Homemade Split Pea Soup Recipe

Homemade Split Pea Soup Recipe It snowed last night and it’s been bitter cold all week. This has left me feeling quite chilled to the bone. What sounded good was a homemade batch of split pea soup. I’m going to … Continue reading


Simple Stained Glass for Beginners

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Product Review of KitchenAid Professional 600 Series Stand Mixer

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What Happened When I Did a Home Chemical Peel on My Skin

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What is photo restoration and why do it?

What is photo restoration and why do it? You may ask, what is photo restoration, and how does that apply to me?  Many people have in their possession, vintage, antique or otherwise old family pictures. Some of these have been … Continue reading


How to Paint Over Old Wood Paneling

How to Paint Over Old Wood Paneling Update the Look of Old Wood Paneling Many homes have varnished wood paneling on their walls. Some owners desire to paint over old paneled walls to create a brighter, more updated look, without the … Continue reading


Dry Skin Brushing The Health and Beauty Benefits

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Kitchen Product Review of Wilton Cookie Press & Spritz Cookie Recipe

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Poisonous Plants and Children – Symptoms and Tips to Stay Safe

Poisonous Plants and Children – Symptoms and Tips to Stay Safe What Plants are Dangerous Plants for Children? As parents, we may be diligent to baby proof our homes, yet fail to recognize the dangers in the form of plants … Continue reading


How to Install a Tankless Water Heater

How to Install a Tankless Water Heater Guest post written by Nicole Foster.  Enjoy! Tankless water heaters possess the ideal combination of efficiency and reliability. These new water heaters have all the potential to replace traditional (tank) water heaters. Tankless … Continue reading


2016 Top Toy Parent Choice List

The holidays are fast approaching, and with this comes Christmas gift shopping. Buying gifts for children that they will love can be a challenge at times. After all, who wants a toy that is just going to end at the … Continue reading


7 Breathtaking Ways to Create Sensory Style For Your Home

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Cookbooks I LOVE for Fall & Winter Baking and Cooking

It’s true, a person could find most any recipe on the internet for free.  However, there is something special about the ‘old school’ way of having a physical cookbook to hold.  To turn the pages or favorite cookbooks with your … Continue reading


Design Your Own Calendar This Year

Instead of purchasing, ready made calendars this year, why not try to design your own calendar? These can make beautiful, personalized gifts for loved ones as well as being functional around your home or office. These could be a wall … Continue reading


Make a Teen Bedroom Hip Using Discount Decor and Elbow Grease

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Smart Methods of Using Baskets As Home Décor

Smart Methods of Using Baskets As Home Décor If you are searching ways to tidy your home décor, baskets are a cute and cheap option to add charm while increasing your available storage space, while keeping it visually uncluttered. Here … Continue reading


Odd Jelly and Jam Recipes To Make

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Tantalizing Relish Recipes to Make

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Make a Family Heirloom Cookbook

Make a Family Heirloom Cookbook Do It Yourself Treasured Family Cookbook To make a family heirloom recipe book is a decision that could greatly enrich the lifestyles of your loved ones both now, and for several generations to come. A … Continue reading


Start Your Own Container Garden

Start Your Own Container Garden It is not difficult to start your own container garden, in fact for many people, it is an enjoyable hobby and can be an economical option to save money on fresh vegetables or herbs. The … Continue reading


How To Care For and Prune Hydrangea Flower Shrubs

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A Guide to Extreme Coupon Savings

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The BEST Homemade Hot Buttered Rum Recipe

The BEST Homemade Hot Buttered Rum Recipe There is something so festive about hot buttered rum during the holiday season.  Warm.  Cozy.  Conversation flows.  Here is a family favorite homemade hot buttered rum recipe, perfect for keeping in the batter … Continue reading


Shine and Polish the Dirtiest Room in the Home Fast in a Few Minutes Daily

Shine and Polish the Dirtiest Room in the Home Fast in a Few Minutes Daily Ugg…a dirty bathroom, the worst room it seems.  Toothpaste on the counter and sink, a scary toilet, towels and other dirty clothing on the floor, clutter … Continue reading


Quickly Get and Keep the Kitchen Chaos Free

Quickly Get and Keep the Kitchen Chaos Free So often, the kitchen becomes a catch all for clutter, due to it’s being one of the most used rooms in the home.  Kitchen chaos can make it seem as if the … Continue reading


Reduce Bedroom Clutter in 15 Minutes for a More Peaceful Space

Reduce Bedroom Clutter in 15 Minutes for a More Peaceful Space There’s just something special about it, – even though most people are only in their bedrooms a few hours a day, the peaceful sense of going to bed in … Continue reading


Ideas For Successful Science Fair Projects

Ideas For Successful Science Fair Projects Science fair projects are investigations aimed at answering certain scientific questions. Science fairs involve a number of kids who showcase their findings at the end of their investigations and are mostly done in schools … Continue reading


Traditional Backyard Games For Kids

Traditional Backyard Games For Kids It appears as though many traditional backyard childhood games, which were played outside with little or no gear, gadgets, and the like, are being forgotten. Kids may not be learning these kind of fun, wholesome … Continue reading


Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe

Many of you may not have heard of chocolate zucchini bread, and I admit, at first it sounds pretty terrible.  But, I ask you to keep an open mind and give this recipe a chance, because it is fabulous! Think … Continue reading


Gourmet Edible Lavender Recipes To Try

Gourmet Edible Lavender Recipes To Try Lavender is a preferred botanical herb known most commonly for its calming and soothing properties. Many people through the ages have also used it as effective treatment for minor burns. It is utilized as … Continue reading


My Tooth Decay Prevention Plan – Goal to Stay Out of the Dental Chair

My Goal to Stay Out of the Dental Chair I hate going to the dentist.  I mean really, HATE it. Yes, I know its necessary, but I want to spend as least amount of time and money in there as … Continue reading


Exploring Graphic Design as A Career From Home

Exploring Graphic Design as A Career From Home Choosing graphic design as a career can be one of the best options a person can have in their career life, especially for those with a strong artistic interest. There are many career … Continue reading


The Health Benefits of Quinoa & How to Make It

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Care and Cleaning of Your Makeup Brushes

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Gourmet Seriously Good Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Gourmet Seriously Good Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Yesterday I made THE BEST, seriously best gourmet chocolate chip cookies ever. These are very different than just a standard chocolate chip cookie recipe.  They will please the most distinguished of palettes. You’ve got … Continue reading


Ideas for Planning Fabulous Family Reunions

Ideas for Planning Fabulous Family Reunions A family reunion can be the most passionate, emotionally charged, and memorable event for the members but it’s not ideal to plan at the last minute, or give an impression that the reunion got relegated … Continue reading


How to Host a Fantastically Low-Stress Dinner Party

How to Host a Fantastically Low-Stress Dinner Party There are many occasions for which a dinner party is a perfect celebration: a new home, a new job, a big promotion—or just a Friday night when you’d like to get together … Continue reading


Make Your Own Dishwasher Detergent

Make Your Own Dishwasher Detergent Are dishwashers eco-friendly? The latest studies indicate that dishwashers manufactured in the last ten years are very energy-efficient. If you only run the dishwasher when it is full and do not pre-wash the dishes before … Continue reading


Help Kids Make Hand Painted Mugs as Gifts for Any Occasion

Help Kids Make Hand Painted Mugs as Gifts for Any Occasion Ask any grandparent, teacher, or close family friend and they’ll tell you that the gifts that mean the most are the ones that come from the heart, and hands, … Continue reading


Frosted Orange Sweet Rolls Recipe

Frosted Orange Sweet Rolls Recipe Here’s a scrumptious recipe for Frosted Orange Sweet Rolls with rich cream cheese icing, that would be perfect for a weekend brunch or simply as a special treat for any occasion or alone. This one … Continue reading


Delicious Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Delicious Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe Tonight I made this amazing tasting soup I thought I’d share the recipe for you. Super healthy and simple too. Great for these chilly autumn evenings we’re getting. It could be made either in … Continue reading


An Amazing Clean Home – 6 Steps for Success

An Amazing Clean Home – 6 Steps for Success A few years ago, I started the journey of living naturally which began with eating. I became conscious with how nutritious my food should be and what I put inside my … Continue reading


Home-Made Oven Cleaner

HomeMade Oven Cleaner I love a clean home, and generally most cleaning tasks are not that arduous to me.  But there’s one task I hate, and that is oven cleaning. I did some interesting attempts on making my very own … Continue reading


Get your Chrome Bathroom Fixtures Shining

Get your Chrome Bathroom Fixtures Shining Chrome is a strong material, yet it does take some upkeep to keep it clean and sparkly. Rust can form on chrome on little openings that are undetectable to the bare eye. This exposes … Continue reading


Coping with Rosacea Skin and It’s Devastating Effects

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Accessorize Your Gifts in a Jar

Accessorize Your Gifts in a Jar Presentation is everything!  Below you will find ideas to accessorize gifts in a jar, giving them your own special touch.  This communicates your thought and care you invested in your homemade gifts. Making gifts … Continue reading


Care and Maintenance of Washer and Dryer Appliances

Care and Maintenance of Washer and Dryer Appliances The washer and dryer are the household appliances that play a significant role in the running of a household, and also one of largest household appliance investments. As these are the among … Continue reading


Practical Ways Families Can Reduce Their Power Bills

If you wish to save money on electric bills, you will need to combine common sense with a little bit of planning. But be warned that it take effort sticking to a plan. The trick is to plan the work, … Continue reading


How to Properly Care for Your Hardwood Floors

Hardwood Floor Care Day To Day Cleaning The thing that makes us fall in love with hardwood floors is the way they look. A nice well-polished hardwood floor makes your home look elegant and extremely durable, and regardless the kind … Continue reading


Amazing Gifts in A Jar to Make

Amazing Gifts in A Jar To Make Here you will find many different recipes to use as gifts in a jar, there are cookies, soups, coffee mixes, desserts, spices and much more.  Gifts in a jar make excellent Christmas and other … Continue reading


Cleaning Tips for Crystal Chandeliers

  A crystal chandelier is an elegant and beautiful fixture that plays an important role in interior decoration and adds a great look to a house or office. An investment in crystal chandelier for your home can be better served … Continue reading


How to Dry Roses Using the Microwave

Drying roses in the microwave…. Yes it has been tried, tested and proven that using a microwave to dry roses is a method that is simple, and one that will make your roses come out looking glorious!  We will teach you … Continue reading


Learn How to Wash Your Windows Like a Professional

Learn How to Wash Your Windows Like a Professional Have you ever wondered how those professional window washers move so fast with the squeegee, and the windows turn out perfect? Well, there really are some tricks to it that are … Continue reading


Bath and Body Recipes to Make at Home

Bath and Body Recipes to Make at Home   Below you will find many different recipes for body and bath products you can make on your own. Use them either to pamper yourself, or package them in cute jars for … Continue reading


Care for Your Sweaters Before Putting Away for the Summer

Care for Your Sweaters Before Putting Away for the Summer Now is finally the time in most areas to prepare your winter sweaters to be put away for the summer.  There are some steps you can do now to ensure … Continue reading


Essential Facts about Vitamin C Serum and How To Make Your Own

Essential Facts about Vitamin C Serum and How To Make Your Own   Taking good care of your skin is very important for the fact that it is the most exposed organ of the body. The skin is naturally exposed … Continue reading


Cool Crafts to Make At Home

Cool Crafts to Make At Home There are many reasons to get involved in doing crafts at home; some do it to exercise their creativity while others enjoy the hobby and earn money for their efforts. The pastime can become a … Continue reading


Cooking With Chocolate

        Cooking With Chocolate While eating and drinking for pleasure, chocolate must surely top the list as a comfort food. Chocolate can be used for cooking as well as baking, although not all types of chocolate are … Continue reading


A Guide To Outdoor Pond Maintenance For a Healthy, Vibrant Habitat

          A Guide To Outdoor Pond Maintenance For a Healthy, Vibrant Habitat Proper outdoor pond maintenance improves the appearance and health of the pond itself, the plants around it, as well as any fish that may … Continue reading


How To Clean Burnt Food From Pots And Pans

 How To Clean Burnt Food From Pots And Pans It happens to everyone.  We’re cooking, and something distracts us or something else happens and we burn the food we were so carefully preparing.  It’s very frustrating to say the least, … Continue reading


Beneficial Garden Insects That Are Perfect for Organic Pest Control

Beneficial Garden Insects That Are Perfect for Organic Pest Control It could be said organic gardening entails doing things the way they used to be done. In many ways, many of the steps employed in organic gardening employ the traditional … Continue reading


Advantages of Used Textbooks

    Advantages of Used Textbooks It’s difficult for college and university students to make ends meet. Using used textbooks is a very viable way to help stretch the budget for the semester. Some places like Amazon.com, you can actually rent a textbook … Continue reading


A Case for Cast Iron Cookware and Care Tips – For a New Generation of Cooks

A Case for Cast Iron Cookware and Care Tips For a New Generation of Cooks Cast iron cookware has been a staple in homes for many generations. It has stood the test of time as an invaluable too in the … Continue reading


How To Clean Animal Smells in Carpets

How To Clean Animal Smells in Carpets Animal smells in carpets do not necessarily suggest unfavorable housekeeping practices, because the neatest people battle pet odors in their homes. Pets tend to roll around and lay on the rugs and carpeting, … Continue reading


Spanish Cooking

Spanish Cooking Many Spanish foods today use the same cooking methods and ingredients, as they did a few hundred years ago.  We’ll be exploring Spanish cooking in today. The mountainous regions made communication and travel difficult in past times, this contributed … Continue reading


Tips to Refresh Your Bedroom Decor without a Complete Overhaul

Tips to Refresh Your Bedroom Decor without a Complete Overhaul Here you’ll find some tips to refresh your bedroom decor. Sometimes its nice to have a few things to refresh the look and feel of our bedrooms, without doing a major … Continue reading


How to Hem Your Own Curtains

How to Hem Your Own Curtains Sometimes you may find the need to hem curtains.  Learning how to hem curtains can save you a lot of money.  Perhaps you found a great deal on beautiful curtains that would be perfect, … Continue reading


Risk Factors for Children Fighting Obesity

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How to Make Marble Magnet Projects At Home

How to Make Marble Magnet Projects At Home Making marble magnets can be a fun project for the whole family or an individual. Kids can help and they love making them! These are made with clear glass oval shaped pieces … Continue reading


Throw a Memorable Birthday Party for a Young Girl

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Important Mistakes to Avoid When Renting a Home

Important Mistakes to Avoid When Renting a Home Many people who used to own their own residences, are renting now, or looking to soon. Other lifestyle changes might be propelling people to rent that otherwise were home owners. The general procedure for … Continue reading


Decorating Ideas Using Fine Art Photography

Decorating Ideas Using Fine Art Photography Decorating ideas using fine art photography in homes and offices we inhabit have a huge impression on our moods, and express a lot regarding who we are, and the messages we want to convey. Fine … Continue reading


Travel – The Winter Birds Snow Geese of Fir Island, Wa in Skagit County

 Travel – The Winter Birds Snow Geese of Fir Island, Wa in Skagit County Here’s an amazing winter travel destination to check out.  Annually thousands of snow geese migrate and settle for the winter. The area known as Fir Island, … Continue reading


Yarns Used in Textile and Craft Projects

Yarns Used in Textile and Craft Projects When you are new to the craft and art of knitting, crochet or any other yarn medium, because of the huge variety of types of yarns used, it can be confusing which type of … Continue reading


Host a Baked Potato Bar Get-Together

Host a Baked Potato Bar Get-Together The next time you find yourself entertaining a group of people, here’s an idea for food that’s sure to be a hit.  A baked potato bar! In the oven, bake at least 1 potato, … Continue reading


Travel Saving Advice

Travel Saving Advice Vacation Preparation and Planning    With the holidays just around the corner, here’s a few tips to help you save money on your travel, although the advice is good for any time of the year. Most people … Continue reading


How To Make Your Own Book Ends

How To Make Your Own Book Ends Discovering how to make your own book ends can be a fun and very creative process.  It also provides visual organization to your book case and a touch of customized decor.   Many times this … Continue reading


Turn Your Hearty Soups & Stews into an Elegant Experience

Turn Your Hearty Soups & Stews into an Elegant Experience There is nothing quite like an amazing bowl of  hearty soups & stews on an autumn, windy and rainy blustery day, or a cold winters’ night.  It is not only … Continue reading


How to Create a Photo Collage Online

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Top 10 Wish List of Must Have Home and Kitchen Gadgets & Utensils

Top 10 Wish List of Must Have Home and Kitchen Gadgets & Utensils If you like cool, home and kitchen gadgets and utensils, then check out this list for your cooking ambitions. A well-stocked kitchen is just plain old more enjoyable … Continue reading


Striking Holiday Accessories for Dining Decor – Tablescape Ideas

Entertaining for the holidays is an opportunity to create an ambiance of festivities for your family and guests. While it can be alot of work, its also a chance to convey the message ‘you are important to me, and I … Continue reading


7 Top Rated Toys & Games for Kids

7 Top Rated Toys & Games for Kids Toys are considered to be some of the best things, that can be provided to children. In the modern era, there are lots of innovative top rated toys & games available for … Continue reading


Solutions to Remove Stubborn Greasy Stains From Fabrics

Solutions to Remove Stubborn Greasy Stains From Fabrics Don’t throw out the clothing and other fabrics just yet.  If you can successfully remove the stain, you save money by not needing to replace the item.   We will be looking … Continue reading


Amazing Homemade Gifts on a Budget

Amazing Homemade Gifts on a Budget These days it can be financially difficult for many households to make ends meet. However, you will still find many special events, occasions and lifetime experiences that find us all needing to present gifts to others. … Continue reading


The Entry Way Room to Your Home – First Impressions and Tips to Improve Functionality

  The Entry Way Room to Your Home First impressions are just that, there are no second chances for a first impression. That includes guests into our homes. The entry way room to your home, is the area that the … Continue reading


Welcome to Aspiring Homemaker Blog

Welcome to Aspiring Homemaker Blog Welcome to my blog, Aspiring Homemaker.  My hope is that you’ll find this place a source of inspiration, and encouragement to the difficult task that you do. Wikepedia defines homemaking as: Homemaking is a mainly American … Continue reading