Garden pests make otherwise enjoyable gardening frustrating. Whether it’s snails taking over your lettuce or aphids sucking on your roses, a pest infestation is definitely disappointing, but it’s not a reason to reach for harmful, toxic sprays. The sprays might eliminate the pesky culprits, but they are harmful to you and the environment.
Now that the high temps have really kicked in, it’s hard to remember that this is the season everyone longs for during the darker, colder months of the year. If your home doesn’t have A/C (or you are choosing to leave it off as much as possible) you can feel stuck, especially when it comes to getting a restful night’s sleep. READ MORE »
I live in a one bedroom “garden” apartment, which means that I get to have my own front door, porch, and small strip of flower bed.
Essential oils are natural mood boosters you can use in a variety of ways at home. Choose your favorite scent combinations, and bring a little aromatherapy to your daily routine with these nine projects. You’ll feel better for it
Unlike grout cleaning and emptying the dishwasher, vacuuming is a household chore that I never mind doing. I love seeing all the dirt in the canister and knowing that I got all that out of our living space, and I love the immediate sense of satisfaction from looking at a newly-vacuumed rug
I’m a huge baby about temperature, and fans sometimes just don’t cut it. So in the midst of a recent heatwave I decided I was going to bite the bullet and get an air conditioner. But when I started researching online, I found myself confused by the various units’ cooling and efficiency numbers, with prices seemingly directly correlated with each.
We’re eager for that moment to throw our windows open to fresh spring breezes — and it seems that the things outside our homes are awaiting the opportunity, too (but for different motives). If it’s not the pollen blowing inside, it’s the bugs that somehow make it through the tiniest nooks and crannies you don’t see (even if you have screens).
Keeping the microwave clean isn’t always easy (especially if you have roommates) and it’s usually the last chore anyone wants to tackle. It’s a time consuming, smelly task and can command quite a bit of elbow grease to get the job done. READ MORE »
I love inexpensive, simple DIY household cleaners with one giant caveat: they have to work .
We are always looking for more eco-friendly ways to shop for our homes. In addition to being better for the environment, it’s also a money-saver.