$10 Thrift Store Cabinet Makeover

Filed under: Recycling — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:39 am on Monday, July 13, 2015

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Check out this $10 Thrift Store Cabinet Makeover.

A lot of times you’ll see old cabinets in thrifts stores with good bones except for the ugly 1970s brick-a-bract on the front. No amount of paint will take away the dated look of a cabinet like that.

But this makeover has a pretty simple solution to the problem–take all the ugly stuff off, replace it with something attractive. Of course!

Penny Pinching Tip: The Best Way To Keep Salad Greens Fresh

Filed under: Money — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:40 am on Friday, July 10, 2015

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The Kitchn tested three ways to store salad greens to see which method kept them fresh the longest. They tried putting them in a puffed up bag, wrapping them in paper towels and then putting them in a bag (my current method), and putting them in a box with a paper towel over them to absorb the moisture.

The winner? A Container with Paper Towels. After 10 days, the salad greens were still usable.

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That’s a long time to store lettuce. I’m going to give it a try.

How To Make Nasturtium Butter

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 8:29 am on Thursday, July 9, 2015

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I recently tried making nasturtium butter and was pleased with how easy it was. I tried it on roasted salmon and loved the subtle, delicious flavor–plus the melting flower bits looked so pretty on the meat.

This is also a great way to use up nasturtium from the garden. You know, these guys:

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I followed the Food Wishes video, which you can see below.

How To Make Nasturtium Butter:

Ingredients:

    1 cup nasturtium flowers
    3 Tablespoons butter


Directions:

1. Pick a packed cup of flowers. Wash and dry thoroughly.

2. Remove the petals from the flowers and crush into a paste with a mortar and pestle.

3. Smoosh the paste into room-temperature butter.

4. Roll the butter into a sausage-shape in plastic wrap. Wrap and put the butter back in the fridge so it will harden.

To use, slice off a pat and use anytime you want to add fancy butter to something. Chicken, fish, and steak seem like they would all benefit from it.

Here’s the video:

DIY Plantable Felt Garden Box

Filed under: Kids — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:33 am on Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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This is so cute! Make your child a Plantable Felt Garden Box.

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The tutorial goes over how to make the box, carrots, strawberries, beets, and more.

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It would make a great gift, too.

What To Do With Canned Sardines

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:09 am on Monday, July 6, 2015

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I loved sardines. Somehow, though, I ended up with several cans of them, and I’m tired of looking at them in my pantry. How should I use them up? Here’s some ideas:

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Alton Brown’s Sardine-Avocado Sandwiches

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Beer-Batter-Fried Sardines and Lime

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Pantry Puttanesca with Sardines

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Canned Sardine Ni├žoise

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Greek Salad with Sardines

4th of July BBQ Round-Up

Filed under: Cleaning/Decorating — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:33 am on Friday, July 3, 2015

Having a 4th of July party? Here’s a round-up of helpful links:

101 Recipes for Grilling

Red White And Blue Desserts

Make Your Own Watermelon Keg

Lemon Beeswax Candles

Watermelon On A Stick

How To Use A Chimney Starter For BBQ

Frozen Water Balloons As Ice

Great White Shark Cat Ball Kitty Bed

Filed under: Pretty/Cool — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:17 am on Thursday, July 2, 2015

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Ha, ha, this is great: Great White Shark Cat Ball Kitty Bed. $99.

5 Twists On American Apple Pie

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:13 am on Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The fourth of July is just around the corner. What’s more American than apple pie? Probably something, but anyway, here’s 5 Twists On Apple Pie for Independence Day.

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Spiced Bourbon Apple Pie sounds good.

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It’s hot. Why not go for Apple Trifles?

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Or Apple Pie Ice Cream Pie?

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What is more American than Apple Pie? Perhaps Deep-Fried Apple Pie.

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These Apple Pie Bars look delicious.

From Bookcase To Baby Clothes Closet

Filed under: Kids — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:18 am on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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I love this idea. Turn A Bookcase Into A Closet For Baby Clothes.

12 Things To Do With Old Towels

Filed under: Recycling — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:35 am on Monday, June 29, 2015

Whether it’s a beach towel or just old bathroom towels, don’t throw them out, recycle them. Here’s 12 Things To Do With Old Towels:

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Turn Them Into Washcloths

Or A Reusable Swiffer Cover

Or A Roll-Up Sunbather

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Or Baby Bibs

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Or Cloth Diaper Inserts

Or Spa Slippers

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Or Pot Holders

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Or A Tote Bag

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Or A Terry-Cloth Caddy

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Or A Dog Cushion

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Or A Beach Dress For A Kid

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Or One For An Adult

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