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Gardens: fast-growing plants

Fast-growing plants may be exciting, but choose carefully as many have no manners and behave like bruisers in a bar-room brawl<p>For more images of Nick Turrell's plant picks, visit our gallery of fast-growing plants<p>I love March. It brings the same level of excitement as a Thursday evening. You're …

Boyfriend Hat

In Levis, flannel button downs, canvas sneakers, and grandpa cardigans, a friend of mine and I used to laugh that rather than dressing for the boys …

How To Make Soap: A Natural Homemade Soap for DIY Cleaning Recipes

Since publishing our homemade laundry detergent article back in 2009, we’ve had several readers comment on the types of bar soap we recommend in our …

Doctor's orders: get out in the garden to save your health

More than just a hobby, a daily dose of digging can extend your life<p>Dr David Agus is well known in the United States, having treated Steve Jobs, Ted Kennedy and Neil Young. In his new book, A Short Guide to a Long Life, the oncologist encapsulates his philosophy that “listening to your body allows …

Gardening

12 Natural (and Totally Weird) Toothpaste Alternatives You MUST Try

Natural toothpaste alternatives are all the rage these days.<p>So, what’s wrong with toothpaste?<p>Well, like most commercial health and beauty products on …

Homemade Remineralizing Toothpaste Recipe

I’ve talked before about the link between nutrition and oral health and the ability of teeth to remineralize and regenerate and shared my own …

Coconut Oil: 101 Uses, Benefits, & Why You Should Use it

I’ve said before that I am with coconut oil like the dad in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” is with windex:<p>Coconut oil has a wide array of health …

How to build walkway with reccled lumber - Green Diary - Green Revolution Guide by Dr Prem

Walkways are basically boundary that marks the area where one can walk easily. These walkways are generally installed amidst gardens or terraces to …

Make It: Rustic Hanging Coat Rack DIY

If floor space in your entryway is at a premium, try this simple hanging coat rack idea!<p>All you need is a branch, some rope (Line from the blog Deas …

DIY: Friendship Bracelet chevron rug

You know how friendship bracelets are totally back? Well, I can’t quite bring myself to get into it after 15 years but I love the bright colors, the …

Summer In A Jar: Lavender Strawberry Jam - A Golden Afternoon: Simplified Home Living

It’s the last day of school.<p>Let me say that again.<p>IT’S THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!<p>While I love EVERY bit of teaching my kids, every teacher needs a …

Make Cheese at Home - Cook - Herb Companion

There’s an old saying that cheese is milk’s leap toward immortality. And perhaps no one feels more passionately about this adage than those who make …

Food

Homemade Extracts

Hi guys! As you can probably tell Jenny and I are way into Christmas and love giving homemade gifts as presents. We already shared with you a cute …

Go make it: Vanilla Extract - A Golden Afternoon: Simplified Home Living

Back in the very very beginning of my time of writing posts here, I made vanilla extract. It was a wonderful experience. No, I’m not weird for …

La Jolla

Windowsill Sprouting my way through the Winter.

My orchids are dark speckled and bruised from the cold. The flowery Lantana shrubs are like coarse twine unraveled in a pile on the ground. The tall …

Terraced Garden Beds

<i>Don’t miss out! Follow DIYcozyHome.com on Facebook and bring more love and life into your home.</i><p>This is such a good idea for really hilly backyards. …

Hanging Basket Garden DIY

We have a sweet little backyard at our new house but with a rambunctious puppy and a curious two-year-old, many of my efforts to plant things in the …

The Super Simple Slouchy Sling Bag

That's what I was going to call it, but I couldn't say it more than twice in a row so I changed it to 'The Sling Bag'.<p>Yup, it's my next pattern and …

Macrame Curtain | A Beautiful Mess

Just like fashion, what’s popular in crafts always comes back around. Macrame was once huge in homewares - then it was incredibly daggy - now it’s back baby! Granted, it’s usually in it’s simplest form and in neutral colours (or sometimes with a bit of neon chucked in there), unlike the earthy orange, brown and moss greens of the 70’s. This fantastic curtain is great to separate a room or as decoration on your wall - just don’t combine it with wall to wall shag!