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Properly Portion Your Pasta

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In my house, however much pasta you make, you must eat! (This, I believe, is the unofficial slogan of Italy.) But because I never correctly estimate a proper portion of noodles (particularly long ones like spaghetti, fettuccine, etc.), and always air on the side of more, I end up eating a lot more than I really originally intended. That’s why this “I Could Eat A Horse” pasta measuring tool, which portions out child, adult, and family-sized amounts of dried pasta, is so genius. I’ll never end up eating a family-sized portion of pasta again. Unless I want to, that is. [$16.90, Reykjavik Corner Store]

5 Cleaning Tips For People Who Hate Cleaning

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As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a slob. Cleaning is one of my least favorite activities in the world, and I get the urge to tidy up about as often as I get the urge to, oh, I don’t know, relive middle school. But over the course of the last year I’ve made a dedicated effort to get better at it, and slowly but surely, I’ve become a fairly consistent doer of chores. If you’re not naturally prone to neatness, you know how tough it can be to put away the dishes or pick up a duster. To help you out, here are five tips, tricks, and strategies that have helped me tackle that terrible, awful job called cleaning the house… Keep reading »

Craft Time: A Surprising New Use For Old Suitcases

Old suitcases are great for holding your things — in more ways than one! Blogger Korrie Bastian of Red Hen Home dressed up an empty wall in her entryway by turning vintage luggage into a sturdy set of unique shelves. Just large enough to hold a framed photo or flower vase, these clever suitcase wall shelves give off a fun, quirky vibe — and they’re functional too. Want to give this project a try? Just keep reading for the how-to. Read more…

5 New Uses For Vodka

Vodka can do more than just make a happy hour, well, happier. It has lots of “off-label” uses that go beyond the bar. Don’t believe me? Check out this list of 5 uses for vodka. Share yours in the comments!

Goo Remover: Got a price tag, sticker or label that just won’t peel off? Bring on the vodka. Simply saturate a sponge (or paper towel) with the strong stuff, apply to the sticker and wait about a minute. The paper (and tacky residue) will come right off. Read more…

Scissors For Speedy Snipping

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If you love to cook but patience isn’t your strong suit, kitchen appliances and utensils that cut corners and speed things along should fill your kitchen. May we suggest you add these multi-blade herb scissors to your arsenal? Finely cut rosemary, chives, basil, etc. without any pesky (and dangerous!) knife-work. Better grab ‘em before they’re gone — chop chop! [$9.99, Kitchen & Company]

17 Things Every Woman Should Know How To Do In Her Own Home

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As we wrap up Every Woman Needs month here at The Frisky, let’s talk about some of the most basic — and often overlooked — things every woman needs to be able to do in her own space. Whether you live in a teeny tiny apartment or a sprawling estate; coupled or single, here is a list of important skills and tasks to have in your repertoire. Please feel free share other ideas in the comments! Keep reading »

Dress Your Salad Appropriately

All salad lovers know that the most challenging part of making the perfect salad is dressing it. It’s hard to dress your lettuce appropriately with traditional bottle dressings. You are always running the risk of ruining your greens. No one wants to eat a salad that is either drenched or dry. The Misto gourmet olive oil sprayer allows you to spritz your salad just right. You just fill the can with your favorite EVOO, pump and mist away.  Never again will your salad show up to the dinner table dressed inappropriately. 

6 Reasons You Should Make Your Bed

Let’s face it, the last thing you want do in the morning is make your bed. In fact, there are a number of excuses we tell ourselves: It’s just going to get messy again. It’s difficult to do if you have a loft-style or bunk bed. It’s ultimately inconsequential. You could get into bed faster at night if you didn’t. The list goes on…

But since we’re all striving for a cleaner, more organized and balanced life, we’ve culled together six reasons why making your bed is worth the extra effort.

Time. Although it may seem like you’re losing precious minutes, you could actually save more time if you get up and make your bed immediately. You’ll save time used constantly pushing the snooze button since you won’t want to go back to sleep and ruin perfectly straight sheets. The hardest part, though, is actually getting out of bed. And, seriously, it takes less than five minutes to do. Read more…

Home Inspiration: Tangerine Dreams

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Looking for a simple way to brighten up your living space? Try a pop of orange. This sunny color looks fabulous in any room of the house. Check out some of our favorite pieces in shades of pumpkin, coral, and tangerine. Shopping details after the jump!

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A Mug Made For Cookies

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Cookies and milk are an American staple. So why has no one ever thought of this before? This mug makes serving up your favorite treat a one handed feat! Now you can have a free hand to command the remote, text your man, or play words with friends. Why stop at milk? Go wild and enjoy some tea and biscuits or coffee and biscotti. Hell, why not wine and cheese? The possibilities for drinks and their snack accompaniments are endless! [$22, Etsy]

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