Homemade Brass Polish

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I recently bought a vintage glass blown lamp at a local thrift store and I’ve had it basically sitting around the house for a while now. I finally had a few moments to hang it up in our bedroom, but, sadly, it was tarnished and dirty – quite the eyesore considering how beautiful this piece was! I […]

Drinking Water Like a Boss

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There is no way around it. Water is hands down the single best thing we can put in our bodies. And we don’t get enough of it. I’m guilty as charged. The day gets away from me, and I wonder to myself, “What did I drink today? Let’s see… There were those two cups of […]

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, […]