Carol Benton

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Carol Benton is a longtime homeowner with enthusiasm for DIY, gardening, and home décor projects. As a retired college professor, Carol has transformed her love of research and writing from the academic world to the world of freelance writing for the internet. Visit Carol’s blog Scribbling Boomer to see what she’s up to.

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JANUARY 22, 2021 | FRIDAY
The Best Penlights for Precise Illumination

If your health care provider has ever pulled a tiny flashlight from the pocket of a lab coat to examine the pupils of your eyes and the back of your throat, you’re probably familiar with ...

JANUARY 18, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Projection Alarm Clocks for the Bedroom

When you’re in bed, you might find it necessary to roll over, sit up, or crane your neck to view the time displayed on your alarm clock. Maybe the clock is on your partner’s side of the b...

JANUARY 13, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Drawing Pencils for Artists and Designers

For many artists, their first drawing experiences were with pencils, and they fell in love with creating art through this medium. You may have experienced the same fascination with pencil...

JANUARY 5, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Ornament Storage Options for Homeowners

Looking into your family's collection tree ornaments can be like greeting a group of old friends. Sentimental favorites—our children’s handcrafted kindergarten creations, for instance—nes...

JANUARY 1, 2021 | FRIDAY
The Best Neti Pots for Colds

Your nose is your body’s air filter; and the tiny hairs in your sinus passages, called cilia, provide the first line of defense against airborne viruses, allergens, pathogens, and debris....

JANUARY 1, 2021 | FRIDAY
The Best Colored Markers for Design and DIY Projects

There’s something inspiring about keeping a collection of colored markers close at hand for special art projects or just day-to-day purposes. Even if you’re not an accomplished artist, co...

DECEMBER 30, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Fabric Markers for Your DIY Project

The possibilities are endless for DIY fabric art projects. You can personalize, decorate, and embellish T-shirts, jeans, purses, shoes, pillowcases, tea towels, baby gear, and more. The b...

DECEMBER 29, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Wrapping Paper and Supplies for Gift Giving

Our calendars fill up with notations about upcoming birthdays, weddings, baby showers, graduations, and anniversaries. Then, we have other events, such as Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’...

DECEMBER 7, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Pencils for Writing, Sketching, and More

In a world where we spend much of our time looking at screens and typing on keyboards or smartphones, there’s something grounding and satisfying about making marks on paper with a pencil....

DECEMBER 3, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Watercolor Brushes for Your Art Projects

When it comes to art projects, successful results depend on the quality of your materials and equipment. Perhaps you engage in watercolor painting as a hobby, or maybe you’re on track to ...