Francesca Desimini

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DIY Ice Pack

My sons have broken up for the summer holidays (yay!) and have six weeks off school. They are 4 & 6 (and only 14 months apart) and are …

Low-Maintenance Perennial Garden on a Budget!

Now, we’re no expert gardeners yet, but for the last 8 years or so, we’ve definitely been interested in learning all we can. The great thing about …

How to Make Homemade Pedialyte: DIY Recipes and Instructions

<i>Homemade Pedialyte sure is a popular topic! If you're looking for more variations of these DIY Pedialyte recipes I wrote a follow-up post with even</i> …

Recipes

Dear Lillie

Back when I was pregnant with Lillie and before I even knew what a blog was I decided to build a little window seat in the nook area of what was …

residenceblog.com

21 Epsom Salt Garden "Cheats" You Don't Want To Miss!

There are many reasons to use Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) in the garden. It contains magnesium one of what vegetable garden growers call the …

Do It Yourself: 10 Things to Make Instead of Buy --> http://apttherapy.com/1kipvbh Save some cash and flex those DIY muscles with these ten ideas for things to make rather than buy, from the Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn archives.

How to Build an Off Grid Air Conditioner: DIY Bucket Air Cooler Instructions

Your Four Week Guide to Getting the Best Beach Booty

Photo: Twitter<p>These days all the Kim Kardashian buzz is surrounding her weekend nuptials to Kanye West. But there was a time when her famous derrière got most of the attention. In honor of those good old days and the first weekend of summer, we had Lisa Wheeler, senior group fitness creative …

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Homemade Self Tanner - A Natural DIY Self Tanner

<b>I’m going to start this out with a confession:</b> when I was in high school, and even a few times in college, I occasionally visited a tanning bed. …

Homemade Baby Wipes

When I had Zander this past winter, a friend brought over some homemade baby wipes.<p>I loved them!<p>How did I NOT know about homemade baby wipes before …

Cleaning

Dandelion Benefits - Greens, Roots, and Dandelion Tea

I know, most people are looking for ways to get rid of dandelions. Sure, they are unsightly, making big yellow heads and then annoying seed heads …

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …

Been following our frugal advice to reuse and upcycle bottles and packaging around the house? Try this to give them a new look! --> http://apttherapy.com/1n4lrOQ

How-To: Folding Chair Makeover

Transform boring or beat-up folding chairs into functional furniture that’s both charming and stylish with this fun folding chair makeover tutorial from Katie at Punk Projects!<p>Getting ready to raid your garage or local thrift shop for abandoned chairs? Head on over to Punk Projects to see how it’s …

Hacking

10 Incredible Epsom Salt Uses For Plants & The Garden

93K Shares<p>Epsom salt is comprised of hydrated magnesium sulfate, a naturally occurring mineral first found in the well waters of Epsom, England. …

Gardening

10 Tips & Tricks for Staining Wood

I got the chance to sit in on a Staining 101 session at the Haven Conference back in June, and I thought I would share some of the things I learned, …

DIY Kitchen Makeover | How to Paint Cabinets

This post is for anyone who hates their kitchen cabinets and is thinking of doing a DIY Kitchen Makeover and transforming the cabinets with paint. I …

DIY Mosaic Projects With Which You Can Change Your Home’s Décor

Creating custom features for your home is what makes interior decorating so fun and interesting. You get to choose the tiles for the bathroom, the …

How to frost a rose on a cupcake, video | Created by Diane

I love rose cupcakes and these are by far my favorite!<p>I love the pretty pink color and the smooth texture of the frosting,<p>be sure to take a look at …

13 Attractive Ways To Add Privacy To Your Yard & Deck (With Pictures)

With homes being built closer and closer together, it’s easy to feel like you’re living in a fish bowl. Houses are being built much larger, but the …

24 Creative Garden Container Ideas (with pictures)

I suppose I’ve never been very creative in the garden; whenever I want to plant something, I always go for a boring old pot! But really, you can make …

Plants

How to: Make a DIY Outdoor Living Plant Wall

<i>We’re happy to partner with Dremel Weekends, a new DIY website from Dremel featuring step-by-step guides to craft, home and garden projects for all</i> …

How To Paint a Door Without Taking It Off The Hinges

This post may contain affiliate links. This won’t change your price, but may share some commission. Read my full disclosure here.<p>If you’ve ever had …

42 DIY Natural Cleaning Recipes To Keep Your Home Clean

Did you know that back in the day, most people would clean their house from top to bottom twice a year?<p>Yeah, they did! They cleaned it in the spring …

Cleaning

DIY Sunscreen – Easy To Make (and why YOU need this recipe)!

C<i>onfession: I have been sitting on this sunscreen recipe post (and not sharing it with all of you) for a loooong time.</i> Whew! I feel better getting …

Skin Care

DIY Magic Erasers | Homemade Magic Eraser Recipe

For those of you who have ever tried them, you know that Magic Erasers are really magic. They clean just about everything off your walls, floors and …

HOW TO: Build a Terrarium | Brick & Vine

I’m always looking for easy DIY projects to liven up our home. Terrariums are an easy way to add a little nature to any space and they require little …