Editor’s note: This month we introduce an occasional column featuring easy-to-make projects for your home. The projects appear courtesy of Plain & Simple, a bi-monthly Amish craft and décor magazine published in Shipshewana, Indiana. Plain & Simple features craft-making instructions, quilt patterns, gardening information and recipes. By Marlene Fry Turn an old lamp (perhaps a… Continue reading.
(This article is for informational purposes only. Indiana Connection and Do it Best Corp. assume no liability for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein, or for injuries, property damage, or the outcome of any project.) BY BRIAN HOWENSTINE Adding strings of decorative lighting outdoors can add ambiance for dining and entertaining, as… Continue reading.
For some, the prospect of performing any type of car maintenance is daunting. However, doing some simple DIY projects on your vehicle can save you money. One such task you can easily tackle is replacing your windshield wiper blades. Why is it important to replace your wiper blades? Wiper blades are exposed to dust, dirt… Continue reading.
By Brandon Juergens Eating fresh fruits and vegetables is always a good idea, but it can be expensive. That’s why so many people are now growing their own produce. It’s not only budget friendly, but we also feel good knowing where our food comes from, and how it was grown — most notably (and hopefully)… Continue reading.
In the Hoosier state, winter invariably brings freezing temperatures along with snowy and/or icy roads. While roadside breakdowns can strike at any time, unexpected automotive troubles during the winter months can be especially dangerous. Are you — and your vehicle — prepared to handle winter’s grasp if the unexpected happens? AAA Hoosier Motor Club recommends… Continue reading.
If you’ve got a handyman — or woman — in your life, you probably couldn’t be happier knowing there’s someone around to fix things, build things and improve things for the rest of us. You want to do your part to help, but most of the time, that just means buying things to round out… Continue reading.
By JEREMY & TINA BURGI Oh, the bathroom. The room with so many moving parts, taking care of our most basic needs. The room that seems to get dirty five minutes after you’ve cleaned it, and the room that can quickly show wear and tear. If you take a moment to look at your bathroom… Continue reading.
By John Obermeier If you’re planning to sell your home, you may be looking for ways to increase its value. At closing time you don’t want to leave money on the table because you didn’t make simple repairs, resolve clutter issues, or update fixtures for a more modern look. So take a good look around… Continue reading.
By Scott and Heather Limeberry Spring cleaning season is upon us, and for many people that means more than scrubbing and scouring. It also means clearing out clutter and reorganizing problem areas in their homes. A big part of organization anywhere in the house is being able to easily locate and get to the things… Continue reading.
By MIKE MCCORD DIYers with a few projects under their belts know a trusty set of basic tools is crucial. But it may not be in your budget to purchase every tool you think you’ll ever need all at once. Investing in a few quality items up front will get you started off right. Here’s… Continue reading.
By Robin Smith Thinking about changing up the colors in your home is one thing, but choosing a can of paint and rolling on that first swath of color across the wall is another matter entirely. When it comes to home improvement, painting can be one of the least expensive ways to update your space… Continue reading.
by Dennis and Sherry Bishop The holiday season is upon us, and in the midst of planning for family gatherings and creating Black Friday shopping lists, you might also be thinking about how you can get your home ready for all those whimsical Christmas decorations and loving family members from out of town who will… Continue reading.
BY ART DRAGOO Outdoor grilling is a weekend ritual in Indiana, whether it’s at a tailgate party, a getaway to the lake or just having family over to the backyard. But as the leaves begin to change and the air gets crisper, only the most committed grillers keep cooking through the winter. For the rest… Continue reading.