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How to Organize and Cook Daily in a Small Kitchen

 

Today we are peeking inside another well loved food blogger’s kitchen to see how she organizes and cooks daily in a small kitchen.

TidyMom Guest post

Shaina Olmanson of Food For My Family and Desserts in Jars

Shaina Olmanson knows a thing or two about cooking from scratch.  On her blog, Food for My Family she shares recipes, tips, opinions, and her philosophy on food as she and her husband Ole, strive to teach their four children how to eat well: seasonally, locally, organically, deliciously, and balanced.  They cook and prepare real food in a day and age where many people have turned to convenience foods because they are so readily available and hope to encourage others to do the same! Shaina can usually be found in one of three places: cooking, at the computer or behind the camera. More often than not, these three things occur in the kitchen simultaneously,  and she is here today to share how she does it all in a cramped kitchen………

Organizing and Creating in a Small Kitchen Space on TidyMom.net

For me, I believe that the kitchen is the hub of all family activity. It’s where my kids come to do homework. It’s where we meet each morning as they rub sleep from their eyes and sit to fill empty bellies. It’s where we come back together as a family at the end of the day. We spend more time in the kitchen than any other room in our home.

Seeing as how important I saw this piece of the home, the open flow and updated cabinets sold me when we were buying the house. Still, open access to the dining room or not, the 70 square feet of kitchen space and cupboards does not give me a lot to work with in terms of equipment, appliance, and food storage for a family of six. We won’t even mention how much valuable storage space was sacrificed to open that kitchen-dining room wall. {click to continue}

Visiting San Francisco and Stitch Fix

 

A few weeks ago, my daughter Allison and I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to San Francisco to meet all the wonderful people at Stitch Fix.  It was our first time in San Francisco and we had so much fun!

Stitch Fix, an online personal styling service for women, is one of our favorite ways to shop for clothes, so we were thrilled to have the chance to see how it all works! 

San Francisco Bound!!

Everything was incredible, from seeing the Stitch Fix Headquarters and meeting the buyers and stylist to getting a behind-the-scenes look at how the fixes are styled and shipped, and all the wonderful people involved every step of the way!

**when we walked into the Stitch Fix offices Allison whispered to me, “This is what my heaven must be like” lol……not only is she a teenage (17) year old girl who love clothes, but she’s headed off to college next year to get a degree in marketing and pr.  To say she was excited about this trip is an understatement!

Stitch Fix Head Quarters

We stayed four glorious nights in a beautiful townhouse in Nob Hill with bloggers (and sisters) Traci of Beneath My Heart and Cyndi of Walking in Grace in Beauty, where we shared lots of chatting, laughing and bonding. It was a blast and I was so honored to have been included. {click to continue}

Asparagus and Gruyere Tart

Easy and Delicious Asparagus and Gruyere Tart recipe at TidyMom.net

  Store bought puff pastry makes this simple, 3 ingredient Asparagus and Gruyere Tart look sophisticated enough for any dinner or brunch.   I became an asparagus lover just a few short years ago.  My mom never served them when I was growing up.  Boy did I miss out!  Lucky for my kids their mom loves […]

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Top 10 Easter DIY Projects | I Spy Sunday

Top 10 EASTER DIY Projects at TidyMom.net

  Each week I host a linky party called I’m Lovin’ It, where bloggers link up their latest and greatest DIY projects, crafts, recipes, homemaking tips and more!  Each Sunday I highlight a few of the great ideas that were linked up that week for I Spy Sunday.  This week, was full Easter DIY Projects! Can you believe April is half over?  Easter […]

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Prom Updo Hairstyle | I’m Lovin’ It

Classic Style updo hair style for prom, homecoming, wedding or formal.

  If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen that Allison attended her senior prom last weekend. I’m so proud of her and so excited to know she is facing such an exciting time in her life but where, oh where, did my little girl go? She has grown into a beautiful, confidant, […]

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Kitchen Organization with Vintage Finds

Organizing your kitchen with vintage finds at TidyMom.net

  Today we are peeking inside another well loved food blogger’s kitchen to see how she organizes her kitchen with vintage finds! Julie Grice believes in pursuing your passions and doing what makes you happy.  On her blog Savvy Eats,  she uses her food science & engineering background to teach readers about making the most of their […]

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Orange Buttermilk Pancakes

Orange Buttermilk Pancakes-light and fluffy pancakes with a hint of orange served with whipped orange honey butter make a perfect spring breakfast! recipe at TidyMom.net

  Orange Buttermilk Pancakes-light and fluffy pancakes with a hint of orange served with whipped orange honey butter make a perfect spring breakfast! Originally I got up  recently and was going to make a big stack of buttermilk pancakes for sunday breakfast.  I got in the kitchen, pulled out the skillet and all the ingredients […]

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10 FRESH Spring DIY Projects

Top 10 Fresh SPRING Projects for your home at TidyMom.net

  Each week I host a linky party called I’m Lovin’ It, where bloggers link up their latest and greatest DIY projects, crafts, recipes, homemaking tips and more!  Each Sunday I highlight a few of the great ideas that were linked up that week for I Spy Sunday.  This week, was full of FRESH DIY Projects for SPRING!!    Wow, I can’t believe […]

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Homemade Orange Honey Butter | I’m Lovin’ It

Orange Honey Butter recipe at TidyMom.net

  This lightly sweetened whipped orange honey butter is wonderful served as a spread for quick bread, muffins, waffles, or pancakes. A few weeks ago we made pancakes for breakfast and I whipped up a batch of orange honey butter when I realized I had never shared this lightly sweetened whipped butter here on the […]

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