Friday, July 31, 2009


Why do all the cool ideas come after spring, when I should be all planted and rested? Here is a cool Cold Frame hacked from some Ikea Gorm Shelving and using some styrofoam, found on Ikea Hacker. A person could save styrofoam- but I never think of saving it. Hats off to Lorene and her DIY COLD FRAME

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Easy to make Vertical Garden

Found this on instructables. Some folks are so creative! Especially at instructables. Why pay a fortune for a vertical garden- this version is much cheaper and keeps the cats out! Vertical Garden instructions

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

How to dehydrate Banana Chips

Whether you use an oven or a dehydrater here is a DIY vid that shows how to make delicious nutritious Banana Chips:

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Well never say I don't follow through! On Junk Market Style, I had put up a couple of pics of planters I made from License plates, and threatened to make a birdhouse- here it is, One birdhouse made from three license plates- I bought a metal bender and used some pop rivets to attach the pieces together

Saturday, July 18, 2009

How to make frozen Yogurt pops

Photo by Jehrev

I was looking around the blogs and Lifehacker had How to make your own frozen yogurt pops. And it came from family Whether or not you make your own yogurt, it is an easy recipe. And just in time for those hot summer days.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

A new Chair - from the dumpster

I found this chair next to a dumpster- I wish I had taken a before pic so you could see how ugly the orange naugahyde was- normally I don't mind naugahyde but really it was fugly.

Anyway a remnant of upholstery cloth, staples and some new upholstery tacks and it is as good as new!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

How to ReUse Clamshell Containers to start seeds!

I enjoy the Patio Farmers Guild website and blog. Written by an intelligent Patio Farmer, she shows how to grow things in containers on her Patio (thus the name). Anyway, I toured her website and joined the guild immediately, Since I basically do the same here. Well today I looked at the Guild website, and there was an article submitted by My Urban Garden, a Patio Farmer Guild member, on how she re-uses plastic clamshells to start plants- Now I am not saying go out to Trader Joes and O-D on berries in plastic clamshells, But I am saying That if you have some this is a good re-use for them. I am going to try it tonight when I get home!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Planter made from junk

I made a planter out of two old license plates. I like the look:
My cars will live on in one form or another!