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7 creative ways to use rosemary outside of cooking

The pleasant woody aroma of rosemary often brings thoughts of roast dinners to our minds, however, this Mediterranean herb also has many uses outside of cooking. Here are seven surprising ways to put your rosemary to use. DIY Rosemary essential oil Rosemary essential oil can be used to add Read More...

Updated your home? 6 Tips to m

Updated your home? 6 Tips to make your renovation more sustainable

After spending so much time at home over the past year, many people are feeling inspired to improve their spaces with renovations and DIY projects. Sprucing up your home is exciting, but like everything we do, it also has an environmental impact. Today we share six tips from architect Devi Read More...

Make these natural DIY air fre

Make these natural DIY air fresheners to make your home smell wonderful

We all want our homes to smell great, but shelling out lots of money on chemical-filled air fresheners isn’t great for your wallet or your indoor air quality. To kick off Healthy Kitchens Week, we’ve got 12 great natural indoor air fresheners you can make with ingredients you might already have Read More...

9 Tips for anyone starting the

9 Tips for anyone starting their own garden this year

Spring is just around the corner which means it’s once again time to start thinking about planting your home garden. If you have a little extra time on your hands and space in your yard, starting a fruitful home garden is easier than you think. Here are some tips on creating a thriving garden Read More...

A UK charity is rapidly produc

A UK charity is rapidly producing computer boards to power ventilators

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to overwhelm the healthcare industry, one of the clearest needs is a more reliable supply of ventilators. To make more of the life-saving devices, manufacturers are turning to new designs that are faster and more affordable to make -- and the super affordable Read More...

Pot luck: the paint recyclers

Pot luck: the paint recyclers who put leftover gallons to good use

Rare is the DIY dilettante with the foresight to know they are never going to use the rest of that paint they stashed in the shed after doing up the living room. Who hasn’t kidded themselves that they really are going to touch up all those grubby spots with the leftovers in years to Read More...