Kitchen Product Splurges

My youngest sister is getting married this year.  (Cue the tears.)  She asked me what I thought she should include on her wedding registry.  She’s just starting out so she’ll need some basic things, like mixing bowls.  I also think that she should include some things on her registry that are a bit extravagant, even if she doesn’t think she’ll use them as often as the basics. Here are my top 5 kitchen products that I think are worth the splurge: Espresso Machine.  My husband and I bought a Nespresso espresso machine in 2014 after we came home from our Turks and Caicos …

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Spring Decor With Faux Flowers

It’s finally starting to feel like Spring outside, which is good because I’ve had the house ready for Spring since late February.  I start that early for a couple of reasons.  First and foremost, I’m very eager for more light and warmer temperatures come late February into early March so I figure if I bring Spring inside then maybe I’ll start feeling like it really is Spring (even when we have 10 inches of snow).  Second, I’m a visual person so I usually have to rearrange things 2, 3 or 4 times before I’m happy with the way something looks. …

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7 Lunch Meal Prep Recipes

I keep two things in mind when I prepare my lunches on Sunday.  Is it easy and fast to make?  Will it taste as good on day 4 as it did on day 1?  That means that I might take short cuts to save time and use ingredients that will stand the test of time in the fridge. Today I’m sharing my recent lunches that I’ve made ahead of time on Sundays.  As a heads up, these recipes are not gourmet or exciting and they may even seem boring.  However, they work great for me and I hope that they will …

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How to Organize a Junk Draw

Here’s the second installment in my How to Organize series!  What’s it all about?  Click here to get the scoop and then come back for the scoop on how to deal with those pesky junk draws. I’m sure that everyone has a “junk drawer.”  You know, it’s the spot where you throw stuff because it doesn’t belong anywhere else. I am very neat and organized.  Very.  However, even I have a junk drawer.  Remember neat freak Monica from Friends and her secret closet?  That’s how I feel about my junk drawer.  I clean the junk drawer often but, mysteriously, it gets messy again …

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5 Healthy and Easy Snacks

Lately I’ve been trying to focus on eating healthier. For me that means I eat smaller meals and snacks throughout the day.  I’m always looking for healthy snack ideas so I thought you might like to see what my favorites have been lately. Here are 5 healthy and easy snack ideas: Peanut Butter Sandwich. I don’t think that I can get tired of peanut butter on a slice of whole wheat bread.  In an attempt to reduce the sugar, I’ve recently tried Nature’s Promise Organic No-Stir Crunchy Peanut Butter Spread.  I can’t find a link for it online because it’s …

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