DIY Tiered Cake Guide

Photo courtesy of: Cindy Kunst, CLicKs Photography This post is for those of you like me who love to bake from scratch, have no professional training, but suddenly find yourself making a fancy cake for a special event–see above wedding cake, my most recent endeavor.  I will begin by confessing that I’ve only made a total of 3 tiered cakes ever, and I always stress profusely worrying about all that could go wrong.  When you’re making a tiered cake it’s … Read more…

DIY Garden Trellis Tutorial

In our last post we introduced you to our tiny-but-productive 2015 summer garden and discussed our process, learning experiences and mishaps throughout the past 3 years of attempting this DIY gardening thing.  You may have noticed our garden trellis in the final shot, which we recently constructed so that our green beans could climb and thrive without taking over everything else in the garden, which was one of the mistakes we made last year.  To recap, … Read more…

Citrus All-Purpose DIY Surface Cleaner

It’s a warm spring Saturday, the windows are open with a light breeze drifting through the house, and it’s a perfect day to catch up on some housework.  What better time to share one of my favorite DIY house cleaning products?  This Citrus All-Purpose DIY Surface Cleaner is inexpensive, only takes 5 minutes to make, and cleans as well as any commercial surface cleaner I’ve ever tried (think Windex, 409, Clorox Green Works, etc).  It’s … Read more…

Cloud Blood Room Mist Tutorial

In case you haven’t noticed, I am a weird person.  Whew, glad the air is cleared on that matter!  So it shouldn’t surprise you that I sometimes connect things in my brain that aren’t necessarily connected.  For example, the Cloud Blood room mist that we’re making today.  When I first threw this scent together on a whim it made me think of one of my favorite Ani Difranco songs, “Cloud Blood.”  I’m still not sure … Read more…

Cat Shelf Tutorial

I assume if you’ve stumbled across this tutorial that you are a fellow cat lover, like me.  Also like Jackson Galaxy, the bald guy with ever-evolving interestingly-shaped facial hair who hosts that Animal Planet reality show, “My Cat From Hell”.  Y’all know the one I’m talking about–people go to him for help with their horrible cats (often as a result of said people being horrible cat owners) and Mr. Galaxy steps in and modifies human … Read more…