The Squatty Potty Makes Me Feel Skinny

About a month ago, I blogged about the Squatty Potty. I came across it online, and it looked like a good idea.

Clever Uses: Buttons, Baubles and Beads

Most of us have a drawer, box or other spot where we throw slightly damaged, or even perfectly good, bits and bobs that we’re not quite sure what to do with.

Getting Jiggy With the Jigsaw

If you're interested in dabbling in a variety of DIY projects, and your budget has room for just one power tool, the jigsaw is your best bet, hands down.

The Advantages of Buying a Used Laundry Dryer

My old clothes dryer was a GE and it lasted close to 18 years.  So when it came time to get a replacement I was looking for another GE model or one of the b

Clever Uses for Dried Beans

You may have passed dried beans in the bulk section at the store or pre-bagged and ready for sale with other dry goods without a thought, but they actually have a lot of uses, and not just edible ones.

Tips for Brewing Your Own Hard Cider

In some parts of the country, hard cider has grown from a down-home project to a mass-marketed trendy drink. To brew your own requires few materials outside of care and cleanliness.

Budgeting to Decorate a New House

Over the years, I've had many clients, or potential clients, who purchased a new house without planning for the cost of decorating it.

Green Halloween: 12 Tips to Keep Things Eco-Friendly

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, but unfortunately, the standard celebrations are often out of line with my ethics. For example, almost everything associated with Halloween is disposable, single-serving, or synthetic. Eek!

Tips for Being a Good Landlord

Being a good landlord means more than just being a nice person or even being fair. Whether you are just starting out or have been a landlord for a period of time, laws and situations change.

Ten Great Native Plants for Damp Soils

Sometimes the simplest solution for a problem area in your landscape is to work with the existing conditions rather than trying to change the environment.  This is especially true for areas in your garden where the soil stays saturated or