When hitting the Halloween clearance section, don’t just look for items to use next year, be on the look out for things that you can use right now when decorating for Thanksgiving. In this case, glittery Halloween hairspray.
Using silica gel is a great way to preserve and protect your seasonal decor, especially items left in apothecary jars.
I am looking forward to fall for several reasons, but one of them is that I just feel more in the mood to cook in the fall. Hearty soups, stews and one pot meals just make life a bit easier. I want to share one of our very favorites with you today: Chicken Chili. My kids […]
I had a different post on tap for today, but I am feeling antsy and wanted to get this off my chest. I do not panic easily… I am not a hysteric, but I firmly believe in being organized and being prepared. We have been having a lot of little earthquakes here in Southern California, and there […]
I might have mentioned previously that I enjoy wine. Very much. I don’t consider myself a wine snob, but it is important to me that wines are served in their appropriate glasses and at the proper temperature. My mom is an ice cube abuser. She wants her drinks cold, even if it means she is diluting […]
Did you know that basil will root in water? I didn’t either. If you take a few cuttings of fresh basil and just keep them in water, they will send out some roots. I waited until there was a large mass of roots, then simply (and gently) placed them into a pot with soil in […]
We have a free standing fire pit that we love to use. However, while sitting out on our patio 24/7 for several years, the paint begins to oxidize and get faded over the years, and rust spots crop up here and there. The solution? High heat spray paint. Loosen any flaking pieces of paint and […]
As a crafty, creative person I think it’s a little amusing that one of my most popular posts is how to clean stove burners using ammonia and ziploc bags. It’s also kind of funny that another non-creative, but crazy popular post is all about tips to store fresh fruits and veggies. (Especially amusing because I don’t like vegetables…) Anyhow, […]
I love fresh herbs. We use a lot of basil and a ton of cilantro, and there is just no substitute for the fresh stuff! Last week our grocery store had a deal on cilantro: 5 bunches for $1. Even though we can’t use all of that up right then and there, I bought it. Yes, yes, […]
Our annual camping trip is next week, and I am in the process of organizing and getting ready to go. I am usually pretty organized, so don’t let the picture fool you. It actually is controlled chaos. I know where everything is. Yes, I know it looks like a total disaster, but there is a […]