As it turns out, that daily cup of coffee is good for more than just a morning pick-me-up. In the average coffee-loving household, it’s hard to name a more ubiquitous form of waste than used coffee grounds.
Are those old wire hangers in your closet gathering more dust than coats? Make them useful again whenever you do caulking jobs, hang plants, paint, and more! Double your closet space with these 8 extraordinary uses for your coat hangers.
Commonly associated with classroom blackboards and sidewalk art, chalk can also be used to repel ants from invading your home, lift grease stains from clothes, prevent your tools from rusting, and hide your wall scrapes and nicks in a pinch.
Stains – we all get them. For those of us with young children, clothing and carpet stains can be an everyday occurrence. The key to dealing with stains is not to panic and to get to them as soon as possible. Here is my simple guide to what to do in a cleaning emergency. Most stains can be dealt with very easily. Here are a few of my favourite simple, yet effective, treatments to banish stains quickly.
There’s really something for everyone to hate about laundry. Impatient people hate the waiting. Easily-distracted people hate the folding. And there’s not a soul on Earth that enjoys the part where you leave piles of folded clothes in your living room for five to seven business days before reluctantly carrying them upstairs. We can try to make it easier by rounding up a short list of the best hacks, tricks, and techniques for making laundry day go a little bit easier.
Keeping your toilet bowl clean is a necessary, if not pleasant weekly chore. But there are surprising common household items that will clean that toilet bowl. Coca-Cola, vinegar, and hydrogen peroxide are just a few of them that are on the list. These 8 weird, wacky-yet-effective fixes for cleaning toilets. Give them a try and discover how you don't have to use harsh, expensive chemicals to keep your toilet clean.
We’ve all been irritated by a stain on a new tablecloth or shirt, but don’t despair—milk, fruit, coffee and other common stains may seem disastrous, but with a bit of know-how they can often be remedied quickly and easily. Not all stains should be treated the same way. As a general rule, the fresher and damper the spot, the easier it will be to remove. And here are some simple tips for various kinds of stain removal.
It is often said that cooking is an art and baking is a science. There’s some overlap – you definitely need technical skills in cooking and artistry in baking. But in cooking, you create a dish as you would a painting, tasting and adjusting as you go while adding your own personal style. When baking, you need to be precise and follow the recipe, otherwise your cakes will fall, your cookies will spread, your pie crusts will be tough, and so on and so on.
Never sweat a kids’ birthday party or housewarming again: I’ve got the best tips and tricks for making cupcakes and muffins! Find out how to make the best batter, bake them to perfection, and employ some simple special effects to wow a crowd.
The first time I decided to make a cake it turned out great, we all liked it, but there were times when I remade the same cake and it turned out differently. With a little practice and a lot of research, I now feel like I have perfected the art of cakes and pies. So here are some of the best tips for baking pies.
Improve your techniques with our top 7 baking tips and tricks. Some of these baking tips may seem a little ‘Captain Obvious‘, but these tried and true methods will help you turn out amazing treats, every time! Bake your best, improve your skills and pass it on. Enjoy!
The Long puff crochet stitch forms thick and fluffy double-sided bobbles, which can be used to create smaller motifs, work a row of puff stitches among other stitches, or crochet rows of the stitch to make a long puff stitch fabric.
The Chess Puff Stitch is so pretty! It's fun to work, and it just screams texture! It looks difficult to work, but once you get the hang of it, it goes quickly! Chess puff patterns are a great way to add texture and variety to your crochet pieces.
Garter stitch is the easiest stitch to make in knitting, basically row after row of the knit stitch. Easy to knit, and creates a 'wave' effect. Perfect for big chunky scarves such as as 'Foxy Roxy' and cardigans such as the 'Vivienne Cardigan'.
We all have bad habits that we need to change. It's hard, but so rewarding when we succeed! You want to know how to get a smooth and even fabric, and you are ready to improve your knowledge of knitting and crochet to become a better master. Great!