Celebrating seasonal vegetables + a weekly menu inspired by spring

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One thing I love about living in the south is that we get to enjoy a little bit of all 4 seasons. I always get excited as the seasons change and the weather starts to get warmer. With the spring comes a shift in the vegetables that are beginning to be harvested. Some of my favorite spring vegetables include parsley, carrots, bok choy, leeks and radishes.

Although I don’t always do a good job of it, I do enjoy cooking with fruits and vegetables when they’re in season because they’re usually fresher and taste better! THey’re also easier to find in stores and most of the time they’re less expensive than vegetables that are out of season.

I’m so happy to be celebrating another shift into springtime and I can’t wait to dig into this week’s seasonally inspired menu.

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DIY Fold Down Drying Rack with Building Guide

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What would it take to make you enjoy doing laundry? I don’t think I can answer that question, but having a fold down drying rack will certainly make it a little easier for me.

I recently built a fold down drying rack for my laundry room refresh and I wanted to share a high level building guide with you. My guides are not in-depth, or detailed building plans, but they should provide you with the visual aid and supply list you need to build the drying rack on your own.

This drying rack is the most sturdy when folded down to a 90 degree angle. If you plan to use your rack at a 45 degree angle, I recommend installing the hinges towards the top.

Supplies

Tools:

To build this drying rack I recommend doing all of your cuts and drilling your holes first. Second, build 3 of the 4 sides of the inside fame. Next add a little glue to the ends of the dowels and then insert into the pre-drilled holes. After your dowels are secure, attach the fourth side and then secure the frame with screws (this part might require a bit of trial and error). Build the outside frame and then or stain all your pieces. Last, attach your hardware (according to the package directions) and mount to your wall.

Again, if you want your rack to lay down flat, attach the hinges towards the bottom. If you want your rack to open to a 45 degree angle attach your hinges towards the top.

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2020 Prime Day Finds for DIY and Home

It’s day 2 and I’m sharing some amazing finds from Amazon Prime Day! These are great deals that would benefit anyone focusing on their home and DIY projects! If you click on the photos they will bring you directly to the product page on Amazon.

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Spade Drill Bit

I don’t have this exact brand but I have a very similar set. These spades are great to have on hand when drilling out precises cirlces. Make sure you have a high voltage drill when using. I’m currently using the 1″ size for my propagation station project.

Amber Spray Bottles

I’ve gotten in the habit of decanding lately and these amber spray bottles are perfect for storing bathroom, laundry, and home cleaning products. Getting a pack of six-16oz bottles for around $14 a great value. I’m using these in my laudryroom refresh for the One Room Challenge.

Wool Dryer Balls

I’ve slowly been focusing on areas in our home where we can be more sustainable. One of those areas is with the laundry. We have a bad habit of using tons of dyer sheets. Last year I started using wool dryer balls in my laundry as a replacement and I’m hooked. They help your clothes dry faster, and are a great alternative to toxic dyer sheets. If you like to add scent to your laundry just add a few drops of essential oils to the dyer balls.

Fashion Safety Glasses

Every DIYer needs a pair of safety glasses. Whether you’re sanding, cutting wood, using a saw — you need to protect your eyes. While I don’t personally own these specific pair of safety glasses — glasses are a must have if you’re working on projects at home.

Pretend Play Toolbox

If you have a little one at home like I do, it’s nice to have them “help” while working on projects. This pretend play toolbox allows kids to have hand on activity without the fear of them getting into your real tools.

Satin Pillowcases

I’ve been on a “natural hair journey” for the last 3 years and the best decision I made for my haircare routine was buying satin pillowcases. They’ve helped protect against the damage cotton pillowcases cause on curly hair. It’s the one thing that I KNOW has helped me maintain healthy and undamaged hair.