green cleaning

The Ants Aren’t My Friends

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My beef isn’t especially with the chemical ingredients in Raid. The active ingredients in the ant spray I just used — imiprothrin and cypermethrin,…

Soap dish

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Thanks to friend and blog reader Meg for these great tips that save cash and reduce waste. 1.  Make your dish soap last approximately…

No picnic

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I’m not sure what inspired them to violate our detente, but the damn sugar ants have tried to establish a beachhead in our bathroom….

What a crock

What a crock

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So I stole borrowed a few old gate hinges from my dad’s workroom about a year ago, because I’m a thief I knew that…

Homemade Stain Remover

Homemade Stain Remover

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While working on our 100-year-old house, we often find bizarro pieces of metal buried underground or hidden in the crawlspace. Instead of throwing them…