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Give new life to old T-shirts by turning them into yarn! T-shirt yarn is durable, can be machine washed and dried, doesn’t shrink, and best of all […]

How to Make T-Shirt Yarn







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



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!