Robbie Patterson

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Recycled Tin Wall Lamps

Jessica - No Comments<p>I love to find uses for the things that would normally go into my recycling bin and these little tin lights are the perfect use …

Hand Embroidered Note Cards for the Kids to Make - Flax & Twine

Well, its Petite Purls time – Yay! I am lucky to now be writing a regular craft column for them. This issue, I did a kiddo version of my …

Organic Castile Hand Soap

Keep Hands Soft With Organic Castile Hand Soap<p>The older I get, the more conscious I am about making my home chemical-free. One of the ways I do this …

Spices of Life: A Round-Up of Homemade Spice Blends

A year or so spent working for a fine spice merchant left me with a lifelong appreciation for spices and their place in the kitchen. The series I’ve …

Spices

DIY Project: Tiered Hanging Pots

When you collect as many things as I do, floor and table space can quickly become precious commodities. Having shelves full of plants is just not …

DIY: An Easy Way to Grow Celery from Its Root

Only recently have I begun to appreciate the celery stalk—adding it to soups and grinding it down into a salt—as my new kitchen secret for adding …

Celery

DIY: How to Make a Bouquet Garni

A bouquet garni is simply a small “bouquet” of fresh herbs that you pop into a broth, soup, or stew for seasoning as it cooks. A staple in French …

Bouquets

DIY: Modern Mothballs (No Chemicals Included)

Summertime shouldn’t be synonymous with the pungent smell of mothballs, but for anyone lucky enough to have a summer house, it too often is. People …

Gardening

Eight Things No One Ever Teaches You About Grilling

TV's grilling expert offers barbecue techniques for how long to grill, how much to grill, and pretty much everything else you need to know for perfect meat this summer<p>TV's grilling expert offers barbecue techniques for how long to grill, how much to grill, and pretty much everything else you need …

How to Make Energy Bars

1 ½ lbs chopped dates<p>3 tbsp maple syrup<br>1 tsp vanilla<br>2 tsp fresh orange zest or Grand Marnier, or<br>¼ tsp orange extract<br>½ tsp sea salt<br>¼ tsp allspice<br>› tsp cardamom<br>½ c dried currants or other dried fruit<br>½ c chopped walnuts, pecans, or almonds<br>½ c of your favorite<br>granola or toasted oats<p><b>1.</b> Chop the dates …

15 Natural Ways To Clean With Lemons!

Lemons are obviously a delicious treat and easy ingredient to so many wonderful recipes. But it’s also a fierce and fast natural cleaning solution. …

8 Cleaning Tricks for Keeping Your Kitchen Spotless

Tackle this much-used room's toughest spots with surprising everyday items (like salt and ketchup).<p>Tackle the tough spots on your countertops, floors, and pots with surprising everyday items (like salt and ketchup).

Cleaning

9 Things You Should Be Doing To Clean Your Fall Garden In Preparation For Winter

Use our expert fall garden cleanup tips now for a more productive garden in the spring.<p>Ingram Publishing/getty<p>Winter will be here before you know it, …

5 Common Household Items You Can Use as Non-Toxic Cleaning Products

The many detergents, disinfectants, polishes, and glass cleaners that are so heavily marketed on daytime television are actually loaded with potent …

10 Awesome Ideas to Repurpose Old Stuff and Giving Them a New Life

Here are some ideas for you by which you can recycle old stuff that in your opinion is useless. Have a look and get ready to be inspired.<p>1. Hanging …

Easy Ways To Save Money - By Doing More Things Yourself

<b>I ventured into the DIY lifestyle</b> a few years ago, determined to save money and help pay off debt. Over time, I found that it not only helped us save …

How To Turn A Beer Can Into The Only Camping Stove You'll Ever Need

You can whip one of these up in a matter of minutes. They’re so easy to make and they work really well. First find yourself some scissors and a …

Clean The Interior of Your Car with a Coffee Filter

Coffee Filters are cheap, and you can buy huge packages of them at the dollar store. Even if you don't brew drip, you can use them for other things, …

10 Customizable Instagram Gifts

1. Instagram Custom Photo Pushpins<p>2. Printstagram Calendar<p>3. Instamaker Mug<p>4. Postrgram Poster Mosiac<p>5. Instagram Photos as Bottle Cap Magnets<p>6. …

DIY Project: Fabric Gift Envelopes

My dad recently got me an awesome new tool for my DIY arsenal — a serger, so I’ve been dreaming up all sorts of ways to put it to use, including …

Burt's Bees Lip Balm Homemade DIY Copycat Recipe

I absolutely LOVE <b>Burt’s Bees Lip Balm</b> and I recreated the perfect copycat recipe from scratch!<p>History of Lip Balms<p>Our ancestors didn’t have the …

30 Lovely DIY Lace Projects

Last week was all about beautiful wooden objects, and the rustic charm they can bring to any home, workspace, or dining table. Today, we’re turning our attention to another sort of ethereal, old-world material. Lace!<p>And we’ve got news for you. Lace isn’t just for wedding dresses and lingerie – it’s …

Crafting

Easy DIY Makeup Storage by Bridget Lappert of Broke But Bougie