How to Make Dehydrated Fruit at Home This Summer

Have you ever wondered how to make dehydrated fruit at home? We love those little packets of apple rings, dried strawberries, and fruit leathers. But, wow can they get expensive when you snack on them regularly. They’re the perfect snack for camping, hiking, or traveling so we use buy quite a few of them in […]

Home HVAC Maintenance Tips for Busy Homeowners

Home HVAC maintenance is important to make sure that your heating and cooling system runs properly all year long. In Vermont, our winters are long and cold. And, the thought of being without our heating system is not a pleasant one. Our heating system is something I don’t really think about. It comes on. It […]

4 Fall Maintenance Tips Your Home Needs This Year

Fall has arrived and if you’re like me, you’re looking for fall maintenance tips your home needs this year. Every year in the spring, I promise myself I’m going to keep up with yard work so that fall maintenance isn’t quite so overwhelming. Most of the time, my plans fall short. I really need to put […]

Green Ways to Care for Your Jewelry at Home Properly

Are you looking for green ways to care for your jewelry? I love wearing jewelry to accent my outfit so jewelry care is important.  Nothing dresses up a pair of flats more than a sparkly anklet or dresses up a casual t-shirt more than a pearl necklace. I have downsized my jewelry collection as part […]

How to Recaulk Your Bathtub So It Really Lasts

Have you ever wondered how to recaulk your bathtub? We had our bathroom remodeled last year extensively including ripping out the floor all the way to the basement level. At that time, the bathtub was caulked when it was reinstalled. But, for whatever reason, it needs to be caulked again. The caulking that was used […]

How to Give Simple Gifts

My focus for the past few months has been to slow down and focus more on what I’m doing. Sometimes, life seems like to whirls by so fast that I miss it in between smartphone notifications and quick cups of coffee as I run out the door for my next errand. I don’t like the […]

How to Take Care of Fresh Evergreen Wreaths

Do you know how to take care of fresh evergreen wreaths? There was another frost this morning, and I’m starting to get in the holiday mood. This weekend, I put up a fresh evergreen wreath on our front door and the door to our garden shed. I love how festive it makes our home look. Like […]

5 Things You Need To Know Before Choosing Hanging Flowers

Each spring, choosing hanging flowers is one of the first things I do. It seems like I wait all winter for the warmer weather to arrive. In zone 4, our last frost date is generally right around Memorial Day. So, each spring, on Memorial Day weekend, I visit our local farmer’s market to buy hanging […]

How to See a Virtual Exterior Design of Your Home

Have you ever wondered how to see a virtual exterior design of your home? I’m horrible at visualizing. We’re remodeling our home and one of the challenges I’m facing is that I cannot picture what a change will look like in my head. I can look at all the tile, cabinets and siding available, but […]

How to Install a Showerhead with Hand Shower

One of the projects I tackled recently was learning how to install a showerhead with hand shower in our shower. Before installing this, we had a traditional showerhead that worked fine, but it didn’t have the water efficiency that we wanted. We are working on a few simple DIY projects this year to make our home […]