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Recycling

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. In this article we will brainstorm some uses for an old baby blanket.
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...
Uses for Twine

DIY Ideas Using Baker’s Twine

Baker's twine is one of the most versatile crafting articles. Initially, it was used by bakers to wrap up freshly baked bread and cakes. Typically a bakers twine was white with red stripes on...

Farm-Fresh Design

Finding Home Interior Design Ideas at the Farmers' Market You could buy your groceries in a big, fluorescent lit, super-air-conditioned grocery store, not knowing where the produce was grown, or how far it had to...
Hardwood Floors

Can My Hardwood Floors Be Saved?

Did you buy an older home with gorgeous hardwood floors? Did you recently have a flood or other floor trauma, and now you're wondering if your beautiful flooring can be restored? Some wood floors...
Uses for Toothpaste

16 Everyday Uses for Toothpaste

There's a wonder product sitting in your bathroom cabinet. Yes, it's toothpaste and you don't only have to use it to brush your teeth. Toothpaste has some amazing household and personal uses. These 16...
Save Money

10 Tips to Help You Save Money on Groceries

Think you need to spend a bundle to eat healthy foods? These tips will help you stay on-budget and prepare wholesome meals that the whole family will love. 1. Eat before you shop. You're less likely...
Wood Flooring

Wood Flooring for Pet Owners

Wood flooring and pets are not mutually exclusive. Pets, particularly dogs, are notorious for scratching up wood flooring. They can slip on wood flooring too, especially when they get older. However, most scratches and slips can...
Organize Fridge

12 Smart and Cheap Ways to Organize Your Refrigerator

How often do you find yourself sifting through your refrigerator looking for the little jar of jam your mother gave you just the other day? Everything is so cluttered you end up just giving...
Uses for Banana Peels

23 Amazing Uses for Banana Peels

Banana is a fruit commonly found in most households. Yet - we never realize the diverse benefits and uses that this fruit has. Apart from being a fantastic source of potassium, banana peels are...
Colonial Shutters

Colonial Shutters

Historically Accurate Hurricane Protection for Savannah, Georgia Savannah, Georgia was founded in 1733. It is an old city steeped in history. The city has one of the biggest National Historic Landmark Districts in the entire...
Buying an Historic Home

Things to Consider When Buying an Historic Home

There are many things to think about and understand when purchasing a home. And when purchasing an historic home, that list often gets much longer. There can be significant differences between newer and older,...
Cast Iron

Determining The Authenticity of Cast Iron

Resilient to abuse and versatile by nature, 'Cast' iron was so named because it is made by 'casting' (pouring) molten iron into a mold. The 1830's through the middle of the 1850's was a...