There are so many advantages to living in SoCal not the least of which are the lemon trees growing in my neighbors’ & friends’ yards. I am never out of lemons. They are so wonderful. I use them to smooth my elbows & heels, rubbing a half a cut lemon over both. It can be a bit messy but oh is it worth it!
Lemons are also great to use around the house. I LOVE the fresh smell! Good Housekeeping must agree. They offer a list of ways to use lemon in your home. Start the new year with a fresh smelling home & when you are done, make lemonade!
Start the new year with a new look in your home. It doesn’t take much to spruce things up. Country Living offers a assortment of ideas for you to use in your living room.
As they say, “Mix and match patterns, embrace bold colors, layer rugs, and so much more! Try these tips to create a pretty space to enjoy conversations with friends and family.” Enjoy!
Source: 104 Living Room Decorating Ideas
Hmmm! Slow cooker, recipes & appetizers. All they need to add is chocolate & I would swoon! Betty Crocker comes through just in time for your New Year celebrations & all those college bowl & play-off games. Yum! Enjoy!
From Betty Crocker: “These 14 appetizers aren’t only delicious, they’re made extra-easy with help from our favorite kitchen helper—the slow cooker! These 12 appetizers aren’t only delicious, they’re made extra-easy with help from our favorite kitchen helper—the slow cooker!”
Source: 12 Amazing Slow-Cooker Appetizers
The Holidays will soon be over & a new year begun. For most of the country, that means cold, wet, snowy weather is ahead of us. It’s easy to hibernate under a throw when the weather is nasty, binge watching Netflix & eating comfort food all day. For Winter 2016, make a positive change! You can huddle under your throw watching your favorite show, season by season but instead of eating, create some of these wonderful crafts projects from Good Housekeeping. Each is a repurposed item project & you KNOW how much I LOVE repurposing! Get ready now before the weather gets worse by stocking up carefully on the items you’ll need to stay busy when the wind howls & the moisture falls! Enjoy!
Source: 26 Completely Genius Trash-to-Treasure Crafts
This recipe combines 2 of my favorite foods: Buffalo Chicken & Potstickers. Perfect for your New Year celebration or game day buffet. From Southern Living
“Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Pot StickersFrom the kitchen of Robyn Stone, Carrollton, GA, addapinch.com
Source: Buffalo Chicken Pot Stickers
Christmas 2015 is now over but the Holidays are still here! New Year’s Eve & Day are approaching & it’s time for us to plan our celebrations. Whether you have an intimate party for 2 or a gathering for 40, you should perk up your decorations for the event. Add a few festive touches to your Christmas decorations or simply add some party decorations to your home if you have already put Christmas away for the year. BHG has chosen a wonderful selection of New Year decorating ideas that are simple to add to your home before the guests arrive! Enjoy!
New Year Decorations
Decorating for Christmas is so much fun. Putting it all away when the Holiday season is over, uh, not so much fun. Good Housekeeping offers tips & ideas to help make the task simpler & allow you to protect your ornaments until next Christmas. Enjoy!
via Christmas Ornament Storage Ideas – How to Organize Your Tree Ornaments.
My birthday is Monday (28th)! Anyone who would like to make this yummy cake for me would instantly become my BFF! 🙂