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Neat and Organized

January 6, 2016

I love to share cool things I find! This one was a bit of a happy accident! I was reviewing some of the sale emails before Christmas (man were there ALOT!) and happened upon a woot! sale for some shelving units. My friend at work had talked to me about Origami furniture when I ordered a desk. She said the stuff comes, you unfold it, use it and then you can even fold it back up later. I was NOT…

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In the Kitchen Tools of the Trade

Fresh Produce – Save it longer and save money!

December 12, 2015

I picked up this FridgeSmart container from a vendor at a group yard sale when she told me it would keep celery and cucumbers fresh long enough for me to actually eat them! It totally works! I learned last night that I could be using it even better by not washing and cutting my food before I put it in the container. You simply put your produce inside “naked and dirty” and it lasts a week or more than it…

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Mix and Mash with Ease

November 7, 2015

Gadget time!  This awesome utensil makes preparing any kind of ground meat a real snap! In the past I would use a wooden spatula to break apart beef for sloppy joe, taco meat or chili. Then one day, I looked in my overcrowded utensil drawer and a light bulb went off. I’m sure I should have recognized this way before I did – I mean that’s probably what I bought it for!  Now that I’m making 1-3 ground meat meals…

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Make your produce last!

September 20, 2015

Boy ~ did I hate heading to the fridge only to find that my cucumbers or zucchini or avocados had lost quality or gone totally down the tubes when I was preparing to make a meal! I read about these Green Bags and decided to give them a try and I am glad I did! When my zucchini, green peppers or avocados arrive, I put them right into a green bag and into the fridge to prolong their life. I…

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