Looking for a solid 45 minute escape from the relatives? Here's the perfect chance to duck out and revisit/reflect on some of the most intriguing and inspiring MNN home and garden stories published this past year.
According to Osram Sylvania's 6th annual Socket Survey, not too many folks realize that 40W and 60W incandescent bulbs will go bye-bye come Jan 1. And a sizable number of those who do plan on stockpiling old bulbs.
This ain't your grandma's wrapper paper although she'd surely approve of it: After you've torn open your holiday gifts, plant Eden Paper in the backyard where, with a little basic TLC, it will grow into a veggie patch.
In the event that residents living in the squeaky clean Norwegian capital somehow forget what's kosher to flush down the toilet, they needn't look much further than hard-to-miss manhole covers for a quick reminder.
Ancient pagan rituals meet modern Dutch design with Spruce Stove, a clever heat source in which a whole tree trunk is burnt gradually in a manner that's not too dissimilar from European yule log traditions.