Why You Need a Dutch Oven – and You Don’t Need to Spend $300

Kat Sweet October 22, 2020

A Dutch oven is definitely the workhorse of the kitchen. Long before multi-cookers came along, the cast iron Dutch oven was the original kitchen multitasker. These sturdy — and dare I say, bombproof — vessels boast plenty of uses. If you don’t have one yet, I’m here to let you …

Easy No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Kat Sweet October 20, 2020

Halloween is my favorite holiday ever. I look forward to it like most people look forward to their birthdays, or Christmas. I probably shouldn’t even admit this, but I started putting up Halloween decorations at the end of August this year. To be fair, 2020 has been, well, not so …

It’s Time to Stop Believing These Anti-Aging Myths

Kat Sweet October 15, 2020

We spend a lot of time chasing the newest and best ways to take a few years off our face. Unfortunately the world of anti-aging products is full of advertising, misinformation, and pricy products. So, before you shell out big bucks on a tiny jar of anti-aging serum or wind …

Amazingly Clever DIY Crafts to Upcycle Tin Cans

Kat Sweet October 13, 2020

If there’s one thing I hate, it’s throwing away still-useful items. Upcycling projects are a great way to make use of something that might otherwise end up in the trash. And if there’s one thing that most of us have a lot of, it’s all those tin cans leftover from …

Don’t Be Afraid to Go Off-Recipe in the Kitchen

Kat Sweet October 8, 2020

I am notorious for not following recipes. Look, it’s not that I can’t follow directions — it’s because I’m very familiar with how much recipes lie! For instance, when a recipe says “Prep time: 15 minutes,” what they really meant was, “This is going to take an hour.” And, when …

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Don’t Be Fooled By These “Healthy” Breakfast Foods
Kat Sweet September 28, 2020

Don’t Be Fooled By These “Healthy” Breakfast Foods

We always hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s more than just an old wives’ tale. It actually boosts your energy levels and alertness, and jumpstarts your metabolism. That’s why you should be eating something healthy. Unfortunately, lots of foods on grocery store shelves that …
Kick Dinner Up a Notch With This Easy Taco Soup
Kat Sweet September 24, 2020

Kick Dinner Up a Notch With This Easy Taco Soup

At my house, it seems like it’s Taco Tuesday every day. Even when it’s not Tuesday! That’s because my oldest daughter loves tacos. Actually, I’m not even sure that “love” fully encompasses it. She’s obsessed. I don’t even ask her what she wants for dinner anymore, because I always know …

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The Few Times You Shouldn’t Use Vinegar to Clean
Kat Sweet September 15, 2020

The Few Times You Shouldn’t Use Vinegar to Clean

Vinegar boasts so many different uses that it definitely deserves a spot in every home. Just the other day, I was pulling out my handy-dandy vinegar spray bottle when my husband asked, “Is there anything vinegar can’t do?” We laughed, but it got me thinking. With all the different ways …
The Bare Minimum Skincare Routine You Need to Be Doing
Kat Sweet September 10, 2020

The Bare Minimum Skincare Routine You Need to Be Doing

Just a couple of months ago, I started getting serious about a skincare routine. It wasn’t the first time I had tried to keep up with a set routine. See, I’ve dipped my toes into that pool many times, but I’ve never been able to stick with it. There’s always …
Cheap and Easy Fall Decor Ideas
Kat Sweet September 1, 2020

Cheap and Easy Fall Decor Ideas

September is finally here! I don’t know about you, but I have been literally dreaming of fall. It’s my favorite time of the year. Between boots and sweater weather, pumpkin pies and Halloween, how could anyone not love this season? I’m not going to lie, but I already started decorating for fall …
Tips for Making Chef-Worthy Food at Home
Kat Sweet August 27, 2020

Tips for Making Chef-Worthy Food at Home

Not to brag or anything, but I’m a pretty good home cook. I’m certainly no professional chef. I’ve had no formal training, and I probably wouldn’t survive the pressures of a professional kitchen. At the same time, I really enjoy cooking. Even still, throwing together the same pot of spaghetti …

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Read This Before Picking New Interior Paint
Kat Sweet August 18, 2020

Read This Before Picking New Interior Paint

Lately, we’ve been mulling over paint colors for the living room. I have to admit: picking wall paint isn’t as easy as it sounds. Essentially, we’re trying to find the perfect shade out of an entire rainbow of paint swatches. And wow, there are a lot of colors. You want something …
The Healthiest Tortilla Chips on Store Shelves
Kat Sweet August 13, 2020

The Healthiest Tortilla Chips on Store Shelves

I don’t know about you, but I know that tortilla chips are a pantry staple here in my home. Whether we’re using them as a solid base for a heaping plate of nachos, breaking them up on top of a Tex-Mex casserole, or just snacking on some chips and guac …
Why You Shouldn’t Throw Away That Old Mascara Wand
Kat Sweet August 11, 2020

Why You Shouldn’t Throw Away That Old Mascara Wand

Each time you toss out an old tube of mascara, you’re also throwing away the built-in mascara wand. Who cares, right? Well, I’m here to tell you not to throw another one away. Those little spoolie brushes are actually surprisingly useful — and not just for mascara. Cleaning Old Mascara …
Should You Try the Cult-Favorite Baby Foot Peel?
Kat Sweet July 30, 2020

Should You Try the Cult-Favorite Baby Foot Peel?

Baby Foot and other similar chemical peel treatments are having a moment right now. And really, for good reason. Who wouldn’t want super smooth, soft feet? Especially if you find yourself wearing your fair share of open-toe shoes in the heat. On top of that, this freakishly effective skin exfoliating …
Simple Steps to Go Green in Your Cleaning Routine
Kat Sweet July 28, 2020

Simple Steps to Go Green in Your Cleaning Routine

If you wish your cleaning routine was a little more green, I’ve got great news for you. It’s easier than you think to go green! There are plenty of reasons to adopt a greener cleaning routine: perhaps you’re hoping to reduce waste, or maybe you want to avoid chemical-filled products …
No More Wasted Greens: How to Keep Them Fresh Longer
Kat Sweet July 23, 2020

No More Wasted Greens: How to Keep Them Fresh Longer

Nothing says summer to me quite like a light, fresh salad. And really, bagged greens are a grocery list staple all year round — and for good reason. They’ve got plenty more uses beyond salads. I mean, if there’s one thing I’ve learned from countless hours of watching Food Network, …
Desperate for Dramatic Lush Lashes? Here’s How
Kat Sweet July 14, 2020

Desperate for Dramatic Lush Lashes? Here’s How

If you’ve got short or barely-there eyelashes, you’re not alone. Me personally, I have the eyelashes of a small child. Actually, my kids probably have longer lashes than I do — which is so unfair. I don’t even want to talk about the gorgeously long lashes my husband was blessed …