I have a new house but it has a very country look and feel. That is why I love these copper kitchen sinks that I found online. Of course they are perfect if you have an old farmhouse that you are remodeling, but I think they also go perfeclty in a newer home with a kitchen that has that old rustic look and feel, like mine.
Copper kitchen sinks have a significant advantage over regular kitchen sinks because copper is naturally antibacterial. That is great news for germ-o-phobes like my two girls who think the answer to everything is chlorine bleach. (Ugh.) Did you know that bacteria and other germs can only live on copper for a couple of hours, vs. days for some other kitchen sinks? And copper sinks also add to the visual aesthetic of your kitchen.
The reason copper farmhouse sinks are referred to as farmhouse sinks, is because that style of kitchen sink was often found in farmhouses and ranches throughout the 1800 and 1900’s. The Copper Sinks Store offers a huge selection of copper kitchen sinks in a variety of styles and finishes, and they guarantee the highest quality copper and workmanship, so if you are in the market for a natual bacteria resistant sink and like the rustic charm and look, take a look at the copper sinks online at www.coppersinkstore.com.
I love it when I see a Web store promis “Satisfaction Guaranteed” as it gives me a sense of security. What’s even better is seeing the products, selection and quality that I am interested in along with that promise. At faucet.com they offer shoppers a great selection of fabulous bar faucets from the brands that you can trust including Moen, Kohler, Delta and more. The company has been in business since 1994 and has had over one million customers which means that they must be doing something right. Right now, they are having a sale on bathroom lighting, faucets and you don’t need to search all over for some coupon code – get the discount right on the site. And one more thing…they offer free shipping on orders over $99!
I love a good glass of wine and my friends and family know it. And they love me so they will often bring me a bottle as a gift, which I love. But what I don’t love is where to put it. I was storing it under my kitchen sink but that got messy. (And it didn’t look very good either.)
If you’re in the market for wine racks just click on the highlighted text and you will see racks that will make your mouth water. Whatever your storage needs are, they have something to fit the bill – even racking for retail stores. No longer are my bottles shoved under the sink – they are actually quite an attractive display in my dining room area. I never would have thought that a wine rack could look so good. There are lots of sizes and designs for storage, even for a small collection like mine.
I picked these very inexpensive wipes (simply called “Window Cleaning Wipes” by Greenbrier International) up at the local Dollar Store because I am
inherently cheap frugal and thought they were worth a try. While I am glad that my kids will help me clean, they think that cleaning wipes are supposed to be balled up and used by the handful. Obviously, they aren’t paying the shopping bills.
These say that they are for windows, and in smaller print under that, glass and other surfaces too. Let me tell you what a great job they do on a wide variety of surfaces, especially in the kitchen. I hate a gummy microwave, counter top, stove top, toaster, refrigerator, dishwasher, etc. and these wipes were fabulous at cutting through grime, some of it that happened to be there for a longer period of time than I would like to admit.
These wipes feel different as soon as you take them out of the canister. First of all, they break off at one wipe right out of the dispenser, which is different than the others that you might have to wrestle to get out and break off. When you feel them, they feel strangely dry. But when you use them, they are powerful, taking off grease, grime and cutting through it better than softer wipes that are more pricey.
They also leave a nice lemon scent, not too strong either. I love cleaning wipes and rejoice at how much time they save me when I want to quickly wipe down the bathroom or kitchen. I am adding these to my cleaning supplies.
Usually, the cheaper things turn out to be not worth the savings, but not so with these wipes. I do plan to get some more when I go back but they don’t always have them in stock. This time, the cheaper brand was worth the try.
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We have used a Capresso Coffee Maker for about 10 years and we keep going back for that second cup, I mean model. After trying to brew a smooth and mellow cup of coffee from the Mr. Coffee makers we had received for weddings, anniversaries, we decided to spend a little more and hope for a lot better cup of joe. We found it with Capresso.
My first model was a white thermal carrafe that the coffee was brewed right into. It locked to keep the coffee fresh and hot for hours. We thought that was so cool, but when we tasted the coffee, we were sold. It does brew a nice cup and you can set the maker all up the night before so that it goes off automatically in the morning. You can wake to the smell of fresh coffee being made.
We have hard water, and it takes a toll on the innards of your coffee brewer. Capresso has a filter that is for pulling out chlorine or whatever is in public water, but the charcoal also helped keep our well water deposits from accumulating and ruining our coffee maker. We actually ordered three of these models through the many years of satisfactory use of the old machine. And we were happy with each one, but then they improved our old love, with this model, the Thermal MT 500. It’s got even more features along with the special filters and gold tone permanent coffee filter. (This filter is great but we do insert a paper filter inside it to keep it nice longer. You can buy extra or replacement filters for this if you would rather do that.)
Now, it’s this stainless steel carafe model and it’s even better. It can brew 10 cups, but there’s a setting to brew only a few cups of that great tasting coffee that we love.
I do highly recommend the Capresso (Model MT 500) and it’s not just me who likes it. This coffee maker is the highest rated in independent consumer testing. If you like a great cup of coffee at home, it will put a smile on your face.
I love Catherine Zeta-Jones. Yes, I know I am a woman but she is such a classic beauty I can’t help but stare at her. She also isn’t the type who projects a lot of self-admiration. She seems humble and comfortable with herself too, which anyone would admire. With that said, this movie was very slow and a bit boring, so I have my reservations about it. Here’s why…
In my opinion, (and this is my blog so, whatever!) the male lead just isn’t very good looking. Sorry Aaron Eckhart. He also seems like a bit of a casual jerk in this movie, and nobody I would take seriously. The story moves along pretty slowly and much of it is way too predictable.
A tragedy changes Kate, our main character’s life as it does her young niece, Zoe played by that wonderful little actress, Abigal Breslin. You may remember her from Little Miss Sunshine. She is a sweetie. They must learn to adjust to life as it will be and then a love relationship gets thrown into the mix. The story is set in a restaurant and some egos and other savory items get dished up again and again throughout the story making it pretty dull. (Note to editor – you should have taken 20 minutes off somewhere.)
As always, a change of heart saves the day and voila – we have cooked up a happy ending. It was a bit to syrupy (pancakes were involved so I am trying to be clever) for my taste. I have seen worse (Atonement) but I have seen a lot better. Still, it was nice to see Miss Zeta-Jones up close and personal so I remain placated instead of cantankerous.
Cutco knives are the best. I had heard how great they were so when my set was so dull I was cutting my hands more than the Thanksgiving turkey, I decided to have the sales presentation. Most memorable was how the kitchen scissors can cut a penny in half. (I don’t recommend this activity as I think it’s against the law to deface currency but I digress.)
The knives, while very attractive and available in ivory or black, are fabulous. They are sharp and stay that way. The set I bought came with a sharpener but in three years, I have not had to sharpen any of the knives yet.
I love this set and when my medium carving knife was accidentally tossed out with the pot roast (those darn kids) I set about replacing it immediately. I gave a carving set to my parents who are the pickiest people on the planet and they LOVED it. This Christmas they are going to buy a set for my brother before he amputates his arm trying to serve the family a roast beef.
Cutco knives come in a wide variety of sets from just the basic carving or steak knives to the combo sets in the butcher block. I have one in the butcher block with the impressive scissors mentioned previously that also includes a medium and large carving set, a bread knife, paring knife, and some that I don’t know what they are called but come in handy for frosting cakes and prying stuff out of small places. The scissors comes completely apart for easy washing – very practical. I do regret not getting the whole kit and kaboodle that came with the steak knives, but they are kind of pricey. Not to worry though. These knives are a good investment and will last you forever. Unless your kids throw them out with the pot roast.
Yes, the big goose egg for this product unless you like your pasta so al dente that it crunches.
I like mine cooked, thank you very much. Remember when your mother told you “If it looks too good to be true it probably is”? Listen to Mama. The only thing that happens quick is your discovery that you wasted your money on this plastic tube that is supposed to cook your pasta perfectly by just adding boiling water. (Try boiling mad?)
While the price is under $10, I was still very disappointed in this product. I thought perhaps I had done something wrong so I asked around and sure enough my friends had the same experience. One of them does love this product, however. She uses it for storing her pasta on the shelf. At my house, it doesn’t stay around long enough to take up storage space and besides, that’s what God made Tupperware for. Pasta Quick? Not a big fan.
I confess I like infomercials. Truth be told, I have many items purchased that way and a couple because I caved to the influence of my children. Like the Ab something-or-others that did AB-solutely nothing. I have closets full of such things, hidden so as to not to prove my husbandâ€™s favorite saying, â€œThereâ€™s a sucker born every minuteâ€ true. I think I borned a few of them myself, sadly, passing on my infomercial gene to them. I come home and they are on fire about some new thing and insist that I watch and order it.
The juice it makes is delicious and it is very powerful. I love the taste of the many combination that are provided in the recipe book that comes with this juicer.
I do like this product but am disappointed that the byproducts – the pulp, stems, skins, etc.- stay in the filter and in the insides making quite a mess. They are supposed to go out the back and into the blue plastic container but that mechanism doesn’t work as well as I expected. Makes for a messy cleanup too.
I am waiting for these juices to melt the fat off that the countless exercise items we ordered didnâ€™t address in an effective manner. The kids are very confident. At any rate, I finally found a way to get carrots into my son.
How do I love my Ove Glove? Let me count the ways. It’s inexpensive, it works. Pretty simple, just like me. This is an item I asked to get for Christmas last year. My husband found it at the hardware store and I have loved it ever since.
This mitt really does keep the heat out and you don’t feel a thing when grabbing even the hottest things out of the oven. We have a wood burning stove and it comes in handy when I have to fiddle around with feeding the fire too. Sometimes the claims are not credible with Informercial products, but this one does work. I would only warn you that if it gets wet, it does conduct heat pretty fast, so don’t spill the gravy and expect to keep cool. I give this my seal of approval. Go ahead and ask for one this Christmas – you won’t get burned.