Thursday, May 29, 2008

How to make Leek and Potato Soup

Farmers Market season is upon us again, and I found some wonderful leeks and russet potatoes- then I wondered what will I do with the leeks? Here is a great recipe for Leek and Potato Soup

Thursday, May 22, 2008

How to Vermicompost

I went to the Burien Farmers' Market today- and this gal who called herself "Worm-Mama" was there selling redworms and worm bins and castings- so I got a worm bin!I haven't ventured in vermicomposting yet, and haven't messed with raising worms since i was a kid and we tried to start a worm bin for fishing worms, (no one told me you don't need to water them with a hose and set the bin out in the hot sun to dry them off) but I thought Hey! I already compost- why not take it to the next level? More on my worm bin- "Worm-mama" or rather her kids (she pays them to make the bins and collect worm castings from her big bins)- the worm bins are constructed from recycled plastic and have a tea tray and all the good stuff. She has easy instructions on keeping worms, where to put your bin etc. etc. I do so admire folks who take an idea, run with it and make a living at it! More posts on the bin later. You can contact her at Here is how to VERMICOMPOST

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Ice Cream Making part II

Another method for making your own Ice Cream- The coffee can method! Put your ice cream mixture in a 1-pound coffee can, seal well with top and tape, and place it in the center of a 3-pound coffee can. Layer ice and rock salt in the space between the cans. Seal the large can, place it on its side on the ground or floor, then roll back and forth with your feet for about 10 to 15 minutes. Take the small can out, wipe the rock salt and water off, then stir. Reseal the can and repeat the rock salt, ice, and rolling.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

How to Make Ice Cream In A Ziplock Bag

The temps have gotten higher, and I have a yearning for Ice Cream- here is an easy way to make home made ice cream-no donvier, no cuisinart- just a couple of ziplock bags! Make your kids make it!

Monday, May 19, 2008

How to Design and Build a Pergola

Here is an informative DIY on building a pergola for your yard. The nice weather is here time to start doing those yard projects

Friday, May 16, 2008

Can You Dig It? How to square foot garden!

Really cool link this. Square foot gardening. Learn how to build a raised bed box, learn how to mix the perfect soil; Seeding and harvesting. One of the best ways to go green is grow your own- food that is!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

How to build a tree house

My dad built me a tree house at our lake property when I was a kid-- actually a platform that I pitched my pup tent on on the stumps of some trees that were still pretty tall. So share the fun with your kids and build them that tree house!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

How to build a cat tree

Someone needs to build a cat tree for kitty so kitty doesn't get bored and has a place to go away from those stupid dogs. Here is a great DIY on building a cat tree
Here are some tips from dollar, I like the ladder idea, makes for re-using a ladder with jute rope between the legs, and of course we wouldn't be proper without an instruction from Martha Stewart on how to build a condo from a tree branch.

Monday, May 12, 2008

How to Tie a NeckTie

One of those mysteries to me anyhow, was always how to tie a necktie. Considering I used to be the King of Macrame, it has always surprised me. MY dad loved clip on's when dressing up so he never showed me how. And as far as having 14 uncles none of them did either. So I went through the eighties wering those skinny little ties with somehow devising a half-assed knot. Enter the information age and I finally have a how to on tieing ties!

Friday, May 9, 2008


From the blog Tightwad Central is a cool idea for an emergency lamp made from a coke can, a sock and a little corn oil.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

DIY In the Kitchen

Bloggers are a great array of DIY'ers - espscially in the kitchen! Here is a small list of DIY Kitchen projects:
How to grow an avocado plant

How Crunchy Chicken makes butter by hand

How to make no Knead breads

How to make Peanut Butter

How to make Self Rising Flour

How Beansprout Makes Greek Yogurt

More DIY

Here is a list of recycling crafts, And a great DIY page one making your own solar powered generator! Then make an inexpensive Air Conditioner for your generator to power. And my own DIY on how to make your own no plastic added commuter mug. Thebn when your done being creative look up Earth 911 to recycle yuour leftovers projects!

Top Creative Recycling Projects

Recycling Ideas and Recycling Craft Projects

How to Make a Solar Power Generator

How to make a homemade Air Conditioner

How to make a Commuter Mug

Earth 911 Info on recycling anything

Welcome to my DIY Blog

Welcome to my DIY Blog. I will be posting various cool things I find on the Internet on how to make things for yourself! Lets get started! Links from my other blog

66 Uses for Vinegar

40 things to do With your Old Socks

33 things you can Recycle

How To Make A Dog Sweater From A Sock

13 Things You Can Make Out of your old jeans