Before and After
Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes.
Every time I go to my mom’s house, there is one thing that drives me crazy. No, not her infinite questioning, nor her ability to notice every minute thing that’s changed about me physically… she reuses plastic food bags. Which is not a bad thing, in fact it’s awesome! I too want to do all I can do be eco-conscious, but I haven’t evolved this far yet. In time I will. And it’s not the act of reusing plastic bags that bothers me; it’s what happens every time I go to the sink in her kitchen to wash my hands or rinse an apple. Read more
Make it a wire cart! Folding wire carts are not just for little old ladies. They make life easier for everyone, myself included. Most, like this jumbo folding shopping cart, are very sturdy – carefully crafted of metal and designed to last for many years. I promise you will never run out of use for a folding shopping cart in your life.
Here are some tips on what to do with a rolling cart and where to keep it: Read more
I live in a house that has a lot of stairs, and it seems like I am constantly finding things that are supposed to be downstairs laying around upstairs, and things that should stay upstairs are always finding their way to the first floor – are you confused yet?
Imagine how confused I was when I discovered a set of measuring spoons, two weeks worth of mail, and seven and half pairs of shoes upstairs, and no less than four blankets and every Lego piece that’s been manufactured since 1982 downstairs. Read more
When my mother-in-law gave us a Designer Solid Oak Luggage Rack for the guest room, I admit – I thought it was kind of a crazy gift. Even crazier than the ceramic chicken that she’d brought during her last visit.
I thought it was a strange thing to have, because last time I checked we didn’t have plans to open up a hotel anytime soon, and I’d only seen luggage racks during business trips. The only time I’d seen a luggage rack ins somebody’s house was during reruns of ‘Mr. Belvedere’. To tell the truth, it spent it’s first six months in our house buried inside the guest room closet. Read more
In my garden, we are coming to the end of herb harvesting season and we are getting ready to harvest some gourds. I love the smell of herbs drying in my house! My problem has been where to hang them as they dry. Read more
I am a huge fan of thrift shops! Both donating to and shopping at.
Since I like to shop my local store weekly for great deals, I have to purge my stuff almost as often to avoid clutter.
Here is a great tip for keeping those donate-ables corralled until donation day: Read more
How many times have you been rushing around in the morning to get ready for work, only to find an annoying crease in the front button placket or in the hem of you blouse? No time to pull out the ironing board and heat up the iron? No problem!
Use your flat iron!
If you’re like me, you have one hot and ready on the bathroom counter already. Just clamp it down on the wrinkle and smooth it out!
BONUS TIP for sewers & crafters: great for pressing ribbons or a quick hem! Read more