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How to Properly Clean and Season Your Cast Iron Skillet


My grandma was from Tennessee, and once a month on a Sunday she would make us all supper. There was fried chicken, corn bread, mashed potatoes, and all kinds of amazing southern food. I don’t remember her recipes {I was still pretty young at the time}, but I do remember by grandma’s cast iron skillet. It was always on her stove and ready to cook with. When Grandma passed, I

Who Needs Drain-O!

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I found the best idea on Real Simple the other day.  It worked and now, I’m happy to share it with you! picture from Real Simple My bathroom sink drains incredibly slow.  I’m not sure if this is because of something the previous tenants did to the sink or what.  In any case (I’m going to gross you out here) the stopper is covered in gunk.  It’s black and I

5-minute Laundry Detergent


Hey guys, its Kate here from Candidly Kate! Before my little man was born, my husband and I threw in a couple loads of laundry on Saturday morning and that was that for the week. After little man came around, it was a completely different story. Now I do laundry all. the. time. It multiplies like bunnies. And I used to spend a small fortune on laundry detergent. Am I alone?

How to Take Care of Your Kitchen Knives

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Hi. I’m Julie and I’m a knife n00b. Sure I have a knife set I bought at Target on sale and I know how to use a knife, but I never really knew how to treat them the right way. There are lots of things you can do to make the most of your knives and help them last. And I don’t know about you, but my knives are one

Free Kid’s Chore Chart Printable + Bissell Deep Cleaner Giveaway

Free Kid's Chore Chart Printable | White Lights on Wednesday

It’s that time of year.  When I go into cleaning over drive and I can’t handle all the built up papers, toys, and stuff around our house from the the holidays and new year.  This year my spring cleaning binge was put on hold for our wedding, but school’s almost done and I want our house ship shape before both boys are home 24/7 for 3 months.  Or I might

Wednesday Whatsits (45)


Hi Everyone. Welcome to Wednesday Whatsits! Here are this week’s features!   Most Viewed (1) Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Cheese Ball ~ What’s Cooking, Love? (2) 5-Minute Chocolate Mocha Mug Cake ~ Lemon Tree Dwelling –Links I Liked–   (1) Crab and Chipotle Aioli Deviled Eggs ~ Steak N Potatoes Kinda Gurl (2) Pots and Pans Cleaning and Storage ~ Four Eleven Rox (3) Anthro Inspired Polka Dot Clutch ~

Jack Daniels Bottle Cake


If I’ve never mentioned it before, Mike works for an adult beverage distribution company.  We end up with all kinds of fun shwag around the house.  Today was the best!  He brought me home a Jack Daniel’s bottle cake mold and label stencil.  How cool is that?!?? I immediately wanted to make the cake happen.  I talked Mike into hitting Michael’s for food coloring.  I didn’t own a nice spatula for

Chocolate Jack Daniel’s Cupcakes

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{photo source}   I’ve been wanting to share that picture forever!  Today is totally the right day.   Today I give you – Chocolate Jack Daniel’s Cupcakes!   You heard me.  After Mike saw this PIN from my cupcake board I was obligated to make these cupcakes.  Being the amazingly wonderful friend that I am, I sent some of these cupcakes – in cups – to my friend Dale in

DIY Christmas Tea Towels

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This post is sponsored by Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day®, I’m sharing these products with you because I absolutely adore them. I’m having a totally neat freak, mom nerd moment today…in the best possible way.  My house smells like lavender and my hands smell like basil all thanks to the best cleaning products ever from Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day®! You won’t believe how clean and delightful your house can be! Until

Holiday Hosting & Entertaining // Tips & Tricks

Bring the Right Win

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bed Bath & Beyond. All opinions are 100% mine.   This time of year can be realy nerve racking.  If you’re house is holiday central, not only are you trying to find the perfect present for everyone, you’re also trying to make an amazing Christmas dinner AND get the house ready for company.  It’s so much to do!  But

5 Tips to Get Your House Holiday Ready

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One of the biggest challenges I run into whenever we’re having family over for a holiday (Christmas, birthdays, or otherwise) is getting the house looking like a bomb didn’t go off.  Anyone with kids knows this is not an easy task.  I swear my 5 and 3 year olds know when I need to get things spiffed up, and make an extra effort to be messy.  While we pick up

Lemon Ricotta Fritters

Lemon Ricotta Fritters

It has been quite the week.  I’ve pretty much been MIA from the blog, and I’m sorry about that.  But it’s all been for a good cause.  I’m on WordPress now!  I’m loving the new design and functionality I have.  While there is some cleaning up to do from the Blogger move and some features I’m still trying to figure out, I hope you all find yourselves at home here.

Parmesan-Baked Salmon

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Today was one of my favorite days.  NEW PHONE DAY!!! Mike got the ridiculously huge Note 2 and I ended up getting a phone that wasn’t on my list, the RAZR HD.  I have 14 days.  The Galaxy S3 was my first choice. Mike had that phone, and I it just seemed so big!  The phone I ended up getting isn’t really any smaller.  I’ll probably switch to my fist

Better Than…Cookie Dough Cheeseball

Better Than... Dessert Cheeseball Feat

Yesterday was amazing!   The Buckeyes beat that state up north and all is right in the world.   GO BUCKEYES!!!     Per the usual, we were at our friend Treena’s house.  You may remember Treena from her Tater Tot Casserole.  Well, she has another gem.  This is the most addicting, delicious, “Treena did you make the cheeseball? Please tell me you did.” party food ever!  I say it’s

What is a Whole Food?


So last time I talked about food as being Medicine and this week, I am going to give you more specifics.       What is a whole food?   Whole foods are foods that are in the same form that they are found in nature. They are fresh, unprocessed, simple, and organic. You will see overlap of the some foods in different categories as whole foods usually supply more than

The “100 Things” Challenge


Hey guys! Its Kate from Candidly Kate again. I am always amazed at how much stuff we acquire. I have no idea where it comes from. Maybe it is a product of having kids around? Or maybe that is just my excuse! At the same time, I like to think that I am a fairly organized person. Most of the things in our home have a place. But, occasionally I get “the

Wednesday Whatsits (16)


Hi Everyone. Welcome to Wednesday Whatsits! It’s a great today y’all.  Last week’s party had some seriously awesome posts going on.  Some new blogs joined in, and some of my favorite regulars were back.  With it being 4th of July I had to highlight the Independence Day links that were shared too. In case you hadn’t heard, the Unique Sweets Link Party Challenge is LIVE! Click over HERE to enter

The Most Powerful Thing…


  The most powerful tool you have to transform your health or keep your health is your fork! Use it well and you will thrive. Choose poorly and you will suffer.  This principle starts at a very young age but it can also turn things around mid-stream if you’ve been using your fork in a harmful way.  Actually, I find that the less a person uses their fork, usually the

Easy Oven Baked BBQ Ribs

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I love going out to eat or grabbing take out, but doing that isn’t the easiest dinner option for us on school nights.  So me cooking it is!  While I enjoy making my family dinners, the clean up is not my favorite part.  Dinner plates and silverware are fine, but 3 pots and cutting boards and knives and blah blah blah.  Not so much.  This is why some nights I

Easy DIY Striped Pillowcase


You know what’s my favorite?  Seeing the UPS and FedEx trucks pull up.  It means a happy mail day!  I love opening new boxes of goodies.  A few weeks ago The FedEx guy showed up with a box full of fun paint supplies from the Tulip for Your Home collection.  There were stencils, paint, a roller, spray adhesive, and instructions to make a super cute pillow case. I wanted to