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Neat and Nifty DIY Projects for Your Kitchen

May 25, 2016 9:01 am

While you may not be able to pull off a full kitchen renovation in your rental, you can make the space function better for your needs by crafting up a few simple projects. Here are just three useful DIY projects that will improve your kitchen space and help make it your own.

Dip-Dye Wooden Spoons [housebeautiful.com]
Looking to add more color to your kitchen without going overboard? This simple tutorial will add rainbow hues to your wooden kitchen utensils, and best of all, it takes less than an hour to complete. Store them upside down in a large ceramic jar to show off their fun new makeover.

Additional Cabinet Storage [lifehacker.com]
If the items in your kitchen cabinets are always stacked precariously on top of one another, you could likely benefit from additional storage. Add a tension rod for additional storage, or add a classic Lazy Susan so that you can reach things like spices and small jars with ease.

Cutting Board Tablet Stand [countryliving.com]
If you frequently use your iPad or other tablet to look up recipes or listen to music in the kitchen, keep it protected by creating your own stand out of an old cutting board. Simply attach a wooden Scrabble tile stand to the bottom to hold up the tablet, then prop up the entire cutting board using an old door stop on the back.

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Find Tofu-Based Snacks for Vegans and Non-Vegans Alike at Toofu

May 18, 2016 9:01 am

You don’t have to be a vegan to enjoy the unique, tofu-based snacks at Toofu. This modern food truck is located at farmers markets around the Sunnyvale area, and it sells its own house made tofu creations made from scratch using only healthy, all-natural ingredients.

If you’re looking for a protein-packed snack that will leave you feeling full without blowing your diet, Toofu’s tofu poppers make fun foods to pop in your mouth while on the go. Toofu also sells non-GMO blocks of tofu to use in salads, grill for stir fries, or use for any other recipe that usually involves tofu. These types come in a wide variety of flavors like the ever-popular teriyaki, and they even come in the form of “meatballs” to use in spaghetti or to add to a sandwich.

In addition to tofu, Toofu serves handcrafted green tea soy milk, which makes a refreshing beverage to enjoy while strolling through the farmers market.

Toofu
Various farmers markets
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
www.yelp.com/biz/toofu-sunnyvale

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How to Create a Soothing, Zen-Like Bedroom

May 11, 2016 9:01 am

Your bedroom should be a calm, relaxing sanctuary to escape from the stress in your life. Changing up your lighting, the material of your fabrics, or sprucing up your decor can create the spa-like atmosphere you've been dreaming of. Follow these tips to bring more peace and tranquility into your bedroom.

  • Use soothing, soft colors like light blue or mint green and pair them with white or ivory accents to achieve a fresh feel.
  • De-clutter your bedroom to give yourself a clean, simple space.
  • Add dimmable lights or multiple sources of light so you can soften the lighting to give your room a more mellow feel.
  • Make your bed the focal point in your room. This will allow you to really enjoy going to bed and will make it easier to feel relaxed.
  • Treat yourself to luxurious sheets and bedding. Use quality fabrics with a thread count of at least 300.
  • Use sheer curtains for your windows to allow light to come through for a bright and airy feel.
  • Add a few candles or an oil diffuser with a lavender or chamomile scent that will help to relax yourself.
  • Use relaxing music or nature sounds to create an ambiance.

Decorating a Spa-Like Bedroom [SF Gate]
How to Turn your Bedroom into a Luxurious Retreat [Freshome]
5 Easy Updates for Creating a Spa-Like Bedroom [Donco Designs]

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