride singing with her dad at her wedding. I hope you enjoy it.

Did you do something bold like that at your wedding, or is there another wedding that stands apart in your memory for some special reason?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂




Do the new WordAds annoy you?

Ads, a little or a lot, can be bothersome.

I apologize for the extra ads that now are taking up more space on my page. For me it’s annoying. I asked WordPress about them, and the rep was going to look into it, but no change has occurred as yet. No follow-up of any kind, in fact.

I chose to have WordAds ages ago, one or two little ones that they put there under each new post. My choice of where they go. They are unobtrusive and you can click on them if you want to after reading the post (and I hope you do once in a while), but these new ones are big and some are distracting. I wasn’t asked or told, they simply appeared and I don’t seem to have a way to change their location. They are taking up the space where I had things of my own nicely arranged. You have to get past them to find what you came to see! 

I really, really like WordPress. I’ve been with WordPress for seven and a half years, happily. It’s easy and fun to use. I have had a few little problems for which assistance was needed or there was something I didn’t understand so I asked some questions. The WordPress Happiness Engineers have been very helpful. I’ll contact them again about this and see if I can get satisfactory results, because I still love creating with WordPress.

All this to ask, Dear Readers, what do you think? Do these extra ads pose a problem for you, or an annoyance? Would you visit me less because of them? Have you been faced with the same issues if you have a blog here?

I am a bit of a perfectionist with my blog, so if the new ads are not bothering you I need to know, please.

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂


Quiz: What decadent dessert are you?

I know, I know. Of late I am not giving you much to help with your writing or your book selections on the weekends. BUT … here is a fun quiz!  🙂

I’m sure you’re simply ‘dying’ to find out what decadent dessert you are, right? Well, wait no longer. CLICK HERE to find out.

I did this quiz several months ago, then again yesterday. I came up with the same result both times. It’s laughable and you can believe it … or not.  🙂  A couple of questions were a toss-up for me, and I guess I had the same dilemma when I did the quiz before.

Here is my result:

I am Toffee Caramel Cake: You’re generous, sweet, and attention-grabbing! Your outer coating of pure sweetness belies inner layers of depth and simple goodness. You treat people with the same kindness you expect back from them.

Now, what is your discovery? What decadent dessert are YOU?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂






Quiz: what musical style are you?

Since I’m not feeling very creative today I’m giving you something fun to do. It’s a musical quiz for you to enjoy and to find out what style of music you are.

Click here to do the easy quiz.



Here is my result:

World Music: From traditional ethnic sounds to Celtic beats to pop tunes in another language, there’s a lot of variety in world music. Like this genre, you are difficult to define because your interests and tastes vary a great deal. You love to experiment with everything from food to clothing, and you’re not afraid to be yourself. You have a lot of great memories from all of the experiences you’ve stockpiled thus far.

Did you get the result you expected? With so many different musical styles out there, it’s possible that your true personality is a fusion of your result and what you actually listen to.

What musical style are you? Please share your results. 

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂

Quiz: Build a cliche plot and find out a deep truth about yourself

I’m late with a post this weekend. Sorry! Here is a quiz that you will – hopefully – enjoy. Here you have the opportunity to build a plot for a YA book and find out a deep truth about yourself. It’s just a fun thing.

Follow this link to find out something about yourself.

This is what was revealed about me:

You may be (or prefer to be) a wallflower, but there’s a small part of you that’s dying to be the life of the party. There’s much more to you than meets the eye, and the people who are close to you can attest to your adventurous, risk-it-all spirit.

What are your results?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂

Music video: The Sound of Silence

I love the song by Simon and Garfunkel – The Sound of Silence.  It’s so sentimental and beautiful. Although I’ve heard it performed by others, when I heard The Sound of Silence performed by David Draiman of the group “Disturbed” – – an American heavy metal band — WOW! It’s such an amazing rendition. I’ve never liked heavy metal music but this song is not handled as heavy metal and is not at all destructive of Simon and Garfunkel’s music.

The song was performed on the Conan O’Brien show in March 2016. In case you missed it … here it is:  The Sound of Silence performed of David Draiman of Disturbed.

Tell me, what is your thinking about it?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂