Category: DIY & Creative Arts

DIY Insecticidal Soap for Houseplants

Every winter spider mites seem to get worse on my indoor plants. However it’s easy and inexpensive to keep them at bay! You can make a simple insecticidal soap that will kill only soft-bodied insects such as spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. In my…

DIY Marker, Pencil & Pen Storage Cubby

Working out of a home office can be difficult, especially when you’re confined to a 10’x 10′ room and on a budget! I’m on a tight budget, so I haven’t invested in any kind of organization or even furniture. My desk is simply a…

A DIY Kitchen Update- Part 2

Learn how we removed the vinyl flooring in Kitchen Update Part 1 Part 2 of this kitchen update was to paint the concrete floor. In the adjacent dining room I had already removed the carpet and painted the concrete over 3 years ago. I planned…

A Kitchen Update Part 1

Over a year ago I had an idea to make an industrial pipe table, sorta like the one below I saw from Anythingology. I thought it would help in the kitchen to have more workspace and storage. But as much as people say making one…

Creating a Native Bee Home

Last weekend we set up a table at Arbor Day at our state Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Although it was very chilly and rainy out, there was a good turn out and got to talk to a lot of people and other vendors. Our display booth…

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