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Organizing and Labeling Wine with Colored Rubber Bands

Welcome to our wine cellar!  Well, it is not actually a cellar, but maybe someday……  It is a wine cabinet that I fell in love with while my husband and I were shopping for a bedroom dresser.  Who needs a dresser when you can have one of these instead, right? Recently my sister moved in… Continue reading Organizing and Labeling Wine with Colored Rubber Bands

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How We [Kinda] Got The Look Of A Large Rug For A Smaller Price

We love the original hardwood floors in our home.  It is one of the many reasons we fell in love with this house – for its character.  We were fortunate to find these floors under the carpet shortly after moving in.  What we didn’t anticipate was the price of purchasing area rugs for every room… Continue reading How We [Kinda] Got The Look Of A Large Rug For A Smaller Price

Food · Tips&Tricks

Did You Know That Leeks Float!? {Super Easy Way To Clean Leeks}

I love using leeks.  I think they are a great alternative to onions.  Don’t get me wrong…I love onions too – especially when caramelized – but leeks add a refreshingly new flavor to a food or recipe.  Anyway… I love leeks, but I don’t love cleaning them… they can be gritty if not cleaned really… Continue reading Did You Know That Leeks Float!? {Super Easy Way To Clean Leeks}

Food · Tips&Tricks

Make The Most Of Your Broccoli – How To Use The Broccoli Stem And Make It Taste Good

My favorite way to prepare broccoli is by roasting it in the oven.  I love when it comes out slightly crispy/almost burnt on the edges and perfectly tender throughout the rest. Until recently I thought that it was such a waste to throw away the stem when a recipe calls for the florets: Florets  are… Continue reading Make The Most Of Your Broccoli – How To Use The Broccoli Stem And Make It Taste Good

Operation Organization · Tips&Tricks

Operation Organize – Tupperware

Before:After:It is amazing what improved accessibility and a few labels and organization can do to your spirits! Our tupperware was previously stored here:In that cabinet stuck in the corner – we always fought with it! The Solution Accessible:  The first solution was to move the tupperware to a more accessible location – that way it… Continue reading Operation Organize – Tupperware

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“Homemaker’s Stainless Steel Cooktop Cleaner Friend”

We recently got a stainless double oven: I love it!  With the exception of the stainless top…it is so hard to clean!  Oil and grease get caked onto it so easily… I tried several products: None of them worked very well… Then I tried Bar Keeper’s Friend….and it is really my new friend.  It could… Continue reading “Homemaker’s Stainless Steel Cooktop Cleaner Friend”

DIY & Home Projects · Tips&Tricks · Woodworking

Using Stair Tread Nosing as Finishing Trim on Built-in Shelves

I was so excited about the “DIY – Between the Studs Storage” until it was finished and I didn’t love the end product… there was something missing in the trimwork.  I couldn’t decide on wood trim, wood accents, white trim or painted trim to match the room… While perusing through the trim isle at Lowe’s… Continue reading Using Stair Tread Nosing as Finishing Trim on Built-in Shelves

Operation Organization · Tips&Tricks

Operation Organize – Upstairs Hall Closet

Organizing our upstairs hall closet:Our upstairs hall closet was a catch-all for medicine, nail polish, sheets, towels and many more items…I found some pretty bins that fit the space almost perfectly and started organizing!The blue bins were found at Target and the green bins were found at the dollar storeI also purchased a label maker… Continue reading Operation Organize – Upstairs Hall Closet

Operation Organization · Tips&Tricks

Operation Organize – Kitchen Sink

I have been doing “Operation Organize” my entire house since the New Year.  It has been my New Year’s resolution to organize and STAY organized.  So far, so good.  Most projects aren’t post-worthy, but this one just makes me smile!  I love an organized kitchen and therefore having an organized kitchen sink makes me happy!… Continue reading Operation Organize – Kitchen Sink

DIY & Home Projects · Tips&Tricks

Painted Chandeliers / Light Fixtures

AfterBefore AfterBefore BEFORE and AFTER Painted Light Fixtures When we moved into our home we did a major makeover on it.  Of course the work is never done, but we have gotten to a point where we live comfortably in it without feeling like it isn’t ours. Almost every light fixture in the house was… Continue reading Painted Chandeliers / Light Fixtures