Posted by idawrites on September 12, 2009 in DIY, Reviews |

We are painting the girls’ bedroom this weekend. Not because it was on our agenda. Not because we really had time to. Because we chose NOT to learn from the lessons of others. In July, we purchased a Ryobi Duet Power Paint System and a couple of gallons of paint to repaint the girls’ room. […]


Homemade Laundry Detergent

Posted by idawrites on January 9, 2009 in Chores, DIY, Frugal, homemade |

Several weeks ago, I highlighted a series of articles about homemade laundry detergent from my friends Kris and Whit. Since they raved about the fabulous results, I decided to give it a try myself. I’ve always been fascinated by being a “do it yourselfer”. In the past, I’ve thought “wow, it would be so great […]


Gardening – More Complicated Than You Think

Posted by idawrites on July 15, 2008 in DIY, Food, Frugal, Gardening |

I’ve been playing in my Square Foot Gardens for months now.  I love them!  But, they are providing me with a lot of challenges and nothing is growing as consistently as I would like. The large tomatoes are growing catfaced or splitting open or being eaten!  The caterpillars are eating the tomatoes themselves.  The birds […]

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