Wool dryer balls - the greatest thing to happen to laundry since the invention of the washer and dryer! I love finding eco-friendly products to keep my home and family happy and healthy. Laundry products are a big area where your choices can impact not only your and your family's health but the environment too. ... Continue Reading →
FreshWorks – Miracle Boxes for Your Produce
Y'all need to get yourself a set of these babies, STAT! (as ever, my product reviews are my own, unsolicited opinions - I don't get anything for sharing about products I love). Some people impulse buy in the candy aisle or the shoe department. Not me. I impulse buy in the produce aisle. Those jumbo... Continue Reading →
Bird Feeding Tips – Keeping “Undesirables” Out of the Feeders
How to attract lots of beautiful birds while keeping squirrels and other undesirables at bay.
Container Gardening & the Perfect Grape Tomato
I am not much of a gardener, but I simply couldn't do without my little container garden that I cram into the only corner of our back porch that gets any sun. I love being able to nip out while I'm cooking and grab a handful of fresh basil, oregano, mint, lemon thyme, rosemary or parsley.... Continue Reading →
My Favorite Ingredients – Part 2
I'm sharing my favorite ingredients, things I reach for over and over. In Part 1 I talked about Dolin Dry Vermouth, Citrus Oils, Nut Oils, Clarified Butter and imported San Marzano tomatoes. Today I'm moving on with the next 5, again in no particular order. You may remember I had originally titled these posts "My... Continue Reading →
My Favorite Ingredients – Part 1
I thought I would share with y'all some of the ingredients I reach for over and over to make my life easier in the kitchen and add big flavor to our meals. Packaged/processed foods use all kinds of spooky chemicals to trick your brain into thinking food is tasty. Making food that is really and... Continue Reading →
Waterlogue – Coolest App Evah!
A few weeks ago I discovered the cooooolest app: Waterlogue. It "morphs" your photos into watercolor "paintings". Not only is this app totally fun to play with, but for me it is a decorating boon. I love to take pictures of all the places we go, but I do NOT like to put photographs on... Continue Reading →
New Kitchen Toys and Donut Joys!
The last three weeks have been pretty glum around here. We've endured non-stop cold, cloudy days with occasional apocalyptic downpours. The most un-Springlike Spring I've ever spent in North Carolina. But a great big box on my doorstep from the King Arthur Flour Co. put the sunshine back into my life! KA had one of... Continue Reading →
The Trader Joe’s Report – vol. 2
In my previous post on Trader Joe's I talked about my favorite "specialty" products and treats from Trader Joe's. Today I'm sharing a few Trader Joe's favorites that I tend to have on hand every day: Baguettes and Ciabatta Loaves – The fresh baked breads are winners. They are baked locally and are fresh and delicious.... Continue Reading →
The Trader Joe’s Report – vol. 1
If you are blessed to have a Trader Joe's (henceforth TJ's) in your area, then you know what an awesome place it is. I loves me some TJ's! Following are some of my all-time favorite "special" TJ's products that I hope they never discontinue. Since TJ's is always bringing new products into the rotation (which... Continue Reading →