How to Choose the Best Cedar Shingles

This post about the best cedar shingles is sponsored by The Tapco Group in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand and I have been compensated for my participation. All opinions are my own. Warmer weather means that it’s remodeling time for many people. If you’re considering an upgrade, you may be wondering how to choose the […]

15 Easy DIY Mason Jar Gift Ideas To Make In No Time

Today I’m sharing 15 easy DIY Mason Jar Gift Ideas that are perfect for that last-minute Mother’s Day gift. It’s always a struggle when it comes to knowing what to give my Mother for Mother’s Day. She loves plants and flowers, but I also like to give her something personal that I’ve made. I’ve shared […]

How to Make an Old Home Look New Again

Now that spring has arrived, you may be wondering how to make an old home look new again. I know it’s something that my husband and I consider each spring. I love our home. It’s an 1865 farmhouse that was built by a many who owned the local saw mill at the time. I’ve lived here […]

How to Make Homemade Spa Treatments to Relax

Homemade spa treatments can be an affordable, safe way to pamper yourself at the end of a long week.   I love treating myself to a little pampering, but I do worry about some of the ingredients in products I purchase from the store.  I hear so much about parabens, phthalates, and sodium lauryl sulfate […]

How to Make a Honey and Irish Buttermilk Bath

Why a Honey and Irish Buttermilk Bath? I wanted to create a homemade beauty product for St. Patrick’s Day without using any type of food dyes to turn whatever I made green. I’ve been reading a lot about toxins in the products we use on our bodies and am trying to eliminate them when I […]

How to Make a Mineralizing Toothpaste

Why do I need to know how to make a mineralizing toothpaste? Lately, I’ve been more concerned about toxins in the products I use for personal care and in my home. I can’t make everything I use myself. I just don’t have time, and sometimes homemade versions just don’t work as well. However, there are products […]

How To Have a Greener Christmas

These tips on how to have a greener Christmas will help you reduce waste and save money. I love being able to show off my Christmas spirit but I’d like to minimize the impact that has on our environment. Christmas can be a very commercialized holiday that lends itself to wasteful behavior if we aren’t […]

How to Play Gravestone Bingo

I grew up living next to a cemetery and used to spend many afternoons wandering through the cemetery looking at all the different gravestones. A fun game to play is Gravestone Bingo but it’s VERY important to make sure that those playing understand that the cemetery is somewhere we need to show respect. There is […]

Cheap Homemade Screen Cleaner that Really Works!

Have you ever tried a cheap homemade screen cleaner? We have a lot of electronics and tech toys in our house. Everyone has their own cell phone. The kids have laptops & tablets or Kindles. My husband and I have computers and there are several televisions.  With all those screens, I found myself going through […]

Stop Doing These 5 Things That Ruin Your Sweaters

Fall is here, and the temperatures are dropping. My sweaters are seeing more and more use now that the colder weather is here. My preference is for natural fiber sweaters for their warmth and because I prefer natural products. Unfortunately, many natural fiber sweaters require special care, or they’ll be ruined. You can stop doing […]