Straw Bale Gardening: An Easy Way To Grow Food

Straw bale gardening is simple and effective. Setting them up is the hardest part but there are many benefits to this type of garden. Let’s take a look. Last year I tried a few off-the-wall types of gardens, including a straw bale garden. Plants growing out of straw bales – I had seen them being […]

A Tutorial For A Simple DIY Herb Drying Rack

This DIY herb drying rack is the perfect space-saving solution to dry your herbs. It is affordable and useful and is made from simple household items. Drying Your Harvest As the dog days of summer approach, my garden grows taller and taller! Flowers are blooming, tomatoes are ripening, and I am running out of room […]

A Simple and Delicious Cherry Pie Filling Recipe

This homemade cherry pie filling recipe is quick, delicious, and simple to make. Also, it contains no high fructose corn syrup, dyes, or refined sugar. Cherry pie, it’s the classic, American taste of summer. Fruit pies aren’t that difficult to make from scratch, and cherry pie is no exception. However, those cans of cherry pie […]

Refrigerator Pickles: A Simple Way To Pickle Cucumbers

Learn how to pickle cucumbers the simple way so you can make the best dill refrigerator pickles you’ve ever had. I promise they’ll be a big hit with everyone! Refrigerator Pickles It’s no secret that many things from your own kitchen are more flavorful, healthful, and nutrient dense than store-bought. Pickles are no exception. Since […]

Simple & Delicious Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

This homemade mayonnaise recipe is surprisingly easy. In five minutes you can have creamy, flavorful mayo for sandwiches, pasta and potato salads, and more! For the longest time, I wouldn’t eat mayonnaise. I knew that the store-bought version was no good for me, but I was afraid to try making my own at home. Once I […]

A Simple And Delicious Homemade Ketchup Recipe

This delicious homemade ketchup recipe is easier than you might think. Our recipe is simple, natural, and very delicious. We dare you to try it, no excuses! My old college roommates will attest to the fact that I will put ketchup on anything! I once ate it slathered on a blueberry muffin. (Okay, so that […]

A Simple DIY All-Purpose Cleaner That Really Works

A homemade all purpose cleaner works well on all cleaning surfaces. This DIY all purpose cleaner is simple, natural, and it smells like lavender and mint! “But do they really work?” This is the question we most often hear from skeptics on the topic of DIY cleaning products. And it’s a tough one to answer. Some […]

Sometimes it's the simple things

It’s pretty safe to say that consumerism in general is a pretty selfish practice right? And it is a habit that pretty much all of us has fallen into over the last several decades.  As Ariana Grande so eloquently puts it “ I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it” and […]

A Simple Effective Spray That Repels Ants Naturally

This natural ant repellent uses essential oils for ants and it works well. It is simple, inexpensive, and safe for use indoors and out. Use with confidence! Anytime it’s warm out, that means ants. In the house, on the porch, and practically around every corner I turn, I find ants crawling around. They follow scent […]

Infused Vinegar: A Simple Way To Add Great Flavor

Making infused vinegar is a simple and fun process. Also, it gives you a product, suited to your palate, that lends a flavor blast to your favorite dishes! Furthermore, as Spring and Summer start upon us, DIY infused vinegar is a wonderful way to capture the flavors of the seasons and keep them year-round. Infused […]