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 […]

How to Make Natural Halloween Makeup With 4 Ingredients

Wondering how to make natural Halloween makeup? Face it. What is Halloween without dressing up as something you’re not? It would be the same as any other day of the week. Letting yourself act silly for a while and dressing up is half the fun. But, there are dangers in dressing up that you might […]

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 […]

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 […]

Madagascar Vanilla Coconut Body Scrub

The heater is running all the time now since winter is here in Vermont. I love how pretty the snow looks outside but the heater is drying the air and that is drying out my skin. My hands need some serious pampering and moisturizing.  I’ve used coconut oil in this Madagascar Vanilla Coconut Body Scrub for […]

11 Easy Ways To Make Your Home Energy Efficient

With the arrival of fall and winter comes the return of home heating bills. Rising fuel costs means finding easy ways to make your home energy efficient is even more important now than ever. We live in an old house that was built in 1865. As much as I love the character and charm of an old house, […]

Detox Bath Recipes | Detox Bath with Ginger

Why should you detox? That’s probably the biggest question I had before I started. We put all kinds of junk into our bodies. We don’t always eat healthy, we drink too much coffee, we’re exposed to illnesses, artificial ingredients and pollutants in our every day lives. Our bodies try very hard to remove things that […]

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 […]

Gardener’s Hand Scrub DIY for Clean Soft Hands

This gardener’s hand scrub is perfect for clean soft hands! I love getting out in the garden each year but playing in the dirt really does a number on my hands and nails.  I do try to remember to wear gloves when I work in the garden but sometimes I forget. I have a tendency […]

Upcycled Furniture Inspiration from Home Made Simple TV

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 some some serious upcycled furniture inspiration the last time I watched Home Made Simple on OWN. I […]