Author Archives: Mariette Mifflin

Renew a Worn Silverplate Tray

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You can usually restore the beautiful gleam of antique or vintage silver tabletop items with silver cleaners such as Weiman® Silver Cream or Wright’s® Silver Polish. However, sometimes a polishing works only on part of the item and does little … Continue reading

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Planting in Bags – Not a New Concept

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For the last couple of garden seasons I have experimented with planting potatoes in bags. Planting a harvest in bags is not a new concept. Europeans have been making use of this gardening technique for decades. When a garden plot … Continue reading

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Easily Convert an Origami Folding Rack to a Light Garden

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If you haven’t seen the Origami Folding Rack in action, it’s pretty impressive. You can fold or set up this sturdy shelving in 20 seconds or less – really. It’s extremely durable and versatile to use for temporary shelving, a … Continue reading

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Love Keurig Coffee but not the K-Cup Costs?

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There’s no denying that Keurig® K-Cup coffees and teas are the ultimate in single-serve brewing, but there’s a cost to enjoying this brew. Depending on your budget, it could quickly become a financial drag, to keep a stock of K-cups … Continue reading

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DIY – Pull Out for those Plastics

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When it comes to aggravation in the kitchen, the culprit is often trying to retrieve the right food storage container (and lid), without creating an avalanche of plastics, every time you open that cabinet. And trying to find things in … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

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It may not look like Easter outdoors since there’s still a lot of snow, but it does feel like it. I always perk up at this time of year, simply because Spring signals a renewal of sorts. And it won’t … Continue reading

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Set up a Home Office or Computer Corner

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If you work from home, you probably already have a workspace and that’s great because having a designated space to work, tends to make you more efficient. Even if you don’t work at home, you still need a computer or … Continue reading

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How to Rehydrate Brown Sugar

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Brown sugar should always be stored in an airtight container, but even with the best of care, this golden sweet stuff can become hard and crusty, rendering it impossible to use. You can easily fix that and rehydrate the sugar … Continue reading

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Present Yourself for the Job Interview

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There have been times when I have been on the other side of the interview desk and I’ve been appalled at the body language, impatience and inappropriate dress of those seeking employment. If you really want to land employment in … Continue reading

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