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:

The middle:

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!

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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.

Clean Mama Quarterly : Summer Edition

What have you been enjoying this week? Any little things to share?