Healthy Home
Make your home a safe haven with efficient design, chemical-free cleaning methods and home organization tips.

12 DIY Projects That Bring Nature Indoors

With spring right around the corner Houzz shares 12 DIY ways to bring elements of nature indoors!

A Clean, Healthy Home for Free

These no- and low-cost simple maintenance tips will help you create and keep a healthy living space.

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Spring Home Comfort

Spring Cleaning: Citrus Scrubber
Simple cleaning products bring nature's fragrances indoors.

Truly Clean Cleaners
Try these products for a safe, all-natural clean.

Best Essential Oils for Cleaning
Find out how to choose the best essential oils for cleaning your home.






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DIY Furniture Cleaners with Olive Oil

Learn how to include this pantry staple in a couple of DIY household cleaners, including a homemade furniture polish and homemade leather conditioner.

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THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO PRESERVING FOOD AT HOME

The third edition of The Beginner's Guide to Preserving Food at Home has been completely revised and updated. It includes dozens of recipes, from basic food preservation techniques to jams and marmalades, pickles and sauerkraut and even preserving herbs.

You don't need a lot of time or years of experience to preserve garden-fresh fruits and vegetables. Simple step-by-step instructions give you the confidence and know-how to freeze, dry, can, store and brine the abundance from your CSA share or summer garden.

Grate and freeze excess zucchini; it will be perfect in quick breads and muffins all winter long. Pick up a crate of less-than-perfect tomatoes at the farmer's market and preserve them in jars of spicy salsa. Turn the overflow of green beans from your CSA farm share into tasty dilly beans to eat all winter or give as holiday gifts. Dry mushrooms, make ketchup, can nectarines and make fruit leather.

This user-friendly book includes charts and lists that will help you successfully preserve foods, as well as a recipe section for using your preserved food in delicious meals. With these techniques and recipes you will be eating local all year long.

About the author: Janet Chadwick has been a teacher, and has authored several books including No Time to Cook, How to Live on Almost Nothing and The Busy Persons' Guide to Preserving Food. As a teacher, her special focus was on cooking for people with special diets. She lives in Florida.

$14.95

GARDEN ENTRYWAY E-PLAN

  • Height peak to grade - 10'-10"
  • Unique, attractive design that will complement either your garden or home
  • Simple construction
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions

This unique, attractive design is simply constructed to complement your garden or home. E-plan includes complete list of materials and step-by-step instructions. Finished product size: 8 feet wide and 8 feet deep.


Mother Earth News E-Plans are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start building today!


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INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: Order this e-plan and it will be delivered directly to your computer - no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees. For best results print at 100% on 11x17 paper or have the plan printed at your nearest print store.


DISCLAIMER

It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications' plans are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or these plans you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

This plan was provided by HDA, Inc.

$40.00

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO SPINNING YARN

Spinning is experiencing a resurgence of interest as it moves in a contemporary direction away from its traditional past. The Complete Guide to Spinning Yarn provides a new generation of crafters with all the information they need in one accessible package, starting with tools and equipment, types of fibers, and spinning techniques, and moving on to making, processing, and finishing off a skein of yarn. Included are actual recipes for making many types of yarn, such as boucles, worsteds, flecked and chunky yarns … all shown in full-color, close-up and detailed photos. Instructions for a small group of projects to use the yarn you make are also included. Last but not least, learn how to go commercial, with valuable tips on realistically pricing your goods, accepting commissions, selling at craft fairs or on the internet, and more.

A must-have reference and source of inspiration for new and experienced spinners alike, The Complete Guide to Spinning Yarn provides all the know-how to get started, perfect your skills, or take your spinning to the next level.

$22.99