December, 2010

My Favorite Sausage Stuffing

posted by Andrea | 12/9/2010 | 9 comments

Although Thanksgiving has come and gone — our big Christmas dinner is still coming up in a few weeks and stuffing is a family favorite at this meal {or pretty much any other meal for that matter!} And THIS is my all-time favorite stuffing! I actually got the recipe from my dad who is an excellent cook. However I’ve adapted it a little for my own preference. I would encourage you to do the same! The 2 most important ingredients are bread […]

Wilted Basil — Can You Help?

posted by Andrea | 12/8/2010 | 10 comments

Each year, I grow basil in my garden. It gets HUGE and gives us tons of fresh basil! Then in the fall, when my precious basil dies off, I purchase another small basil plant to grow in my kitchen window. However every year, around this time, my “indoor basil plant” starts to wilt…and then it dies. Completely. I don’t know what I do wrong…but it happens every year. Here are a few things I’ve tried already: Re-potting it into a larger pot […]

A Little Peak Inside My…Bathroom!

posted by Andrea | 12/7/2010 | 7 comments

Oh don’t worry, nothing crazy is going on in my bathroom!! I’ve just been getting all kinds of requests, asking me to show how I organized my bathroom cabinets and toiletries — which is a great question… …except, our bathroom cabinets are almost empty right now! Yup, they’re all packed up and ready for our big move! I wish I would have thought to take a few pictures before I started packing, but I was kind of, well, in a […]

My Holiday Round-Up!

posted by Andrea | 12/6/2010 | 5 comments

It’s less than THREE WEEKS until Christmas Day! Can you believe it?? For the last 3 months, I have been running a “Clutter Free Holiday Countdown” featuring tips, tricks, tools, ideas, and resources to help YOU simplify, organize, de-stress, and de-clutter this busy time of year. If you haven’t been following along, you can read all my tips here, or you can scroll through the list below to read some of my favorite Clutter-Free Holiday Countdown tips! 1.  Planning Ahead: […]

Time Management & The Internet

posted by Andrea | 12/6/2010 | 2 comments

QUESTION: What do the following items have in common? {Email, Facebook, Twitter, Craigslist, Ebay, U-Tube, Flickr, Tumblr, etc.} Photo Credit: Salvatore Vuono ANSWER: They are all great on-line services, and they ALL have the potential to waste lots and lots of valuable time!! Believe me…I speak from experience! Over the past couple of years, I have wasted more than my share of time stalking friends on Facebook, Tweeting, looking through picture albums on Flickr, reading some of my favorite blogs, and […]

FREE Holiday Treats eBook + Printables

posted by Andrea | 12/3/2010 | comment

Are you planning to do any holiday baking this weekend? Are you looking for a bunch of simple, delicious recipes? If so, I’ve got just what you need! Mandi Ehman from put together an amazing {and FREE} Holiday Treats eBook with over 21 delicious recipes, plus a bunch of tips and trick to simplify your holiday baking this year.   And if that wasn’t enough, Mandi also included some of her lovely FREE printable gift tags, holiday planners, and […]

Oh No! I’m a Collector {of dishes}

posted by Andrea | 12/3/2010 | 10 comments

If I were ever a collector {which by nature I could NEVER be}…but, if I ever collected anything, it would be dishes! {p.s. If you are wondering why my silver cup is so dirty, don’t worry, I cleaned it!} I LOVE dishes! I don’t know why I love dishes…or when this infatuation started, but I have a hunch it was the day I registered for our wedding {Thanksgiving weekend of 2005}. There were just so many beautiful patterns and styles to pick from; I think […]