Ingenious Ways To Recycle Gift And Credit Cards

If you happen to have a bunch of old credit cards, rewards cards, or used gift cards lying around, there are plenty of useful ways to recycle them. This is also a great way to make use of all those credit cards the companies keep sending you in the mail. Gift Bag Hook Organizers Emergency … Continue Reading

Pasta Drying Racks To Buy Or Make DIY

There are a lot of choices available for pasta drying racks, including high end models, budget friendly, several DIY options and, in a pinch, repurposing items you already have. Which option you choose will depend on your budget, storage needs, and materials preference. Kitchenaide Pasta Rack Attachment The Kitchenaide Pasta Drying Rack runs about $31. … Continue Reading

Controlling Black Scale On Olive Trees

Controlling Black Scale On Olive Trees

While checking on plants in our greenhouse, our small potted olive tree appeared to be dying. With Spring only a few weeks away, it should have been sprouting new growth. Instead, its leaves were dirty and/or turning brown. There were also a lot of ants traveling along its branches. And on closer inspection, there were … Continue Reading

Pruning Pepper Plants

If you spend a fewminutes doing a Google Scholar search for “pruning peppers”, you will quickly see that researchers found that pruning peppers (in a commercial setting) does not necessarily increase yield. A healthy pepper should be bushy with lots of branches and foilage.But what if your pepper is tall, lanky and just looks underwhelming? … Continue Reading

Growing And Propagating Angel Trumpet (Brugmansia)

Angel Trumpets are known for their huge, beautiful flowers that hang down in large clusters. Angel Trumpet (Brugmansia) is often confused with Devil’s Trumpet (Datura). Angel Trumpet is more like a semi-woody tree with one or more primary trunks that havebranches which createa canopy from which large flowers hang facing downward. Datura is more like … Continue Reading

Creative Projects For Repurposing Faux Wood Blinds

Creative Projects For Repurposing Faux Wood Blinds

If you have leftover slats after adjusting the length of your faux wood blinds, or you are replacing existing blinds, hang onto those slats because you’ll find they have a lot of uses for projects and crafts around the home. Whether you’re looking for a way to repurpose leftover slats, or want to upcycling slats … Continue Reading

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

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