In October, I realized that I had too much butter in the fridge. Fortunately, December rolled around having now prepped for an annual cookie swap, I am now officially down to one box. Things are already getting back to normal. I find that buying random presents for family members I rarely see isn't really enjoyable for me or joyfully received. So in the last 3 years or so I switched to family presents. This year each subfamily within my extended family will get a fuzzy blanket, a yummy smelling candle and a homemade loaf of gingerbread to enjoy and share on Christmas day. This type of gift has really simplified the season for me. I also receive more feedback every year about this gift. People seem to remember and appreciate food presents.
On Not Getting It All Done Weekend Meditation
|12/9/12 10:37 PM|
I would recommend that you both go to a few stores together to see if there's a style that you both happen to like by accident. My first thought was to recommend a classic brown leather couch and then dress it with more feminine touches (pillows, blankets, etc). When the guys come over, just throw the pillows in a storage ottoman that also functions as a coffee table.
\"Football-Friendly\" Modern Sofa Suggestions? Good Questions
|12/4/12 10:59 PM|
I have all maple countertops and they're beautiful but the area around the sink already appears a little dark (2 years later). I too used mineral oil and not the waterproof seal. If I had it to do over again this is what I'd do:
Kitchen Before & After: A Bedroom Becomes a New Kitchen for $6,000 Reader Kitchen Remodel
|11/28/12 11:02 PM|
I highly recommend that you work with what you have and spend your $ on awesome cookware/tools and gourmet ingredients. Unless this is your forever home, do not move plumbing...it is insanely expensive. If what you're shooting for is increased storage, I would not recommend taking out your cabinets to replace them with open shelving.
How Can I Remodel My Kitchen to Be More Efficient? Good Questions
|10/11/12 10:58 PM|