DIY Garden Markers and Hanging Plant Markers

DIY Garden Markers and Hanging Plant Markers

This project started because all the cute hanging plant markers we made last yearfor the garden using polymer clay are now brittle and crumbling apart even though we painted and sealed them. A lot of effort and expense wasted. This time, we are going big and bold and will be using leftover slats from our […] … Continue Reading →

Removing And Applying New Lap Sealant

Removing And Applying New Lap Sealant

If(like me) you are the type of person who applies caulk with the goal of getting professional-looking, smooth joints, then the application and appearance of lap sealant on a camper roof will throw you for a loop.Lap sealant looks more like someone was trying to put icing on a cupcake. Huge blobs of caulk are […] … Continue Reading →

DIY Camper Rubber Roof Cleaner Recipe

If you’re thinking about washing your camper’s rubber roof and are wondering what to use, you probably already know that there are plenty of great camper roof cleaners out there that you can buy. Check reviews to find one that meets your needs. But if you’re in a hurry or prefer a homemade option, you […] … Continue Reading →

5 Day Camping Menu

Preparing for a camping trip is a lot easier with a pre-planned menu. The only food item we make in advance are usually Egg Salad Wraps, because check-in at most camping sites isn’t until after 12pm. By the time we’re all set up, it’s nice to not have to cook right away. Having the wraps […] … Continue Reading →

Our Favorite Camping Hacks

Here is a listing of some of our favorite camping hacks that we routinely use. 15 Minute Fire Starter Make your own fire starter that will last for 15 minutes with ingredients you probably already have on hand and without having to make or prep anything in advance. All you need is a cotton makeup […] … Continue Reading →

Our Dog’s Journey With Bone Cancer (Canine Osteosarcoma)

Our Dog’s Journey With Bone Cancer (Canine Osteosarcoma)

Our dog Boo has always been an adventurer, starting from the moment we adopted him ten years ago at 6 months of age. With an acre and a half of partially wooded property to explore, our Great Pyrenees would find new things to investigate on a daily basis. He considers himself the protector of all […] … Continue Reading →

Tips For Buying A Used Inogen One Oxygen Concentrator

Tips For Buying A Used Inogen One Oxygen Concentrator

Portable oxygen concentrators, which can run up to $3500+, are expensive especially if insurance doesn’t cover them. So if you’re paying out of pocket, a used model might be your best option. But even used models can run from $800 to $2200. A charger can cost $45 and replacement batteries can cost up to $500. […] … Continue Reading →

Ladybugs In The House In Winter

Ladybugs In The House In Winter

Our ladybugs usually hibernate inside the crevices of the split trunk of a wild cherry tree. In late spring, after leaves have sprouted and temperatures are consistenly near 60 degrees, they emerge from hibernation. When they emerge, they do so all at once. There will be a spontaneous eruption of thousands of ladybugs crawling in […] … Continue Reading →

DIY How To Keep Ants Out Of Your Hummingbird Feeder

DIY How To Keep Ants Out Of Your Hummingbird Feeder

Our hummingbirds don’t like to share, so we have to place multiple small 2 ounce feeders throughout the yard. Once ants find the feeders, they track a lot of dirt and block the openings which discourages the hummingbirds. It also means we have to clean the feeders more frequently than normal. We’ve devised several different […] … Continue Reading →

DIY Hummingbird Feeder Ant Moat Guard

DIY Hummingbird Feeder Ant Moat Guard

The DIY hummingbird ant moat guard is simple to make and also works well in keeping ants off the hummingbird feeder. It makes feeder cleanings easy because we don’t have to worry about reapplying mentholatum ointment after each washing. However, it does mean we have to routinely monitor the water levels in each of feeders […] … Continue Reading →

Hollow Core Door Loose Hinge Repair

Hollow Core Door Loose Hinge Repair

If the screws in your door hinge have become loose and frequently require tightening, or have been tightened so often that they no longer stay securely in place causing the door to sag, most likely the wood sections (the stiles) that frame the inside of the door need reinforcement. Door stiles (the wooden side frames […] … Continue Reading →