I've been seeing a lot of reclaimed wood pieces at local galleries and home design stores. I love how these works celebrate the raw beauty of wood scraps while offering unique interpretations of the medium.
Family gardens are evolving spaces, particularly during the early childhood years. In infancy and early toddlerhood, a garden is purely sensory experience. As kids get older, their family garden becomes a site for work, relaxation, and learning. Here are some ideas to get kids engaged and excited about gardening, whether your family is working with a ledge, containers, or a yard.
With warm weather on its way comes the opportunity to dine al fresco, one of the great pleasures of the season. Eating in the open air also means flies making a dive for your meal and just generally getting in the way. Here is a safe and easy way to repel these pests without using harmful sprays. More
We've all got the bottle/can/paper recycling down-pat, but what about fabrics? What do you do with the sheets that got so wonderfully soft that they finally shredded? Or the beloved t-shirt that was demoted to house-cleaning garb and then again to rag status? Or the legs of your jeans when you chop your annual cut-offs? Fortunately, all of that fabric is still very much in demand.
Is your refrigerator running? Away with your utility bills, that is. Whether you've got an old fridge in your kitchen or have retired it to the garage, you might be wasting away a ton of money on your energy bill.
The government's Energy Star website has a nifty refrigerator retirement savings calculator that will help you calculate how much money you'd save by replacing your main refrigerator or freezer or removing your old one from the garage entirely.
My husband and I have been working on overhauling our small city backyard since last summer. The biggest chunk of the work has happened already, and I've been imagining all the finishing touches. Besides thinking a lot about plants, my mind has gone to the birds.
I live in a northern climate, where snow is still thick on the ground, and there is no sign of spring. In fact, here in Minnesota, we could easily see a snow storm at any point until the first week of May. I find myself longing for spring, so it's time to find ways to keep it alive in my head while Mother Nature sleeps in. More
This luggage has functional storage with vintage style. No longer practical for jet-setters, old world suitcases can have second lives as handsome sources of storage for the home. Their easy portability makes them especially handy for things that need to be moved from one room to another, like toys, craft supplies and magazines.