I actually got to see a lifehack unfold in front of my eyes this week. I had the pleasure of having corn on the cobb twice in two days and oddly enough, both were prepared two different ways. On Sunday my mom prepared it the good ol' fashioned way. She shucked the corn (mess everywhere) and then boiled it for 10 minutes (twice, because no pan is big enough to boil 10 pieces of corn). Last night, my friend blew my mind. She put the corn in the microwave for 4 minutes, took it
It is HOT during the summer and there is no better way to refresh yourself than an ice cold drink. My verve shipment showed up on my porch this morning and I was dying for a cold one. My hubs had told me about a hack last week and I decided to give it a whirl. What you do is take a drink around room temperature and wrap it in a wet paper towel. Then you pop it in the freezer for about 15 minutes and BOOM you got yourself an iced cold drink. I suggest trying it with a beer to
The blender in the Paradise house gets tons of use. Smoothies and protein shakes frequent our daily routines but the worst part is always the cleanup. My wife finds this part especially frustrating... at least that's what I gather from the blender always being dirty after she uses it. I found this great life hack and it takes 30 seconds. Toss in a little soap, add some water and blend. Empty... rinse.... boom! All clean. -Nick #blender #lifehack #tanglefreetuesday #tft #
To all my foodies, It's been WAY too many weeks since we have given you a food related life-hack so here you go... BLT’s are one of my favorite foods. A couple years ago my mind was blown when I discovered that you could cook bacon in the oven to avoid the bacon grease mess. This weave of bacon goodness is the ultimate BLT game-changer. It's just what the doctor ordered! Take the bacon.. weave the bacon.. bake at 400 degrees for 12-17 minutes (depending on how thick it is)...
If you haven’t finished your spring cleaning, do it now. If you haven’t started, GET ON IT. I don’t know about you but I have the hardest time going through my closet and getting rid of clothes. I often question whether I’m a hoarder or not. If you have trouble purging the clothes you don’t need try this brilliant life hack: Hang all of your clothes on the rod backwards. Once you have worn them, hang them forward again. If you go all summer without wearing that cute tank-top
To All the Parents Out There: How many dishes do you do a day? I can tell you that Nick and I go through an abundant amount of dishes each day between the two of us. I can't imagine how you keep up adding a kid or two to the mix. If you have problems with your kiddos grabbing for a new cup each time they want a drink, save yourself some time and energy on dishes and stick some magnets to the cups and stick them on your refrigerator so your kids use the same cup the whole day.
It seems like everyone is in a hurry to get somewhere these days and either I am the worst driver in the world, or everyone else on the road is... according to Nick, I am the worst and I don't necessarily disagree. I don't know about you but I can't stand when someone is tailing me, especially if it's uncalled for. It's one of those things that instantly gets me uncomfortable and upset. Instead of letting that jerk get the best of you try this. Turn on your windshield wipers
Bacon. It simply makes everything in life better... that is of course if you enjoy eating it. I truly think that bacon could solve many of the world's problems. I know whenever I'm done devouring a plate of bacon goodness, I'm just a much happier person. But what if you could enhance your bacon experience? Is it possible to take bacon to the next level? The answer is yes. Enter... pankcakes. Yes. Bacon + Pancakes= Bancakes. If I could eat this right now at work I would
It seems that around your 25th birthday, wine becomes an important part of your life. This might be just my own personal experience but there is nothing better than a nice glass of red wine when I get home from work and another with dinner and maybe a couple more afterward. What can I say... I'm a bit of a lush. Nothing is more frustrating than going to open a bottle of wine and realizing your wine opener is nowhere to be found. Don't fret because I found a fantastic way to
Have you ever spent minutes writing out an extensive list of groceries that you need to buy only to drive all the way to the store with the list sitting at home on the counter? No problem! Next time you are on your way to shop for groceries, take a picture of your open refrigerator so you can see exactly what you have when you get there. This will keep you from buying something you don't need and will help you remember what you do need! It might also encourage you to clean ou