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.
Here’s the thing about Etsy. On the website, there’s this definition:
Etsy is a global online marketplace, where people come together to make, sell, buy, and collect unique items.
There’s no Etsy warehouse – just millions of people selling the things they love. We make the whole process easy, helping you connect directly with makers to find something extraordinary.
So it’s a great place to buy gifts because there’s a better than even chance there won’t be duplicates. Whether you’re shopping for gifts for the home or jewelry, clothing, things for pets, artwork, you’ll find just the right gift.
I’ve been thinking about some of the little ways I’m saving energy and there are several items that I use that have become second nature.
Living in a small space is an added incentive. That’s it. Nothing too expensive or fancy involved. Just plain old common sense tools. If it was good enough for Grandma, it’s good enough for me. What do you think?