Nikki Broetzmann

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8 Tips for Achieving a Frugal Lifestyle

Without overtly saying so, a typical theme at Backdoor Survival is saving money. Whether it is making your own household products, finding new ways …

26 Tips for Living An Awesome Life

Typically, the message of Thanksgiving is one of abundance and love as we surround ourselves with our favorite people and fabulous food. This year is …

Better Homes & Gardens Home

Use this collection of recipes to create lush, beautiful container gardens to accent your landscape all season long.<p>1 of 30<p>Mix It Up<p>A change from the …

Plants

Make It: DIY Metallic Geometric Planters in 5 Minutes

Materials<p>Scrap Cardboard<br>• Copper Contact Paper<br>• Small Plants or succulents<p>Tools<p>Scissors<br>• Measuring tape<p>How To do it<p>Step<p>Measure the diameter of the widest …

17 easy-to-start seeds for beginner gardeners

Think you can't grow anything? Try these easy-to-grow seeds in your garden and you might begin to think you have a green thumb.<p>Starting your own …

Gardening

Spring Cleaning - Tips to Help You Clean Naturally

When I hear the term “spring cleaning” I often think of white sheets hanging on the laundry line, fresh flowers on the table and the smell of fresh …

Cleaning

15 Household Uses for Honey - Healthy Home

Honey is a wonderful tool for healing the body, both inside and out. It is moisturizing, exfoliating, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory: all boons …

What Can I Grow in a Pot?

Eggplant, shown here in the center, is a great choice for a large container. It’s a beautiful, big-leafed plant.<p>When you need a tomato or a pinch of …

Why Grow Vegetables and Herbs in Pots?

A group of pots on the patio is an easy way to keep tomatoes, peppers, or other favorites at your fingertips.<p>If you do not have room for a big …

Easy Container Combos: Vegetables and Flowers

Easy Container Combos: Vegetables and Flowers is available at bookstores and online book retailers.<p>“Learn to grow easy vegetables in great looking …

Creating a lush lawn: Everything you need to know for a green patch, whether grass or an alternative

Americans love their lawns, feelings that immigrated with settlers from Europe, where grass signified affluence. Formal French gardens and English …

How to Attract Bug-Eating Birds, Backyard Birds, Attracting Birds: Gardener's Supply

Bluebirds eat grasshoppers, crickets, beetles, larvae and moths.<p>There are lots of great reasons to make your yard and garden more welcoming to birds. …

Live from New York, It’s Arduino Day!

We’re not far from the launch of Arduino Day 2014, a worldwide event to bring together Arduino enthusiasts and projects in celebration of the 10th birthday of Arduino. If you can’t attend a local event in person, MAKE has you covered. Tomorrow, we’ll stream live video from the Arduino Day event at …

DIY Sriracha “Rooster” Sauce

Impress your chili-head friends by busting out this homemade Sriracha-style hot sauce!<p><i>This project first appeared in MAKE Volume 38, on page 96.</i><p>Sriracha pepper sauce as we know it today has been popularized by Huy Fong Foods in California and their big red bottle (complete with a giant rooster logo …

Planting Tomatoes Step-by-Step

Use a large pot (at least 20 inches in diameter) if you plan to grow your tomato plant in a container.<p>Perhaps more than any other vegetable, tomatoes …

Campfire Cooking Plus Four Camp Recipes

<b>Foil is one of the key components of campfire cooking.</b><p>Food tastes delicious when cooked outdoors. And nothing quite highlights a fun campout like …

Google Goes On Another Spring Clean To Preserve The Profit-Making Potential Of Play

Google is amending the policies for mobile apps in Google Play to take into account the current practices in the ecosystem that are at the edge of acceptability. The update to the the Google Play Developer Program Policies features a number of changes. The main focus is on tightening up the best …

Why Google Has Nothing To Fear From Yet Another Apple Patent Lawsuit

On the first day of yet another trial pitting Apple against Samsung, the real target by most experts’ reckoning is a third party: Google, maker of the Android mobile operating software that is the chief nemesis of the maker of iPhones and iPads. Four of the five patents that Apple claims are …