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Tips, Thrills & Tales

Wash your Vintage Dishes using Sink Mats

– Posted in: Tips, Thrills & Tales
Wash and protect vintage dishes using sink mats.

Being an avid collector of vintage glass, I know how important it is to take good care of these treasures.  There are times, though, when the job of washing them can be a risky business.  Have you ever been washing dishes … when suddenly, a dish slides right out of your hand?  This happens most… Read more

Turning an Old Grill into a Planter

– Posted in: Gardening, Tips, Thrills & Tales
DIY | Turning an Old Grill into a Planter

After seeing plenty of DIY projects involving old gas and barbecue grills, I finally decided to take the plunge and do something with ours.  My hubby and I decided to turn it into a planter, for we thought it would be strong enough to withstand our heavy rains and strong winds during our thunderstorm season. … Read more

How to Clean a Wood Cutting Board

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Kitchen Tips | How to Clean a Wood Cutting Board

While I have several different types and compositions of cutting boards, this post is specifically written for how to clean wood cutting boards.  As everyone knows, a good quality cutting board is considered to be one of the most valuable tools you will ever have in a kitchen.  It is, essentially, a workhorse.  From chopping onions… Read more

Potluck Party Planner

– Posted in: Fall Season, Holiday Season, Tips, Thrills & Tales
Organization Tips | Potluck Party Planner

This is the time of year when you want to save yourself as much stress as possible.  My Potluck Party Planner will do just that, allowing you to stay organized when hosting your next big celebration.  This handy guide will help you keep track of what items your guests are bringing, in addition to any… Read more

OXO Good Grips Cherry Pitter

– Posted in: Reviews, Summer Season, Tips, Thrills & Tales
Kitchen Tools | OXO Good Grips Cherry Pitter

With the short cherry season upon us, I thought it would be prudent to write about the OXO Good Grips Cherry Pitter.  It is a neat little tool that will make your life in the kitchen so much easier, especially when it comes to pitting cherries or olives.  Put simply, this gadget really works … and is truly… Read more

Cleaning Faucets with Shaving Cream

– Posted in: Reviews, Tips, Thrills & Tales
Cleaning Faucets with Shaving Cream

Hard water spots on chrome fixtures are just plain ugly. Really, do you know anyone that enjoys seeing those white, grayish spots on an otherwise spotless faucet?  Even when the faucet is clean, if the water spots are there – it somehow still looks dirty. While I usually shine chrome fixtures with a Windex-type spray, I… Read more