Suburban Homesteading



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




Here's a list of uncommon gifts to fit any budget, and gifts that are sure to be loved and used every season.
Buying uncommon gifts for serious gardeners is hard – especially if you aren’t into gardening yourself. Being an experienced gardener myself, I pulled together a list […]

Uncommon Gifts for Serious Gardeners



Lysimachia clethroides, commonly known as gooseneck loosestrife, is pretty; grows well in the shade; and makes for a great cut flower | www.donnaberlanda.com |

Growing Gooseneck Loosetrife


Chive blossom vinegar is easy to make and gives salads a subtle onion flavour | www.donnaberlanda.com |
The clumps of chives in the herb garden will flower soon, and I will be using them to make chive blossom vinegar. This gorgeous pale […]

Chive Blossom Vinegar



Flowering annuals are a perfect addition to any garden, and here are 10 that are easy to grow | www.donnaberlanda.com |
Flowers are a great addition to any garden! Here are 10 easy to grow annuals guaranteed to brighten up every corner of your yard. Across […]

10 Easy to Grow Annuals


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 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!