Top 3 Essential Fall Home Improvement Ideas to do Before the Holidays

Crisp fall weather signals the start of the holiday season and the need to finish up your fall home improvement ideas. It’s almost time for plump pumpkins, turkey dinners, and twinkling lights. Make sure your visitors are warm and cozy with these three essential fall home improvement ideas. Installing Storm Windows and Doors It’s surprising but installing storm windows and doors can boost your home’s energy efficiency by a whopping 45 percent! Storm doors and […]

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Farmhouse Thanksgiving Décor: 4 Rustic-Inspired Ideas for Your Home and Table

Do you love farmhouse style decor? Does woodsy and rustic make your heart sing?  If you’re interested in whipping up some rural farmhouse Thanksgiving décor, read on for a few DIY ideas, perfect to glam up your Turkey day. Pallet Pumpkin This DIY pallet pumpkin is an easy way to add farmhouse Thanksgiving decor to your home. Follow along with our three step tutorial to create your own to display in your home! Materials: Glaze […]

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The Ultimate Thanksgiving Cleaning Checklist for Procrastinators

It’s almost time for turkey, food, and football! Is your home ready for visitors? Read on for the best Thanksgiving cleaning checklist for your home- even if you’re short on time. Rid Your Cupboard of Old Baking Ingredients Before you plan the big meal, check the expiration dates on your baking ingredients. If your baking powder is old, your fluffy biscuits will turn out to be flat bread. Check the expiration dates on your spices. […]

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Packing Tape Ghost Tutorial: Spooky DIY Halloween Decoration

This DIY packing tape ghost will make the perfect addition to your front yard decorations for Halloween. Store bought decor can add up quickly, so this quick DIY packing tape ghost will cut down your cost for decorations as many of the materials can be found around your house. Read on for the full step-by-step process for this spooky DIY project! Materials: Packing tape Gift wrapping tape Scissors Box cutting knife Plastic Tarp Three broomsticks […]

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Soap Scum is No Longer a Problem for Charles!

Charles spent a lot of time and effort scrubbing his shower insert and porcelain tub to clean up stubborn soap scum. He had used many mild abrasive bathroom cleaners in the past to attempt to remove soap scum and wasn’t seeing much of a difference. He grew tired of scrubbing and using mild abrasive bathroom cleaners in his shower. “I’m 72 years old, and I don’t like having to get down on my hands and […]

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Pumpkin Seeds: How to Make Fall’s Favorite Snack

Now that fall is in full swing it’s time to enjoy the essence of a fall harvest by baking pumpkin seeds! They make a delicious snack to munch on throughout the season. Pumpkins are a great fruit to work with because you can use the seeds for snacking and the pumpkin as decor. Read on for our step-by-step instructions for cleaning and preparing pumpkin seeds. There are many options on how to season pumpkin seeds. […]

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Top 5 Halloween Costume from the 1970s

Halloween is quickly coming around the corner. Every year we try to find the most creative and trendy costumes to show off on Halloween night. It’s always fun to look back at costumes that were once trendy in a different decade, but now are so outdated and funny looking. To start off, we gathered the top 5 vintage Halloween costumes from the 1970s for a quick nostalgic look back into this decade. Plastic and rubber […]

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Store Pumpkin Seeds for Planting, Using This Easy Method

Whether you’ve got pumpkin seeds on hand from a carved jack o’ lantern or a garden pumpkin, you may wish to save and store the seeds for planting next spring. Read on for tips on the best way to store pumpkin seeds. Saving Pumpkin Seeds Remove the stringy pulp and seeds from the pumpkin’s interior and place them in a kitchen colander. Hold the colander in the sink and run water over the seeds. Then, […]

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Lighting A Jack-O’-Lantern: Choosing the Best Illumination

A tea light or pillar candle is a tried-and-true way to light a Halloween pumpkin. Nothing beats the warm glow of a real candle, but unfortunately, they can be a real inconvenience. Candles tend to burn out quickly or blow out in windy or rainy conditions. They require careful placement to avoid fires, and you must remember to blow them out at the end of the evening. Fortunately, over the years more convenient and safer options […]

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Pick the Best Pumpkin: How to Find the Right Pumpkin for Your Needs

One of autumn’s fun activities is a trip to the pumpkin patch to pick the best pumpkin. When you find that perfect orb to fashion into a jack o’ lantern or to decorate your front porch, you’ll know that fall has arrived! Read on for hints and tips on how to pick the best pumpkin for carving or cooking. Before You Go With the huge variety of pumpkin varieties, colors, shapes and sizes available, it’s […]

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