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Litter Box Tips

September is officially Happy Cat Month, so take some extra time to appreciate your feline friend. Cats make wonderful pets, but there's one part of cat ownership that everyone dislikes - the litter box. Its appearance isn't attractive, and no one wants to have its odor or the sounds of a cat scratching away in the box invading your home's common areas.
With a few tools, some time, and a little bit of effort, you can hide your cat's litter box while still leaving it easily accessible for them. Check out these tips to help make your cat's litter box out of sight and out of mind.

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Composting Tips

If you're looking for a new home, one thing you may be thinking about is gardening and landscaping. Many homes have plenty of yard space for growing plants. You may want a home with room for something else, too: a compost pile. If you've never had one before, they're a great tool for anyone with a green thumb. Here's how to start your first compost pile.

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Sometimes a store-bought gift just doesn't represent the level of love and gratitude your mom deserves on Mother's Day. For mom and all she does, it's worth putting in a bit of creativity, ingenuity, and good old-fashioned elbow grease to create a unique gift she'll cherish for years. If you need a good starting point, here are some great DIY Mother's Day gifts you can make all your own.

Homemade Bath Bombs

Help mom take a load off and relax at home with these soothing and fragrant bath bombs you can make with just a few ingredients.

Hot Pepper Oil

If you can't keep mom out the kitchen even on Mother's Day, at least equip her with exciting new ammo for her arsenal. This standard cooking oil gets dressed up with hot peppers, adding a sizzling dash of flavor to any dish.

Fabric Flower Craft

These are great practice for young children who are interested in crafting. Plus, the fabric flower is a great decorative accessory mom can get lots of mileage from.

DIY Herb Garden Planter

This stylish herb garden planter gives mom a chance to grow all the rosemary, thyme, basil, or any herb she desires.

Fingerprint Butterfly Mug Painting

All you need for this lovely keepsake is some paint, a blank coffee mug, and an eager child.

New Mom Survival Kit

Know anyone celebrating their first Mother's Day, or perhaps a mother-to-be? Help them unwind and recharge with a survival kit overflowing with all her favorite candies, facemasks, and other essentials.

Wine Cork Vase

Put those old wine corks to good use with this thrifty and creative decorative vase.

String Art

Let your inner artist shine with a custom string art piece that celebrates mom in all her glory. Follow a tutorial, or just freeform it and see what speaks to you!

DIY Book Planter

If your mom's a librarian, maybe try something different. But if she's okay with one of her favorite books being transformed into this ultra-cute planter, then give this project a go for Mother's Day.

DIY Linen Spray

Who doesn't love the fresh smell of lavender? With this DIY linen spray, mom can be greeted with this sweet scent whenever she pleases.

Homemade Stamp/Print

Okra is a classic Southern treat; it's delicious and extremely versatile. It also functions as a brilliant DIY stamp thanks to its uniquely floral appearance when cut in half.

Gemstone Soaps

These custom kits come with all the ingredients you need to make a bar of soap in the shape of a gemstone. Not only do they smell incredible, but they shimmer beautifully like an actual gemstone.

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