Repurpose & Upcycle

Housekeeping

There’s just something about a tray that makes even a group of ordinary objects look organized.
When we take a serious look at our homes, we see the potential fire hazards in many areas.
Believe it or not, magnetic strips and wine racks are vital ingredients in the art of being tidy.

Kitchen

Discover 8 different ideas and tips to make your cooking time a little bit more pleasant!
If you are like most people, you probably use your kitchen counter as a catch-all for various things that may or may not be food
When it comes to cooking, daily hacks and simple solutions are amazing because they make our lives easier, save time, and minimi
Discover 7 different ideas and tips to make your cooking time a little bit more pleasant!

Cleaning

7 Cleaning Hints for Your House
You’ll have every corner of your house spick-and-span in no time by following these seriously smart house cleaning hacks. You won’t believe what everyday items can do!
8 Cleaning Hacks That Don't Actually Work
Do you want to make cleaning easier and dream of the day when someone or something will solve all your messy problems? Of course you do. Today's products and cleaning tools are so much better than they used to be. New innovations hitting the market nearly daily to make life easier. And the internet is full of hacks and tips that entice us with visions of better and effortless cleaning. Who thinks these things up and why have not we seen them before? Some are science-based, but most are not.
Ceramic pans and cookware are popular for their non-stick cooking surface. The name is somewhat misleading because the entire pan is not ceramic, but only a ceramic coating that is bonded to the metal of the cookware. A ceramic coating can be applied to cast iron, aluminum, copper or stainless steel. While the non-stick coating sounds like it would be easy to clean, it does leave stains, especially if the food is burned at a high temperature.
Best Homemade Cleaners + Helpful Hints
Keeping the kitchen clean is a never-ending battle. Shouldn’t you enjoy cleaning up your countertops and other kitchen surfaces? With this DIY all natural kitchen cleaner, you can make a homemade kitchen counter cleaner with natural ingredients. The best part is that this easy DIY all natural kitchen cleaner uses simple ingredients. Chances are, you might already have them at home. So if you want to save money by making your own kitchen cleaners, check out these recipes for a homemade all-purpose cleaners.

Baking

7 Baking Mistakes and How to Fix Them
Baking great recipes is a science. There is no doubt about it - baking can be tricky. It requires attention to detail and technique. Whenever possible, take the time to learn the basics of food science in a fun way to improve your food skills. This includes experimenting with recipes by exploring and discovering the purpose of different baking ingredients. Explore different times and temperatures, different types of flour, different types of sugar, and even different types of chocolate.
Baking Hacks for Perfect Cupcakes & Muffins
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.
8 Cookies Baking Secrets
Tired of your cookies not turning out right? No one expects to make perfect cookies as a beginning baker. But if you've got the basics down, don't have any bad baking habits, and are ready to take your cookie game from good to great, use these eight tips that will help you get there. Master a few techniques and learn some quick tips to turn out perfectly crispy, chewy, sweet cookies every time you bake.
7 Baking Hacks for Perfect Cookies
Whether you're a novice or a professional chef when it comes to baking, you'll benefit from all-time useful hacks & simple solutions. Discover handy baking tips for anyone who loves cookies and wants to simplify their time in the kitchen while cooking them. These quick and effective cooking tricks are hopefully going to make your baking time just a little bit happier!
8 Necessary Tips for Baking Bread
No disrespect to that loaf you just bought at the supermarket, but once you learn to make bread at home, your life will change. It's a task that may seem daunting. Kneading. Pulling. Waiting. Baking. It's a process that will become second nature over time, but the toughest part is actually just sitting down to do it. Follow these tips for bread that comes out right every time.

Crochet

The Sultan stitch is made up of double crochets and chains. Because of the way this stitch is worked, it works up rather quickly. Great for crocheting on the couch or while listening to an audio book.
The broomstick lace crochet stitch is one of the most unique and beautiful of crochet stitches. It’s open and airy, making it great for fall and spring projects. Broomstick crochet is easy to learn and a great way to create all sorts of lacy fabrics.
If you are looking for a super fun, multi-colored crochet tutorial, the pom-pom crochet chevron stitch is perfect.
For a delicate look with a touch of whimsy, crochet instructions for Floating Bobbles are just what you need. The simple grid of chains is backed with beautiful round bobbles, creating a fun combination of lace and texture.

Knitting

Here is the second part of the series of posts about bedding in knitting. Today’s we’ll talk about knitted-in beading on a knit row. This is a really effective beading method and is the preferred method of most knitwear designers.
The plainest knitted project can be made stylish and interesting by the addition of sparkling beads, colorful embroidery, perky pom-poms or an elegant fringe.
Novice knitters sometimes ignore this aspect of a knitting pattern, but you really must pay attention to it or all the time you spend knitting a project could be time wasted.
Add this elegant cast on to your repertoire for pieces with incredible polish and elasticity.