Adventures in Gardening: Raised Bed Herb Garden on the Homestead

A step by step, comprehensive tutorial on how we created raised beds from tires and got them stocked with our favorite herbs. This article covers it all, with pictures to help guide you along the way.

Growing Food from Kitchen Scraps: How to Get Started

A step by step photo tutorial of how to start growing your own plants from your kitchen or table scraps right in your own home, any time of year.

Dishes 101: The Dishwasher: Prepping and Loading

What's the best way to get sparkling dishes from your dishwasher every time? We have the answer. (...) I go over everything you need to know about getting your dishes ready to go into the dishwasher, the most efficient way to load the the dishes to get the most out of every load while still getting them clean, and how to start our dishwasher.

Toweling: The Basic Kitchen Towel

I know!  Who knew there was so much to that thing you grab when you make a mess or want to take something out of the oven or off the stove?  Well now you do.

The Invisible Hand Stitch

Have you ever had trouble getting the top of that pillow or quilt closure to look clean?  I know that I sure have.  I have never quite been able to get the invisible stitch thing right, but this video did such a great job explaining it that I thought I would share it with you.... Continue Reading →

Cast Iron Care for Beginners

I got a call from one of my friends a couple weeks ago saying that I would be so proud of her because she finally got a cast iron skillet, but she was getting freaked out by all of the talk of how to, or not to, wash it and seasoning and all of that... Continue Reading →

Roll With It: How to Roll a Yarn Ball

One of the basic skills that anyone who knits or crochets should know is how to roll a yarn ball.  It was one of the first things that I learned how to do so that I could help my aunt with her knitting when I was little.  I used to sit there for hours rolling... Continue Reading →

The Trinity Knit Stitch Tutorial

Ok, so I haven't really had the time to do too much knitting lately, but I did find this amazing tutorial for the Trinity Stitch.  I love this website and follow their blog.  This is one of the most in depth knitting tutorials I've ever seen and felt it needed shared.  I hope to try... Continue Reading →

Adventures in Gardening: Our First Raised Bed Garden

Find out how we decided to plant our first raised bed garden in our first apartment and the lessons we learned along the way in this beginners guide to small garden raised beds.

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