10 Natural Ways To Keep Ticks Out Of Your Garden Ticks, as small as they are they can be incredibly dangerous. As many as half are infected with Lyme Disease which results in headaches and fever and if left untreated can cause joint problems, memory issues, reflux, and panic attacks. While you may not be able to prevent you or your child from being assailed by ticks in the woods or at the lake, you can protect your lawn. Here are ten ways to prevent ticks on your property. 1. Create a barricade Your barrier doesn’t have to be an obscenely
12 Amazing Stepable Plants I am not known for my patience. I enjoy the immediate gratification of instant messaging, fast food, and direct deposits. While not everything can be so simple, your lawn care can be. Whether you’re against mowing your lawn every week or need some filler between your flowers or stepping stones, you want something quick, you want something simple, and most importantly you want something effective. Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Pinterest so you don’t miss any of our articles. Here are twelve plants to take into consideration when landscaping your
12 Best Bushes To Plant Under Trees While not the easiest place to plant flowers, it is not impossible for certain plants to thrive beneath the canopy of a mature tree. While the tree’s shade and lack of moisture can pose challenges, this list of plants will overcome them all. We are not saying you need to be an expert gardener or know anything about tree care service but what you will read today will for sure add a lot of character and beauty to any yard! Planting bushes under trees can add a lot of depth to a garden.
12 Best Climbing Plants for Pergolas and Arbors Jeepers Creepers, we have crawlers. I’m not talking about wriggly worms or drooling babies, I’m talking about your garden. There’s no rule that your garden must remain stagnant and rooted to the ground. Raise your roses and honeysuckles to the Heavens with these twelve flowers. If you have other plants you think belong on this list, please feel free to head on over to our Facebook page and leave us a comment. We will gladly add them to this list. Before you start reading this amazing article consider reading our other article
12 Easy And Fun Plants For Kids To Grow There are certain things parents are expected to teach their children; how to balance a checkbook, load a dishwasher, and cook a decent meal. Why not extend their knowledge? They shouldn’t just be able to cook food, they should be able to grow it. They should have fingernails full of dirt and baskets filled with tomatoes, potatoes, and corn. Not only will it save them money and give them valuable life skills, it will be a memory they can look back on and smile. So here are twelve plants that every
15 Best Black Flowers To Add Depth And Drama To Your Garden “Black is such as happy color.” While some might not agree with Morticia Addams, black can certainly add some drama to your garden. While there are few flowers that are a true black, a mixture of dark maroons, purples, burgundies, and reds will certainly suffice. Adding black flowers and plants to your garden will add tremendous depth and drama. As soon as you plant some of the plants or flowers you will instantly have a beautiful, deep and dramatic garden. If you plant any of these in your
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How To Make A Wicking Bed Container Garden Between the snow, the rain, and the droughts I never know when and what to plant in Nebraska. I mean seriously, I tanned in my lawn the same week my school canceled for snow. How the heck am I supposed to start a garden when Mother Nature seems so vehemently against it? I have found a way. So, for those of you who can’t trust your local meteorologist, (and really who can) or those of you like myself, who are renting and thus not allowed to tear up your landlord’s lawn, I
Real Simple To Make Lemon Pudding Cake You’ll LOVE Need a quick and easy delicious dessert everyone will love? See how to make lemon pudding cake. This recipe is adapted from RecipeLion.com. A huge thank you for sharing this recipe as this is my ultimate favorite dessert now! This Unforgettable Lemon Pudding Cake takes your average lemon cake recipe to the next level! It’s an easy recipe with cake mix, so you don’t have to fuss over making a delicious dessert everyone will go crazy for. Take that box of lemon cake mix to the next level with this Unforgettable Lemon
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How To Remove A Tree Stump Painlessly So the tree needs to go; it’s ugly, it’s dead, it’s infested, you have a new chainsaw that you’re just dying to try out. Whatever your reason, the bottom line it you want that tree gone. This article will give you the basics of removing trees and stumps from your property with your own two hands. As stated earlier, you’ll need a chainsaw. Now with that chainsaw comes the obligation to use it responsibly. You like your arms, legs, and eyes don’t you? I thought so. So to ensure your safety and anyone
10 Vital Home Maintenance Tasks You’ll Regret If You Forget This Spring You’ve hunkered down in your closed up house all winter, and now it’s time to get out and tackle a few much-needed home maintenance projects. Whether your idea of DIY is watching HGTV, or you’re on a first-name basis with all guys at the big box home improvement stores in town, keeping up with these projects is vital. Just like ignoring the oil light on your dashboard or pretending that a suspicious health issue will just go away on its own, neglecting some home maintenance projects can end
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How To Change The Color Of Hydrangea Flowers I love color and I love it because I know what it is to live without it for months on end as all Nebraskans know. So during those few months where color grows straight out of your garden, why not have some power in deciding exactly which color will shine in the summer sun. To achieve the color palette of your dreams, you’ll need a garden filled with hydrangea macrophylla also known as mopheads and lacecaps or just commonly known as Hydrangeas. These hydrangeas can be altered to your specifications by simply
The Best Chicken Pot Pie Recipe – Freezable Chicken pot pie is a favorite of mine and has been forever! This is a cheap recipe to make and even cheaper if you make a big batch and freeze the leftovers!. I personally like it with some cubed potatoes added inside but it’s very good without them! I made them in batches of 8. They freeze so well, I have a stockpile in my freezer. They stack beautifully in the freezer and hardly take up any room. Once the pot pies have been filled and covered with the pastry dough, cover with foil
10 Most Resilient Ground Covers For Your Garden Ground covers are perfect if you want a cheap, colorful beautiful garden. Ground covers are actually overlooked by most people because they have a bad reputation for spreading like wildfire and taking over other parts of gardens! This just isn’t true. In fact, this is a good thing because once established you can propagate and remove sections of a particular ground cover plant and place it somewhere else in your garden. This eliminates the need to buy more flowers which would add more expense to your garden budget. Ground covers actually help
How To Fold Plastic Bags For Easy Storage I keep plastic grocery bags for use as garbage bags, and as we all know they do accumulate. At one point there were far too many bags overflowing the container under our kitchen sink and the situation was quickly getting out of hand. Fortunately, my sister –who uses plastic bags when camping and backpacking, taught me an easy trick to tame these unruly bags. Her simple secret helped me to both save space and organize the kitchen. I’d like to share this great idea with you too, so in this short video you
Beefy Burger Casserole That’ll Make Everyone Want More And More Welcome back to another amazing recipe that I absolutely LOVE! This dish will for sure set your sinner table apart from any-other table in your neighborhood! This hamburger casserole will win hearts and tastebuds whenever it is served at your dinner! If you have had the internet for as many years as I have you will know that there are so many recipes out there all trying to get you to make them. Well, let me let you into a secret! They are all garbage. The recipe I am sharing
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How To Make The Ultimate Fishing Lure From A Spoon Spoons are one of the most popular fishing lures on the market. They work to catch a wide variety of species in both salt and fresh water. Most spoons cost from $3-5, but watch the video below and see the guys at Real Outdoor Reviews explain how anyone can make one for less than a $1! Step 1: Clamp the spoon onto the scrap wood. Make sure the clamp is seated well on the spoon. Step 2: Using your metal drill bit, drill a hole in both ends of the
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How To Grow Pineberries: White Strawberries That Taste Like Pineapple I bought my first pineberry plants in May 2015. They seemed to take ok and then die off in the summer heat. To my surprise they popped up the next year. No fruit but lots of runners. We gave them some space and crossed our fingers. Then 2nd day of June 2016. I have berries, lots and lots of berries. I’m thrilled to see little tiny white pineberries developing. We’ve picked two little bowls worth and they are delicious. So now having proof of the final product I am happy to
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How to Crochet an Easy Mesh Stitch The Mesh stitch is a stitch that is very easy to crochet. It is done in a four row repeat and does not require advanced techniques. The Mesh stitch is crocheted in a multiple of two stitches and its mesh/net look makes it perfect for projects such as cover-ups, market bags and shawls. This quick crochet makes it the ideal project for those with little patience for large and painstakingly long sessions. I love the Mesh stitch because it is light and airy, great for spring and summer evenings if made into a
The Ultimate Meat Smoking Times And Temperature Guide Are you looking for the ultimate meat smoking times and temperatures? Look no further because today I am sharing an infograph that you can save or print to save you the hassle of ever looking up a certain meat’s temperature again. Smoking is the process of flavoring, browning, cooking, or preserving food by exposing it to smoke from burning or smoldering material, most often wood. Meats and fish are the most common smoked foods, though cheeses, vegetables, and ingredients used to make beverages such as whisky, smoked beer, and lapsang souchong tea
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Genius Other Uses For A Pressure Washer When it comes to cleaning the outside of one’s house, there are few things more useful than a pressure washer. Whether it’s that dirty vinyl fence that’s tarnishing the look of your backyard or you need to get rid of cobwebs on that hard-to-reach outside wall on the second floor of the house, a pressure washer can help in a wide variety of cleaning tasks. Many in the US and across the world have discovered that this is a great investment that can keep their home looking its best at all times. You
Grecian Goddess Pork Chops Recipe If you are looking to spice it up in the kitchen department, this pork chop recipe will certainly do just that! With a marinade that goes together in minutes and a brief cook time this is a quick way to have a flavorful meal on a weekday. Serve with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce. Nutritional info: Calories: 430 calories Protein: 42 grams Fat: 25 grams Sodium: 240 milligrams Cholesterol: 115 milligrams Saturated Fat: 6 grams Carbohydrates: 7 grams See the recipe on the next page.
How to Make a Self Scratcher for Cats It’s no secret that cats love a good scratch, right? Give them a good rubbing session with this easy DIY for a self scratcher. You can easily move and adapt it to different places around the house. I made 3 of these last night, I was up way past midnight so my little fur babies had a birthday surprise. Guess what? they LOVE them. I think these DIY cat scratchers are way better than anything I have bought over the years and will continue to make these for my other cat lover
Simple DIY Hacks To Help You Improve Your Home These ingenious tips, tricks and solutions to common problems are simple, smart and straightforward. I love a good old life tip. They always seem to come in so handy when you have nothing else to hand to fix a problem. Today you are going to see over 17 pretty genius “why didn’t I think of that?” solutions to everyday DIY problems you might come across. There are some bonus tips too, so in total there are about 25. Enjoy! Don’t be like this guy and use conventional DIY methods when you
Crock Pot Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken Recipe I fell in love with the recipe but didn’t have the time for a crockpot meal so I made it on top of the stove. All the same ingredients just in my new cast-iron skillet. It only took about 45 minutes from start to finish. (the boneless chicken breasts were frozen so some of that time was for thawing) Once I tasted the sauce, I HAD to double it so that I would have PLENTY left for lunch tomorrow. I also topped it with chopped green onions. Absolutely AWESOME! Recipe and photo courtesy
How To Crochet Warm And Cozy Slipper Boots | Free Pattern We are in the middle of winter, but I guess you already knew that by the amount of snow and the extreme cold weather you have had recently. One of the best things to do in winter is crochet and drink hot chocolate. In that exact order. If you are anything like me you need to have warm, cosy slippers to stay somewhat warm, even when the heating is cranked up high. Why spend your hard earned cash buying slippers that only end up getting ruined after a few
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Copycat A+W Root Beer Recipe Root beer isn’t just for the summer. In fact our family enjoys root beer all year long. Why? because we LOVE the flavor. We have been making our own root beer for years now. We make it so we know we are drinking root beer with no additives. I am all for homemade foods from scratch and this amazing root beer recipe is going to rock your tastebuds. It almost tastes identical to A+W root beer, but made with only a few ingredients. Here is some history on root beer I think you are going
DIY Activity Board My kids are always playing with items around the house that wouldn’t be considered toys. Some of their favorite things are tupperware containers with twist on lids, wheels of a flipped over chair, cabinet doors, and anything with different textures like grass or soft blankets. So after trying to stop them from getting into my cabinets countless times, I decided they needed something similar to play with. That’s when I created their very own activity board. I’m sure you’ve seen a few around the internet, but for me, I knew that if I gave my children a
How To Remove Ink From Cans For Repurposing Soda cans are involved in all kinds of “reuse” projects. I actually recycle my cans, so I have a ton of them waiting to be “cleaned” and “reused”. I haven’t seen any tutorial this awesome in . a long time. However, if you need the can for some more decorative purpose the inprints on the outside wall of the can makes it useless. Therefore, this tutorial demonstrates an easy method for ink removal on soda cans. As a result, you will end up with a can having a nice shiny outer surface
28 Ways to Use Dawn Dish Soap That Will Make Your Life Easier We all know that Dawn dish soap is great for washing dishes, pots and pans, flatware, and crystal. But I think all the REST of the stuff it does is what makes it really extraordinary! One of the best uses for Dawn dish soap you may not realize is that it can be used to fix hair. Kids get the darnedest things in their hair, like Vaseline, baby oil, gum, Silly Putty, etc. Dawn dish soap is mild enough to use on their hair and strong enough to
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How To Brine A Chicken If you boldly volunteered to host Christmas dinner this year and are starting to feel your first nervous twinges, I have three words of advice: Brine your bird. Brining is your ticket to a juicy, full-flavored chicken, even if you’re not feeling totally confident about your roasting skills. Today, I’ll explain why this works and show you exactly what you need to do. This will be the best tasting, most juiciest chicken you will have ever made and tasted. Below you will see a collection of flavored brines to choose from. My favorite which I
The Best Firewood To Burn, Chop And Store Do you burn firewood? Here is a list of best-burning wood firewood to use as well as firewood tips. Did you know that one cord of wood burned as firewood provides the heat equivalent to that produced by burning 200 to 250 gallons of heating oil, depending on the type of hardwood you are using? It can be very hard to find the best firewood to use for your situation. Depending on where you live you might not even have access to some of the wood but there are alternatives to choose from. Here is
How to Stop Car Windows from Fogging Up Are you fed up finding your car is damp with fogged up windows in the morning? Here’s a handy tip to help. Fogged up windows is a result of moisture in the car, so if you can absorb it, you should cure the problem. This is such a simple DIY project you will kick yourself for not doing this sooner. I hate getting into my car, especially on a cooler morning and then watch my windscreen fog up. Actually, thinking about it, it is worse when its raining and you get into
Strong, Easy and Safe Pet Paw Print Ornament Recipe I think you pet lovers are going to absolutely love this quick and easy craft. I am sure by now you have seen salt dough recipes floating around the internet but a lot of my readers ask about pet safe salt dough. I did some extensive research and found the easiest, strongest and safest recipe for your pets paws I could find. All you need is: 1/2 cup cornstarch 1 cup baking soda 3/4 cup water a small saucepan and a spoon Directions: Heat the mixture over medium heat and stir
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The Perfect Pie Crust Recipe Are you looking for the best and most delicious pie crust recipe on the net? I found, made, baked and ate the best tasting pie crust I have ever eaten. There is no exaggeration and no affiliate links for me to say that either. I am sharing this because I want you all to have the best pie crust this coming holiday season. The best thing about this recipe is it’s just 4 ingredients. So if you mess up the first time you can easily and cheaply try again. it bakes up beautifully golden and
Hundreds Of Dry Mix Recipes To Make And Save Big Money Here is a complete list of our various Mix Recipes in 31 Easy Categories so you can find whatever you need ! Making your own mixes can help your family save bundles of cash every week! I strive to keep my dry mix food storage topped up when ever I can. Not only are these ideal for stocking up the pantry, many are also suitable for packaging as gifts in a jar. They also come in handy as a substitution for out-of-stock items when you’re in a pinch. Beverage Mixes
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How To Easily Relieve Neck And Shoulder Pain If you suffer from pain in your neck or shoulders, you’ll know it’s no laughing matter – these areas can radiate pain to your back, arms, hands and wrists, leaving you feeling sore and under the weather. It seems more of us than ever before are suffering from neck and shoulder pain. A survey of 1,000 adults in the UK by Dynamic Markets for Fellowes revealed that 79% of people claim working with tablets and other mobile devices has made them ill and left them in pain. Did you know that pain
Over 2000 Free Canning Recipes For Any Season If you are thinking of saving a ton of money on food then canning can certainly do that. It can help you preserve food that you otherwise would just throw away in the trash. For example, you can go to a grocery store and take advantage of their sales. This is what I do. I always buy veggies, meat and even fruit if it’s on sale and can what I don’t use. I would say I have saved thousands of dollars over the years and I will continue to do so for
How to Make Your Old Towels Like New Have your towels become scratchy and stiff? No one wants to dry off with that. I love fluffy and soft towels, they dry me up so quickly and don’t scratch my skin and make it dry. For the longest time I have put up with hard, scratchy towels because I didn’t want to spend any money on new ones. I feel a little embarrassed that there has been a simple trick right in my kitchen all this time and I never even knew about it. I even went ahead and made my pet
How to Make Ghosts Out Of Trash Bags And Packing Tape If you want this Halloween to be the biggest, scariest and most epic Halloween ever, you need to make a few of these ghosts, they are super fun to make and look amazing when the light fades and the porch lights flicker over the plastic bags that make up the ghost. The ghosts can be made into any shape or form you desire, so if you want a hanging ghost or a ghost with it’s arms up, you can. I just made 3 of these ghosts and already put
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7 Top Exercises To Shrink Muffin Top Fat Are you looking for the top exercises to shrink the fat around your hips also known as “muffin top” fat? If you pinch the skin of your arm, the flesh between your fingers is subcutaneous fat, found underneath the skin. This fat beneath your skin is very different from visceral fat. Visceral fat is what gives a muffin top its bulge. A muffin top refers to those fatty parts of flesh at your waistline (like love handles and belly fat) that spill over your skirt, trousers, or jeans. There are 3 main reason why
This Little Trick Will Tell You How Much Propane Is Left In A Tank With No Gauge How many times have you ran out of propane half way through a cookout or while camping only to wake up freezing and no way to cook breakfast without starting a fire? I know I have, quite a few times actually! Ugh. I am sharing a tip with you all today that shows you how to test how much propane you have left in your tank. This test takes less than a minute to do and literally could save you from embarrassment and
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How To Crochet Beautiful DIY Crocodile Stitch Booties Crochet is my favorite hobby of all time. I spend hours and hours crocheting. In fact, I just finished crocheting a lovely pair of crocodile stitch booties for my daughter. She will be 2 around Christmas time so these booties will be perfect to keep her feet toasty and warm in the house over the winter. If you wanted your kids to wear these outside I would highly reccomend sewing a strip of leather or sued on the soul of these booties to keep them from getting damp or the yarn to
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Where To Pinch To Stop The Bleeding If you or someone else have been inured in an accident or god forbid, some other atrocity and are bleeding, first things first, call 911 and get an ambulance on its way. But while you are waiting did you know that you could stop the bleeding by pressing on certain “pressure” points on the body? This is great medical knowledge to learn. You just never know when you will need it. Pinching these pressure points should hopefully slow the blood enough to start the clotting process. Below is an infographic I found which
Ice Cream Churro Bowls Recipe Recipe: Makes 8 churro bowls 1/4 cup butter /cubed 2 Tbsp. brown sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup water 1 cup flour 1 tsp vanilla 4 eggs cooking oil spray oil for frying cinnamon sugar ice cream hot fudge and caramel topping (optional) How To Make The Bowls: Thanks for stopping by and checking out this recipe, if you liked it please consider sharing it with your friends so they get to see it too.
15 Car Cleaning Tips That You Would Have Never Guessed Ammo NYC shows us the best car-wash and cleaning technique: 15 Steps + Tools. I do truly think this is the best tutorial on the net. I have used his techniques for years now. In fact, it’s the only way I clean my car now! My car feels like it is always dirty. Well, I wouldn’t say dirty per say because it isn’t that bad. I guess it just comes down to dirty floors, dirty carpets, foggy headlights, and some loose papers taking up space in the back. I mean,
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How To Arm Knit A Cosy Blanket In 45 Minutes Fall is here, and winter is around the corner, that means cooler weather, more time spent indoors which usually means more spare time twiddling your thumbs thinking of stuff to do. Well, I found an amazing and super easy tutorial showing you how to make a super cosy arm knit blanket in 45 minutes. If you follow the instructions as per Maggie shows you will end up with a blanket approximately 5′ by 3′ un-stretched. This is a perfect size both for cost of materials and the area it covers
50 Ways To Reuse Empty Toilet Paper Rolls Ah, good old empty toilet paper rolls. They get thrown away day after day, week and after week, year after year, they sit in the land fill for years until they get broken down and turn into soil. It is no secret that most households go through several rolls of toilet paper a week, meaning you will always have crafting supplies waiting to be transformed. With this collection of 50 Uses for empty toilet paper rolls, you’re sure to find something fun and decorative to do with those cardboard tubes! Bonus use: Toilet Roll
How To 100% Ensure Your Child Can Contact You If They Get Lost – Any Age How many times have you stayed awake at night worrying your child will get lost one day? I do, quite often actually. The way the world is right now, I do not trust it. I went hunting for some great ways to ensure IF your child gets lost, they or whoever finds them has a way to contact you. The obvious thought was to sew in my cell phone number into their clothing but, clothes can be removed and also lost, the next thing
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How To Super Clean The INSIDE Of Your Windshield With NO Streaks Many of you who are reading this drive a car, truck or van.. maybe even a semi… if you don’t you are a passenger in a car most of the time. How many times have you sat down to drive and noticed your windshield is dirty as hell? Mine is and no matter how many times I wipe, rub or clean the thing, it usually ends up worse than before I started cleaning it. In the video below you will learn to clean the inside of your windshield.
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DIY Simple Cracked Windshield Repair I am sure everyone reading this will have had or still has a small crack or chip in your windshield. I have about 3 stone chips that are just getting bigger and bigger, this is actually dangerous as having a crack in a windshield lowers the integrity of the windshield if you are involved in a motor accident. Repair of cracks up to 61 cm (24 in) is within permissible limits; automobile glass with more severe damage needs to be replaced. However, this is dependent on state and local laws. Unless it goes to the edge of
20 Iced Coffee Recipes You Have To Try Iced coffee is a must in the spring and summer. If you like coffee but hot coffee makes you to hot then iced is the only way to go, plus there are so many more flavors and options that come available when you go iced. I scoured the internet to find some of the best iced coffee recipes. I came across 20 for now with another article coming soon with another 20. I think there are recipes that will suit all tastes and even put your taste buds in coffee heaven. Recipes:
How to Grow Hydrangea from Cuttings Hydrangeas are flowering deciduous plants that can range in size from small bushes to larger tree-like varieties. If you want to grow your own hydrangea plants, you can produce new specimens by growing hydrangeas from cuttings. This is a pretty cool and very frugal way of getting your hands on some beautiful Hydrangea’s. I never knew you could take cuttings from this beautiful bush and them grow into full fledged, beautiful bushes like their clones. You can get hydrangea’s in all colors and varieties so if you see any you like, give the owner
5-Ingredient Mini Cheese Balls Recipe 5-Ingredient Mini Cheese Balls Recipe ~ The perfect appetizer or snack for parties. You can’t go wrong with some ooey, gooey cheesy balls! The recipe makes around 30 cheese balls and takes around 30 minutes to prep and cook. All in all, not a bad amount of time for a delicious appetizer. My husband would like to try this recipe tonight so keep your eyes peeled on our FB page when we tell you how they turned out. If they look anything like the pictures I am sure they will be a big hit. Our kids
Almond Cream Cake Recipe If you are looking for one of the best tasting cakes on planet earth, this almond cake recipe will rock your world. Light, moist and velvety, this Almond Cream Cake has a homemade cooked, whipped frosting that pairs perfectly with the almond cake. Decorate the cake simply with sliced almonds. Check out the recipe and let me know what you think when you give it a whirl. If you have other recipes you would like to have featured on our Facebook page, feel free to send us a message. We will get it online and shared with thousands of
How To Easily Insulate The Garage. Keep Your House Warm In Winter And Cool In Summer Insulation is obviously a must have if you want to keep the temperature in your house at a comfortable level, but what about the garage? the garage is one of the most forgotten about “rooms” of the house that never gets insulated and that causes your household bills to rise… you see just by insulating the garage doors you help keep the garage cool during summer and warm during winter. It also eliminates sound and looks nice. In a little over an hour, he completed
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Beautiful Plants You’ll Barely Need to Water Whether you live in a town with expensive water (like I do), live in a drought zone, or are just trying to be a thoughtful steward of the earth’s natural resources, there are plenty of reasons to try to conserve water in your garden. However, you may also want beautiful summer color. That’s when it’s handy to know which plants to grow that don’t require much water to maintain their health and beauty. This article outlines eight lovely plants to grow that don’t require much watering. And as a bonus, a couple of
60 + DIY Natural Cleaning Recipes For Every Room In The House If you are anything like me, you are sick and tired of using cleaners with harsh chemicals. They build up on the counters, get on your skin and start to build up inside your body on a cellular level. About 2 years ago I decided to go all natural and stop using store bought cleaners, wipes and sprays. I have not looked back since and my home is the cleanest it’s ever been. Vinegar is among the most flexible and affordable cleaners available in your house. Lemon juice
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How to Make a Concrete Floor Look Like Hardwood Flooring I love this! I have concrete floors in my basement furnace room and wash rooms. I have been looking at laminate flooring but that is just way out of our budget right now! Also, laminate will tear, come apart and look terrible in a few years. I wish I won the powerball last night but I guess if you don’t play you have zero chance of winning lol. Anyway! Back to the floor tutorial. This amazing transformation brought to us by Decorative Concrete Kingdom shows step-by-step how you can make
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How to Make The Strongest Giant Homemade Bubbles My husband whipped up a batch of this bubble juice today and we had the most fun we have ever had in our yard. We had the sprinklers on, the music on and happy kids. Bubbles make all kids (including big adult kids, happy) I have no idea why but they are magical and mesmerizing. If you want to make strong giant bubbles that just sit and float a long time, this is for you. What you need: Dawn Liquid Dish Soap 8ozGuar Gum 1Tbsp Baking Powder 1Tbsp Water 16 cups Cotton
Anti Inflammatory Pain Reliving Tea Recipe Before you even read the recipe, please consult with a professional medical practitioner about the risks of turmeric if you are on ANY medication. Turmeric contains the chemical curcumin. Curcumin and other chemicals in turmeric might decrease swelling (inflammation). Because of this, turmeric might be beneficial for treating conditions that involve inflammation. Ginger does not have an immediate impact, but may be effective at reducing the day-to-day progression of muscle pain. These effects are believed to be mediated by the anti-inflammatory properties. What You Need: 5 cups of pure drinking water or even better, spring water
13 Amazing Uses For Cucumbers Other Than Eating Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc. So with that being said, make room in your garden this year and grow as many cucumbers as you can. If you have a small garden, do not worry, you can grow a lot of cucumbers in grow bags and containers. Natural Multivitamin Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin
How To Make Great Smelling Anti-Mosquito Incense Mosquitoes are everywhere right now and are only going to get worse as the heat and humidity continue to build. I recently came across the recipe for an all-natural loose incense which is not only not toxic or harmful, but also effective! It may be a little more involved than using citronella, but this incense can be used indoors and around your deck / patio in the evenings while having cookouts too. This is a little known way to deter the mosquitoes and biting bugs this summer. Give it a go and let me
How To Make A Custom DIY PVC Dog Washer Well, I have seen it all now. I can’t belive I didn’t know about this before today. Not only will this make washing your dog a lot easier it also conserves water too. I like that aspect of this PVC dog washing unit. Easy and cheap to make this will transform the way you wash our dog going forward. If you have kids they can use it to play in he sun too, so its a multi purpose item too. So its a win win. Check out how to make one
Dill Pickle Potato Salad Recipe This recipe is sure to be a new family favorite! The tangy flavor of the dill pickles adds a delicious pop of flavor to this salad! We gave this a recipe a whirl last night and this is now our go-to potato salad recipe. It was so easy to make, tastes way better than my family recipe (sorry gran) and left us feeling satisfied. This potato salad is for sure going to be made at every BBQ going forward and possibly every pot luck we have at work. Check out the recipe and give it
Lemon Meringue Cupcake Recipe Can I give this 10 stars?!?!?! Amazing cupcakes, me and my guests loved every bite. I made about a week in advance, froze (with out lemon and topping) and thawed about an hour before go time. Not one person could tell they had been frozen. All in all I would make these for any occasion, they are light, lemony and delicious. They may look a little complicated to make but trust me they are not. They are so simple to make. Check out the recipe and give them a go. You will NOT be disappointed. Lemon
21 Awesome Ways To Use Pennies In The Home And Garden Never underestimate your pocket pennies that have the ability to transform into amazing crafts, decor and art. It makes you believe the almost valueless penny could be of tremendous value. To complete a “penny project” is very simple; you only need to prepare a hot glue gun. Who would have thought the humble penny could be so useful in and around the home and garden? I love the way pennies look, I love the color and I love how inexpensive projects can be when using them. Raid your piggy
25 DIY Fun Water Games And Activities For Kids Summer is here. The heat is here. Kids are off school and already getting under our feet. Well, they are mine, so that means fun water games that they can all enjoy and keep cool in the heat. The picture above shows you the 4 favorite water games we are going to be trying first this summer. Splash through summer with fun water games and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Use the hose to have a limbo contest, or invite the neighbors over for a water balloon relay. The
CopyCat Chick-fil-A Frosted Lemonade Recipe This CopyCat Chick-fil-A Frosted Lemonade is going to quickly become one of your favorite frozen treats this summer. A blend of CopyCat Chick-fil-A Lemonade (with a bit more lemon) and Vanilla Ice cream. Tasty and totally refreshing! We made a few of these today and let me tell you a little secret… they are WAY better than the original from chick-Fil-A. I promise these will make give your tastebuds a real treat. Easy to make, yummy to drink and keeps you cool on a hot day. Check out how to make one… CopyCat Chick-fil-A Frosted
Bulb-Stacking For Blooms All Year Long The gardener with limited space can take advantage of the special attributes of bulbs that require little room for root space, take up little space above ground as they mostly grow straight up rather than spread sideways and have foliage that dies back after blooming. Layering is the perfect way to maximize the flowering potential of a small garden. In a hole as little as 18″ wide by 12″-14″ deep, you can get a wonderful display of bloom from early spring until well into August, even fall. Don’t worry, I know spring has come
Old English Butterscotch Toffee Recipe From 1934 Butterscotch is an old time classic flavor. It is actually my favorite flavor of pudding and had been since a child. As you may be aware my grandparents were English so they also enjoyed butterscotch back in the UK. I was craving an original butterscotch flavor and came across this recipe I am sharing with you all today, it is from 1934 and has been in use and enjoyed for over 85 years. I gave it a go, made a big batch and had to make a second batch for my work colleagues
How To Cool Without A/C By building A Cheap Homemade Whole House Fan If you are looking to cool your whole house without the aid of Air-conditioning then the video below will help you achieve this with relatively little work. The concept is simple and actually works a like a charm. I haven’t personally done this in my home but I did to my potting shed. As soon as I turned it on I felt a decline in temperature. This also can help with taking out the humid air which you will get if you are not using air conditioning.
The Easiest Way To Transfer VHS Tapes To Your Computer I have no idea why but I have a whole bookshelf stacked to the brim with old VCR tapes. I keep them because well, I grew up with them and maybe one day in the future they may be worth a bob or two. Knowing how to transfer VCR to the PC is great if you have a lot of family events on VCR. The last thing you want is to lose all those memories. Did you know that something as simple as a magnet to close to the tape can
Delicious Limoncello Recipe The United States has seen a rise in commercial producers using California lemons which are grown year round, with 90% of the United States lemon crops coming from California. A popular ingredient in cocktails, limoncello imparts a strong lemon flavor without the sourness or bitterness of pure lemon juice. Directions: Step One – Zest or peel the lemons, removing only the outer, yellow skin and avoiding as much of the white pith as possible. Combine lemon zest (peels), rosemary sprig and vodka in a glass or ceramic container and seal with a tight-fitting lid. Place the container
DIY Mailbox Makeovers To Boost Curb Appeal Mailboxes are everywhere in the United States. Some are more pretty than others but when it’s all said and done, a mailbox can define who you are as a person. Take mine for example. I live out in the country and my house is a mess. I am not lazy, I am not a horder, I just have always been a “never put it away after I uses it” type of girl, my mailbox is the same way, it’s old, decrepit and messy. I wanted to buy a new one but I have no
Very Surprising Uses For Eggshells If you eat a lot of eggs chances are you have thrown away thousands and thousands of egg shells over your lifetime. Don’t worry, I have too. I am gardening very seriously this year and part of that means using all natural processes and ingredients as much as possible. I did some research and have compiled the top yet very surprising uses for egg shells that can help you not only in your garden but for your home too. I think you will be very surprised as to what old egg shells can help you
8 Gorgeous Plants That Self-Seed Year After Year These are gorgeous plants that will gently populate your garden, whatever its size, making the most of niches where other plants and crops fear or fail to grow. Self-seeders are pragmatists. Produce enough seed, chuck it about and some plants are bound to come up. Stepping in to cull or move seedlings when there are too many competing for the same resources may be necessary, but apart from that, all we need to do is wait and see. #1 Alyssum (Lobularia maritima) Lobularia maritima syn. Alyssum maritimum, common name sweet alyssum or sweet
A Complete Cooking Ingredient Substitution List There are always those points in time where you really want to bake but you just don’t have everything you need to make that killer recipe you’ve been wanting to make again. So rather than running to the grocery store, you can use a substitution instead. I personally am a fan of using applesauce or banana in lieu of egg. That makes for some very delicious pancakes in the morning! Little bit of a different texture, but I still like them! Here are a whole bunch of substitutions for anything you might not have in
How To Fill Balloons Quickly Without Helium We seem to be on a science kick this week! Believe me, your kids will want to do this more than once. Here is a simple chemistry experiment that you can do with everyone’s favorite baking soda and vinegar reaction! Making a volcano is fun, but did you know that you can also use baking soda and vinegar to blow up a balloon? We used this experiment to learn about gases. Supplies Needed: Baking soda Vinegar Plastic bottle Balloons Funnels (2) What To Do: 1. Using your funnel pour vinegar into your bottle.
DIY Ice Tie Dye ~ How to Tie-Dye with ICE Modern psychedelic tie-dying, like what we see now, did not become a fad until the late 1960s following the example set by rock stars such as Janis Joplin and John Sebastian (who did his own dyeing). I love DIY and so did the folks back then. …
Clever Storage Solutions That May Just Change Your Life Having storage is high up on every homeowners list. The trouble with storage is sometimes you just don’t have it, even in big houses the layout of the house is just not storage friendly. I live in a 3ooo sqft home, sounds big doesn’t it? well, …
10 Impressive Things To Make With 55 Gallon Plastic Barrels 55 gallon drums can be picked up for free or very cheap on Craigslist. I picked up 10 food grade 55 gallon drum from my local craigslist last month for 20 bucks. You can’t beat that price. With the nicer weather here, I wanted to …
Tips and Tricks to Keep Your Plants Blooming Longer How many times have you spent tens or hundreds of dollars on plants, seeds, vegetables, bushes and trees only to have them quit blooming a few weeks after you spent all that money on making your garden look amazing? I know I have and I keep …
Eggsposé: The Eggs You Buy Are Not As Fresh As You Think If you ever needed an excuse to get into raising chickens for your own fresh eggs, this hobby farmer has found it for you. You’ve been to the store and seen the cartons for sale there. They say things like “Farm Fresh Eggs”, …
Plants That Naturally Repel Fleas And Ticks Getting rid of ticks and fleas can be a nightmare for a lot of us. Whether you have small children, dogs or cats or just don’t want your garden full of ticks and fleas, if you look online a lot of people say to use harmful pesticides to get …
10 Creative Repurposed Headboard DIY Tutorials How many of you have old wooden and metal headboards just sitting around in the garage or in the attic? I have 5, I pick them up at garage sales, online via Craigslist and belive it or not, I find really cheap old headboards at goodwill. Even if you …
10 Organic Ways To Kill Ants For Good Ants are everywhere at the moment. They have even found their way into my kitchen and I am just about at my whits end. I don’t like to use harsh chemicals because of my dogs so I went searching for the best organic methods to get rid …