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The best, simple way to get kids to listen to you

Back in the Fall, I posted an article about getting kids more involved in gardening with six simple garden tasks. Of course, if they are unlikely to listen, you might never get them to the garden to try out Step 1. With two kids, two nephews, a niece and a Godson, I'm no kid-whisperer, but…

If you’re looking for my latest post on Zero Waste homemade soap, it will be right back (updated!)

We are having technical difficulties with the latest, great post on Zero Waste Homemade Soap. I’m so disappointed, but WordPress tech is helping me retrieve my lost post. I hope to have it republished tonight by kickoff time! It’s Super Bowl Sunday in the States. Please enjoy some unique posts while you’re waiting… How (and…

Pewter bin pulls and knobs on a farmhouse kitchen cabinet

Why I went over budget on our farmhouse kitchen hardware and…sure, you want to know how much?

It's a subtle design point, but I think it makes a world of difference in our Early-American farmhouse kitchen renovation. Hardware. The handles, knobs and pulls that make our cabinets functional. It took me two tries to get the right look with our farmhouse kitchen hardware. Quite a first-world journey.