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Homemade Insect Repellant

Homemade Insect Repellant

After a very wet spring here in the Northeast it is not surprising that there are a lot of biting insects around every time I step outside.  Even a short walk out to the garden to pick a few fresh tomatoes or cucumbers leaves me with a […]

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Merry Christmas in July!

Merry Christmas in July!

Every year my Church fills shoe boxes with toys and goodies for children in need. The boxes are collected by in organization called Samaritan’s Purse. This project, Operation Christmas Child, insures that children who would not otherwise receive anything for Christmas will receive a box filled with […]

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Repurpose an old computer into art

Repurpose an old computer into art

Have you ever wondered what to do with an old computer? If you’re like me, you’d rather see an item repurposed or recycled before it’s sent off to the landfill. Not only will your old computer and other electronics sit in a landfill beyond our lifetimes, any […]

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DIY Craft Jar Herbs Kitchen Planter

Today, we take for granted the abundance of materials and supplies available  in stores. Thriving on retail sales, our economy has molded today’s disposable society, emphasizing disposal of the old and replacing with new. But, new isn’t always better. Rummaging through a pile of old wood and organ […]

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Grand-mom’s Peach and Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

Grand-mom’s Peach and Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

A special summer treat that we enjoy every year is this peach and blueberry cobbler recipe that has been passed down from my grandmother.  As soon as we see fresh local peaches and blueberries appear in the supermarket or farmer’s market we have to pick some up […]

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5-Minute No-Sew Curtain

5-Minute No-Sew Curtain

  Our early 20th century Victorian home has two original stained glass windows located  at the top and bottom landings of our staircase. The windows are gorgeous and let in a lot of light during the day. During the summer, the sun streaming through the stained glass […]

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River’s First Day, On The Job At PetSmart!

River’s First Day, On The Job At PetSmart!

I have begun a new job working at PetSmart. I am just finishing up my training to be a certified PetSmart trainer. As a trainer at PetSmart I am allowed to bring in my well behaved dog as a demo dog. Trainer’s dogs also get to take […]

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Building a Trellis

Building a Trellis

The plants growing in my garden include tomatoes, cucumbers, and zucchini.  All three of these are vining plants that, if left alone, have a tendency to sprawl all over the place.  We have always used tomato cages to hold up our tomato plants but in the past […]

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Turn your Gutter into a Garden Sprinkler!

Turn your Gutter into a Garden Sprinkler!

When we moved into our house 6 years ago, the gutter in the front of the house spewed into the yard, and where the water ran nothing would grow. To fix this problem, we decided to install an underground pipe system that had a sprinkler-type release on […]

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Jug Upcycled into DIY Watering Can

Jug Upcycled into DIY Watering Can

It’s the time of year to think about beautifying our homes with flowers. I have a collection of pots and hanging baskets that I often fill with a variety of flowers and plants. Potted plants and hanging baskets really dress up my wrap-around porch, concrete steps, and […]

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