If you love herbs and use them in your drinks or dishes at home, then why not grow one at home? It is cheaper and more satisfying to use, knowing that you’ve grown it by yourself.
You can use basil in dried form or fresh. It’s easy to buy and store dried basil, but fresh basil can go bad if you don’t use it right away.
To grow basil at home, you will need a pot and an all-purpose fertilizer. You can even keep the plant indoors but be sure to put it in an area where it has access to sunlight.
So, when your pesto craving kicks in, trim off those basil leaves that you …
This desk calendar is easy to make and personalize.
You will need:
8″ x 12″ wooden shadow box
26 pieces of 2 1/2″ x 5″ kraft paper hang tags
3 shoulder hooks
Pentel pens, colors of choice
How to make it:
Sand the shadow box until its surfaces become smooth.
Place three kraft tags inside the box and adjust the spacing so that the three are equidistant from each other.
Mark the spots where you want to hang each kraft tag, then drill a hole for each….
Looking for ways to maximize storage in your bathroom or kitchen without limiting elegance? Have a holder that can hold up to three towels, but for the space of one.
For this DIY project, you will need:
3 pieces of 1 1/2-inch ribbon, cut in 16, 20, and 24 inches, respectively
4 wooden rings
3 double-cap rivets
How to make it:
Set one wooden ring as the top hanger.
Bend the ribbon in half and place the “top hanger” wooden ring and another wooden ring (for the bottom …
If you have some cute or cool oversized t-shirts which you won’t use anymore then, why not turn them into throw pillow covers?
You will need:
XL t-shirt or even larger
How to make it:
Lay the shirt on a flat surface and pin the front and back parts of the t-shirt together.
Cut out the sleeves and the neckline of the shirt. Be sure that when you cut, go as close to the edges as much as you can, so there will be more fabric to work on later.
Fold the shirt lengthwise, then crosswise. …
Q: What do I do if I want to do grand celebrations at home during the holidays, but my kitchen skills are far from good?
A: Holidays are all about decorations and imagery. It’s all about making things look presentable and camera-ready. If you can’t cook, worry not! You can order food from outside to save time. Serve the food on high-end tableware to make it look classy.
Q: What do I do to set the “holiday” tone of the party?
A: If you want to set the tone of the party, aside from the decorations, you must see to it that the lighting…
The first thing that comes to mind when cleaning your home is the use of chemicals. Sure, chemicals can be effective cleaners, but a lot of those have negative side effects.
Going natural can have a lot of benefits more than you know. Here are tips for choosing your cleaning products.
1. Read the Ingredients List
Be sure to check the list of ingredients when choosing products. There are a lot of products that use ingredients that may be harmful not only to the environment but also to your family’s health. You should focus on this aspect if you have kids at home.
There are available …
There are a lot of effective cleaning agents that you can find in your kitchen. Why buy synthetic chemicals when you can use items found at home as simple cleaning hacks? Natural products can work effectively to give your home a sparkling look.
Here are natural products that you can use to make natural cleaning products.
White vinegar has a high acidity level. You can use this to clean surfaces, rid limescale off showerheads and faucets, …
Cleaning and conducting maintenance before the beginning of harsh weather is a good idea. Preparation is the key to surviving the drop in temperature and for peace of mind.
Here are a few reminders on what to clean both indoors and outdoors:
Ceiling, walls, and baseboards should be dust-free
Clean the windows and doors, including the screens, if any
Clean the cabinets, appliances including the air conditioning unit, and furniture
Vacuum the entire house and be sure to include areas under the furniture
Double-check the furnace if the filter needs a …
You might be wondering, why fall? Well, a lot of people prefer to make changes in their homes during spring, but we suggest you do it during the fall.
Fall means the cold and harsh weathers are about to kick in. It also means the family spends more time indoors than outdoors. So, what better way to spend time at home and gather everyone in the living room than to find a couch that suits the family?
Below is a list of affordable family sofas for the fall season.
Finding a home can be challenging when you have children and still want to maintain a modern look. You may want a modern design home but are worried that it might not be family oriented.
Here are some points you should keep in mind to help you choose the right home:
1. Open Concept Design
Having an open concept home makes family time more accessible. By eliminating wall barriers, you will encourage family-time where members of the family can bond with ease. The open concept makes it possible for the ones in the kitchen to converse with those in the living room.
2. Tall Windows and …