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Pin It Well folks, after 7 years of marriage, we finally have real bedroom furniture. We FINALLY upgraded from a mattress on box springs on metal frames to this! My dad, woodworking genius, built us a very simple platform with two supports (made from 2x4s) at the head and in the middle of the bed […]

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I have some kitchen storage issues – the main problem is that we have no pantry. I have to use the tops of my cupboards as storage spaces, which doesn’t look very nice at all but I don’t have much of a choice. I had all my baking supplies (flour, sugar, etc.) in one of […]

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This is the first time I’ve ever grown wheat grass, and I love it! So easy, spring-ish, green, and beautiful. And tasty, if you’re hungry. Fill up your container most of the way with dirt, toss in a handful of wheat, and fill the rest of the way with dirt. Keep moist and in sunlight […]

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Organizing Tip #1: Plan Organizing Tip #2: Sort Organizing Tip #3: Strategize Organizing Tip #4: Analyze The third step is to attack. Vicki listed four parts of the attacking step: De-Junk: get rid of the stuff you don’t use, need, or want Give everything a home: you’ll more likely put it away when you’re finished […]

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Organizing Tip #1: Plan Organizing Tip #2: Sort Organizing Tip #3: Strategize As you go through your house, notice where clutter collects and focus on finding a solution for those areas. We had a mail issue. Paper causes organization problems for most people. We pay our bills upstairs in the office and keep our shredder […]

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Organizing Tip #1: Plan Organizing Tip #2: Sort At this class I went to, the presenter talked about “prime space allocation,” which is the space from your knees to as high as you can reach. When you organize things on shelves or in stacks, use that space first because it’s most visible and easiest to […]

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Organizing Tip #1: Plan To begin the decluttering process, start with 5 boxes, labeled as follows: Garbage Donate Another Room Think About Return Begin with one small area and make a huge pile of everything on the floor. Take things out of previous containers so you can see it all. This will help you sort […]

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In honor of January being National Get Organized Month, this post is the first in a five part series about getting organized! PLAN I went to an organization class last year at our public library and learned some very useful things. I love containers and organizing and re-arranging things so this class inspired me to […]

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I found this report that has 101 tips and techniques for cooking like a chef. I knew a few of the tips and techniques already, but I learned a handful of new handy tricks as well. There are tips for general cooking; sauces and seasonings; meat and poultry; barbecuing; fruits and vegetables; pastas, rice, and […]

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I recently got to try out Wilton’s brand new line of premium bakeware called the “UltraGold” collection, so I made a Devil’s Food Cake with peanut butter frosting from The America’s Test Kitchen Baking book. (my FAVORITE cookbook in the world, by the way… I got mine at Costco.) I’ll be posting the recipe soon. […]

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