diy cleaning

DIY Household Cleaning Products!

Window cleaner, furniture polish, all-purpose cleaners, everyday household cleaners can really add up, so why not make your own instead?


Re-purpose your old shutters!

When replacing your old shutters, be sure to save them! Whether you make a shelf, a cabinet or even a wall hanging, they are very versatile …


Check out a dog show!

Bring your pooches, stuffed or real because it’s that time for the The Pioneer Valley Kennel Club’s Dog Show!

safety pets

Safety & Your Pets

Learn more about our furry friends and everything Dakin has to offer!


DIY Terrariums

Terrariums are easy to make, incredibly low maintenance and beautiful to look at.

pool safety

Tips for water safety at a pool or beach

This month is all about summer safety and when it comes to your kids, safety is the most important thing! But how can we ensure our kids are…


Chef Secrets: Utilizing Fresh Herbs!

Ok, we’ve all been there, your recipe only calls for a few tablespoons of fresh herbs, but you’re stuck with a whole bunch! What do you do?


Mid-summer gardening tips

There comes a time in mid-summer when we realize that the garden is looking a little tired!


DIY Knitted Socks

Next time you see a stylish man, check out his socks, odds are, they’re funky and trendy.