home organization

My Best Trick to Getting Dinner on the Table

by Edie Wadsworth on September 26, 2014

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“If we were taught to cook as we are taught to walk, encouraged first to feel for pebbles with our toes, then to wobble forward and fall, then had our hands firmly tugged on so we would try again, we would learn that being good at it relies on something deeply rooted, akin to walking, […]

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How to Set Up a Baking Center

by Edie Wadsworth on September 10, 2014

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I’ve never quite had a baking center like this but it was a priority when we rebuilt our house. I’ve had various versions of one for a long time and here’s the truth of the matter—-if your supplies are easily accessible and organized, you’ll bake more.  (You might also like a full tour of the […]

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I hope to make your meal prep and planning easier by helping you get all the stuff you need for a season of great cooking.  And there’s no better time to embrace cooking at home than fall.  I can hardly contain my excitement! Football food, tailgating, soup, chili, pumpkin everything.  It’s gonna be good, y’all. […]

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The (small) Kitchen Appliance I Never Want to Be Without

by Edie Wadsworth on August 20, 2014

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I hate to even mention this to some of you who live in the northwest or midwest or northeast and have really short summers but here in the South, all we can think about is fall.  It’s been summer since April here and we’re over it.  AND?  It’s almost football season (Glory Hallelujah!) which means […]

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Around the Table

by Edie Wadsworth on August 13, 2014

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“How to announce the return of comfort and well-being except by cooking something fragrant. That is what her mother always did. After every calamity of any significance she would fill the atmosphere of the house with the smell of cinnamon rolls or brownies, or with chicken and dumplings, and it would mean, This house has […]

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The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Taming Paperwork

by Edie Wadsworth on March 10, 2014

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This is an update on a post I did about paperwork and since I’m a right-brained, creative, ADD, fly-by-the-seat-of-my-skinny-jeans kind of a girl, I thought you’d like to know that tax season didn’t stress me out at all. This system has worked well for me for the past two years, so I think I finally […]

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Kitchen Must Haves {The 10 Things I Use Most}

by Edie Wadsworth on February 24, 2014

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  I’m ashamed to say that my kitchen has been sorely neglected until yesterday.  I spent the better part the afternoon cleaning and froofing, but have not been on my A game with cooking lately.  And by that I mean we’ve had frozen pizza twice this week.  What are we, newlyweds?  I even went to […]

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January Menu Plan

by Edie Wadsworth on January 1, 2014

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How about starting the New Year with a plan?! Week 1 Wednesday, January 1—We’re swimming in leftovers and I’m making homemade bagels just to show 2014 who’s boss. Thursday, January 2—Spicy Tomato Soup and Cheese and Pesto Paninis Friday, January 3—Homemade Pizza (Try our new flavor with pesto, spicy eye-talian sausage, feta, spinach and sun dried […]

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How to Host Thanksgiving {And Enjoy It!}

by Edie Wadsworth on November 20, 2013

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I think Melanie and I are the only two people in the free world talking about Thanksgiving.  Christmas will  have its turn, but not until after Thanksgiving and Advent. Hold Your Horses, ‘Merica! Here are my master plans for the next 9 days, so that when my company gets here, I can convalesce by the […]

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November Meal Plan, 2013

by Edie Wadsworth on November 4, 2013

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I wrote about cooking and meal planning during the 31 Days series and apparently I have passion and feelings about the topic. Large feelings. What can I say? I’m a foodie and I love to feed people. I want you to love it too, so I’m making it a tad bit less daunting.  Because those […]

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Living with Open Shelving, the pros and cons

by Edie Wadsworth on April 18, 2013

I’ve been singing the praises of open shelving for years.  When I remodeled my first kitchen and painted my lower cabinets turquoise, I took off upper doors to give my kitchen the look of open shelving, without having to start from scratch. Then, I remodeled the original lake kitchen and added a plethora of open […]

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This post could also be titled, “Closet Organizing, for the Ruth in all of us.” Or, “How I Finally Learned to Clean Out My Closet, at age 43.” Also? Don’t forget to check out Part 2 of this post, where I share all my favorite clothes! Organizing is not my love language, as my mother […]

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31 Days to Hospitality::Day 19 The Beverage Bar

by Edie Wadsworth on October 20, 2012

This is day 19 in a 31 day series on hospitality. Click here to start from the beginning. I’ve never had a beverage bar before but it’s been on my wish list for a long time. So, when we were rebuilding our house, I decided to make it happen. And oh, am I glad I […]

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31 Days to Hospitality::Day 18 The Well Stocked Pantry

by Edie Wadsworth on October 19, 2012

This is day 18 in a 31 day series on hospitality.   Start from the beginning here. The title of this post is ‘The Well Stocked Pantry’. The alternate title is, ‘Hello, my name is Edie and I hoard chicken stock.’ I’m not saying I’m a hoarder but what I’m saying is—I like a well […]

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3 steps to making peace with your papers

by Edie Wadsworth on May 24, 2012

People who know me really well are chuckling right now. Me?    Trying to give you advice on your paperwork organization?  It’s  nearly outrageous.   I’m the creative, artsy, right-brained, ADD, ENFP type who has never balanced her checkbook.  Isn’t that what the bank is for?  I’m posting this while my sister is out of […]

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