Dad’s Visiting – Electrical Projects In Progress

Last summer, we tackled a major kitchen remodel and Dad came to visit in the beginning stages for the electrical part of the kitchen.  The remodel took the entire summer and Dad, an electrician, is now back to see the finished project and to make the finishing electrical touches.  Here we are on one of our many Home Depot shopping trips.  This shopping mission was for upgrading the garage lighting.  We're moving from old four foot flourescent … [Read more...]

Garbage Disposal Installation Tips

Is it time for a new garbage disposal?  If so, there are a few things you should know: We are currently remodeling our kitchen which called for a new garbage disposal after our kitchen had been completely gutted.  Once the cabinets and sink were installed, I was anxious to get the water faucets and garbage disposal hooked up so I can begin using my kitchen again.  A sales lady at the plumbing store helped me put an order together for the … [Read more...]

Home Remodeling Conditions Call For Jelly Feet

I was given two sets of JellyFeet Reusable Foot Covers from to use in facilitating my review.  All opinions are mine alone. Any idea where I am standing above in my new JellyFeet reusable foot covers?  I am standing in the front hall in our house.  Most of our downstairs flooring was torn out this week and my JellyFeet reusable foot covers are definitely doing their job! Here's a shot of the kitchen at the end of … [Read more...]

De-cluttering Your Home: Kitchen

In Part 1, we discussed de-cluttering the bedroom.  Part 2 is all about the kitchen!  The kitchen is an area that holds a little bit of everything, which means it can get filled up and cluttered pretty quickly!  A few things you can go through (and most likely find a lot to get rid of) are: Glasses and mugs: Any type of cup or mug is automatically a collected item.  If you go to an event and they have a mug as a gift, you take as many as you … [Read more...]

DIY Plastic Grocery Sack Storage

The kitchen, aside from the living room, is usually the central area of a home and it is the area that tends to get the most cluttered and unorganized since every single member in the household uses it.  We tend to keep a lot of items in the kitchen in case we need them later, but eventually we run out of space. If you are like me, you collect plastic grocery bags.  They are great for smaller trashcans that we keep in the bathrooms, next … [Read more...]

Kitchen Chronicles: The Baking Zone

If you are an avid baker, you will definitely want to create a baking space in your kitchen if you have not done so already!  By doing this, you are able to take a quick inventory of your baking supplies and figure out what you have enough of and what you need to purchase next time you are at the grocery store. Pick out a counter top, or another special area in your kitchen and devote it plus the top and bottom cabinet to your new and improved … [Read more...]

Linda’s Beef And Rice Casserole Recipe

I love it when readers send in their recipes to post on BlogWithMom.  The following Beef and Rice Casserole recipe came from Linda's Kentucky kitchen. Here's what Linda has to say about this recipe:  This is a great recipe if you like spicy food.  It is easy and quick to prepare.  This was one of my daughters favorite recipes, I know you will enjoy it. . Ingredients: 1 lb ground beef 1 med. onion 1 can mushroom soup 1/2 tsp. … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Prep Your Kitchen For Fall

 How well organized is your fridge / freezer? If you’re a mom, you know that with the start of fall come both the good and the bad. Getting the kids back to school and your house back into a routine is good.  Dressing in sweaters, long pants and boots is good.  If you’re a stay at home mom, getting your quiet mornings and early afternoons back to yourself is very good.   But what about having to brace yourself for the next four months of cooking … [Read more...]