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Here's a tip if where you're camping gets cold at night: roll up your jeans or pants and put them in the bottom of your sleeping bag. They'll be nice and toasty warm when you go to put them back on in the morning.

The Beginner's Guide to Car Camping Tips from The Kitchn
7/24/14 05:15 PM

What about all white accessories, rugs, etc.?
Mixing white and light blue sounds to me like a serene place.
And you might add in some natural wood things too....
light or dark tones...to ground it.

How to Tone Down (or Play Up!) Pink Vintage Bathroom Tile
7/23/14 02:45 PM

I so agree....this home has such a great sense of humor and fun.

Caro & Josh's Colorful & Quirky English Home House Tour
7/23/14 01:20 PM

If you don't have one, make sure you have the best dish rack system for the number and types of dishes and things you'll be washing everyday.

You'll save time, of course, by letting everything air-dry, but it's a hassle if you don't have enough rack space, or a good silverware container, or a drainboard /tray that keeps your counter top from flooding.

How Can I Make Hand-Washing Dishes Faster & More Fun? Good Questions
7/21/14 11:50 AM

Can't get past the name.
Didn't they see that movie?

This Guy Lived on Soylent for a Whole Month Good Food Reads
7/18/14 03:56 PM


Budget Style: 10 Stylish Dining Chairs Under $200
7/17/14 03:15 PM

Beautiful kitchen!
Adorable doggies!

Before & After: Karin's Updated Scandinavian-Style Kitchen The Big Reveal
7/17/14 11:18 AM


Before & After: Chris' Timeless Not Trendy Remodel The Big Reveal
7/16/14 02:17 PM

If you use powder detergent, you can buy a money-saving container and leave it at home. Take a few minutes to fill small (snack-size) ziploc bags with one washer's worth of soap...(I also add in a scoop of Borax.) Then, just take enough bags for however many loads you're doing. Bring the bags home and re-use them. In the past, I used the same bags for many months.

Also, for items that seem to run out way before I can get over to the laundry room, I have lots: kitchen towels, face cloths, undies...

Our Best Tips for Living Without a Washing Machine
7/15/14 11:29 AM

All great ideas.

I like to blend mushrooms, shallots, some Dijon, a little Worcester, salt and pepper, maybe some smoked paprika and whatever spices or herbs I have around in a food processor until the veg are in tiny pieces first and then hand mix that into ground turkey. This adds great flavor and keeps the burgers incredibly moist throughout.

4 Essential Tips for Making a Better Turkey Burger Tips from The Kitchn
7/10/14 03:07 PM

This lemon squeezer isn't necessary weird, but I ADORE it.

Stainless steel and strong.
It doesn't bend at the hinge or at the handles.
There's no paint or enamel to flake off.
It's not hard to use. You don't need major upper body strength.
It works perfectly and easily, every time.

I drink lemon water every morning and using this squeezer just makes me very happy.

This was a seriously great $20 investment.


What's the Weirdest Kitchen Tool You've Ever Fallen in Love With? Reader Intelligence Request
7/10/14 01:13 PM

A great comment Jukles.

I would add...and that you, Experiments, never have to have to experience the pain (and humiliation and fear) of BEING homeless.

These Vancouver Benches Fold Out into Homeless Shelters Design News
7/7/14 07:11 PM

Is there any other way?

They're so delicious...

10 Comfort Foods for When Your Favorite Team Loses World Cup 2014
7/2/14 07:23 PM

I think if I spent money on installing central air, I would want all remnants of the previous cooling systems gone. I would want the wall completely restored, inside and out, as though the wall unit a/c was never there. Whatever that took.

Replacement For No-Longer-Needed In-Wall Air Conditioner? Good Questions
6/27/14 01:35 PM

Love it!!

Before & After: A Linen Closet Surprise
6/19/14 09:48 AM

It's a vintage meatball maker.

google has tons of photos of them for sale.

although...a big ball of ice cream sounds great right about now.

What Is This Weird Kitchen Tool? Good Questions
6/19/14 09:46 AM

I'm with you! And I grew up in California.

SO much about 70s style...decor and clothing...was dreadful, really dreadful.
Living with it once was definitely enough.

Style Time Capsule: Decorating Advice from 1975
6/13/14 04:03 PM

Very, very livable.

The layout, the wonderful French doors, and the deck. I could easily live here.

Vina's Minimal Impact on the Earth Small Cool Contest
6/9/14 04:44 PM

Lots of recipes out there for salmon cakes, if you're okay with chopping up those fillets.

It's a great way to change the flavors and texture of salmon, depending on which veggies get added in. (Personally, I like loads of sauteed onion, red bell pepper and celery. I also substitute grated parm for cracker or bread crumbs. And I usually use canned, boneless wild salmon, which is extra easy.) You can spice them up anyway you want. (for instance, just google 'asian salmon cakes' and see gazillions of variations) Plus, if you pan fry them...you get crispy, crunchy yum.

What Are the Best Ways to Dress Up a Simple Salmon Fillet? Good Questions
6/5/14 09:44 AM

Cable has been gone for about 2 years and while my internet bill has gone up slightly, it's still cheaper than having cable and my home is more peaceful.

At first I thought it would be difficult to live without tv, but now, all I can think of is: why did it take me so long? Now I like to watch Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart and some PBS programs online, and I have a Netflix account. Oh, and a library card, which gets the most use these days for occasional dvds but mostly for books. And I get so much OTHER stuff done now.

Even if cable was all of a sudden ridiculously cheap, I do not think I would have it plugged back in. Life is so much better without it.

Tell Us: How Do You Save Money on TV & Internet
6/5/14 09:30 AM