advice and ideas for gracious Virginia living...

Favorite Recipe
Do you have a favorite recipe you are constantly reaching for? Make a copy of it, and tape it to the inside of a kitchen cupboard. Now your recipe is easy to find!

Organizing Your Dinnerware Cupboards to Liven Up Your Table

If you are like most of us, you proably have more than one set of china, with some odds and ends -- a few bowls in one pattern, a few plates in another. Yet you probably reach for the same dinnerware day in and out. Time to liven things up by simply rearranging your cupboards! Instead of stacking everything by pattern, why not stack everything by function? All the plates from all your patterns in one cupboard, bowls in another, etc. Then, you are more likely to create new mix and match combinations. You will get to enjoy all the pieces you own even more!

Help The Environment

Instead of reaching for a paper towel every time there is a kitchen spill, keep a stack of towels on your counter to use. We offer e-cloths, which clean with just water.  Use them to wipe up spills, wipe down counters, wipe off appliances, and toss them in the laundry to clean for re-use. Easy for you, great for the environment!