Favorite recipes + tips for a fondue party

Fondue Party

Full disclosure: this blog post has an agenda. I want to return to a simpler time, when families and friends sat around the table, skewering morsels of food and dipping them in cheese. (Or chocolate. I’m not picky.) Let’s bring back fondue, shall we? On Friday, a wonderful woman named Ann purchased a vintage fondue pot […]

The fastest + easiest way to peel garlic cloves

How to peel garlic cloves

I cook with garlic all. the. time. In pasta, in quiche, in cheeseballs…garlic bread, garlic butter fries, garlic mashed potatoes. If it’s got garlic in it, you can pretty much guarantee I’m having seconds. The peeling of the garlic cloves is always kind of a pain, though, right? Smashing the clove with the side of […]

What’s for dinner, Allie Lehman?

Chobani Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

This post is part of a series called What’s for Dinner?, in which I invite my favorite bloggers, business owners and online personalities to share with you their own go-to recipes, the favorite meals, snacks, drinks they make over and over again. You’ll get to meet some of my online friends, and we’ll all get […]

6 questions to ask when decluttering…anything.

Decluttering tips when you are stuck

Anyone who’s been around here for more than two seconds can tell I’m obsessed with the theme of beautiful, loved and useful. As a litmus test for what to keep or allow into your life, it’s pure gold. Having this threshold for the type of possessions you want to own, the relationships you want to […]

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Cold-weather tip: Freeze leftover soups and stews in flat bags

Ingredients for vegetable soup

As the weather gets crisp, our minds (and stomachs) naturally begin to crave warm, hearty things. What could be better for a chilly autumn day than a warm cup of soup? I’m making a big pot of roasted vegetable soup this week, and after we’ve had dinner, I’ll be packaging up the leftovers in single-serving […]

Autumn thoughts + making [more] space

If it doesn't matter, get rid of it.

As I’ve mentioned time and again on the blog, I have declared 2014 as the year of creating space. The fall season has been getting to my head lately. Autumn is a time for harvest, and for shedding what you don’t need anymore. With this in mind, and realizing there’s just two months left in the […]

5 minute fix: Cleanse your life of holey socks

Elvis says.

I’m giving you a five minute assignment today. Go to your sock drawer, and chuck every single pair of socks that has a hole in it. This is a permission slip—nay, a demand to your better judgement—for all of the uber-thrifty folks out there. When we own something, we tend to keep going along with […]

Do you catch yourself playing small?

Playing Big, by Tara Mohr

You know how when you read a book that you love SO MUCH, you want to tell everybody about it? That’s how I feel about Tara Mohr’s new book, Playing Big, which launched just last week. I don’t share book reviews very often, but I know the women who read my blog are looking for […]

What’s for dinner, Aileen from Nourishing Happiness?

Blue Cheese Chicken Divine

This post is part of a series called What’s for Dinner?, in which I invite my favorite bloggers, business owners and online personalities to share with you their own go-to recipes, the favorite meals, snacks, drinks they make over and over again. You’ll get to meet some of my online friends, and we’ll all get some new […]

DIY: Clearing a clogged drain the cheap, non-toxic, (mostly) non-disgusting way

DIY method for unclogging a drain without Drain-o (for the times when there's something worse than a cat stuck in there)

Last week I was faced with a completely clogged drain. It had been draining slowly for a month or so. I mostly avoided it, saving the problem for “later”. (It’s so convenient!) One day, I got inspired to try a DIY method from a book. This involved shaking a cup of washing soda into the drain, […]

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