I think it’s safe to say that a cast iron pan is one of the best things you can cook with. It’s sturdy, it’s oven safe and it requires very little maintenance to take care of. But you do still have to take care of it. There is nothing worse than a rusty cast iron. If your pan has seen better days or you picked one up at a yard sale and want to spruce it up, here’s what you do. [Read more…]
When I got married three years ago I was amazed at how expensive everything was and how any average middle class person could even try to throw the beautiful weddings I saw in every bridal magazine without going broke. It took a little creativity but I was able to cut some corners, be able to save money and still have a wonderful wedding. [Read more…]
A clogged drain is my nemesis. It seems like I’m always waiting forever for the water in my bathroom to go down the drain! I have found a trick that works for slow moving clogs and it’s all natural and can be done with household products.
It always seems that whenever I want to bake banana bread or muffins I’m usually looking at practically green bananas in my kitchen. Luckily there is a way to ripen your bananas for baking use. All you need is an oven and 1 hour. You can put the banana right in the bowl and get your baking started. [Read more…]
There comes a time when you read a recipe and you find an ingredient that you don’t usually keep on hand. In my case it’s buttermilk. I use it occasionally but not enough to always buy it and keep it around.
Children are cute but man can they stink up a place. I’m sure I’m not the only who notices how the smell from the diaper pail can start to spread throughout the whole house and after awhile the smell stays even when it’s empty. Here is a way to clean your pail that stops the stench and keeps the pail smelling….well as good as a diaper pail can. [Read more…]
There are a few reasons why my husband and I are taking so long to update our house.
A) We are lazy
B) We are poor
and C) We work different shifts to save money on daycare so when we are together the last thing we want to talk about is remodeling.
But I do what I can. For example, the shower curtain. It’s really something that most people don’t even see unless they use your bathroom but it does give a certain look to your bathroom. I had one of the cheap plastic ones attached to the shower rod that came with the house. I hated this thing! It always got stuck and caused the plastic to rip all the time. [Read more…]
My microwave is notorious for being gross! It seems like every time I open the door there is more crap shellacked to the top and sides. It took me awhile to find a method that didn’t involve a ton of time and scrubbing. This is the best method that I have tried.
Every person I know has that one chore that they absolutely hate. The one that they keep putting off until it becomes overpowering and you HAVE to do it. Personally, I can do laundry, dishes, dusting all day long but I hate, HATE, to clean my bathroom. It’s just the worst and embarrassing sometimes since it’s a room that is used very regularly in households. I have, however, found a cleaner that makes this job a lot easier.