Along with Summer comes bathing suits, fireworks, and, of course, delicious produce. Can't you just picture biting into juicy fruits and crisp veggies? Luckily you don't have to wait any longer! The time is here to savor sweet watermelons, avocados, peaches, and more. Take a look at what to expect this season and get ready to hit the farmers markets with more than one tote in hand.
Save your bottle caps and candle ends for making these adorable minicandles. Pick up candle wicks at your local craft store for only a few bucks, which makes this DIY just about free. Personalize the set by using tops from your favorite beverages, and you've got a unique gift that's fitting for any occasion. Perfect for lighting cozy outdoor areas or packing for camping, these bottle-cap candles burn for about an hour before running out of wick.
If your drain isn't flowing as easily as it should, then it's probably a bit clogged. Instead of paying big bucks for chemical-filled concoctions, try fixing the problem yourself with a homemade drain cleaner.
This eco-friendly DIY costs basically nothing to make and can be used weekly to help prevent buildup. Safe to use in the bathroom or kitchen, the drain-buster will have your sink or tub flowing freely in no time. Have a really plugged pipe? We've even found the solution for seriously stopped drains.
Along with finding basic home essentials at your local flea market, you might be surprised by the other unique items that you can pick up for a steal. We headed to our favorite local fair and couldn't believe the cool finds that were all budget-friendly. From vintage glasses frames to tailored suits, get ready to haggle for the best price around with these unique flea-market finds. Click through to find out what we were willing to pay for items!
Keep bugs away from your favorite indoor or outdoor plants with this eco-friendly spray that won't hurt your vegetation. Warmer weather attracts all kinds of pesky insects to fauna, which you don't want buzzing around your home. Keep your favorite flowers free of unwanted pests with simple ingredients that you have on hand. And this spray costs basically nothing to make and safely keeps cats and dogs from munching on your pretty plants too.
If your kitchen sink is a bit dingy, then make it look just like new with eco-friendly materials you already have in your kitchen. And there's no scrubbing involved with this quick clean that basically costs nothing to make. Safely buff your way to a fresh and sparkling basin that will stay that way for weeks.
If you're still on the hunt for the right honeymoon destination, look no further. These unique and eco-friendly lodgings found on Airbnb are perfect for newlyweds ready to relax and unwind.
They're in locations you may not have considered, made from recycled or repurposed materials, and are amazingly budget-friendly! Even if you're not looking for postwedding relaxation, these spots are perfect for couples celebrating anniversaries or searching for a fun Summer getaway. Click through to find the perfect spot for your well-deserved respite.
I remember being surprised when my mother-in-law first informed me that I needed to clean my upcoming arrival's new clothes in a special detergent before he was born. As a first-time mom-to-be, I listened and did as I was instructed, enjoying the smell — but certainly not the price — of the so-called baby detergent "everyone" uses.
Celeb mom, and now child health advocate, Jessica Alba did the same. She recently recounted a similar story of her mom telling her to do the same, only when she opened the box of soap and caught a whiff of the highly perfumed powder, her eyes swelled shut. After further research, she learned that the so-called baby detergent "everyone" uses is filled with chemicals and additives that aren't just unsafe for the environment, but for babies too. Thus hatched the idea for The Honest Company.
Today there are many safe, natural, and green laundry detergents specifically designed with babies in mind — including one formulated by The Honest Company. Click through for six of our favorites that are not only safe, but also effective when it comes to removing baby's stains.
We've got a partnership with the recipe, equipment, and product-testing gurus at America's Test Kitchen. They'll be sharing some of their time-tested recipes and technical expertise with us weekly. Up today: a guide to Spring's most glorious vegetables, plus a recipe for an asparagus-goat cheese tart.
From rhubarb to fiddleheads, is there any better herald of spring than the appearance of seasonal shoots and stalks? Read on to distinguish what makes each vegetable special and the Test Kitchen's favorite ways to eat them. These greens are popping up in a market or garden near you.
Along with cleaning and organizing your home, keeping your leather furniture in great shape is a must once the weather starts getting warmer. Fresh Spring air and hot Summer sun can cause cracks and dryness in your favorite leather furnishings, which doesn't make for a happy house. Instead of spending money on expensive cleaners and cleansers, make your own with ingredients you have in your kitchen. Free of any chemicals, this eco-cleaner does an awesome job at refreshing all of your leather furnishings. And did we mention that it costs basically nothing to make?