As I get older and have a house of my own, I’m discovering little house ‘perks’ that we didn’t have growing up. Like double sinks, a garage and, my favorite, the garbage disposal. It’s not that my upbringing was rough, but we always ended up in old houses where there was no way you were getting your own bathroom (much less your own sink), scraping the windshield in winter was a given, and you were definitely going to be hauling kitchen scraps out back.
Now I use the garbage disposal and dishwasher like they are going out of style. Which inevitably leads to a bit of kitchen funk every now and again. After trying the simple tricks of using citrus peels and white vinegar I had a light bulb moment – why not put them together?!
Making frozen citrus and vinegar garbage disposal ice cubes is the easiest thing ever. Especially if your family is going through Cuties like a blight this time of year. It’s kind of embarrassing how giddy I got about this idea. I mean, it’s a garbage disposal. But I seriously have a phobia about sticking my hand in that machine – which, obviously, you shouldn’t do, unless your kids like to put spoons down it every once in a while and you’re forced to brave the depths. Shudder….
How was your Valentine’s Day? After our cheeky flower guide yesterday it was funny that Mark came home with red, white and pink roses. I guess that guy wanted to cover his bases! Plus he got an insane deal at Whole Foods – 2 dozen roses for $20. How crazy is that?
We have had flowers on the brain lately. Lindsey’s post on reducing stress with flowers reminded me how many ‘pamper yourself with petals’ ideas we’ve shared lately. So I thought I would handily collect them for you all. And here they are – seven rosey ideas for your bath and beauty….
Happy Valentine’s Day! Did you get flowers? Were you able to read the subliminal message they were sending? Half the fun of getting flowers is interpreting the meaning behind their type and color. It’s endlessly debatable, of course, but we couldn’t resist putting together a quick guide for deciphering your bouquet. Because we’re helpful like that, right?
By Erin D.
Once you have kids Valentine’s breakfast becomes way more fun than a fancy schmancy dinner. Since school mornings tend to get a little nutso, we’ll do breakfast up right on Saturday morning. On the menu: chocolate covered strawberry smoothies and heart-shaped pancakes.
They both sound like a treat but they’re secretly healthy. The smoothie is just fruit, Greek yogurt, cocoa powder and a little vanilla. Adding a few mini chocolate chips on top totally fakes ‘em out….
Raise your hand if Valentine’s Day is about to catch you completely unprepared! You won’t find judgment here. :) But if you want a quick and easy project you can throw together last minute or whip up tomorrow with the kids, here are 4 simple ideas.
Anthropologie Heart Tea Towel
Anthropologie: every woman’s ideal place for window shopping. Because who can ever afford those price tags? I made this no-sew version with ribbon scraps in less than 30 minutes. Get the how-to here: Anthropologie Heart Tea Towel….