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from The Family Handyman

How to Build a Rain Barrel

rain barrel

from Remodelista

The Architect Is In: Roof Gardens with Pulltab Design

Nice water feature

from Practically Functional

How To Get Rid Of Ants With Borax

Whether they're in your garden or in your home, ants are the worst! This simple recipe will help you kill the whole colony with just borax and sugar!

Pinner said, "Actually I keep mine in the same pots they come in, every other day they get submerged into a 5 gallon bucket filled with 1/2 cup of Epson salts & 3 gallons of regular water until the soil stops bubbling, then they are hung up to drip dry... always have ferns that are dark green, glossy, and 3x3 by September from ferns that start out with 7 fronds in May..." might have to try this, I love ferns.

from Better Homes and Gardens

Power Perennials: Plants That Thrive No Matter What

Daylily

Strip towels of detergent buildup and make them smell brand new. Wash towels in hot water with one cup distilled white vinegar. Wash towels again in hot water with 1/2 cup baking soda. Run through dryer and towels smell better than ever!

from One Good Thing by Jillee

How to Clean Your {Top-Loader} Washing Machine

Clean washer Another pinner said: Seriously easy, no wonder our clothes were not getting clean... after the second soak, the water was GROSS!!!

repinning because i love this and it WORKS great! I used it everywhere, floors, bathroom... works great in the shower and toilet! and smells awesome

Must remember this.... When you get your berries home, prepare a mixture of one part vinegar (white or apple cider) and ten parts water. Dump the berries into the mixture and swirl around. Drain, rinse if you want (though the mixture is so diluted you can't taste the vinegar,) and pop in the fridge. The vinegar kills any mold spores and other bacteria on the surface. Raspberries will last a week or more, and strawberries go almost two weeks without getting moldy and soft....IT'S LIKE…