Repurpose & Upcycle

Housekeeping

When was the last time you deep cleaned your laminate floors?
Plush bath towels are the ultimate indulgence in your daily bathing routine.
Follow these tips to keep your towels soft and fluffy for years to come - and we'll give you tips for buying, drying and folding
If you stop to think about it, most things can be cleaned with a reusable sponge or cloth. Save paper (and cash!

Kitchen

We know that mistakes happen - especially when it comes to cooking. But learning from those mistakes is what counts.
A friend of mine attended culinary school for years to learn how to slice, fry, season and much, much more.
You don't need a cooking school. You don't need expensive equipment. You don't even need much experience.
Discover 8 different ideas and tips to make your cooking time a little bit more pleasant!

Cleaning

Cleaning Tips to Clean Oven Trays
Keeping your kitchen utensils clean and shiny is a top priority! Often enough, baking sheets or oven trays can be a real pain to clean. Since you use these items regularly - and they tend to accumulate grease - you may have a hard time keeping them looking as good as new. The longer you leave them, the harder it will be to clean them. Learning how to clean baking sheets will take you less time than you might think. If you are wondering how to clean oven trays, you have come to the right place. Enjoy!
7 Bad Cleaning Habits You Need to Break
We're all looking for ways to make cleaning faster and easier. Believe it or not, sometimes taking certain "shortcuts" actually makes it harder on you in the long haul. You and your family may even have developed some bad habits that are inhibiting your ability to get the job done more efficiently (you may even be causing harm to your home!). It's time to start breaking these habits so you can get to a cleaner home, faster. Discover some of the bad cleaning mistakes to avoid.
7 Tips to Clean White Walls
Fresh, white walls make a room seem bigger, brighter, and cleaner... most of the time. The problem with white walls is that they get dirty easily, whether from scratches from moving furniture or fingerprints from small children. It's hard to keep a home looking fresh when the walls show all the signs of wear and tear. Fortunately, there are many ways to restore your walls to a shine.
8 Crystal Chandelier Cleaning Tips
Crystal chandeliers add a touch of elegance to any room. Many of today's fixtures have evolved from traditional teardrop-shaped crystals to abstract modern shapes made of acrylic, glass, or real crystal. Regardless of the design and material of your chandelier, it will get dusty and dirty over time. Cleaning is usually easy, but time-consuming. Allow plenty of time for the job, as you'll probably want to get it done in one go.

Baking

8 Common Baking Mistakes You Might Be Making
Whether you're a baking novice or a seasoned pro in the kitchen, here are some common baking mistakes you might make - and some tips on how to improve them! There's no doubt about it - baking can be tricky. There are just so many skills and techniques you need to learn that it can easily become overwhelming. Not to mention how important it's to learn all the baking science that goes on behind the scenes! Over the years I've made a lot of mistakes in baking, but I've learned and grown over time.
7 Gluten-Free Baking Tips & Tricks
​Gluten-free baking is a chemical experiment and therefore it is recommended to follow the recipes as closely as possible. Below are some tips and tricks for gluten-free baking. These give hints on additional ways to improve recipes and suggestions for substitutes for bakers who have an additional allergy, intolerance, or autoimmune condition
7 Helpful Tips for the Fluffiest Scones
Perfect the art of classic afternoon tea with these handy tips. With a few helpful tips and one of our great recipes, you are guaranteed to succeed with light and fluffy scones every time!
12 Baking Tips: Baker’s Dozen Checklist
The following “Baker’s Dozen” checklist of techniques is universally helpful for baking success. Before you start any baking project, take a glance at this list to make sure you’re on track to make your best baked goods.
7 Great Tips for Everyday Baking
Baking is an enjoyable endeavor, but it can be tricky if you’re a novice with the oven. However, it’s not impossible to make something at home that looks and tastes like the work of a professional. Whether you’re new to the ways of the whisk or just don’t know how to soften butter quickly, here are baking hacks every home cook needs to know.

Crochet

The Textured Oval Shell Stitch is an advanced beginner crochet stitch that adds decorative appeal to projects. It makes a great border, or you can work it in rows.
Add fun and interest to your crochet work with this wonderful crochet textured long loop stitch. It looks almost like ocean waves and creates a friable and warm textured fabric.
If you are looking for an easy crochet blanket to make that has some interesting texture, this puff stitch blanket might be the one that you were searching for.
Cables infuse rich textures into the fabric and give them fun, visual interest. You can use this stitch to make blankets, hats, scarves, and more.

Knitting

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!
Even if you're a beginner - or intermediate, or an advanced knitter - there are habits that you can develop to make you an even better knitter! Discover 10 ways to polish your skills!
Are you a new knitter? If so, congratulations and welcome to a hobby that is guaranteed to bring you lifelong joy! Tell the truth: Are you afraid of breaking away from the person who taught you?