Home + Garden

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8 Plants To Help Repel Mice, Spiders, and other insects

Summer comes with beautiful weather, seasonal fruits, and blooming flowers. But it also has a major drawback: the insects. They are unavoidable whether you’re outside or even inside your own home. While bug traps and sprays often do the trick, you can also try a natural approach that spruces up your home at the same […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Founder of The Creative Palate

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Why don’t strawberries taste good anymore?

Nothing could beat a fresh strawberry on a breezy summer day. But many people are finding that store-bought strawberries taste blander than expected. They buy a box of perfect-looking, red, glossy strawberries only to experience a watered-down flavor of the once-vibrant fruit. There are many factors causing this dull taste, but fortunately, there are several […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Founder of The Creative Palate

 · 9 min read

Challenge: How to De-Clutter Your Home in 30 Days

I’m too busy, I don’t have time, it’s not Spring yet, holidays are around the corner… How many reasons have you come up with avoid cleaning the clutter over the years? It is amazing what we can get used to living in. You store this, you hide that, you forget about this, you ignore that… […]

The Hearty Soul

The Hearty Soul

Health Network

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High School Introduces Classes That Teach Students How To Adult Including Cooking, Money Management, And Home Skills

This story is originally from June 2019 “Adulting is hard.” This is a phrase you commonly hear among college students and those new to the workforce, and you know what? They’re right. Being an adult is hard, but it is especially challenging when you don’t have much of the basic skills and knowledge that generations […]

Julie Hambleton

Julie Hambleton

The Hearty Soul Team

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How often should you change your bed sheets?

Written by: Jade Small The human body is an amazing thing and can do some pretty awesome stuff, but like most good things, there are also downsides. Let’s face it; there is an equal amount of ugly (and sometimes downright gross) for all the beauty and awesomeness of being human. Did you know we lose […]

The Hearty Soul

The Hearty Soul

Health Network

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Woman put cloves in oranges, house smells awesome

No one wants to enter a house and face a bad smell. In a Facebook post, one woman suggests sticking cloves into oranges to counter this issue, and everyone loved it. Her home smells like citrus and spice heaven.   Kimmi Charlton from Manitoba, Canada, has been putting cloves into orange for about a decade, and […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Founder of The Creative Palate

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This Cute-As-A-Button Cabin Only Cost $700 To Build

A Montana couple built the cutest little tiny-house: An A-frame cabin that will make all of your outdoor living dreams come true. The best part? They spent only $700. This is how they did it. (1) Couple Builds a Tiny $700 Cabin Alla Ponomereva and her husband like tiny house DIY projects. With 20 acres […]

Julie Hambleton

Julie Hambleton

The Hearty Soul Team

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Man Builds $150 Mobile Tiny Home He Can Tow With His Bike

There’s camping in a tent and then there’s camping in a trailer. Paul Elkins put both together to create a $150 mobile tiny home that could be towed around on a bicycle. All you need is some materials and Elkins’s printable instruction manual that costs only $20. You may be able to buy a tent for cheaper […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Founder of The Creative Palate

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Making Wood Last with Fire, Not Paint: An Ancient Technique

One wouldn’t imagine using fire to preserve wood, but the ancient Japanese technique does just that. Shou Sugi Ban is an exterior siding method; it charrs the wood, cools it, cleans it, and finishes it with oil. Traditionally, they use Sugi wood (also called Japanese cedar).  Nowadays, Shou Sugi Ban is used as an environmentally-friendly […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Founder of The Creative Palate

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California company leases backyards for 99 years to build tiny homes and rent them at affordable rates to fight the housing crisis

OBY is a housing company that is attempting two of the biggest problems we are facing today: lack of affordable housing and climate change. Short for our backyard, the California-based company is renting people’s backyards for 99 years to build tiny homes. These homes are compact, eco-friendly living spaces that are addressing the state’s housing […]

Brittany Hambleton

Brittany Hambleton

The Hearty Soul Team

 · 3 min read

How To Set A Mousetrap

As wintertime approaches, all of the furry little friends outdoors will seek warmth. However, sometimes this means finding warm places inside people’s homes. For mice, this is the perfect time to find the best hiding spot with the best food. People tend to get worried about having unwanted guests during the holiday season. It’s a […]

Cody Medina

Cody Medina

Environmental Activist