May 10, 2018

[VIDEO] How to Keep Stainless Steel Appliances Clean

Stainless steel appliances remain a popular material to showcase in kitchens. And why not? They look sleek, modern and timeless — making stainless steel appliances easy to merge with any kitchen design style. If you own these appliances though, the downside is they can be hard to keep clean, until now. Stainless steel appliances can be magnets for fingerprints, smudges, water spots, and streaks, which means your constantly cleaning your appliances to keep them looking their shiny best. While I personally love the look of stainless steel, I use to constantly wipe down my appliances with an all-in-one stainless cleaner, which still somehow left small stains (like the drip of a watermark embedded into the material) and drove me CRAZY! This post is in response to a question over on my Facebook Fan Page from Debbie H. who asked, “how do I clean stainless steel appliances?” Cleaners for Stainless Steel When […]
December 21, 2017

6 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Hosting

While this is arguably the “most wonderful time of the year” the holiday season, it can also be the most stressful — especially those hosting the holiday soiree. It’s important to focus on the things you can control as a holiday hostess to minimize stress and ignore all else that your guests may be faced with like “family bickering.”  What’s your #1 holiday hosting stressor? For me, it’s when the guests arrive and we’re not ready. That’s why, we plan early and get to work at least 48 to 72 hours before guests walk up to our front door. If you’re hosting this holiday season here are six stress-free tips that you should be doing, so that you too enjoy the party. 72 Hours Before Party Starts: Finalize the Plan. We take some time to look through recipes, finalize the menu — which has varying recipes for appetizers, the main […]
December 8, 2017

[Shop the Look] 2017 Holiday Gift Giving Guide for the Home Under $100

It’s that time of year again, have you started your holiday gift shopping yet? If you’re stumped and not sure what to get a family member, friend or client — why not get them something to utilize at home. In this guide, there is over 60-holiday gift ideas for the home. From something soft and furry to tech gadgets to kitchen finds this is a unique budget-friendly guide that will be sure to please even the most difficult person on your gift list.    Gifts Under $25 These inexpensive gifts are on trend to show off in the new year. The best part, the organic materials and mixed metals on these items makes each piece look priceless. Consider gifting this phone storage workout bottle for those in your life who love to hit the gym. Or surprise your work-alcoholic friend with this blinged out desk calendar. You’ll also find several […]
November 30, 2017

8 Holiday Decorating Styles for Your Home

No matter your decorating style it’s easy to bring the spirit of the season into your home for the holidays, if you consider where you live. By embracing your home’s architectural style with it’s design style you can creatively distinguish your holiday decor that tells a unique story. Let me be brutally honest with you, one of my biggest pet peeves during this time of year is a property where mismatched holiday decor has been thrown together on the lawn or exterior of the house — and the homeowner calls it decorated. The same holds true inside the property too. Now, I’m not trying to put anyone down or act like Scrooge, I applaud the effort — but what if I could share with you a few tricks to make your home look seamless this holiday season? Well, in order to deck the halls like the pros, it’s time to […]
November 20, 2017

Meal Prep | 5 Classic Vegetarian Side Dishes with a Twist for Thanksgiving Dinner

We’re just a few short days away from Thanksgiving Day, can you believe it? In my home turkey isn’t the real star on the Thanksgiving table—it’s all those yummy side dishes. This year we’re serving up a feast for five and while many will fill their plate with turkey and pasta (yes, pasta Sal’s family is Italian) my plate will be packed with a vegetarian menu. If you’re hosting a vegetarian or two this year at your dinner table you’ll want to try out one of these recipes.   I don’t know how you feel, but when it comes to Thanksgiving, the more side dishes offered the better, here are five delicious side dish recipes that are sure to be a crowd pleaser. Carrots Al Forno Carrots are one of my favorite vegetables. Add some cheese and well, this becomes a tasty dish. Here’s what you’ll need: 1-2 bunches of […]