May 22, 2020
It’s the Little Things #84
Happy Friday! It’s time for some little things from this week. My hope is that these posts spark a little something with you, give you an idea or solve a problem. It might be a quote, a print, what I’m reading, a favorite podcast, a playlist, a recipe, a helpful tip, a cleaning product, or something I added to our home. Basically if it’s something little that I feel is shareable or if it’s something I’d bring up to a friend over coffee or on the phone, I’m probably going to share it with you here. Here’s a link to all of the posts in this series.
It’s been a week! Anyone else need new appliances while under quarantine? Our refrigerator and oven both started acting up this winter and we finally got the replacements this week. We ended up taking out the bookshelf around the previous refrigerator (something we have wanted to do for some time) and put in a built-in fridge. This space was intended for a built-in but the previous owners put in the bookcase instead – I loved it but I love the refrigerator more. I am a cookbook collector so this was great while it lasted.
Here’s the before:
We pulled out the bookcase – it was barely attached so this was something we could do ourselves. I went through my cookbooks and kept the best ones and put the cookbooks in upper cabinets to the left and then the favorites in vintage French apple basket on the counter.
And the after:
It’s only been a couple days since we got the new appliances, but we are loving them! We still need to have the trim work/baseboard put back but the larger refrigerator is already making a huge difference. We went with Kitchenaid appliances – the refrigerator is fingerprint-resistant, I am very excited to see how that works.
We’ve been doing a lot of home improvements this winter and spring – would you be interested in a little home tour?
DON’T MISS THIS! I have had so many of you asking for a sale in the Clean Mama Shop this week that I thought, shoot, let’s have a May Sale! Use the coupon code MAYSALE for 10% off your entire order – there’s free shipping in the US for orders of $125+. Sale ends Sunday, May 24th at 11:59pm CST. Head to this post for more sale details and a little update about what’s coming in June!
I chatted with the ladies on the A to B Podcast all about Following a Cleaning Routine last week. Check out the episode here or listen to it on your favorite podcast platform.
Your excitement over the Clean Mama Quarterly Summer Edition is incredible – thank you! Check it out if you’re looking for a simple resource for the summer.
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What have you been enjoying this week? Any little things to share?
Sabrina Diggs Says
Would love a home tour ! We are changing out all our appliances also, slowly .
I’m a bit of a cookbook collector as well. Where did you put all your cookbooks (besides the basket on the counter)? Did you purge any?
Clean Mama SaysPost author
I put some in the cabinet to the left, I have a small bookcase in the island that has some and I purged some as well. I’ll do a post detailing cookbooks soon!
Lisa Rains Says
Yes! Home tour please!
Would love a home tour!!
Catherine Wolfe Says
Yes, please, would love a home tour. I love that you have natural woodgrain cabinets, not painted cabinets. Your kitchen is so warm and inviting!
Oooh that new fridge is awesome!! Did you order it online or do you still have a Sears store? We love Kenmore products!
And YES to a house tour!!
Ok DUH that should say Kitchenaid. Not Kenmore. ????
Lori Weinstein Says
YES, YES, YES to the home tour!!!
Linda Johnston Says
Know you must be loving that new fridge! And that the change was easily made.
Kellie hall Says
Home tour would be great
I totally want a home tour! We are building a new house, and we are going with the Kitchenaid built-in, but we went with the panel ready one. I want to see a post on all the things refrigerator. There’s really nothing online about these fridges that I could find. 🙂
Beth Ann Dick Says
I love the new refrigerator! We had other appliances the last time around and gradually have had to replace… our new KitchenAid dishwasher has the smudge-free/fingerprint free finish and I LOVE it. Just a wet cloth shines it up when there’s a drip mark – no need for stainless steel spray or wipes anymore!
Would love a house tour!
House tour, please! The floors!
Yes please on the home tour. I love the basket with cookbooks! I recognize the Back in the Day bakery book! Also, Kitchenaid is a wonderful company with the best customer service!