Hopefully many of us have taken some time during the year to add a few ornaments to our Christmas Tree Decorations. Homemade Christmas ornaments are not only less expensive, but they give a homespun, warm feeling to our Christmas trees that you can’t get any other way. I have some ornaments that were given to…Read More Homemade Christmas Ornaments
Your wedding centerpieces don’t have to look cheap, even if you can’t spend a fortune on them. Here are some ideas for inexpensive wedding centerpieces. Potted Herb Centerpieces Small herb plants, such as parsley, thyme, basil, marjoram and lavender, can be planted in small pots, one herb per pot. You can use plain terra cotta…Read More Ideas for Inexpensive Wedding Centerpieces
The results are in! Homemade cleaners equal and even outperform commercial household cleaning products! My daughter Amanda and I spent the good part of 2 weeks, including her Christmas vacation, working on a science project for school to find out which household cleaners work best. We did three tests: one with window cleaners, one with…Read More Do Commercial & Homemade Cleaning Products Clean Equally?
(NC)-As soon as you can dig the soil in your garden, you can start thinking about your color choices and planting pansies as a garden border, full beds or in containers. Whether it’s an array of color and shape or a specific color treatment to complement a certain theme or holiday, pansies are the hardy…Read More Blooming Borders: Pansies Create Early Spring Color
I recently paid a quarter for one of the most inspirational homemaking books I’ve yet to come across. Published in 1952 and written by Carolyn Coggins, it is called Successful Entertaining at Home. At first glance I thought this book was just a manual for teaching you how to host a successful dinner party, but…Read More Homemaking 101: Practice Makes Perfect