Here’s everything you need to know in order to make out like a bandit and find the best bargains at yard sales!
Decorating Inside & Out
Here, homeowners share their own clever ideas for decorating a home -- inside & outside. See photos & examples, helpful tips, and things we've learned firsthand before you try to do the same thing yourself. You'll benefit from our mistakes and get inspired to try new things! Use these inexpensive DIY home decor ideas to jazz up your indoor & outdoor living spaces.
Do you know which plant zone you live in? Did you know they recently changed the plant zone hardiness maps? So you may not be in the same plant zone you thought you were in!
I only burn soy candles exclusively now. Here are some of the reasons why people prefer soy candles over regular candles which are made of paraffin. Soy wax candles are so much healthier and cleaner, to say the least.
If you’re not using your inground swimming as much as you once did, a pool Deckover puts an end to costly pool maintenance and gives you lots more usable living space in your backyard. Here are examples, costs, as well as pros & cons.
Originating in China, the Bradford Pear — a variation of the Callery Pear tree — has lost favor with many gardeners. Check out these many reasons to reconsider planting a Bradford Pear tree on your property. Plus, tips for pruning Bradford Pear trees if you do.
Attracting butterflies to your garden is as simple as incorporating the plants and flowers that butterflies like to eat. Here are the basics for creating butterfly gardens.
Here are our best garage & yard sale tips to help you find the best bargains at rock-bottom prices! Included are: the best free online yard sale map sites to help you plan your route, tips for finding the lowest prices on the best items, and how to haggle.
Salvia is both a popular houseplant and a popular drug. Here’s how to tell the difference. Plus a list of states where it’s illegal to grow, possess, or distribute Salvia Divinorum for the purpose of smoking Salvia.
There are all sorts of things you can burn in your chiminea or fireplace that will give off wonderful aromas. And the best part: many of them are items you can find right in your home or in your backyard! Here’s how to make your own fire fragrance for your fireplace or chiminea.
Did you know… if your mattress is 5-7 years old, it might be time for a new one! But before you spend a fortune on a new mattress, here are some tips to help you make an educated decision when the time comes to replace your mattress.
Last year I went to the World’s Longest Yard Sale for the first time. I carried a notebook and took notes along the way, just so I could put together a review that might be helpful for those wanting to get a feel for what it’s like to actually be on the World’s Longest Yard Sale route.
The World’s Longest Yard Sale takes place each August and runs 654 miles along Highway 127 from Alabama to Kentucky. However, the ‘world’s largest’ yard sale isn’t the ONLY really big, really cool yard sale in America! Here are some of the best and biggest yard sales across the country…
Before you buy a portable space heater, there are some things that you should know about electric space heaters, radiant space heaters, convection space heaters, and the differences between vented and unvented space heaters.
I never thought I would be the owner of a hot tub. Much to my surprise, I’m actually extremely glad that we got a hot tub, and a ThermoSpas one a that! Jim is, too. Here’s a little about how we became sold on ThermoSpas and felt that we just had to have a one of their hot tubs…
We bought 2 sets of down pillows from Hilton Hotels because we LOVED the pillows every time we stayed at a Hampton Inn hotel. But here’s a tip… don’t buy them from Hampton Inn online, buy them from Pacific Coast instead. They’re cheaper!
You never know what you’re going to find from a fellow Freecycler. You too, can turn trash into treasure by sharing your unwanted household items with others who might have alternative ideas for using those things. See how I put 5 old garden hoses to use…
Some fun and creative ways to fold bathroom towels into unique shapes, including animals.
What are your favorite colors? What do those colors say about you, your personality, and your lifestyle? Here’s an online test that reveals what your favorite colors mean.
Here are some ways you can go the extra mile to make your yard sale different from everyone else’s. Plus, these things will probably boost your sales too. Yard sale shoppers appreciate these special touches…
See how you can get 2 free tree seedlings, plus some highlights from my personal experience of replanting trees. We live in Tennessee, and the trees I mention here are: Japanese Red Maple tree, Oriental Totem Pole, and Pecan Trees. Great pictures and tips here…
By adding two or more Essential Oils together, you increase their effect considerably. For example, if Lavender and Chamomile are both good for anti-inflammatory purposes, then by combining them, their effect will be even greater together as an anti-inflammatory than either of them used alone. Here’s what I’ve learned about combining — blending — Essential Oils… specifically, how many drops should be used for various purposes.
Check out this cool system of hanging photographs using wire, pulled taut across a span, from floor to ceiling, with small hardware holding the photos in place.
Here are the most unusual and yet practical gifts and household items that I spotted on HGTV after watching ‘I Want That’. Maybe you’ll find something FUN… or just get ideas…
Essential oil diffusers are an excellent way to freshen the air in a room while creating a welcoming atmosphere — without the use of any artificial chemicals. Here are a wide variety of diffusers for use in Aromatherapy…
This one’s a LITTLE far-fetched… but I can visualize a fairly unique personal memento in the end… Cut up your favorite clothing and make miniatures of the garments. Then, frame them or hang them on the wall for lasting mementos!