$10 Thrift Store Cabinet Makeover

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


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


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.

10-2014 Final Lettuces-2

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


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:


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

How To Make Nasturtium Butter:


    1 cup nasturtium flowers
    3 Tablespoons butter


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


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


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


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

Like Sardines in a Can

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:


Alton Brown’s Sardine-Avocado Sandwiches


Beer-Batter-Fried Sardines and Lime


Pantry Puttanesca with Sardines


Canned Sardine Ni├žoise


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


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.


Spiced Bourbon Apple Pie sounds good.


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


Or Apple Pie Ice Cream Pie?


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


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


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:


Turn Them Into Washcloths

Or A Reusable Swiffer Cover

Or A Roll-Up Sunbather


Or Baby Bibs


Or Cloth Diaper Inserts

Or Spa Slippers


Or Pot Holders


Or A Tote Bag


Or A Terry-Cloth Caddy


Or A Dog Cushion


Or A Beach Dress For A Kid


Or One For An Adult

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