Monthly Archives: March 2013

Cleaning Your Dishwasher

dishwasher5So – I know it’s Easter and the cleanliness of your dishwasher is probably the last thing on your mind BUT…  I found this trick that TOTALLY works to clean/deodorize your dishwasher and I wish I had found it sooner!

Just place a dishwasher-safe dish (I used a glass measuring cup) with white vinegar on the top rack of your dishwasher and run it through a cycle on the hottest setting you can find.  The vinegar helps to remove the grime, grease, odors and crusty build-up your dishwasher accumulates over the course of time.  Then, sprinkle baking soda around the bottom of the dishwasher and run a short cycle.  The baking soda helps to deodorize and remove stains.

This leaves you with a SERIOUSLY sparkly and clean smelling dishwasher – DO IT!


Minimalist Cabin

bunkieI just ran across this site and I SO WANT THIS!  I’m tempted to go find a little plot of land and just go for it.

The only downfalls I can see are the costs associated with curtaining/covering windows and where would you cook?  Is this essentially a sturdy tent?

Easter Craft Round Up

Hey there Moms, Dads, Grandmas, Grandpas, Aunts and Uncles!

I just thought I would take a second to share some links for Easter Crafts that I’ve come across…  I’ll leave the egg dying and bunny photos to you but if you’re looking for some crafty ways to keep kids busy – here you go!

I personally am a GIANT fan of the sun catcher, though I haven’t had a chance to grab the supplies :(  

Tortilla Soup a la Eva Longoria

tortilla-soupI just tried this Tortilla Soup recipe from Pinterest and WOW!  Not only was it super tasty and just right for a lazy day (I was not feeling like cooking today) – but it ranked an 8 out of 10 on the picky family scale!

I actually forgot the jalapeno pepper at the store but it was plenty spicy for us so no worries there :)

BBQ Chicken Bacon Bites

BBQ-Chicken-Bacon-Bites3As the name implies these BBQ Chicken Bacon Bites are pretty simple but unique.  Jumping onto the Bacon Craze these little numbers can be individualized with the choice of BBQ sauce/ingredients you choose to season with – as well as the kind of bacon you choose to use.

We made them at home and honestly, I would recommend lifting them from the cookie sheet so the fat/grease drips away from the food and so the bacon gets more crispy… but besides that… grab some potato salad, a beer and enjoy these yummy treats!


Chalk-y Fun!

There are so many different ways to utilize chalk these days (old scary stories of chalk in your lungs aside) and I thought I’d share some of the cute ways I’ve seen them demonstrated…

Chalk-it To Me Piggy Bank, Chalk Door Hanger & Removable Chalkboard Wallies

Office Space Fun

Just a couple of things to liven up your desk/office space…

Get Shit Done mug, Ghosty Sticky Notes & Leafy Stick Notes

I also found some more sticky notes that were of the garden variety that I thought I’d share…