A while back, actually a few years ago, I remember my friend talking about pineapples.
And that her Chinese family cut them differently to save more of the pineapple goodness.
(Kristen, do you remember this?... It was sooo long ago now!)
Anywho, I had no idea what she was talking about.
But I recently looked into it.
Who knows! I'm random like that.
So here is a different way to skin a pineapple for all of you without Chinese relatives...
(hint: it's cut on a diagonal)
I have a small closet.
Nothing to be ashamed of people!
But we can only fit like 5 coats in there tops.
When we bought our house we never thought twice about it.
We were moving from a 2 bedroom apartment.
We never thought we'd have enough stuff to put in our house -
let alone a coat closet. Yet, funny thing, the more room I have the more junk I acquire! (did I hear someone say hoarder?)
So anyhooo... I was annoyed with our little itty bitty closet the other day.
We always throw our shoes in the bottom.
And obviously never vacuum in there. (yikes!)
It usually looks like this...
Super easy to find your shoes right?
Especially without a light in there, but I digress...
I really wanted to organize it but the little space is hard to find shelving that fits.
Then I had a BRILLIANT idea!! Use wine racks like these to store shoes!
I'm SO brilliant.
But I'm cheap. And these suckers were $35 each.
So on to Plan B.
And these angled baskets on a stick were only $20 at Pier One!
I took the baskets off the stick and BAM!
Instant storage solution.
Now what do I do with the stick?
Gigantic paper towel holder? Extra-large toilet paper holder? Very small walking cane?
Anyhow, I love that I've been able to find my shoes this week!
The angled baskets off the stick is working out.
But if I find those wine racks at a yard sale...
I might just put those baskets back on the stick.
I mean, ya never know... a random skunk could break in your house or your Aunt Edna dies and you have to sell her stinky cigarette smoke-y house or someone spills broccoli cheese soup in your carpet and you leave for vacation without noticing (someone left out broccoli cheese soup out over night at work today on accident... Oh Mah Garsh - the smell!)
Anywhooo... Have ya heard of the Room Shocker? I never had until I Googled my brains out trying to find a way to get rid of the putrid smell of my treadmill. Had to order it online. So glad I found out about it!
You just mix in a little water and BAM! It's like you jumped in the pool! You're room smells like chlorine for 24 hours then you air it out. Good as new!
Worked pretty good. Previous to the Room Shocker I used:
Odor eliminator lava rocks
Probably a combination of things helped. But I hope that helps someone looking to remove any unwanted smells. What can ya do... Stink happens.
Anyone else thrilled that Project Runway is back on?! I know that I am.
Mainly because I like to pretend Tim Gunn is my BFF. Don't worry Meggie Poo. You're my real BFF. He's just my Pretend BFF. Mmmkay? As my Pretend BFF, I imagine him coming over and chillin' at my house. He's not that great of a BFF because he usually just critiques me. Gosh Tim! But it's OK. You need someone to tell you the truth sometimes!
My favorite critique I've heard Tim give on Project Runway was about the monkey house. (He's recently used it again to describe Snooki) Here's what he said:
"You know when you walk into the monkey house at the zoo, and you're like, 'Oh my God, this place stinks'? And after you're there 20 minutes you're like, 'It's not so bad'? And after an hour you don't notice? You've been living in the monkey house."