Author: HTV9

  • News regarding upcoming book



    Due to surprise circumstances, I will be releasing the book not in a year since I started the blog but four or five years from now or so. The reason is as follows: it’s a lot better than I thought. This way I can also cram a lot more in there and a lot more…

  • Cereal Box Cord Organizer Design 1

    Cereal Box Cord Organizer Design 1

    The other day my husband tripped on all the cords coming out of this octopus type multi-charger thing. Not for the first time. Since that’s a safety hazard I decided enough was enough. Here’s what I did: 1. Grabbed a pair of scissors and a small serrated blade knife 2. Cut the box down along…

  • Lemonade Cold Brew

    Lemonade Cold Brew

    The original idea here was to fill up ice cube trays with undiluted lemon juice and sugar mix but the ice cube trays aren’t clean now so that’s out. So here’s what’s going on. This contains the juice of 1 lemon freshly squeezed, about 2 tablespoons of sugar, some tap water to fill up to…

  • No-Sew T-Shirt Bag

    No-Sew T-Shirt Bag

    Here’s a T-shirt that is super worn out. There are a bunch of tutorials online for making sewn T-shirt shopping bags to replace plastic/paper ones, so I initially thought I’d try that. Then I realized due to no sewing machine that would take about five hours per bag, hand sewing. No thanks. Here’s what I…

  • Acorn Starting Site

    Acorn Starting Site

    This is my acorn starting site/oak tree seed starting setup, such as it is. It consists of some potting soil I had leftover, acorns spaced out about 3 inches from one another about an inch and a half beneath the surface, and pea gravel from the top. The pea gravel came from a big box…

  • No visuals: Sowing Wildflower Seeds With Limited Mobility


    Here’s the method I developed to sow wildflower and flower seeds at the edges of the backyard. It’s simple. First, communicate with family to ensure they mow 8 inches away from the perimeter so stuff can grow there. Second, scatter wildflower seeds sparingly along the perimeter, right among the grass. For larger stuff like sunflower…

  • Salted Air Fresheners

    Salted Air Fresheners

    Well, here’s the air freshener I made. As mentioned in this post: It does work well, the drawer it’s in smells like roses. Really good. So I decided to open it up and cram it full of salt so it lasts a while, then add fresh tape and close it well, and shake it.…

  • No microfiber cloth on hand

    No microfiber cloth on hand

    So if you have sunglasses, especially polarized ones, you’ve probably gotten smudges on them and furiously wiped them down with a T-shirt, yielding much disappointment. Going to the store to buy a glasses cleaning kit or a microfiber cloth for cleaning laptops and such is an option but not a very convenient one. Well as…

  • Pudding Cup For Hair Ties

    Pudding Cup For Hair Ties

    An additional use for a rinsed out, dried pudding cup © 2024

  • Applesauce Cup and Pudding Cup Pill Area

    Applesauce Cup and Pudding Cup Pill Area

    This is a simple upcycle: I rinsed out an applesauce cup and pudding cup, and dried them. Now they are ready to use as pill holders instead of keeping pills directly on a bedside table. © 2024