Everyone loves balloons. From children's parties to corporate events, balloons bring fun and good cheer to an otherwise boring venue. The only downside to using balloons is what to do with all the balloons afterwards.
If you're like me, you buy a big package of baking soda when it's on sale and end up with a lot of it left over after it expires. But even if it's no longer fresh enough to bake with, your money isn't wasted.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The Highway stitch is an easy crochet stitch for blankets. It combines front loop only and back loop only stitches for some added texture. The highway crochet stitch is a simple, lightly textured stitch giving a horizontal line effect.
The Cat’s Eye Crochet stitch is an easy crochet stitch with small openings. It combines basic crochet stitches to form an interesting texture and look. The cat’s eye stitch is a simple stitch with small openings.
The Cherry Puff Crochet stitch is an easy and open crochet stitch. It combines basic crochet stitches with puff stitches for some added texture. The Cherry Puff stitch is a fun open stitch with some texture. It’s great for edging on dresses or sweaters.
The Dash Stitch is a beautiful lightly textured crochet stitch for blankets. The dash stitch is a fun stitch creating a little texture that looks (to me) like vertical dashed lines. The backside looks nearly like plain single crochet fabric.
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!