5 Ways Houseplants Help Your Home

5 Ways Houseplants Help Your Home

Tweet I love my houseplants! Just looking at them and caring for them make my heart feel warm. Houseplants also add decor to your home, but did you know they have many other benefits as well? Take a look at 5 ways houseplants help your home, making it a calm, healthy, and colorful environment! You […]


Do Hedge Apples Repel Spiders?

Tweet Are you familiar with hedge apples? They’re a bumpy, green, grapefruit sized fruit that grows on the Osage-orange (Maclura pomifera) tree. While they’re not edible, they’re also not poisonous. I put hedge apples all around my house every fall to help repel spiders. I’m not sure there is any scientific proof out there that […]


5 Simple Ways to Attract Deer

Tweet Here in Ohio we have 12 acres of woods behind our house, a creek and tree line in front of our house, and another treeline running down the side of our property. We spot deer on a regular basis. Having deer on your land can be quite fun and entertaining. Watching deer can be […]

DIY painted pine cones fall swag

Frugal Fall DIY Pine Cone Swag

Tweet Fall is here in full swing, which means it is time to do some fall crafting. You can make this beautiful (easy) and frugal fall pine cone swag using items that Mother Nature gives us this time of year. Take a look below at how with just a few pine cones, we created a […]

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30 Spectacular Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

Tweet Pumpkin is one of my favorite fall flavors, in case you can’t tell by all the pumpkin ideas and recipes I’ve been sharing over the last few weeks. We have everything pumpkin from scones and lattes to cheesecake and ginger snaps! Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes by Moms Test Kitchen (top middle left photo) Pumpkin Spice […]

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

Tweet Rich, hearty, and delicious this Creamy Tomato Basil Soup is the ideal way to warm you from the inside out on the chilliest of fall and winter days. You can acheive scratch homemade flavor without spending hours in the kitchen with this simple recipe that the whole family will love. Serve with crackers, croutons, […]

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer Recipe

Tweet One of my favorite flavors of fall is definitely pumpkin spice. Last year I shared one of my favorite hot chocolate recipes for fall, pumpkin spice white hot chocolate. Today I want to share a delicious pumpkin spice coffee creamer recipe. I love making my own coffee creamers because then I know all of […]

Best places to spot bears in Alaska and other wild animals

Best Places In Alaska to Spot Wild Animals

Tweet One of the best parts of traveling through Alaska is seeing all the wild animals everywhere. If you are an animal lover, then Alaska is the place to be. From Bald Eagles to Orca Whales, this state has them. Here are a few of the best places in Alaska to spot wild animals. Potter […]

DIY scrap wood basket project

DIY Scrap Wood Basket

Tweet Some links in this post may be affiliate links. Do you have scrap wood laying around? Why not give this DIY scrap wood basket a try? All you need are a few scrap pieces of wood, DEWALT Miter Saw, Hammer, Nails, Screws and you’re ready to get started! As a beginner in woodworking, it’s […]

How to Care for Chrysanthemums

How to Care for Chrysanthemums

Tweet Fall is the perfect season for growing chrysanthemums. It is when they put on their most colorful show, and they seem to prefer the cooler temps fall provides. If you would like to grow and enjoy some chrysanthemums, or “mums” this year, take a look below at some helpful tips on how to care […]