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Quick and Easy Cherry Coconut Fluff Dessert Recipe

My husband and I were invited to a summer cookout and volleyball extravaganza. Like all good Midwesterners, we automatically knew that includes bringing food for the potluck portion of the party. Unfortunately, earlier in the week due to a raging thunderstorm that took down power line followed by temperatures that shot up into the 90’s (F ) our electric company gave a huge chunk of the state the gift of multiday rolling blackouts early in the week. Fortunately, we got our electricity back in one of the first waves. Even though we didn’t lose any of our food in the freezer (I had the freezer packed with big reusable ice packs similar to these to get them ready for the party) the power outages made grocery shopping for fresh party food ingredients difficult. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. I poked around my pantry and got a little creative. I made a quick and easy three ingredient cherry coconut fluff salad recipe that just so happens to also b

Get Organized! DIY Wine Cork Hooks


pantryhookbefore At first glance, my tiny pantry looks organized. I'm surprised at how much more space I have in the pantry after decanting my kitchen staples into glass jar! It looks pretty too.

What you don't know is that my kitchen jar project is really an ant proofing project that turned into a surprise free organization project. I'll give you the details on Lazy Budget Chef in a later post.


I found a crazy amount of Husband's pancake mixes hidden behind the aprons I had hanging off a coat hook attached to a pantry shelf. It is a result of our Out of Sight Out of Mind Disease because organizing the aprons that way blocks our view of what is stored on the pantry shelves below.




Pin the tutorial for later!


Time to get those aprons hanging on the wall and blocking the view to our food! I made strong and durable pantry apron hooks from  wine corks, wall anchors, and scrap wood. Scoot on over to DIY blog Condo Blues and read this post:




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