Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Years Giveaway Extravaganza

From Melange Books comes a humongous list of books (Keep scrolling!) that you might win:  http://www.melange-books.com/blog/new-years-giveaway-extravaganza/

Practical and cool storage solutions (link)

The desktop divider and cleaning products and tools ideas are great suggestions 'cause you can keep your desktop divider closed up if you're short on space--and I need a better solution for the bottles, sponges, brushes, etc. that are shoved under the kitchen sink.  The nail polish bottle container--not so much--nor the ceramic kitchen utensil container.  I keep breakable items to a minimum; our kitchen utensils are in a heavy crock.  But check out these ideas from HGTV here: 12 Stylish Storage Solutions 


Friday, December 26, 2014

Preditors & Editors poll

The Preditors & Editors poll is open now, and I have two entries this year:

I have Strike Three in the Science Fiction and Fantasy novel category: http://critters.org/predpoll/novelsf.shtml
 
And Cold New Planet in the Science Fiction & Fantasy short story category: http://critters.org/predpoll/shortstorysf.shtml

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Kitchen design trends (link)

Ideas from HGTV: Gray is the new white, but there are other colors--and design ideas: Top kitchen trends

Monday, December 15, 2014

Toilets with nightlights (link)

This will light up your bathroom: Nightlight toilet seats illuminate the tank and bowl in a gentle glow (from Kohler).

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Enhance your non-working fireplace (link)

I love some of these ideas, although the creche and the wrapped gifts are limited to Christmas, but the use of tall, tapering candles instead of those squat white ones is refreshing, but forget the book clutter! See more: 8 Clever Uses for a Nonworking Fireplace

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Countertop appliances (link)

Do we really need these countertop appliances?  Hopefully you already have the ones you really need: 9 Must-Have Kitchen Countertop Appliances