Easy Homemade Simmering Potpourri Recipe

The past few mornings when I’ve woken up, I’ve needed to put on a light sweater. We still have a little bit of time before winter arrives, but I know it won’t be that long. Instead of being able to open the windows to freshen a room, I’ll need to use simmering potpourri instead.  I […]

Mouthwash Recipe with Essential Oils

Using a mouthwash can not only freshen your breath but also help kill bacteria. This mouthwash recipe with essential oils is a great way to do that without the harsh sting of traditional mouthwash.  You can make a batch of this mouthwash in just a few moments and it costs just pennies to make. Mouthwash […]

How to Start a Community Garden

I am part of the Toms of Maine Goodness Circle and this post is sponsored. There’s no way around it, healthy food can be expensive at the grocery store. I’m frustrated each week when I look at the prices of healthy, organic food compared to heavily processed, unhealthy food. For people who have a strict […]

9 Easy Mason Jar Ideas

Years ago, we had a HUGE vegetable garden and I canned all of our vegetables, jams, relishes and pickles. Times changed and I had less time to devote to gardening and started to develop problems with my back and shoulder. That meant that I was left with a stockpile of Mason jars that weren’t being […]

How to Fix a Hole in the Wall

I tend to be chief cook and bottle washer in my family. That means that I need to know a little bit about a lot of different things. While we do hire people to do the complicated things, I try to take care of the simple repairs and upgrades on my own. Since the weather […]

DIY Disinfecting Wipes with Tea Tree Oil

I worry about germs in the kitchen. After all, I’m preparing raw meat and fish and there is a constant parade of people at the sink with dirty hands. I prefer to use all natural cleaning products in my home but I really want something that’s going to kill any germs and bacteria that are […]

Create a DIY Inspiration Board | DIY Projects to Do

I love living in the country in an older house. I like knowing that I have the skills to do crafts and projects around the house myself. It gives me a sense of contentment to know that I’m able to do things to take care of my home and family.  Sometimes I get a bit […]

Reducing Christmas Waste | How to Fix Christmas Lights

I love Christmas. I really do. It’s one of my favorite holidays. I love the Christmas carols. I love the tree. I love the presents and the food. There is only one thing that I don’t like about Christmas and that’s the waste.  I like to think that I’m a fairly green, eco-friendly person. I […]

Tips for Arranging Flowers that are Tastefully Crafted

Today I’m sharing tips for arranging flowers with you because I really love having fresh flowers in the house. Several years ago, when Marty and I were considering having a farmstand, I took a flower arranging class online in case we considered selling bouquets of our flowers. That plan never took off but it did […]

Upcycled Furniture Inspiration from Home Made Simple TV

Thank you to Home Made Simple TV & OWN for allowing me to share this sponsored content. I love upcycling. I am all about keeping furniture and other items out of the landfill by finding other uses for them. After all, why throw it away when you can use it for something else? I got […]