Clever Storage Solutions at Home

I’ve been working on a few details around my home that needed some attention, and all of them were storage related. So I thought it was pretty funny when Sofia Lewis sent me a guest post to share with all of you called Clever Storage Solutions at Home. I thought it was even funnier when I read it and realized that everything she was talking about was everything I had just done, ha! So, without further ado, here’s Sofia:

Having more free space at home is becoming a highly valued commodity. It should come as no surprise either – people have different hobbies, interests and daily routines that require a ton of things they need to find storage solutions for. Thankfully, the market offers a nice set of options to help in the search for more space at home. You can now pick whatever works best for you and it can be fairly easy to implement, too. A lot of the storage solutions can be transformed into do-it-yourself projects around the house, and with enough time and vision, you can turn your home into a real storage unit.

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Let’s look at few options that can help you on your quest of finding more storage space.

  • Drawer organizers and dividers – if you have enough drawers you may think you have enough space, but chances are that if your drawers are just filled without order, they will soon be overflowing. You will soon find out that you are left with too much stuff and no place in your drawers. To maximize their potential, you should consider using drawer organizers and dividers. These are a smart solution to help you utilize the space in your drawers to the maximum. Your tools, kitchen accessories or whatever else you put inside will be in order and thus you can fill more.

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Home Matters Linky Party #15!

Thanks for linking up with us here at Home Matters Link party. With the Thanksgiving holidays ahead of us, we know everyone will be busy preparing, hosting parties, visiting family and friends, shopping, etc. We have decided to keep this linky open until Tuesday December, 2nd. That’s one week more than our usual time. Hopefully, this will give everyone time to get themselves together after Thanksgiving and to still have enough time to link up their posts!

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Safety Instructions for Air Conditioning Repairs

I know it’s getting a bit cooler now, but a few short weeks ago here in Florida, we had some big air conditioning troubles at our house. And if there’s anywhere you DON’T want to have air conditioning problems, it’s definitely FLORIDA!

We tried a few different things (in our total inexperience with air conditioners) and nothing worked. We  finally called a local company to come out and repair it for us.

So when Jake Hyet contacted me regarding a guest post on fixing your OWN air conditioner, I thought it was a fantastic idea! Let’s see what secrets he has for us…

When you find yourself having trouble with your air conditioning, your first thought is to call for the repairman to come out and make air conditioning repairs.  However, you just might be able to identify and fix certain problems yourself and do it safely, too.  Here are some steps to take to safely repair your air conditioner before you call in a repairman:

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1.  First check to be sure that the thermostat is set to “cool.”

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Christmas Caramels!

Right now, here on the blog (and on about 25 other blogs, too!) there’s a huge event happening: The Ultimate Cookie & Goodies Virtual Party & Giveaway!

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You can join in the party by CLICKING HERE! Link up your holiday goodies recipes, holiday printables and even enter to win $350!

It’s a celebration of all the yummy parts of the holidays, so it’s the perfect time to share one of my favorite Christmas recipes: Christmas Caramels!

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Why I like them:

  • They’re so easy! I mean, really! I never thought a CANDY could be this simple!
  • It makes a large batch
  • The consistency is to die for

I found this recipe on Pinterest via Alysha at How Does She? just this year, but they made the cut and have definitely been added to my Christmas arsenal of sweets!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • Large microwave-safe bowl, at least a 10-cup capacity
  • Wax paper

Getting to the final product is SO simple – CLICK HERE to see all the instructions!

This is really the perfect addition to my line-up of treats this Christmas, and I hope you’ll think so, too!

Do you make any candies at Christmas time? Which ones are your favorites?

Due to the amount of comments from all of my wonderful readers, it is not always possible for me to respond to each one. However, I absolutely do read them all, and if you’d like to address something specific, or have a question for me, please don’t hesitate to email me at Kristen@theroadtodomestication.com. I will respond to your email as soon as possible! Thank you for visiting the blog!

The Light Up Your Look Campaign from One King’s Lane!

So, I have a question: When you’re decorating your home, how do you begin? Do you see a room in a magazine and try to recreate it? Do you call your interior designer? Do you pick a favorite color and run with it? Or do you stumble upon some kind of piece you love and design the entire room around that piece?

Ever thought of combining how you decorate a room with how you style your wardrobe?

That thought never crossed my mind, until Emily from One Kings Lane  contacted me a proposed pairing my favorite statement piece of jewelry with an oh-so-fabulous chandelier.

The more I thought about it, the more intrigued I became. And the more I thought that I could totally design an entire room around a fixture, with the inspiration of some jewelry! Here’s what I mean…

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