I was going through an old recipe box and found this scrap of paper. My grandmother (Clara Alice) wrote this recipe for Fluffy Frosting to share with someone…no idea who that would have been, but I had to chuckle when I read the last two sentences,
“It makes a lot of frosting. I suggest you have someone around to help beat unless you use that electric mixer. It’s just the thing for whipped frosting.”
I mean, isn’t that “just the thing”?
My Grandma’s Egg Beater
That got me to thinking…when did she write this recipe? And when were electric mixers invented?
Well, if any room in the house is almost guaranteed to have a lack of storage, I’d say the kitchen wins, hands down! It takes a little thought to figure out the best kitchen storage plan but it’s doable.
There are a couple of tricks you can employ to ease the situation but first and foremost, it’s back to that pesky “purge what you don’t really need” task.
I don’t know about you, but I have to confess to having a kitchen drawer filled with odds and ends…stray cookie cutters, a knife sharpener, jar openers, the odd canape knife, twist-ties, plastic forks or knives, straws, pencils, pens, a screwdriver, odd nails & screws…you get the idea.
If you’re like me, half of the pens in that drawer don’t even work…you scribble a little on a piece of paper and if it’s not working you just toss it back in the drawer. And when was the last time you used that knife sharpener?
My point is, that drawer could be put to MUCH better use!
How do you make the most of a small outdoor space?
One of the most clever ways to maximize living in a small home is to add outdoor living wherever possible. If you have a deck or patio area, you’ve got a start on creating a small outdoor living space!
A pretty stone patio that’s almost maintenance free.
Decorating an outdoor space can be accomplished on most any budget whether it’s a small budget or “the sky’s the limit”.
We all would love to have a comfortable and inviting place to relax at the end of a long day or at the weekend with friends and family. Spending time on a summer evening on your deck or patio is just the ticket.
Vowing to become a healthier person is one of my resolutions for 2019. I make that resolution every year and every year it eventually falls by the wayside. This year I intend to keep it and hopefully, this post will keep me accountable. Maybe.
My second resolution (Plan B, maybe?) is to get a grip on the clutter in my house. I’ve downsized twice in the past few years and for some reason, I end up with more “things” than I need. I don’t know how that happens but it does.
So I’ve been researching ways to declutter and stay decluttered. I’ve zeroed in on four good suggestions about how to go about this without burning out.
Leo Babauta of Zen Habits says that clutter is actually procrastination. That makes sense! We procrastinate clearing clutter and before you know it we’re at a breaking point.