I discovered Bar Keepers Friend after looking for a way to remove yellowing from the bottom of a used boat we bought.  The marine forums suggested using muratic acid (which made me nervous) and... Read More
Creeping charlie isn't our nickname for a creepy neighbor.  It's a lawn weed that can quickly take over your yard.  It is also referred to ground ivy because of its vine-like spreading... Read More
Routine tasks need to be relatively easy if I have to do them "routinely".  That said, I'm not going to degrease the sink with vinegar, halved lemons, hydrogen peroxide, etc.  Nor am I... Read More
This should get filed under "Why do they let people who don't clean appliances design appliances?". You probably have an oven like ours, which has two panes of glass in the door.  The... Read More
This is definitely one of the quickest and easiest DIY projects we've done that provided almost instant gratification.  We now no longer have to fumble through a drawer filled with knives... Read More
Here are a few variations of Do It Yourself pasta drying racks.  The goal of each of these racks is to use as little space as possible, and requiring as little setup time as possible prior to... Read More
I can't say I'm a huge fan of traditional marigolds.  But this larger version with full, delicate foilage and large, showy blooms caught my attention.  The seeds I bought were labeled "... Read More
We have always loved growing and harvesting squash, zucchini, pumkin, and watermelon.  But for the past 2 years, by mid-June through July, our beautiful plants would suddenly wilt and die.... Read More
It's so disappointing when you realize that the reason your beautiful tomato plant has wilted overnight is because a vole ate its roots.  And it's equally frustrating when small trees and... Read More