How to make homemade butter mint candies

How to make Buttermint Candies

Butter mints are those little guys you used to find in a bowl by the cash register at restaurants. They were soft enough to melt in your mouth, and they tasted like buttercream with mint flavor. They're pretty rare these days, now that everything has to be wrapped individually lest someone catch a … [Read more...]

Get every last bit of lotion with a lotion coupler

Get every last bit of lotion with a lotion coupler

Sometimes as you get toward the end of a lotion bottle, you realize there's an annoying amount of product that the pump can't reach. The traditional way to deal with that is to turn your old bottle of lotion upside down and try to pour the remaining product into a new bottle. But with thicker … [Read more...]

Get a font made from your own handwriting

Get a font made from your own handwriting

There's nothing more personal than a handwritten letter, but few of us can find the time to write these days - especially if you can type quickly. So what's the second most personal touch you could put on your correspondence? A font in your own handwriting. It's also perfect for digital … [Read more...]

Get a great workout without going to a gym

Get a great workout without going to a gym

You don't need a gym to get in shape or stay that way, and there are a couple of advantages to going gym-free. First, you save the cost of your membership and any special training or classes you pay for, plus any associated costs like buying nice exercise clothes or tending to buy convenience foods … [Read more...]

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 that bacteria just love little damp cavities to grow in, and sponges are full of that. That's why they're so good at cleaning up other … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

40+ homemade salad dressing recipes

40+ homemade salad dressing recipes

Making your own salad dressings is more than just a money saver. It lets you control exactly what's in the dressing - no mystery chemicals or preservatives! You can go all organic. You can tweak the flavor so it's exactly how you like it. You can make it fresh every single time, or close to it. All … [Read more...]