Traditional Pumpkin Carving Techniques

Here they are, the very essentials of pumpkin carving! By following these steps that you probably had down pat when you were a kid, you can get carving with any traditional pumpkin carving pattern. You’ll need a little elbow grease and a tolerance for a mess to use this technique, but it’s totally worth it. Pre-Carving Pumpkin Prep 1.Clean the Pumpkin Prep the pumpkin first by rinsing it in cold water and using a scrub brush to remove dirt. If you want, you can spray the entire pumpkin with

Tips for a Pet-Friendly Family Yard

The ASPCA estimates that 78 million dogs are owned in the United States and that about 44% of all households have a dog. TurfMutt – the official spokes dog for the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute’s environmental education program for students grades K-5–wants to remind homeowners to plan a yard for their family and pet’s play, health and safety. TurfMutt’s tips for a pet-friendly family yard 1. Consider your pet’s needs. Dogs love being in your family yard. Most pets need

Rainy Day Craft Fun for All Ages

Rainy days can be a drag for children and adults alike. Despite the weather outside though, there is fun to be had inside as well. Rainy days are the perfect time to break out the arts and crafts that will drive away the rainy day dreariness. Crafts are perfect for all ages and ensure that nobody is left out. Crafts for Small Children Children age two and up can sit at the table with paper and crayons. While the younger children may not have a long attention span, coloring will help to keep a

DIY Bar Soap with Epsom Salt

Soap has been around for thousands of years - but did you know that making your own is both easy and cost effective? Customize it with the essential oil and color of your choice to make a bar soap you truly love or make gifts for family and friends. This recipe produces one bar of soap: Supplies: 1/3 cup glycerin ¼ teaspoon Essential oil ½  teaspoon Epsom salt 1 teaspoon coconut oil Food coloring Soap mold Instructions: Place glycerin in a glass or ceramic bowl

Homemade Shaving Cream From Essential Oils

Hi there, my name is Jack Prenter and I’m the founder of As a man who likes to ensure that I’m constantly clean shaven, smartly dressed and well-prepared for the day, I find that I spend a lot of money on shaving. Looking at the ingredients in shaving cream I was surprised at how many there were; it seems like such a simple product? My response was to go out and create my own shaving cream. Something which I could use on a daily basis and would know exactly what it contained.

How to Use Liquid Fabric Conditioner

Tips to get the most out of your fabric softener  Fabrics just feel better when you use Downy® Fabric Conditioner, infusing them with wonderful softness, freshness, and protection. Even better, Downy is easy to sue. But how you use it depends on what kind of washing machine you have—top—or front-loading. Tip 1: How to use Downy in HE front-loading machines. If you have an HE front-loading washer, your machine has a built-in automatic dispenser and you can add Downy Fabric Conditioner
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