Butter dish woes

I grew up in a fridge butter-tub family. My husband grew up in a room-temp butter dish household. For the past few years, he passively acquiesced to my insistence on chilled butter or butter substitute. In the last year, a Good Housekeeping or Real Simple article re-introduced this room-temp idea to me. And the saga…

A little bit of kitchen envy

Have you seen Houzz’s Kitchen of the Week? Check. It. Out. Contemporary Before Photos by Portland Kitchen & Bath Designers Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR I am never drawn to straight lines or super modern designs, but there are still plenty of features to drool over in this kitchen. Contemporary Kitchen by Portland Kitchen &…

Kitchen goals

I would first like to acknowledge that since moving in in 2013, we have made a ton of progress on the house, however the kitchen still needs a lot of attention. We started from the bottom: And now we’re here: Painted the walls Behr’s Shale Gray, Replaced the fridge with a Kenmore side-by-side making sure that it passed…

K-cup storage solution

A simple Pinterest search shows that there are many cute and effective ways to store K-cups. For the past couple of years, my Keurig* has been sitting atop a very utilitarian drawer…   *This fancy turquoise Keurig is a newer addition to the house. We received a black machine as a wedding gift last year. Unfortunately,…