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A Tidy Linen Closet is a Happy Linen Closet

The Internet is full of housekeeping tips, and I came across this one for organizing the linen closet recently. The photo on Pinterest looks like this: Before I started, the hall linen closet was… Continue reading

Cleaning the Microwave with Vinegar

After yesterday’s cake-in-a-cup fiasco, I decided it was time to give the microwave a good cleaning. On Pinterest, I found and eco-friendly method using vinegar and water. The photo on Pinterest looks like… Continue reading

Coffee Cup Coffee Cake Bomb

If you were to tell me that you can make a cake in your microwave, this would be my reaction:     There are tons of cake-in-a-cup recipes on Pinterest, so I found… Continue reading

Pan-Handling with Baking Soda, Peroxide, and Elbow Grease

I’m always looking for miracle cleaners, especially eco-friendly homemade cleaners. Recently one appeared on Pinterest that claimed to clean tarnished baking pans with a mixture of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. The photo… Continue reading

Living the Dream with The Black Keys

I realize that I’m not as young as I used to be, but sometimes the music of today just makes me wonder. Now, granted, I once paid $10.50 to see Bruce Springsteen (it… Continue reading

I See A Sidewalk and I Want To Paint It…Blech.

Summer is approaching, and the kids are always looking for ways to express themselves, so I thought we would make some sidewalk paint. The photo on Pinterest looks like this: Ingredients: 1 tsp… Continue reading

Sweet, Fancy Lemon Cookies!

Whenever I think about lemons, for some reason (probably that I watched this so many times as a child) this song comes to mind: I’ve had my eye on these little lemon cookies… Continue reading

When Life Gives You Lemons, Can You Make Bathroom Cleaner?

Pinterest is full of homemade cleaning recipes, so I decided to give one a try. The photo on Pinterest looks like this: I think it’s kind of refreshing that the fixture does look… Continue reading

Easy Crock Pot Chicken…At Least Until Clean-up Time

Last night I made an easy crock-pot chicken recipe.  The photo on Pinterest looks like this: Ingredients: 2-4 frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese (let sit out to… Continue reading

Make Room for Mushroom Chicken

Manfrengensen has really been into mushrooms lately, so I’ve been hunting recipes like Harry Potter hunts for horcruxes. The other day I came across an interesting one. The photo on Pinterest looks like… Continue reading