Kitchen Refresh

I'm excited to show you some of the refreshing that I've done in our kitchen.  We just had it repainted (yeah!) and with new paint comes a fresh new look.  We don't have a large kitchen with the layout or cabinetry that I wish for, but even in small spaces, things can be done to make it aesthetically more pleasing and harder working for you....more

Save This Helpful Printable Kitchen Cheat Sheet

I follow a lot of blogs from all over the world. Most are food blogs, so I have to do a lot of conversions when making some of the recipes. Sometimes I don't have my computer available to do a quick conversion from cups to ounces to milliliters. I even have to convert from Celsius to Fahrenheit. ...more
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DIY Wood Countertops for $120! Part 3

How To DIY Wood Countertop Tutorial Post 1 of the countertop Trilogy can be found here. Post 2  can be found here. ...more

Replace sink cabinet floor: Sink hole prevention

The problem with DIY projects is that you can never have just one.   I was about to finish up our "butcher block" countertops when I stumbled upon a brand spankin' new cast iron sink on craigslist for $100.  Why not?  What are new counters without a new sink.  It would be like buying a killer new dress, but leaving the Spanx at the store.  They just go together like pickles and Diet Coke. ...more

Electric Peanut Butter Maker

As a huge peanut butter lover this looks like a good idea for a first post on this blog. I found this useful appliance at and wanted to share. It allows you to make yummy peanut butter at your home in munutes. How cool is that, huh?...more

I Hate My Kitchen!

(New here or missed a post regarding my home remodel? Start HERE.)You know it’s been a while since I've updated you on my home remodel and I do apologize. I know where I left off I was trying to figure out how to organize my room and closet, revealing my Bedroom Secrets. And the fact of the matter is, I’ve got a lot more s***…. stuff than I thought. Coming up with closet solutions and so forth and sorting through my mayhem is going to take longer than I had originally anticipated. So for now I'm going to put that on the back burner and work on that a little further before I update you on what I’ve done.  Instead I thought I’d show you what I've been working on my kitchen.  After all in February the focus of thePinterest Room Challenge was the Kitchen. When I bought this house the kitchen was this big blob of “smurfdom” blue (yep, I made word that up). It was hideous and the walls were blue the ceiling was blue; the cabinets were a seventies laminate creation that needed to be put to rest. The horrid disgusting laminate countertops were stained.  The floors were ripped and torn “wood like” vinyl.  Truth be told, I was questioning what I was thinking when I bought this darn house.  This kitchen was a disaster.  But I had visions of Pinterest and boards in my head.  ...more

My $10 Kitchen Remodel

I've heard it said that the kitchen is the heart of the home.  That is absolutely the truth in our home.  It's the room where children and puppies beg for treats, where my hubby and I sneak kisses and chocolate, and where food simmers and heirloom cookbooks come alive....more

Top Used Appliances in My Kitchen

You might be surprised to hear that when we hosted Thanksgiving a couple weeks back, only one thing went in our oven for any length of time: the turkey. Yes, the sweet potatoes went in for a little bit too, but that was only long enough to melt the marshmallows on top. In general, we rarely use our oven. It is a big heat and energy sink and is not necessary for a lot of the things we make. Oven meals also seem to take longer and we simply don't have the time. So, how do we eat? Simple, using our small kitchen appliances. Here are the ones we use most and why:...more