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Meaning of Flowers – (C)

All flowers have a meaning. The Victorians used to use flowers as a symbol to express their feelings. Here is a list of different flowers and their meanings. Flower Meanings (A) - Flower Meanings (B)...
1870 Milk Paint Formula

1870 Milk Paint Formula

What is milk paint? Before commercially prepared paint was available, paint was made at home based on formulas handed down from generation to generation. Milk paint was made from old curdled milk or cottage cheese,...
Fragrance Oils - 10 Amazing Uses For Around Your Home

Fragrance Oils – 10 Amazing Uses for Around Your Home

Fragrant oils can be used to freshen up many things. Next time you pick up that box of fabric softener sheets or carpet refresher, put it back and try these inexpensive solutions.
Flower Language

The Language of Flowers: What They Mean (D-J)

All flowers have a meaning. The Victorians used to use flowers as a symbol to express their feelings. Here is a list of different flowers and their meanings. Flower Meanings (A) - Flower Meanings (B)...
Pillow Facts

Pillow Facts and History You Didn’t Already Know

Sure you already know that pillows can go on your couch or bed. And you already know that you can lay your head on them and rest or even sleep in comfort with the...
History Of

History of Oil Lamps

The history of oil lamps is fascinating, for without the ability to provide light after dusk, our ancestors' progress would have been slowed immensely. Let's shed some light on the history; shall we?
Flower Language

Flowers : What They Mean – (B)

All flowers have a meaning. The Victorians used to use flowers as a symbol to express their feelings. Here is a list of different flowers and their meanings. Flower Meanings (A) - Flower Meanings (B)...
Old Sleeping Bags – 13 Ways to Re-use/Recycle Them

Old Sleeping Bags – 13 Ways to Re-use/Recycle Them

What do you do with your sleeping bag when it's too worn out to use? There are many viable options to the creative person. Here are just a few.

Many DIY Uses for a Toilet Wax Ring

An old carpenter taught me this trick a few years ago. We were installing doors in a State Police barracks remodel and he pulled out of his box a piece of wax ring used...
4-day Camping Menu Plan

4-day Camping Menu Plan

A family camping menu should be: 1. Easy and quick to prepare. 2. Requires only a few ingredients and 3. Those ingredients are easy to store at camp (not prone to spilling, spoiling, space-hogging). Here is our family's...
Housework Schedules Through the Decades

Housework Schedules Through The Decades

Here are some examples of various housework routines from the early 1900s to more recent times.

Unique Early American Furniture -The Pie Safe

The American Pie Safe cupboard was developed with form and function in mind. The cupboard was constructed in various designs, floor models as well as portable hanging models. Regardless of the style, all pie safe were designed to keep pies and other baked goods safe for storage until the food was eaten.
Rustic Log Cabin Decorating

Rustic Log Cabin Decorating

Log cabin decorating can be as simple as choosing a few rustic décor elements to enhance your cabin or as grand as selecting an overall theme.
Decorative Window Treatments

Decorative Window Treatments

Windows are doorways to the visual outdoors. They let in the light, the breeze, and the sights and sounds of the world beyond. The way you dress them is therefore very important.

The Rose: The Queen of Flowers Blossoms in Summer Arrangements

You can't help but notice that roses are blooming all over. During the summer months, this ever-popular flower, also known as "The Queen of Flowers," is at the height of blossoming. With almost 120...