Category Archive: Household

Stained Glass Mason Jars Using Mod Podge

I found an easy craft on the boards recently involving Mason jars and Mod Podge. The final result looked so pretty, and the technique seemed so easy that I just had to give… Continue reading

A Clean Coffee Maker is a Happier, Healthier Coffee Maker

I’m not going to lie to you. Our coffee maker has a lot of miles on it. How do I repay this work horse for its years of faithful service? I just keep… Continue reading

Vinegar as a Rug Cleaner

If you look at Pinterest, it seems like a little white vinegar is the miracle substance of all times. There are claims that it can kill weeds (true, but you need to reapply… Continue reading

Cleaning a Doll – Removing Stains from Vinyl Skin, or at Least Trying My Best

What’s happened to Jessica? Somehow, The Princess’s favorite baby doll has gotten nasty black smudges all over her hands and feet. We are not sure if this is because she’s been going to… Continue reading

Peppermint as a Spider Repellent – My Spidey Senses are Tingling…with Freshness

We live near some woods, so every time I go to check the mail, I get a slight case of arachnophobia. I don’t know if they are living in there, or they use… Continue reading

Nipping a Cough with Eucalyptus Oil

To be honest, I have not had much success in the past with homeopathic or natural remedies. There was the detox bath, of course, and the lackluster performances of the vinegar and baking… Continue reading

Glazed Donut Muffins – Not Quite as Good as the Real Thing

Fact: Donuts are one of the best tasting things in the world. Done right, they are soft on the outside, airy on the inside and just sugary enough to nearly melt on your… Continue reading

How to Host an AWESOME Yard Sale

Over the summer, the kids outgrew their old bikes, plus Manfrengensen kind of got into biking, at least before his accident, so he had bought himself a nicer one. With the new bikes,… Continue reading

Hold It Right There! Making a Rug Stay Put With Caulk

We have several rugs upstairs that have driven me nuts for years with their wanderlust. I’ve tried pads, tape, poster tack, but nothing made them want to stay put. At least, not until… Continue reading

Pinheads Revisited – The DIY Candy Corn Wreath

A few weeks ago, I made a candy corn wreath, but I kind of jumped the gun a little by using the only candy corn I could find, which wasn’t the kind I… Continue reading