Articles by: Tabatha Muntzinger

Recycle Non-Working Holiday Lights

Recycle Non-Working Holiday Lights

It happens to all of us — you get out your holiday decorations, are all stoked to trim the tree and create a celebratory light show to be seen from space when lo and behold, one (or many) strings of lights doesn’t work. You check all the bulbs, plug it […]

How To Organize A Nursery

How To Organize A Nursery

One of the more fun (and yet so frustrating) parts of making little people is creating a space for them in which to eventually reside. Yet once the furniture is built, the impossibly small clothes are folded, and the VOC-free paint is dry on the walls, it’s time to make […]

Let’s Hear It For The DIY Moms!

Let’s Hear It For The DIY Moms!

Recently we posted about DIY Dads and their declining numbers. While the article wanted to point out that today’s young men aren’t learning trade and fix-it skills from their dads as much as decades past, I think it’s only fair we talk about the opposite side of the spectrum. Today’s […]

Copy Cat Chic: Decor And Furnishings That Won’t Break The Bank

Copy Cat Chic: Decor And Furnishings That Won’t Break The Bank

Maybe you’re trying to set up house for guests this holiday season. Maybe you’re in the middle of a room renovation and the budget’s a wee too tight to get the ideal piece of furniture. Or maybe you’re just always on the lookout for a great deal to add to […]

Create a Winter-Free Space In Your Home

Create a Winter-Free Space In Your Home

As the temperatures finally begin to drop, it’s ever more apparent that winter is just around the corner. While it may be easy to keep your spirits bright during the holiday season, once January hits, the weather and our moods can be the dumps for a lot of us. Grey […]

Clean Up Yard Waste With Compostable Lawn Bags

Clean Up Yard Waste With Compostable Lawn Bags

With autumn drawing to a close, it’s time to address the arduous task of cleaning up all those gorgeous fall leaves strewn about your yard. However, many waste management companies and municipalities are requiring that yard waste be bagged before being disposed of … which means you have to go […]

What NOT To Recycle

What NOT To Recycle

As our lives become greener with every action, purchase, and eco-conscious decision, sometimes it’s easy to assume just about everything is recyclable. Unfortunately, that’s not entirely the case, and as responsible DIY’ers it’s our responsibilty to educate ourselves on the dos and don’ts of proper, effective recycling. In the continuing […]

FSBO: 7 Tips For Selling Your Home Yourself

FSBO: 7 Tips For Selling Your Home Yourself

If you follow along with DIY blog Young House Love, you’ll know that they have decided to move and are selling their home themselves. After three years of renovations, decoration, tweaks, and even adding a baby to the mix, they’re saying sayonara to their first homestead and moving on to […]

Recycling Tips for America Recycles Day

Recycling Tips for America Recycles Day

Did you know that the 13th annual America Recycles Day is coming up? According to Earth911.com, it’s “the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the U.S.” By visiting their website you can find activities in your area spanning the whole weekend prior to America […]

Make Craigslist Even Simpler With CraigsEasy

Make Craigslist Even Simpler With CraigsEasy

Craigslist can be the virtual mecca for DIY enthusiasts. Whether you’re looking for the perfect vintage dresser, discount kitchen cabinets, or gently used children’s wares, the free online classified posting site is ripe with deals to be had and items to repurpose. Yet even with all the tips on how […]

Avoiding Bedbugs While Thrift Shopping

Avoiding Bedbugs While Thrift Shopping

Have bedbugs impacted your favorite pastime of rummaging through used items? We love a great thrift store find as much as the next person. The thrill of the hunt, the rush of adrenaline when you find that “perfect” item, the insanely low prices — thrifting is definitely the sport of […]

Holiday Decorating On The Cheap

Holiday Decorating On The Cheap

With Halloween barely behind us, it’s hard to imagine the holiday season being around the corner. However, as retailers advertise Black Friday sales and grocery stores closing out their turkey order lists, you’d better believe ’tis the season indeed. Although we typically don’t like to decorate for the holidays until […]

Recycle Unsightly Campaign Yard Signs

Recycle Unsightly Campaign Yard Signs

Regardless of where you stand politically, we think everyone can agree that campaign yard signs are an eyesore, especially after election day. They remain long after the ballots have been counted, sometimes lasting until spring elections. They get dirty with rain, snow, and sludge and make any neighborhood look worse […]

When Neighbors Make Your Home Unsafe

When Neighbors Make Your Home Unsafe

Getting to know your neighbors. can be one of the simplest ways to keep your home safe and secure. But what happens when your neighbors aren’t willing to cooperate? That photo is of my backyard, which shares a fence line with my neighbor’s garage and driveway. I hadn’t noticed the […]

Small Space Solutions: Wall Storage

Small Space Solutions: Wall Storage

With many people downsizing their homes in order to save money and/or the planet, giving up square footage means making the most of the space you have. As someone who lives in a 1,250-square-foot house with my family of four people, five cats, and a Chihuahua, I’d like to share […]

Ohio’s First Passive House

Ohio’s First Passive House

There’s a real-life green building trend coming to life in the Miami Valley. A brand-new local green construction company, Generation Green Building, is in the process of constructing Ohio’s first Passive House. According to the website, The Yellow Springs Passive House is nearly 1,800 square feet and encompasses three bedrooms, […]

Proper Disposal of Extra Paint & Paint Containers

Proper Disposal of Extra Paint & Paint Containers

Disposing of paint is always a chore and now that you’ve spent the warmer days of autumn getting to all those paint projects you meant to do all summer, your garage, basement, or shed probably looks an awful lot like the photo above. (That’s my personal stash of used and […]

Paint Your Small Room Dark For Big Effects

Paint Your Small Room Dark For Big Effects

Living in a 1,250-square-foot home, I’m pretty used to small spaces. With the four people, five cats, and one chubby Chihuahua that live here, I’m always trying to figure out ways to make our house feel open and spacious without tearing down walls or cutting in new windows. And one […]