Food!, Well-being

Harvesting Hops

Most people who know us personally know that Shawn is really into beer. Specifically home brew and micro brew. I mean, our recent trip to Reno was as much a thrifting trip as it was a chance for Shawn to sample the local breweries. So, needless to say, we are always excited when we find a great deal on brewing…

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Makeovers

Quick and Easy TV Table Makeover

One of the best things about thrifting is finding that one thing you need for a fraction of the cost. For us, a few weeks ago, it was a pair of side tables for our living room. One could lovingly refer to our 15 wide by 30 long living room / dining room as a bowling alley. To cut down…

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Food!

Stovetop Roasted Bell Peppers

This time of year, the Farmers Market is overflowing with a variety of pepper types. Most stands are selling organic peppers at three for a dollar. Problem is, I can’t always use them before they go bad. roasting peppers is a tasty way to preserve summer’s bounty, but I don’t have a grill on my porch, and did not have…

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Home Help

The Many Uses of Wicker Storage Baskets

Wicker storage baskets are so versatile. You can use them in modern rooms or with traditional décor. They fit function into any room—dining room, living room, family room, and all other rooms as well. Not only that but they are stunningly attractive and fashionable. While you don’t necessarily notice them right off, they have a quiet grace that adds to…

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Home Help

Windows – Roman Shades Add Style

We think Roman shades are a great option for dressing your windows. They are easy to make too, if your budget doesn’t stretch to purchasing them complete, as the video shows. Roman shades are one option for that vexing issue of what to do for window shades. Cellular shades or honeycomb shades are considered a bit busy and distracting by…

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Home Help

Kids Beds Furniture for Youth

Kids beds mark a major event in the family. What makes it so much fun is how excited the children themselves become about this big youth furniture event. Whether it’s moving into a toddler bed, twin bed, a trundle bed, or a Murphy style wall bed, it doesn’t get much more exciting than this if you are a child. The…

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Home Help

Pasta Pots Simplify Italian Food Prep

There are a lot of reasons to go looking for a new, good quality pasta pot for your kitchen cooking needs. Not all cooking pots are interchangeable. Some have special uses. Just one or two big pots may not be quite enough for the way you cook. Your grandmother’s hand-me-down stock pot may have about twenty five years of built…

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Well-being

Milkshake Makers for Tasty Drinks

Whether it’s summer or winter that’s around, it’s always time for some really good smoothies and milkshakes in the kitchen. The previous way of “making” them was to grab ten or fifteen bucks, and buy a shake or two at the local coffee shop. If you want to save some of that money, you should evaluate the idea of getting…

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Home Help

Home Electronics Overview In Simple Language

With so many different home electronic products available, it may be easy to get overwhelmed when shopping for these items. Technology is always advancing and it is important to understand the basics of home electronic needs. Hopefully this article will help you feel a bit more prepared when purchasing these goods. In the past decade, digital cameras have revolutionized picture…

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