Kitchen Hack: Mason Jars

I know that changing out a pantry can become very expensive – what with refreshing any old food items and updating to new glass storage solutions, the process can become pricey! However, I know of a simple and less-expensive hack that still provides a pleasant result: Mason Jars!

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3 Favorite Reads on Organization

There is really nothing like a good book to get you excited, inspired or motivated about something. Reading other peoples' tips and tricks for creating organizational bliss within the home only gets me more passionate about the topic than I already am! And although it may seem tedious to read entire books based on the topic, I promise you, each of this books is full of motivating ideas and inspiration for improving your home and your life, through organization.

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4th of July Special

Happy early Independence Day!

The thing I’m most excited about this Fourth of July (besides having some great friends over) is that I plan to serve the BEST bloody mary in town. I found a small-batch, locally-made bloody mary mix a few years ago, and haven’t looked back since. This recipe is seriously "OMG" good, and the secret ingredient is MiddleBar Mary bloody mary mix. MiddleBar is a Los Angeles-based cocktail bar, restaurant and catering service with an amazing and eclectic line of food products, many of which can be found at Farmers’ Markets and at their brick-and-mortar location in Inglewood. Brunch and bloody's, anyone?

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Intro to Organization: How to Get Started, Even if You’re Not a ‘Neat Freak’

There’s a little bit of ‘neat’ in all of us... some just seem to have the bug more than others. My husband actually jokes that I am ‘diseased’– that’s how extreme I’ve got it. But to me, it's very therapeutic to clear out unused and unnecessary kitchen clutter and have a fresh, open, airy space to work and live in. Getting started on the road to  systemized, organized kitchen bliss may seem daunting – I get that! – but just give it a try. You may be surprised!

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My Favorite Dual-Purpose Kitchen tools

In a lot of ways in my kitchen, less is more. Having one gadget or appliance for every specific job may seem convenient, but things can pile up quickly, leaving you with little counter-, drawer- or cabinet-space left to actually work with! That is why I love these dual- and multi-purpose tools that can take on multiple jobs, just as they are.

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