Jennifer Noonan


A confessed DIY junkie, Jennifer Noonan writes about home improvement, gardening, and all things do-it-yourself. The recipient of degrees in International Relations and Library & Information Science from Syracuse University, Ms. Noonan has worked in media and related fields for over 15 years, including her time at MTV Networks, where she served as Manager of Digital Programming at Nickelodeon. Today, Ms. Noonan lives in Delaware with her husband and daughters, where she is ardently teaching the next generation how to use power tools.  

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How To: Get Rid of Squash Bugs

If you pride yourself in growing your own pumpkin—or cucumbers, squash, and other gourds—then you might be familiar with this particular pesky garden nemesis. Tiny, flat, and brownish-gra...

12 Things to Do with Rice—Besides Eat It

Plain white rice is an easy, tasty accompaniment for almost any dinner. But uncooked rice has a host of household uses you may never have thought of. Scroll through our favorite ways to p...

AUGUST 18, 2017 | FRIDAY
How To: Lay Artificial Grass

Artificial grass made its big debut at the Astro Dome in 1966—hence the term Astroturf—but it’s come a long way since then. Once considered only for professional sports fields, artificial...

AUGUST 14, 2017 | MONDAY
9 Things Always to Keep in Your Junk Drawer

In every house, hidden inside a desk, end table or kitchen is a junk drawer, that catchall for myriad odds and ends that just don't seem to belong anywhere else. The junk drawer has earne...

How To: Get Rid of Aphids

Are your garden plants stunted, shriveled, yellowing, or curling at the leaves, despite your best efforts to keep them alive? Check the undersides of the leaves, and you may find the culp...

JULY 28, 2017 | FRIDAY
15 Household Items That Could Save Your Life

The only thing you can expect in life is that the unexpected can and eventually will happen. So, it’s worth making sure that you and your household are prepared for any accidents or disas...

JULY 21, 2017 | FRIDAY
10 Flowers That Attract Bees to Your Garden

There’s a lot of talk about bees today. Their populations are dwindling as their habitat is lost to development and their food supply is threatened by pesticides. While some might be happ...

How To: Level a Yard

A yard with lumps and bumps is not only unattractive, but it’s also a potential safety hazard with ample opportunity to cause trips, falls, and sprained ankles. Many events can cause an u...

JULY 13, 2017 | THURSDAY
Here's What Your Home Appliances Looked Like 100 Years Ago

Today's pricey, high-tech gadget may be tomorrow's has-been, little more than the seed for some cooler innovation to come. That was certainly the case with these once cutting-edge home ap...

Do These 8 Things and Never Pay for Plants Again

Gardening can be an expensive habit. But if you know where to look and whom to ask, you may be able to populate your landscape with free plants, shrubs, and trees. Check out our favorite ...