Baby Bullet as a Countertop Composter

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As I nest and familiarize myself with a new house, I am routinely trying to adjust to new ways of doing things. Some of these adjustments are luxurious and exciting, (Hello, having my own sink and a Jacuzzi!!!) Other adjustments are a bit more down to earth, shall we say. (Hello, where shall we store […]

DIY Stainless Steel Cleaner

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We finally moved into our new house, which was BEYOND overdue and BEYOND exciting. Once we got situated, I realized I was faced with a new challenge: how to clean a house with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. I buckled down to research what cleaning ingredients I could and could not use on stainless […]

DIY: Reupholster Dining Room Chairs

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I had a lot of fun with this little afternoon update to our living/dining room. I am by no means a professional upholsterer, so bear with me! I got sick and tired of looking at our ripped faux leather seat cushions on our antique chairs, so one afternoon when the kids were entertaining themselves, I […]

Let’s Evolve: How Future Generations Will Handle Our Mistakes

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“Your generation will face a whole new set of problems that we didn’t have to face.” -Everyone’s mother Like countless other parents, I’ve heard this comment many times. And while it’s very true – we will have a host of problems that our parents didn’t have – we will also have the opportunity to correct […]

Crockpot Christmas

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When it comes to entertaining during the holiday season, I tend to run hot or cold. Either I am really into it and start thinking about hosting a wintertime bash months in advance, or I chuckle at the thought and snuggle deeper into my pajamas on the couch, thinking something along the lines of “Ha! […]

Don’t Have Time to Bake It? Fake It!

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I am guilty of spending hours pouring over websites and magazines, stockpiling ideas that I love and plan on trying. I get so into it that I manage to get myself into a bit of a tizzied panic. Who the heck am I kidding? I barely have time to dry my hair in the morning, […]

‘Tis the Season to be Crafty

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Well, the holiday season is upon us! Whether you regard it with enthusiasm and glee or with apprehension and anxiety, the truth is that all the decorating, buying, wrapping, partying and entertaining can be A LOT to handle! On top of the time and energy we devote to the holiday season, the money spent can […]

No-Sew Tiger Costume

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This Halloween may have already come and gone, but I discovered a neat little trick you’ll want to try next Halloween, next school pageant, or the next time your kiddo needs a costume fast: a no-sew tiger costume that anyone can make and won’t break your budget. All you need is an orange shirt or sweatshirt, […]

Making Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar

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Since I am in the throes of savoring all things fall and enjoying as many spiced ciders and pumpkin lattes as I can keep down, I figured now would be a great time to share an apple cider recipe you can actually enjoy all year – in the form of vinegar. For those of you […]

All Natural DIY Air Freshener

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Do you want your home to have that warm, welcoming smell, like Pottery Barn or William Sonoma stores have? Try this all natural air freshener that will brighten your home without the polluting, allergenic fragrances and chemicals of wall plugins or scented candles. I myself am allergic to perfume and fragrance, so this is especially […]