A project for your weekend

I’ve always wanted to have an organized pantry.  It just looks so soothing to have all your dry food in matching containers, doesn’t it?  The jars pictured here are the Slom storage containers from IKEA.  The decals in this tutorial are diswasher safe – if you’re feeling particularly ambitious, you can also design your own labels. Click here for the full tutorial from The Painted Hive.

image source: Kristine from The Painted Hive

Happy Valentine’s Day

Inspired by all the floral arrangements I’ve been seeing lately,  I decided to try my hand at making one of my own.  These are some lavender and green mums from Trader Joe’s, supplemented by some blooms from the yard.  I found it was easiest to arrange it in my hand first, then trim the stems while they were still held together in the desired position.

Not too bad for a beginner’s attempt, I hope!  Happy Valentine’s day.  Pretend I gave you a real bouquet =)

Cooking for the truly lazy*

Despite being a lover of good food, I myself don’t cook on a regular basis. However, I still have to eat, preferably somewhat healthily and within a reasonable budget. I love to read magazines like Real Simple and Sunset and ogle the beautifully photographed dishes, but the estimated preparation times printed on their recipes are […]