Create More Work Space & Storage in Your Kitchen: Microwave Cart!

Create More Work Space & Storage in Your Kitchen: Microwave Cart!

If your kitchen is like mine, it could always use more storage and is constantly in need of de-cluttering as a result.  I’m also a big fan of open spaces – not a lot of cluttering furniture/knick-knacks.  I recently was able to fix a few of those things without spending a dime.  If you don’t have one of these, then the purchase is still very cheap! An old microwave cart…..I have a stove now that has the microwave & ventilation system on top.  I don’t need my old microwave or the cart it was sitting on, but I have kept both just in case.  In fact, there was a time when I did some glorious cooking with tag-teaming microwaves until I made this change! I simply stored the other microwave away, exposing the beauty & possibility of this cart, and...

How to Make a Candle Last Longer, Produce Less Smoke, and Be Safer

How to Make a Candle Last Longer, Produce Less Smoke, and Be Safer

Do you save candles…..because they’re expensive & you don’t want to see them go?  Do you use them all the time and it seems they are just burning out too quickly?  Have you forgotten to pay your electric bill & you’re at your friends’ house reading this blog for ideas to buy some more time???? Do you hate the smell of smoke after a vanilla pumpkin spice truffle rainbow candle has filled your space with happiness?……Well, here you go! Safety: ~Never leave a candle unattended. ~Don’t let anything fall into the wax pool.  It’s a fire hazard. Trim the wick if you start seeing build-up. Discard it. ~If your candle has been filled into its own container – throw it out when it’s ½-1 inch from the bottom.  If...

Easiest Toilet Paper Origami

Easiest Toilet Paper Origami

Have you ever had a “manic decoratin’ moment” where you moved your furniture around thinking it would change things, and then you ended up with a big mess?  That happened to me this weekend – I moved my bed to a corner and back…. again…. for the third time.  It still looks awful, & I still have to clean up afterwards.  Hopefully this is a smaller scale project you can go to if you think you might be painting the house flamingo pink or moving the same furniture to the same spot for the third time!

How to Make Christmas De-Decorating Easier: “A De-Decorating Party”

How to Make Christmas De-Decorating Easier: “A De-Decorating Party”

Are your holiday decorations still up? Mine are.  (What?! I don’t have an assistant!  I ask Santa for one EVERY YEAR….)Are you contemplating changing the ornaments out for Valentine’s Day hearts & naked flying babies armed with crossbows…..& then tiny red-headed Irishmen…… and then bunnies/eggs? Everybody knows putting up decorations is the best part and taking them down is the most dreaded.  We’ve all had that conversation about leaving up the tree & changing out the decorations each month…….. Christmas is a beautiful holiday, and the decorations take some time to put up.  You should definitely enjoy them as long as you can.  I not only dread the de-decorating, but the “end” of the most special & glitzy...

Laundry Room Makeover

Laundry Room Makeover

“Knock Knock” “Who’s There?” “It’s Laundry Day!” ………… Knock, Knock?   If you’re like me, you sometimes (or more than that ….or always)  have laundry piled up at home somewhere, and it is keeping you from doing something fun or starting something new. NO MORE!  I finally buckled down & decided to make some changes.  These are the laundry room tips and decorating ideas I used to revamp my perception of this chore. Seriously….. Changing the look of the space actually motivated my less-than-domestic self to get the clothes OFF THE FLOOR!   Getting the Laundry Under Control If you’re behind, start a load. Wash, Rinse, Repeat – until it’s all...