Sunday, January 14, 2018

Dishing It and Digging It Link Party #183

Welcome to another week of Dishing it and Digging it. 


Your host this week:
Christine @ Rustic-refined.com
Hello everyone! Are you getting back into the swing of things? I'm starting to feel like my house is back to normal after all the Christmas decor was put away. I am still on my organization binge, trying to clean out my woman cave and turn it into a real guest room in time for my youngest to come home for a visit. He should be here tomorrow. Hashtag #excited! I wrote a post that had been on my mind with regards to my garden. I've been wanting to attract more butterflies to my gardens so if you missed Butterfly Attracting Plants, here's a second chance to read it. Let's jump into the features for last week, shall we!




Linda - Life & Linda | Facebook | Google+ Twitter 
Angie - The Freckled Rose | Facebook | Google+ | Twitter 
Christine - Rustic & Refined Facebook | Google+ | Twitter 
Vanessa - Diy 180 Facebook Google+ | Twitter 



Let's talk Features from last week's party. Gingham Gardens | 2018 Garden Calendar

That Old House | The Gypsy Room

Southern Style Southern Charm | Queen of Hearts Alpharetta

Simply {Darr}ling | Warm Apple Cider Shot

Abbotts at Home | Mantel Ideas for 2018
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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Dishing It and Digging It Link Party #182


Welcome to another week of Dishing It and Digging It Link Party!

Welcome to another Dishing it and Digging it link party. Hope you all had a great New Year's and you enjoyed the time with your family and friends. We are looking forward to a new year of fantastic projects, recipes, home decor, DIY and more! 
I will start off with my latest post.
Your host this week is...

angiethefreckledrose
Angie The Freckled Rose


Welcome to Dishing It & Digging It! We are so thrilled to party with you this week. You can share with us your latest blog posts featuring recipes, garden ideas, home decor, crafts and more.  Happy 2018 everyone! I've decided to take on another fun 365 challenge over on Instagram. I completed one, so this will be my second. I won’t be following along with any specific prompts, but I will be posting whatever is in front of me that day. I’m sure this challenge will be filled with many different animal, flower and travel pictures. Feel free to come join me by following me on Instagram - @thefreckledrose

Linda - Life & Linda | Facebook | Google+ Twitter 
Angie - The Freckled Rose | Facebook | Google+ | Twitter 
Christine - Rustic & Refined Facebook | Google+ | Twitter 
Vanessa - Diy 180 Facebook Google+ | Twitter 


Thank you for partying with us! Now onto this week features.

Raspberry Almond Chia Smoothie | Delightful E MadeRaspberry Almond Chia Smoothie | Delightful E Made
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Friday, January 5, 2018

Tips On How To Organize your Home

It's that time of year where we all want to reorganize our home and lives. I have done this for many years and in fact, I do it every six months. I have even learned a few tricks along the way on how not to overbuy and keep my home organized. As a young girl, I spend a few summers at my aunt's home and she taught me the art of cleaning. Yes, you see right, cleaning! In fact, my sweet husband tells me all the time "No one cleans like you." I only know of one person and she was my old college roommate and we got along great too! Now, I also had to learn to balance my zeal (AKA - OCD) for cleaning and remember my peace does not come from a perfectly clean home. It's okay if I didn't mop for two weeks or I didn't get to clean out my refrigerator this month, or the ceiling fans get clean twice a year. So today I am passing along some of my not so OCD tips for keeping your kitchen organize and clean. 

Tips for keeping your kitchen organize and clean. 

  • At least once a week I make sure to clean out my refrigerator or any leftovers and wipe shelves. 
  • Once a month I give my refrigerator a good clean (wash drawers, toss out expired food, dressing and so on)
  • Twice a year I toss out any expired spices. Also, my spices all have to fit on my lazy susan. 
  •   *Tip* Don't buy special seasoning. EX. Taco seasoning - chances are you have all the spices to make your own. Save your money.  
  • When it comes to my dishes, glassware, silverware, glass storage containers, bakeware, serving platters even kitchen gadgets or appliances I keep it simple. 
  • I have all white dishes with matching mugs, clear glassware, regular silverware, 4 sets of serving platters in the color red, green, white (Holidays and special occasions). 
  • I never buy the latest gadget craze. EX. I don't need mandoline, my chef knives work amazing. 
  • I have a set of high-quality stainless steel pots and pans and cast iron set. 
  • Save your money and don't buy Teflon. They peel and are poor quality.
  • Clean out my kitchen cabinets, drawers, and pantry twice a year.
I admire seeing other peoples ideas on how to organize their home and today I am going to share with you some of my favorites. Do check out these amazing ideas from these talented bloggers. Thank you for stopping by.