Do Any of These 10 Pinterest Cleaning Hacks Actually Work?

Do These 10 Pinterest Cleaning Hacks Actually Work?

Cleaning hacks. They’re everywhere on Pinterest, and they all claim to be the answer to your toughest, messiest dilemmas. But are they really?  I tested 10 hacks in my own house and here’s what I found out.   

 

1. Vinegar Microwave Cleaner

I’m going to start on a positive note… this was my absolute favorite. It worked like a charm! All you have to do is combine 2 cups of water with 2 tablespoons of vinegar in a glass bowl and add a toothpick. Continue Reading

Tried And Tested: Do These 10 Pinterest Organization Hacks Actually Work?

10 Pinterest Organizational Hacks Tried And Tested
Faith Towers Provencher

Pinterest is filled with organizing hacks, promising to help you achieve your wildest organizational dreams. But just how good are they? I set out to test 10 of them, and today I'm sharing the results with you. Click through to compare their versions with mine, and to read my thoughts on the functionality of each one.   

 

 

10 Pinterest Organizational Hacks Tried And Tested
A Bowl Full of Lemons
10 Pinterest Organizational Hacks Tried And Tested
Faith Towers Provencher

1. This hack worked quite well. I'm always struggling to find my rubber gloves in the deep dark depths of the cabinet, so I love that they are now easily procured.  Continue Reading

DIY Gift Idea: Make This Wood Cutting Board (in Under a Day!)

wood cutting board
This post is sponsored by the Home Depot

A few weeks ago I took a woodworking class to familiarize myself with some new power tools. The class involved making a simple wood cutting board, much like this one. I was so excited with how mine turned out, and with how quick it was to make! Since it's the holidays and everyone could use a little help coming up with gift ideas, I'm sharing this DIY wood cutting board tutorial with you today. Continue Reading

Gift Guide: Beyond The Basics – 20 Gifts To Take Your Cooking To The Next Level

Gift Guide: Beyond The Basics - 20 Gifts To Take Your Cooking To The Next Level

Believe it or not, the holidays are sneaking up on us rather quickly. So today we're going to help you get a leg up on gift giving, by sharing one of our first gift guides of the season. Looking for a present for the home cook, amateur chef or grill master in your life? Perfect. Read on!       

 

BBQ Thermometer
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1. Three-in-One Essential BBQ Tool – Take the guesswork out of it with this clever digital thermometer perfect for those who love to cook meat on the grill (it's also equipped with a bottle opener and corkscrew!). Continue Reading

Meal Prep: 5 Reasons Why I Don’t Do It

Meal Prep: 5 Reasons Why I Don't Do It | Curbly  #mealprep #food #lunch
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Meal prep has been a popular topic in the blogospher for a while now, and with good reason… it's a great way to get in the habit of eating healthy meals and controlling portion size. But it just doesn't work for me – and here are five reasons why.   

 

1. It restricts my creativity.

I enjoy the process of trying new recipes and experimenting with ingredients that I've never used before, and I find that meal prep eliminates much of this creativity. Continue Reading

Tea Time: The Best Ways to Store and Organize Tea

There are a lot of fall activities and flavors that I can take or leave, but one thing I get excited about when the summer heat subsides is tea. On a cool, rainy afternoon, drinking a hot cup of tea is wonderfully cozy. (I think I just realized why tea is so popular in the British Isles.) My growing tea collection was a mess until I figured out the best way to store tea. If you're a fellow tea-lover with an unruly stack of boxes and tins of tea, here are some guidelines and ideas for how to keep your tea organized. Continue Reading

DIY No-Sew Felt Wine Glass Coasters

DIY No-Sew Felt Wine Glass Coasters
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Drinking wine and crafting are two of my favorite pastimes, and today I'm combining them into one fun, super simple DIY project. I'm sharing an easy no-sew felt wine coaster project that functions as both a coaster and a wine marker so you don't drink someone else's wine by mistake. Win win! Keep reading to check out the full tutorial… it's surprisingly easy!   

 

DIY No-Sew Felt Wine Glass Coasters
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Materials

DIY No-Sew Felt Wine Glass Coasters
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Step

Begin by tracing around the bowl with a Sharpie. Continue Reading

Vintage Eye Candy: 70s Interiors That’ll Make You Say, “Groovy, Baby!”

1970s interior design
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The distinct colors, shapes, and textures of the 1970s give interiors from that era a unique energy. Currently, the decade's distinct vibe is coming back, and influencing current trends in a big way. Yes, 70s style might be considered over-the-top now, but comb through examples from that era and you will find pieces and inspiration that will bring new liveliness to your space all while fitting in to your current decor. Keep scrolling for some rad eye candy!            Continue Reading

Renter-Friendly DIY!: Make a Hanging Herb Garden

DIY hanging herb garden
Photo by Holly Wade

Renting can be a real buzzkill sometimes, but we find ways to deal with the non-permanence of it all. In my case, I got stuck with one of the only units in my apartment complex that doesn’t have a window over the kitchen sink, leaving me without a windowsill to display the indoor herb garden I’ve wanted for years and cats who would attack my garden anywhere else. Since above the sink are kitchen cabinets that I cannot drill through (for fear of losing my deposit), I found that a tension rod was the perfect solution to my problems! Continue Reading

10 Different Ways To Preserve Fruits and Vegetables For The Winter

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I don't know about you, but one of the things I hate about winter (and there are many) is the lack of fresh vegetables from the garden or local farm stand. There's nothing like a fresh tomato picked that very day. But today we have some tips for preserving that delicious bounty of produce that we will soon lack. These ideas will help you to eat healthier throughout the long run, and they'll also help you to waste less food in the short term. Continue Reading