Home Life

Home decorating, repairs, and ways to recycle.


How to Take Your Mudroom from Mundane to Marvelous

Mudrooms are one of the most high-traffic areas of the home – and in some cases, one of the most over-looked spaces when it comes to design. But mudrooms can be more than just...
Family Heirlooms

Baby Boomers Are Downsizing, But Millennial Children Don’t Want Family Heirlooms

Whether we've become empty nesters or are following the latest trend of decluttering, many of us baby boomers are downsizing. We may assume our children will be thrilled when we give them our most prized possessions. Think again. Here's why.
Home Decorating

Designing a Home That Heals

Home is where the heart is; peaceful, quiet and blissfully serene. A home that heals gives you love and vibrates with your energy, designing and decorating such a home comes naturally with the philosophies...

Our Grandmothers Were Environmental Warriors

My grandmother was an eco warrior. She just didn't know it! She certainly wasn't alone because most of her generation had everyday routines that were far more environmentally friendly than modern lifestyles. Going green...
Mens Clothing Tips

Mens Clothing Tips – Proper Care for Neck Ties

Men sometimes have their lucky or favorite necktie. If you want to be able to wear yours for important events, then make sure that they look good as new and last for many years...
Cast Iron Cooking

Cast Iron Restoration

Cast iron restoration takes a lot of time and effort. However, it is really worth it. You can strip a cast iron cookware easily by using the self-cleaning option on your oven. But not...

Uses for Old Baby Blankets

If those older baby blankets are starting to become tattered and unappealing you don't have to throw them out quite yet. Just because you cannot use them as a blanket anymore doesn't mean that...
Pioneer Schoolhouse

History of the North American Pioneer Schoolhouse

The early settlers who came to North America were a very driven group of people, and entire families worked hard at making their new venture successful. They had escaped severe hardship in the country...
Life Hacks

20 Rubber Band Hacks to Simplify Your Life

Bet you didn't know that rubber bands had so many unexpected uses. Here are 20 hacks that can help you solve everyday problems. 1. Open Tight Jar Lids Sometimes a jar lid can be too tight...
Flower Arrangements

Reasons to Choose Green Vases for Flower Arrangements

Until recently I had always chosen to display fresh flowers in a clear glass vase or one of clear, cut crystal. Then, after receiving a long-stemmed bouquet as a gift, and not having anything...