Repurpose & Upcycle

Housekeeping

Of all the household tasks we do every day, loading the dishwasher seems to be one of the easiest.
A tidy bathroom is more relaxing and usually easier to keep clean.
Magic Erasers (also commonly known as melamine foam) are kind of amazing.
Cleaning supplies - including brooms, mops and spray bottles - are among the most difficult items to store.

Kitchen

Are you trying to cook and eat healthier this year? If so, you're not alone.
Delicious food doesn't have to be expensive - get more out of your meals by cooking them in advance, stocking the freezer and us
Some cooking tips are so simple that once you learn them, you can't even imagine how you used to get through a recipe.
By now, you probably know that cooking for yourself is healthier than eating out.

Cleaning

7 Spring Cleaning Tips From Cleaning Professionals
Spring is the time to clean up and refresh! While a clean, tidy home is always a welcome change in the spring, the process of spring cleaning can be daunting. That's why we reached out to some cleaning professionals to find out how they approach spring cleaning in their own spaces - and to learn a few tips and tricks for freshening up our own rooms.
7 Cleaning Tricks to Keep Your Glass Sparkling
Keeping glass clean in the home can be a challenge if you don't have the right tools and methods to get windows and mirrors streak-free. Cleaning glass is an art and a science in itself - from the direction you wipe away dirt to the type of material you use to clean glass. Below, learn the tricks you can use to keep your home's glass clear and shiny inside and out.
8 Awesome Uses of Baking Soda for Cleaning
From the kitchen to the bathroom to the garage, discover the surprising ways people clean with baking soda - and they actually work! We all know that baking soda is an essential ingredient in making fluffy pancakes, quick breads and perfect cakes. But did you know that it also works wonders for cleaning the house? Whether you're diving into spring cleaning or cleaning up an everyday mess, a box of baking soda will be your new best friend. And the best part?
5 Best Fridge Cleaning Tips
It may not be a big deal to some, but a dirty refrigerator with expired produce and leftovers that are past their prime can make cooking difficult. If your fridge looks really dirty, smells bad, and is stuffed with old food, the situation becomes even more difficult, especially when you need to plan the next big feast. To help you get rid of the mess in your fridge before the next feast, we've put together some simple fridge cleaning methods you can try.

Baking

7 Cookie Baking Mistakes & How to Fix Them
The smell of freshly baked cookies makes your mouth water. It's all the more annoying when you take the baking sheet out of the oven and find that the chocolate chip cookies are as apartment as Frisbees or the oatmeal raisin cookies are burnt to a crisp. And why do your sugar cookies keep losing their shape in the oven? Never fear: we'll help you fix all your cookie baking mistakes. Here are 7 cookie baking mistakes you might be making and how to fix them.
Cookie Baking Mistakes to Avoid
Baking cookies is easy, right? Take a few basic ingredients, mix them together in a bowl, and put the dough in the oven. It's that simple! Well, if you've ever had burnt or inadequately baked cookies, you know it's not always that simple. There are dozens of little mistakes that can cause your baking attempts to go awry. Read on to learn more about what not to do in the kitchen the next time you bake a batch of your favorite treats!
7 Cookie Baking Mistakes
The smell of freshly baked cookies makes your mouth water. It's all the more annoying when you take the baking sheet out of the oven and find that the chocolate chip cookies are as apartment as Frisbees or the oatmeal raisin cookies are burnt to a crisp. And why do your sugar cookies keep losing their shape in the oven? Never fear: we'll help you fix all your cookie baking mistakes. As you know, baking isn't only a culinary art form, but there is also a lot of chemistry behind it.
7 Best Layer Cakes Tips & Tricks
If you are going to turn your oven on this winter, then it better be for something tasty. Baking a cake from scratch is an investment of time, energy, cost of ingredients, and even our own sanity at times, but the end result is usually worth it. Right? Well, to help ensure that every cake-baking adventure end in success, I'm sharing my favorite baking tips for cakes.
8 Tips & Trick to Make Perfect Crepes
The French classic is easy to master if you have the right method and tools at hand. Here are the best tips and tricks you wish you had known earlier. Every cook needs a classic crêpe recipe in their arsenal. Whether filled with rhubarb compote for breakfast in bed, topped with savoury ham and melted Gruyère for a quick weeknight dinner, or flambéed as a crêpes suzette for a decadent dessert, the humble crêpe is a blank canvas that can satisfy any appetite.

Crochet

I love using super easy crochet stitches, and today I want to share this gorgeous crochet Purl Slip Stitch that is so much fun. It creates a fabric that looks a lot like knitting and it could make a great stitch for a wide variety of projects.
Have you ever heard of Snuggle Stitch Crochet? By just looking at its name you will already have an idea of how this stitch looks like. This Easy Snuggle Stitch tutorial will help you learn how to make this simple and easy stitch!
This blanket turned out even better than what I’d envisioned! There’s so much I like about this vintage style blanket. It’s warm, chunky and completely reversible. It’s also easy to make as it is worked with a simple one row repeat!
It’s so much fun to try new stitches and I’ve really enjoyed sharing some of my faves with you. I’ve been eyeing this crocheted cluster stitch for a while and am currently using it to make a rug for my daughter’s bathroom.

Knitting

Discovering a dropped purl stitch in your knitting can be disheartening, as it unravels your hard work. However, fear not, for rectifying this mistake is simpler than it seems.
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!