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Spring is almost here, and all the stores are filled with pretty wreaths and decorations for Easter. I saw an Easter egg wreath similar to this […]

Easter Egg Wreath


Nothing beats the taste of homemade bread. And the smell of it baking? Mmmmmm. Did you know that you can easily bake your own bread – […]

The Easy Way to Bake Your Own Bread



How to make roses from cardboard egg cartons
Need a quick gift? How about a candle ring or wreath made with upcycled egg carton roses! This is an easy project with fantastic results. […]

How to Make Egg Carton Roses




Need a quick snack to make for a Super Bowl party? Here’s an easy recipe using purchased oyster crackers. Be sure to make enough, because […]

Herbed Crackers


Make your own pattern weights
When using commercial sewing patterns, you will find that the tissue easily rips when it is pinned to the fabric.  Pattern weights are a great alternative to […]

Make Your Own Pattern Weights



Here in in southern New England, late winter through early spring is the time for starting seeds indoors! My first priority is to get some vegetable […]

Starting Seeds Indoors




Guide to buying your first sewing machine
Sewing machines look complicated, don’t they?  And the prices can range from under $100 to thousands of dollars.  Choosing your first machine can be confusing, […]

A Guide to Buying Your First Sewing Machine


How you can build a timeless and classic capsule wardrobe | www.donnaberlanda.com |
No matter what your lifestyle, every woman needs a capsule wardrobe. Those basic, go-to items that you can build your entire wardrobe around. How to […]

Building a Capsule Wardrobe



Today, we are going to go clothes shopping…..IN your closet! If you went through your closet as discussed in yesterday’s post, you now have only […]

Shop Your Closet – Part 2


No need to go clothes shopping when you can shop your closet! Confessions of a clothes hoarder Today I was going to write about building […]

Shop Your Closet – Part 1




How to make yogurt in 5 easy steps | www.donnaberlanda.com
Believe it not, it’s super easy to make yogurt! I started making my own yogurt when I was in high school. Back then, the method I […]

How to Make Yogurt in 5 Easy Steps



If you eat a lot of fruit like I do, you are going to end up with a ton of peels. Don’t toss them out! There are […]

Great Uses for Citrus Peels


Paper napkins, paper plates, plastic utensils, paper towels…the cost of all those disposable conveniences really add up! Do you really need to use all those […]

Ditch the Disposables!