Decorating you room in vintage style is easy with these tips and ideas - no matter what era you are going for. It doesn't even have to be expensive; use the thrift shops in your area as sources.
Descriptions of the various knives that home cooks will want to have in their kitchens and what they are used for. How to sharpen knives.
Pie safes are large, ventilated cupboards that were introduced into America by the Pennsylvania Dutch. They come in a variety of designs and can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars for the rarest ones. Learn more...
L-Arginine is an amino acid that is not produced by the body. It is found in many foods but can be hard to get enough of. Is it safe for you to take? Find out more in this article
The Blue Willow Pattern has been in constant production for over 200 years and is a favorite among collectors. Learn how to collect, evaluate, care for, and identify blue willow china
Whether you are a novice to collecting antique glass or an expert, these tips can help you identify antique glassware and stay away from reproductions
Antique Monbijou china is a Bavarian china that was introduced by Rosenthal in 1896. It is not well known but collectors love it for its feminine beauty and elegance
Antique Moser glass is very valuable and collectible.FInd out a little about it as well as how to identify it in this article
The Brown Betty teapot is considered by most tea drinkers to brew the perfect cup of tea. History, buying guide, tips for use and care
If you love antique china, Buffalo Pottery might be on your list of favorites. Find out more about the patterns and how to find and identify these beautiful collectibles
several homemade weed killers that you can use instead of expensive, toxic herbicides.
Replacing the door knobs in your home with old fashioned knobs can change the look of your house whether you use authentic antiques or reproduction hardware.
Misto olive oil sprayers can save money and help you eat healthier but they aren't the only sprayer on the market. Find out how to use them, the different types, and how to clean them in this article
There are both pros and cons to marmoleum,flooring. Is it the perfect option for your home or a complete nightmare that you will regret for years?
Learn the difference between a firepit and an outdoor fireplace so that you can choose the best option for your outdoor living space.
Most old houses have one great thing in common - the pantry. Designing an antique pantry is not difficult but can add numerous benefits to your home
Buying an antique footstool may be the beginning of a lifelong hobby. Find out the history, how to repair them, and much more.
Howdy Doody collectibles are popular with collectors and can fetch top dollar at auction in good condition. Do you have a valuable item in your attic?
children's tea sets give children hours of pretend play as well as being a popular collectible.
find out the history of snow globes and how to evaluate and collect them
Collecting colorful, vintage aprons is a passion for many people. Learn how to decorate with antique aprons,care for them, where to find them, and more in this article
Nativity sets are a traditional part of Christmas for many people. Find out more about their history, as well as collecting both antique and contemporary sets
Creative Curriculum is the heart of Teaching Strategies. It helps educators and parents plan programs that are tailored to the individual children that they are teaching. This program has four core areas.
Find out about how whisks work, how to use them, and the various different kinds and what they are for.You'll be a whisk expert in no time
A list of condiments, their descriptions, and how to use them to add flavor to your dishes. Choose from the basic to the unusual.
Different types of flour, including gluten free, have different characteristics and can not necessarily be used interchangeably. Learn the strengths and weaknesses of each type of flour
There is a difference between heavy cream and whipping cream. Find out the details and tips for storage and use
Panko are Japanese style bread crumbs that stay light and crispy. They are used by gourmet chefs everywhere and are available for the homecook as well. You can even make them yourself
Whether you do a big Easter celebration or not, Easter cake decorating ideas are fun to look at. Be inspired by these great cake decorating ideas and create your own.
Adult Sensory Processing Disorder (ASPD) is a relatively new category of sensory disease, although the problem itself is far from new.
Find out about the different specialty cake pans from Wilton and how to use them
Recipes for a variety of homemade soaps including almond cherry, fig and oatmeal, and more.
In this free thematic unit study, chickens are the subject of choice. Created for 2-4 grades by a homeschool mom, this mini unit is a great week long study, or an introduction into deeper discovery.
Eco firendly hiking boots allow you to pursue your passion for the great outdoors while protecting it. They may cost a little more but many hikers feel they are worth it
Antique Hoosier cabinets were the center of a well equipped kitchen before 1930. Find out how to identify them in this article.
There are several breeds of livestock guard dogs and each has unique abilities. Tips for choosing the best flock guardian for you.
Whether you are interested in beginning a collection of tea cups or already have several, you will enjoy this informative article
The cool rise method was developed in the 1950s to allow the busy homemaker to make the bread dough ahead of time and let it rise overnight in the fridge. Recipes included
Using black and blue cohosh to induce labor has been a tradition for thousands of years. The University of Michigan reports that it is a common herb used by modern midwives as well.
Wild horses live in many different parts of the US and Canada. They form herds, eat, and live just like they did in the past. Finding them is easy - protecting them is getting more difficult.
Is there a difference between nutritional and Brewer's yeast? You might be surprised.
Learn to make a few easy, authentic Mexican desserts with tips for making flan and perfect sopapillas
Printable, intimate love coupons are a fun gift for Valentine's Day, anniversaries, or any other time you want to give a romantic gift. When you can find them for free- well, that's even better
If you have some Christmas ornaments that have seen better days then crochet ornament covers can give them new life. With a little of your time you can create beautiful ornaments for gifts, to hang, or to...
If you love Applebees desserts but you can't go out every night, try these copycat recipes of their Maple Butter Blondies or Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake
Whether you are updating or completely remodeling a kitchen the kitchen sink is an important design feature. Learn more about styles and materials as well as getting ideas for your kitchen in this article
Christmas village displays can be placed nearly anywhere to add Christmas cheer. Find out the history and how to create a christmas village of your own.
While kitchen cabinet knobs may seem like a small item, their impact on your kitchen can be major. Think of the cabinet knobs as the jewelry of your kitchen; the earrings, necklace, or bracelet.
You can add beautiful crown molding to your home inexpensively and easily with faux wood products.
Collecting vintage cookie cutters is an enjoyable, as well as affordable hobby for many people.
If you are related to, or the friend of, a Marine then check out this holiday gift guide especially for them. Whether they are retired or not, once a Marine, always a Marine, right?
Some of the best Thanksgiving stories are unknown by parents. Here are a few of great read alouds to enrich your Thanksgiving celebration.
Beadboard is a vintage style of paneling that is very versatile. It can be used in almost any room of your home with success because of its informal charm.
Most home gardeners don't think about growing cranberries in their home gardens but it can be done. The cranberry grows naturally only on the continent of North America.
Whether you are a seasoned caker or just starting out, coming up with creative cake ideas can be a challenge. Sometimes you just need to take a look at what other people are doing and get a fresh vision.
Whether your princess is looking for a Disney Princesses birthday, a fairy princess birthday, or her own fantasy come to life there are supplies, printables, games, cakes, and invitations that follow the princess party...
This dough can be used for large pastries, as here, or individual pastries, and can be used in any recipe that calls for a Danish dough.
Over the past few years there has been renewed interest in learning to make homemade, no cook soaps. It takes accurate measurements, and careful attention to detail but making these soaps is not hard.
Compare meat grinders, price, and other details and find which is best for you.
Marmoleum flooring is the new floor of choice for people interested in green building materials. You may remember it as linoleum.
The major reason that people collect vintage photographs is that they enjoy looking at the images. How to find them, care for them, and display them.
Painting your kitchen cabinets is a great way to update them. It is inexpensive, quick, and not that difficult. There are a number of techniques that you can use to add a unique look to your cabinets and give your...
Home cheese making is a great way to have a quality product for less money. It makes a great hobby as well. If you have dairy goats it only makes sense to use up all that excess milk that
Bantam chickens have been domesticated for centuries. While all bantams are chickens, not all chickens are banties.
When used as a fabric or fiber dye, kool-aid makes a safe, nontoxic dye that you can feel comfortable with in any project. It is especially good for projects for babies and small children because they tend to put so...
You can buy molds and make your own pavers in almost any shape you can imagine. By making your own concrete pavers you can get a truly custom design at a fraction of the cost of buying ready made landscaping pavers from...
Sustainability and eco-friendliness aside, what are the pros and cons of bamboo flooring?
All of the best t.v moms of the classic sit-coms wore aprons. Even pin-up girls wore aprons- and little else. Info about aprons and ideas for decorating with them.
Natural muscle relaxers relieve back pain with no dangerous side effects or concern about addiction. Herbs, homeopathic remedies, and vitamins can be used to relieve your muscle aches and pains. Best of all you can get...
ideas for using Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss in the classroom or homeschool Tips, activities, and printables
When planning your kitchen garden, consider adding a couple of dwarf fruit trees. These small trees grow very well in small, urban areas, and will produce a lot of fruit.
Anchor Hocking Moonstone pattern Depression glass is a very popular collectible. The prices are generally affordable, and it is common enough that it can be found in thrift stores, garage sales, as well as in many...
Building an outdoor fireplace is something that most anyone can do with the right tools, some instructions, and the help of some friends. Whether you use a kit or make it from the ground up, ultimately it will add...
If you were at LeJeune, North Carolina between 1957 and 1987 you may have been exposed to contaminates in your drinking water. Find out more about what you can do
Microtia is a medical term used to describe a type of ear deformity in which the outer ear, and sometimes middle ear, fail to develop. There may be a partial ear, or skin flap where the ear should be.
Knowing how to disbud a goat kid is an important part of owning and showing goats. It is pretty simple, although not something that you ever enjoy.
One way to bring the spark back into the relationship, and to rebuild intimacy and open the doors of deep communication is by playing games. There are many games available specifically for couples, and many that you can...
If you have 100.00 that you can invest you can make money in a variety of ways. Use these ideas as a springboard for your own plan.
Make the best homemade donuts ever with these easy recipes and tips. Learn to make both cake and yeast donuts with a variety of glazes.
Marshmallow guns, or marshmallow shooters as they are commonly called, are basically a blow gun made from PVC pipe. The ammunition used? Small marshmallows, easily obtainable at any grocery store. The fun? Endless.
There are many natural methods to treat a sore throat. Gargles, salt water, herbal teas, homeopathic remedies, and plain rest will soon have you back on track.
Emergency home birth, tips and instructions for delivering a baby safely when you weren't planning on it.
There are endless ways to build cheap, easy, workable greenhouses. What you choose should depend on what your needs actually are. What type of gardening you do, the plants you intend to grow meed to be considered. ...
If you are storing clothes, you need ot know how to prevent moths, mold, and mildew. You don't need toxic chemicals, control pests the natural way-with herbs.
If you are a beginning spinner it can be hard to decide which wheel to buy. Here are some affordable options, and facts about each.
If your wood floor is looking worn and in need of repair and refinishing, you can do it yourself much less expensively than hiring it done. As long as you understand the process and the tools used you can successfully...
Roasting coffee at home is easy and takes under 30 minutes. It's a quick way to the freshest coffee possible. There are numerous ways to roast at home, from oven to popcorn maker to specialized tools.
It is quite simple to carve and decorate your own, homemade crochet hooks and knitting needles.
Descriptions and pictures of the details that set styles of Victorian architecture apart from one another. Gothic Revival, Carpenter Gothic, Italianate, Greek Revival,and second empire are discussed.
Learn the natural options for a liver detox and why you should do it. List of medical conditions that make it dangerous to do a detox as well.
If you have ever wondered what that cool looking window on the neighbor's victorian house was called look no further. Historic windows defined, dated, and expained.
There are many diets that are labeled "low carb," i.e. the Atkins, Rosedale, Protein Power, and Paleolithic diet. They all limit one's intake of carbohydrates. Which is right for you?
You can make chocolate at home from cacao (the real name of cocoa) beans with the right appliances and supplies. Creating chocolate from start to finish is possible right in your own kitchen!
An 18 year old in Tennessee is choosing to live in voluntary simplicity by living in a tepee surrounded by 36 acres of wilderness. Why and how he is doing it, instructions to make a tepee and information about where to...
Venetian Plaster is a faux finish technique that gives walls a vintage plaster appearance that really shimmers with light. Learn how to do this simple technique.
Why should you grind flour at home? Which grinders are best suited for your needs. All about grinding flour, flour mills, flour grinders,and the nutrition of wheat. Differences in Hard red wheat, soft spring wheat, and...
Mandarin is the official language spoken in China, and one of the major languages spoken in Singapore. As the globe gets smaller, and businesses find themselves with the need to communicate in many languages, learning...
What are ultrapasteurized dairy products and how does pasteurization affect the nutritional value of milk? What about raw milk? Is raw milk really full of diseases?
There is a mass of plastic in the Pacific ocean that grows daily. It was first documented in the 1950s and is more than 30 meters deep and larger than the state of Texas. Called the Pacific Garden Patch or the Pacific...
Aging parent issues will touch everyone eventually. What are the signs that your parent is no longer able to live on their own and needs help? Find out from someone who has experience.
Learn how to card fiber with simple hand carders. Complete with images and links.
Using a chicken tractor can keep your free range chickens safe from predators. They can be simple to make, or buy them.
Electric hologram fireplaces are surprisingly realistic and work well to heat a room. The provide both atmosphere and comfort and are usually quite affordable.
Heart pine is the wood from old growth trees and is no longer available. Flooring made from these trees has unique colors and patterns. Learn how to care for and restore yours to keep them beautiful.
If there were a national emergency how would you survive? Here are 25 ways that you can become more self reliant, more independent, and more self sufficient beginning today
Jacobs Sheep are a heritage breed that are dual purpose and perfect for the homestead or small farm
Can you tell the difference between a rat snake, also called a chicken snake and a poisonous copperhead? Get details and images in this article.
With the latest recall of over 1.5 million toys by Mattel there is a new concern for the safety of toys. Safe, homemade toys are great gifts and they are classics, having stood the test of time.
43% of the world's cocoa farms are located in Cote D'Ivoire where thousands of children under age 12 labor up to 15 hours a day as slaves. You can make a difference.
Even if you have just learned to sew you can make easy, affordable fitted cloth diapers for your baby. Step by step instructions.
Get an overview of the variety of heritage breed goats for both milk and meat - and tips for choosing the best for your homestead.