There’s nothing quite worse than diligently working in the kitchen to prepare a wondrous meal, only to have your foods stick to the pan. While there are many ways to alleviate this situation, such as spraying the pan with olive oil, many choose to forego this method by cooking with non-stick cookware. Although the concept […]
Stink Bug Trap: DIY Trap Catch...
Stink bug traps are perhaps the easiest and most environmentally-friendly way to eradicate these insects. Although there are literally hundreds of pre-made stink bug traps, these are often expensive and cumbersome. So what’s a homeowner to do if they wish to eliminate stink bugs without spending a hefty sum of money? The answer is simple: […]Read this article
Deter Spiders With Vinegar ...
My wife is terrified of spiders so we needed to find a safe/natural way to reduce the number of spiders coming into our home. A while back I stumbled on a method using basic white vinegar and peppermint oil. We tried this last winter and the results were amazing. I think I only had to […]Read this article
9 Home Remedies for Chest Cong...
If you are congested and full of mucus, give one of these 9 home remedies for chest congestion a try. In many cases some of these home remedies are actually more effective than the expensive drugs you can buy from the pharmacy. Read on to find out more… As you breathe throughout your day, you […]Read this article
How To Get Rid Of Blackheads F...
What are blackheads and why do they occur? Unfortunately, blackheads are incredibly common and also extremely annoying when they strike! Just like whiteheads, they are comedones, meaning that they are a caused by a build up of sebum and skin cells gathered in your pores and hair follicles. Each hair follicle contains a hair and […]Read this article
Mosquito Repellent Plants To G...
Six mosquito repelling plants to grow in your garden – these plants also repel other biting insects such as: gnats, ticks & fleas; and some of the plants protect other plants from aphids & mites etc. Planting some mosquito repellent plants provide a great opportunity to get out in the garden and plant some plants […]Read this article
As I have gotten older I have realized the value of buying quality items in the first instance, rather than buying cheap and discarding, and then buying the higher quality item anyway. Buying cheap is a false economy and never more so is this demonstrated than with cast iron cookware. Bite the bullet and invest […]
As our societies grow and we rely more and more on third party services to keep us safe and sound, the danger of suddenly becoming helpless and endangered increases. While there are literally thousands of ways to prepare for a disaster, you should primarily focus on the fundamental tips designed to protect you and your […]
Imagine waking up with a mind that’s fully rested and ready to tackle the day’s tasks. Now, imagine your mental focus and clarity completely free from fatigue and fog. One of the most common ailments affecting nearly every person in every social class is mental fatigue and an overall lack of brain power. Your brain […]
With the rise in food costs, millions are turning to their backyards to produce delicious fruits and vegetables. While the notion of gardening is nothing new, many find this hands-on process difficult to master. Although learning how to effectively garden is a life-long task, there are several tips and techniques to produce healthy and vibrant […]
Whether you wish to curb your monthly grocery bills or prepare your pantry for a disaster, gardening has moved into every part of urban and rural environments. Regardless of why you wish to grow your own fruits and vegetables, the need to protect the health of these plants is universal. Instead of turning to chemical […]
The notion of dealing with a major emergency is not one that many wish to dwell on. While there’s something to be said about positive thinking, when this form of thinking leads to a lack of action, it becomes a serious problem. Even if you believe you’ll never be involved in a serious emergency situation […]
For millions, gardening is more than a hobby. Whether you tend to a garden as a means of paying your bills or feeding your family, the concept of increasing crop yields by making simple alterations to grow environment and techniques is intriguing. However, is it possible to significantly increase yields without purchasing expensive equipment or […]
For millions, the notion of living a more financially self-sufficient life is nothing more than just that – a notion. Existing free from the bounds of debt and comfort knowing you aren’t relying on anything other than yourself is a concept many desire, but few achieve. While the road of being financially self-sufficient is different […]
Epsom salts are magnesium sulfate. The name Epsom salts comes from the magnesium sulfate rich spring in Surrey, England where they were first discovered. If like most people you are only using your Epsom salts as a gentle laxative, or for a relaxing bath – you are seriously missing out! Epsom salts have countless other health, beauty, […]
For hundreds of years, the wood burning stove has been the source of heat and cooking for millions of homes. While more contemporary options have become commonplace, those who enjoy the crackling wood and pleasant smell of a wood burning stove take pride in their mode of heat. Much like any other appliance, a wood […]
Those who wish to disconnect from the grid, and explore a life outside of modern comforts, are often met with a harsh dose of reality. These adventurous souls come face-to-face with challenges that test even the most experienced self-sufficient household. While many skills are best developed by throwing yourself in the middle of the homesteading […]
As a child, your mother may have rattled on, ‘Cleanliness is next to Godliness’ While this saying may strike fear into your heart, the process of cleaning no longer has to be one filled with dread and morose. While there are several aspects of cleaning that are unavoidable, such as having to do it it […]
It seems almost impossible to open a magazine or stroll through your local grocery store without being bombarded by diet and weight loss advertising. While most diets and weight loss programs are nothing more than big promises highlighted by bland food and disappointed weigh-ins, it seems one of the most effective weight loss tools is […]