Author Archives: Mariette Mifflin

Planting in Bags – Not a New Concept

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For the last couple of garden seasons I have experimented with planting potatoes in bags. Planting a harvest in bags is not a new concept. Europeans have been making use of this gardening technique for decades. When a garden plot … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

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I always perk up at this time of year, simply because Spring signals a renewal of sorts. And it won’t be long before planting and harvest time. Of course, this holiday also has significant spiritual meaning too. Take a moment … Continue reading

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DIY – Pull Out for those Plastics

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When it comes to aggravation in the kitchen, the culprit is often trying to retrieve the right food storage container (and lid), without creating an avalanche of plastics, every time you open that cabinet. And trying to find things in … Continue reading

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Easily Convert an Origami Folding Rack to a Light Garden

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If you haven’t seen the Origami Folding Rack in action, it’s pretty impressive. You can fold or set up this sturdy shelving in 20 seconds or less – really. It’s extremely durable and versatile to use for temporary shelving, a … Continue reading

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Need a Sewing Machine?

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A positive that has come from pandemic lockdowns is a renewed interest in sewing, as many looked for activities and hobbies while housebound. It has produced a new generation of sewers. And that’s a good thing. Like many other homemaking … Continue reading

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Set up a Home Office or Computer Corner

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Working from home? It’s time to ditch the kitchen counter, table or living room coffee table as your workspace and to find a niche in your home for a designated and more efficient office workstation. Even if you don’t work … Continue reading

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Learn how to save your Poinsettia for next Holiday season

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I love a Poinsettia, it’s a very quick and easy way to decorate a room for the holidays. Overall care is fairly easy, water once a week – more often if the room is dry, clean off dry leaves and … Continue reading

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Here’s why you should add drapes, blinds to your living space

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The reason most people add window coverings to their living space is usually for privacy and while this is very important, there are other reasons which can benefit you in the long run. One of these will leave money in … Continue reading

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Cranberries – Here’s 5 Ways to Enjoy Them

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Leftover Cranberries? 5 ways to enjoy them!
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Still Using the Old Style Holiday Lights?

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That’s a shame, because it’s costing you a lot more than energy-saving LED’s. LED holiday lights can save you money, since they use up to 80% less energy than those old bulbs. And they are so economical, it just makes … Continue reading

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