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The Fairy Tale Guide to Choosing a Mattress

We spend at least a third of our lives asleep. So pray me, should we not give enough thought to how we sleep?

Amongst the many factors that contribute to quality sleep, one needs a good mattress as Michael Decker, PhD, spokesman for the Sleep Academy, avers.

There are many ways that one can use to choose a mattress but to show how The Grimm Brothers were way ahead on this, let us see how fairy tale characters chose their sleeping…


Added by Silvia Watson on November 23, 2017 at 4:00am — No Comments

5 Tips for Kids’ Room Decoration and Bedding Selection

Home decoration is certainly an exciting and challenging task for a homemaker. You have to consider your personal aesthetic senses and also the preferences of the other members of the family so that everyone can enjoy the interior decoration. If you have kids, then decorating their bedroom can be a little tricky. Instead of class and sophistication, you have to think about creating an environment that oozes fun and frolic. From the bedding to the painting of the wall, everything must be…


Added by Silvia Watson on November 6, 2017 at 1:00am — No Comments

In times of Economic Uncertainty, GROW and SAVE!

Originally shared at Back to the Basics:

Planning for the future is important.  In the words of Jack Reacher (Lee Child), "Hope for the Best.  Plan for the worst."  While we cannot predict the loss of income, unexpected medical bills or car repairs, we should plan ahead and prepare the best we can.…


Added by Marianne Smith on March 25, 2015 at 10:59am — No Comments

Make Your Own Organic Liquid Fertilizer

Originally shared at 

Before I give you my recipe I need to be very clear.  ALFALFA is considered a "high risk crop."  This means that Alfalfa is on of the top 10 Genetically Modified plants in the US.  

From the Non-GMO Project,



Added by Marianne Smith on January 26, 2015 at 9:35am — No Comments

Piekido Master - Making Wild Blackberry Pie

Music by Kelly Latimore

Recipe below

Making the crust

2 and half cups of flour

  for a gluten free pie crust, make it half oat and half spelt flour

One teaspoon of salt

   1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

stick and half of butter

one and one quarter stick cut into chunks, one quarter of stick to butter pie pan

 save a bit for…


Added by Bruce Weaver on November 17, 2014 at 5:22pm — 1 Comment

DIY Tinctures and Herbal Info

Originally posted @ Mary's Kitchen



Added by Marianne Smith on February 4, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

What's Ginger Bug?

Making some HomeGrown Ginger Bug and then a fermented beverage. Following the recipe from Nourished Kitchen

Added by Bruce Weaver on September 29, 2013 at 1:17pm — 1 Comment

Raised Beds and CSA

Spring has sprung in my little corner of Western Pennsylvania and I am super excited for all my projects and ideas for the future.  My first project this spring is more raised beds for vegetables.


Last year I removed some bushes from around the house and put in some raised beds.



Added by Ryan Lucas on April 23, 2013 at 8:26am — 6 Comments

Make an Easy Valance from a Pair of Vintage Hankies

Here is a sweet and simple tutorial utilizing something you may already  have at home: a pair of vintage hankies. 

Simply affix some elastic to the corner of each and hang from hooks decorated with vintage buttons.  …


Added by Jennifer Cazzola on March 25, 2013 at 7:04pm — 4 Comments

How to build a self-watering container for your vegetable gardening.

In this DIY project, I will show you how to build a self-watering container for your vegetable gardening.

There are many benefits to container gardening and this project takes it one step further. An internal reservoir allows the soil to naturally wick up water to the roots of the plant. Top gardening tips will tell you to never let your plants get too…


Added by Robert Brennan on July 26, 2012 at 6:20pm — 2 Comments

Occupy Against Big Food

On Saturday October 29th, I along with other weather-hardy Farm Aid staffers, traveled through rain, wind, snow, and hail to New York City to Occupy Against Big Food.



Added by Caroline Malcolm on October 31, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Repair, Resell or Replace?

To circulate the air in our house on hotter days, we use a Honeywell commercial-grade fan. It has been in our service for about 4 years & each summer, we've had at least a couple weeks where it was pushed to its mechanical limits. About a week ago, the blades would no longer turn when switching the fan on. Instead, we'd hear an electrical hum of the motor trying to soldier through.

At that point, I assessed our options: 1 - consider it dead & purchase a replacement, 2 - take it… Continue

Added by Deezwin Greens on July 12, 2011 at 4:31pm — No Comments

My Urban Harvest

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Lots of fun ideas on gardening, DIY, recipes, food preservation, and sustainability.


Urban Harvest Project

Added by kristin clapper on April 12, 2011 at 3:54pm — No Comments

DIY Fence Repair & My Latest Time Lapse Video

I repaired 2 sections of my fence last weekend - and made a time-lapse video.

Accomplished with lots of help from a neighbor and ACL Mike. Music is 'The Empress and the Ukraine King' by Can… Continue

Added by michael on February 22, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

New Blog for Homemakin' Mamas (papas allowed too)

Is it okay to plug my own blog on here?
It's called
Apron Strings: Revolution Starts at Home!
Check it out!
See you in cyberspace,

Added by Calamity Jane on November 19, 2009 at 10:02am — 1 Comment

Brooklyn Food Conference and Green Zones Spring Party - a busy week

This past weekend, the hubby and I drove down to NYC for the Brooklyn Food Conference - a volunteer-organized gathering of food activists and curious eaters. Like Meredith said in her post, there were waaaaay too many workshops to attend (70! In one day!), 3000 people came eager and left energized.

The highlights for me:

Workshop I: Workshop… Continue

Added by Cornelia on May 7, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Cook it yourself

First, I must say that I LOVE to cook. I picked up most of it from my Mother. I believe it is definitely an art - creating something yourself and getting to watch others enjoy it.. wonderful feeling.

So I made and baked my first bread this past Friday. It turned out wonderful! Now, I am hooked. I want to make everything from scratch! Not only do you save money, but I feel it is a whole new level of creating something beautiful with your own hands.

This morning I made… Continue

Added by Christine Marie on May 3, 2009 at 11:26am — No Comments

Garage Workbench

I finally had some time over the holidays to build a couple of workbenches for the garage. I used the plans here: http://www.hammerzone.com/archives/workshop/bench/below20xl.htm

They are cheap, easy to build, and sturdy enough to stand on.

Added by michael on January 5, 2009 at 1:33pm — No Comments

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