Open flame in your home not your thing? I know it’s not mine but I love pretty tealight vessels. So, I use led tealights.
I love chrome commercial shelving (Home Depot, Lowes or City Mill). It looks good anywhere (kitchen, walk in, garage, office) has deep shelves, is super strong and affordable. Also comes in white and black but I think the chrome is the way to go, such a great industrial feel to it.
Costco’s not just for bulk purchases of paper goods and laundry detergent, I also stock up on gourmet cheese. The wine selection is pretty good too. Current issues of popular mags, including In Style, are also up for grabs.
For a special non-alcoholic cocktail, I mix safeway select grapefruit soda and orange juice, a great drink for a baby or bridal shower.
Tired of those annoying white deodorant stains on your cute black tops and dresses? Before you put your top/dress on, take your bottom hem and flip it inside out, pull it up over the chest level of the blouse. (so just the bottom 3/4 is inside out) Then pull the blouse over your head, once it’s fully on, pull the bottom back down. If that didn’t work, jus rub da white off with Gal Pal’s handy dandy deodorant remover. The foamy cushiony (usually pink or blue) thing on the dry cleaner’s hangers also works well.
Are you disappointed at the loss of just the right amount of flare, stitching or cool hem destruction every time you get your jeans hemmed? Tell the seamstress you want “the original hem method” (also called tricky hem or European hem). This method keeps the original hem of the jean intact during shortening. The cost is a little bit more but worth it with certain jeans. (An experienced tailor will be familiar with this term, sometimes this service is not available thru department stores.)