Grandma's House DIY
Jun 15 2018

4 Houseplants That Improve Indoor Air Quality

One Green Planet cites a NASA study that reveals several of the 4 best houseplants to remove improve indoor air quality removing formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene. The peace lily is not only elegant and pretty, but it is also great at removing harmful pollutants from the air. 

One of my all time favorite projects is the hanging planter boxes I made for houseplants in my master bedroom windows. At the time I made them it was entirely because I had just survived a long gray winter and I needed something GREEN in my home. Since then those plants have grown considerably and never fail to brighten my day. One of the perks is also how GOOD they are for my whole home and air quality. The following is an article submitted to Grandma’s House DIY that I felt was really informative. Read the rest of the post »

May 29 2018

Cannabidiol – CBD for Back Pain that has helped my dad considerably!

Back pain is an incredibly common thing in my family. We literally talk about our back pain as often as we talk about the weather, currently I have two uncles that have underwent back surgery and my mom’s boyfriend as well. My dad has suffered with it since a bad car accident when he was just a teenager and actually just discovered CBD oil and it has helped him considerably! The following is about the benefits of CBD oil submitted to Grandma’s House DIY that I felt was really informative! Read the rest of the post »

May 24 2018

What to Know about Pruning Shrubs and Trees for Summertime

Summer pruning can have some great benefits for many larger shrubs and trees around your property. If you prune in the right way, then you will surely grow plants that are both healthy and look beautiful. It also cuts down on fallen leaves and keeps your yard and plants tidier.

Did you guys know that when I grew up my folks had a U-pick blueberry farm? Well it was my first summer job and I learned quite a bit about bushes, shrubs and pruning. The 5 acres of mature blueberries are still there and still flourishing under different hands now. I plan on asking them if I can buy a dozen plants soon to run along my deck because blueberries actually make lovely hedges! (The following is a sponsored post, for more information about my compensation please read my disclosure policy) Read the rest of the post »

May 20 2018

How to Prepare Your Home for All Weather Conditions

Behind the scenes here at Grandma's house things have been very hard. As a writer I've thought about writing my memoirs, starting back when I was a kid and working my way forward but before I can ever start I always hit something that I'm just not ready to write about. Divorce

Up here in northern MN just about every choice we make on our homes is directly impacted by our harsh winters. How do you Prepare your home for such harsh weather? Well, for me it was all about insulation! The largest expense I made for this home was the choice of spray foam insulation. At a whopping $8,000 it is still one of the best choices I made and never regretted! Here are some other ways we can prepare! (The following is a sponsored post, for more information about my compensation please read my disclosure policy) Read the rest of the post »

May 18 2018

6 Tips to Get a Small Business Off of the Ground – For Bloggers too!

6 Tips to Get a Small Business Off of the Ground - For Bloggers too! Starting a new blog or business can be a daunting situation especially if your budget depends on it. Choices like whether to get a loan or just work late besides your day job are big decisions that these tips will help!

As bloggers I think we have ALL read the advice to think of our blogs as a small business the minute we start. But it can be kinda hard to think of it as a business consider we’re often writing about our personal lives lol. However, I think it is important to take our blogs seriously and some of these tips are certainly spot on! (The following is a sponsored post, for more information about my compensation please read my disclosure policy) Read the rest of the post »

May 10 2018

4 Household Appliances That Can Grow Mold and How to Clean them!

When you think of mold in the home, your mind probably goes straight to the bathroom or the basement. Those are definitely the places where it's most visible, but it's also growing in all sorts of hidden nooks and crannies — including the inside of your appliances.

This article was a great reminder for me to go home and clean my Keurig! I love my little Keurig especially now that I’m a single gal I rarely drink more then one or two cups of coffee in the morning on the weekends and rarely ever during the week. Of course I purchased myself the reusable K-cups (check them out here) because there was something like 4 BILLION cups that ended up in land fills last year! I also had to take a part and clean out my dishwasher not too long ago and I absolutely could not believe the nasty mold that was growing in it – definitely something to take care of again in the future! (The following is a sponsored post, for more information about my compensation please read my disclosure policy) Read the rest of the post »

May 03 2018

5 Ways To Make Your Home More Child-Friendly (and Pet-Friendly too!)

Whether you have kids, are expecting your first child, or occasionally babysit your grandkids, there is a lot you can do to make your home more child-friendly and kid-friendly. These improvements can range from the way you decorate the rooms to the way you cook and clean every day.

Even though I am a child-free gal myself I am always looking for ways to improve my home’s functionality and safety. I have friends that bring their little ones over, I am a doggo god parent (and dog sitter) and I am a firm believer in a home that works FOR YOU – not you for it! So I really agree with everything on this list – from smart decisions on your paint choices to really tough flooring that you can feel good about dancing on! (The following is a sponsored post, for more information about my compensation please read my disclosure policy) Read the rest of the post »

Apr 26 2018

The Art of the Deep Clean – Don’t forget the air quality of your home!

Chances are good that you didn't do as thorough of a job as you thought. Many areas of the home are often overlooked when cleaning, and surprisingly, these are the most common where allergens and bacteria are hiding. The Art of the Deep Clean

Hi guys! Today we’re talking about making sure your spring cleaning includes remembering the air quality in your home. Heating totally with wood I’ve already hired out the “deep clean” I needed this year. I hired a chimney sweep! Next year however, I will need to remember these on my spring to-do list as I will no longer be heating totally with wood. Another way to improve the quality of the air in your home is to ditch those poisonous room sprays and use essential oils instead! (The following is a sponsored post, for more information about my compensation please read my disclosure policy) Read the rest of the post »

Apr 06 2018

Detoxify Your Home and Join the Green Cleaning Trend

The DIY, homemade, green cleaning and all-natural cleaning worlds are sounding the alarm bells on commercial chemical cleaners found in stores. It’s no secret that commercial cleaning agents can be harmful to your health. All you have to do is smell them and read the warnings on their labels.

Hey guys, today we’ve got a great article from Groom+Style about the benefits of going green with our cleaning and getting those chemicals out of our homes! You guys know that there is literally not a single commercial cleaner that I am still buying in the store because, quite frankly, they’re so easy to make and very cheap too! Make sure and check out the link at the bottom of the article to see it in full and get some great cleaning recipes. Read the rest of the post »

Mar 05 2018

Repair or Replace? How to Find Out if Your Electricals Can Be Saved

What adds to the strain is the fact that appliances can be very expensive to replace, and most of us don’t have hundreds of dollars lying around in case of an emergency like this to repair or for repairs depending on the situation.

I think (especially us homeowners) know full well what its like for a major appliance to suddenly stop working and throw our whole routine out of wack. Currently I’m dealing with the fourth installment of my ice maker in my refrigerator turning my entire side freezer into a large block of ice. I know its supposed to make “ice” but seriously!! (The following is a sponsored post, for more information about my compensation please read my disclosure policy) Read the rest of the post »

Mar 02 2018

Morning Routine Tips for a Happier, Healthier Life

Morning Routine Tips for a Happier, Healthier Life, taking time to eat better, take care of your heart and your mind, exercise and cut back on coffee to feel better, live healthier and have a happier better morning life!

Admittedly I have nothing that even begins to resemble a healthy or happy morning routine lol I am notoriously NOT a morning person. I still have family ask me if I stay up to dawn like I used to when I was a kid. Insomniac Night Owls is pretty much the quick and easy way to describe a lot of my family members and me being the worst. But, now that I’m older, and, ya know, have a day job I need to get to, I have found some comfort and even enjoyment in going to bed early and getting up in the morning. My little routine on week days: my one hour with Facebook and a cup of coffee has become one of my very favorite parts of the day. (The following is a sponsored post, for more information about my compensation please read my disclosure policy) Read the rest of the post »

Feb 23 2018

How to Make Your Own Vertical Garden

How to make your own vertical garden on the wall with plants, flowers, blooms, succulents, a great way to add greenery and life to your home or outside on your deck or patio. How to, DIY, do it yourself, build your own wall of plants easily!

Have you guys ever thought about making a neat vertical garden like I think we’ve all seen on Pinterest? The ones that really drew me were the indoor vertical succulent gardens my only problem is that I’ve almost NEVER been able to keep a succulent alive lol. Seriously, they are considered the easiest to care for plants and I have managed to kill almost every single one of them in my home! Except, in my hanging flower boxes I made for my master, by some kind of miracle the plants in those boxes are actually still alive! I’ve purchased and brought home countless Hens N Chicks though and managed to kill every last cute one of them… (The following is a sponsored post, for more information about my compensation please read my disclosure policy) Read the rest of the post »

Feb 16 2018

How Updating Your Home Affects Home Insurance Rates

Find out which improvements will cost you more, and which will save you money. Home improvement projects usually increase the value of your home. With this increase of value, it can have an effect on your homeowner’s insurance policy.

Hey guys! Today we’re talking about home insurance. I went through a local agent in town and he came out and had a look at the house, I was just about done with the renovation at that point but he had a couple of things I HAD to complete. One was permanent steps on the front entrance – here’s what’s funny about that though, my “front” entrance is actually my back door that leads into my dog kennel complete with doggie door lol it was considered my “front” door because it faces the road – but it is things like that that agents have to follow and you have to do to get a home insurance plan. After renovations you definitely want to call your agent and have them come out and reassess what you did! (The following is a sponsored post, for more information about my compensation please read my disclosure policy) Read the rest of the post »

Jan 26 2018

The Importance of a Good Mattress after a Neck Injury

A brand new rug, a brand new comforter, two new lamps and a RugPadUSA Giveaway! Giving my master a much needed face lift after a divorce and a rug giveaway from Rug Pad USA. Two thrift store lamps and a refresh in a Farmhouse master bedroom.

Please welcome TryMattress.com with an article about how important your bed is after an injury! Over the years of living on a farm, a golf course, and renovating/building homes, its not going to surprise anyone to know that I have been injured plenty of times. From cracked ribs to muscles ripped across my back to a crushed vertebrae in my neck, I figured out a VERY long time ago that a good mattress and pillow is essential to me. Check out my master bedroom post to find out the exact bed that has literally saved my life. (The following is a sponsored post, for more information about my compensation please read my disclosure policy) Read the rest of the post »

Dec 29 2017

The floor every DIY lover wants in a beautiful laminate floor!

Laminate floor that is durable, beautiful and will last at least 20 years, a floor every DIY will love to have because they can install it themselves and it comes in every option and look from tile to hardwoods!

I am SO pleased to share this sponsored post by Luxury Flooring & Furnishings about their gorgeous laminate floor options! Their website is truly addictive. Here at Grandma’s House I had beautiful old hardwoods to work with but, not in every place, and in those cases I really wished I had looked into a laminate floor for its durability especially in my front entryway! Read the rest of the post »

Dec 08 2017

3 Top Reasons Rugs add Value to Your Home!

Top 3 reasons that rugs add value to your home by Luxury Flooring of the UK. Whether their shaggy, simple or bright rugs create a cozy wonderful addition.

I am SO pleased to share this sponsored post by Rug Mountain about the top 3 reasons that rugs add value to your home! I’ve already spent WAY too much time on their website lol Rugs are an absolute staple in my home because we have dark hardwood floors throughout, they don’t just serve as being pretty but also serve me in being VERY practical and important to keeping the dirt down! I even made my own braided rag rug last year and, though it was a lot of work, I still appreciate it in my living room every day! Read the rest of the post »

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