Free Knitting Pattern Resources

Free knitting pattern resources

I put together this link collection because when you search for "free knitting patterns" in search engines, you come up with a lot of sites that just lead to other sites, force you to register to get any of the patterns, etc. And sometimes, even if you do register, the sites are so badly organized that you end up clicking page after page and still not finding any patterns you … [Read More...]

Food & Cooking

Household

How to clean sponges

How to clean sponges

Sponges can get really gross really quickly. That's the short, sweet way of telling you something you already know. There's also a longer way of saying it, which is … [Read More...]

DIY (Do It Yourself)

Milk paint: homemade, cheap and no chemicals

Milk paint: homemade, cheap and no chemicals

Years ago, before commercial paints were sold everywhere, people mixed their own paint out of milk and a few other ingredients found around most homes. These paints didn't have any chemicals (VOCs) to off-gas, so they were much safer to be around than even … Read More...

Patch small holes in walls with toothpaste

Patch small holes in walls with toothpaste

If you have small holes in a wall - say, from the nails where a painting used to hang - there's a simple, cheap DIY way to hide them. It involves a toothpick or Q-tip cotton swab, a straight edge of some sort - and white toothpaste. The toothpaste … Read More...

15 Homemade energy bar recipes

15 Homemade energy bar recipes

It's easy to bake your own energy bars. Not only can you save money, but if you're allergic to anything, you can find ways to leave that ingredient out.  There are even a number of no-bake recipes out there for those of you who can't or won't bake … Read More...