Football Party Free Printables

– Posted in: Home, TIPS
Football | Free Printables | Go Team! | Printables designed by Michelle of

Are you ready for some football?  The football season has arrived, and with that comes tailgating parties and robust celebrations at home. If you want to get your "A" game on when it comes to football decorating, you should definitely take advantage of some of these Football Party Free Printables! A special thanks goes to Michelle of… Read More

Halloween Party Checklist Printable

– Posted in: Halloween, TIPS
Halloween | Party Checklist Printable | this list will help keep you organized for your next spooktacular event!

Are you in the midst of planning a Halloween or Pumpkin Party?  I have made up a free and printable Halloween Party Checklist for you to utilize during this spooktacular event. Even if you are not planning a party - but still want to get in the "spirit" of things - I think this little… Read More

How to Test Your Baking Powder and Soda

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Kitchen Tips | How to Test Your Baking Powder and Soda

If you are not having much success with how your baking goods are turning out lately, there may be a simple answer.  It could be something as simple as old baking powder or baking soda.  You have to toss them when they have reached their expiration date. The process of finding out if your baking powder… Read More

How to Set Up and Stock a Home Bar

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How to Set Up and Stock a gorgeous Home Bar

I was recently clearing off a buffet table to use it as a refreshment area.  Behind this table, I have a narrow rustic ledge that goes down the entire width of a large window and wall.  I decorate this ledge a few times during the year, depending on the holiday or theme. I thought it might be fun… Read More

How to Cook Hot Dogs in a Rice Cooker

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Cooking TIps | How to Cook Hot Dogs in a Rice Cooker | Super-easy, with no-split dogs and no greasy stove top!

The following content uses affiliate links.  If you click the link and make a purchase, I get a small commission to help keep this blog running.  I sincerely appreciate your support; thank you!  Read our Disclosure Policy for more info. Cooking hot dogs in a rice cooker is very easy, and I am going to give you… Read More

How to Hull Strawberries with a Straw

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Tips | How to Hull Strawberries with a Straw | Great tips on the "How-To" and what types of straws work best.

The newest and easiest way to remove the hull and stem of a strawberry is very simple - use a straw!  I have known about this little trick for a few years now; however, I never actually tried it ... until now.  After giving it a go, I can honestly say I should have done… Read More

Spice Organization

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DIY | Spice Organization | Storing spices UPRIGHT versus sideways allows for twice as many spices, and with great visibility and easy access.

Okay, I'll admit it - I like to mix it up like anybody else ... but not when it comes to my spice organization.  To accommodate my vast array of cooking spices, my husband made a few modifications to one of my kitchen drawers.  It has been a blessing ever since.  Now, I can see and reach all… Read More

Fostoria American Tablescape 2015

– Posted in: Fostoria American, Tablescapes
Fostoria | American | Tablescape | Beautiful, in the most subtle of ways ...

As everyone knows, I love my Fostoria American glassware.  Now, after many years of research, I have finally launched my website.  Even though it is in it's infant stages (with still much left to do) I wanted to celebrate by presenting a Fostoria American Tablescape.  I also mixed in some colorful pieces from the King's Crown pattern, and the end… Read More