Home With a Twist

The last time I did a “My Easy Three” series, I got a lot of great feedback that these tips were easily achievable and you would like to see more ideas.  So, here is simple inspiration for March.

Add a punch of color

First — Make an Entrance!  It’s time for spring cleaning.  But, if cleaning the entire house top to bottom is overwhelming, then start with your front porch. Here’s a post I did in 2012 with a step-by-step list on tasks to accomplish this goal.  If you want more spring cleaning tips, here is a cleaning check list from Joanna Gaines.

Second — Replace watch batteries.  I have some fun, costume jewelry watches and none of them seem to have working batteries.  There is a battery store near me and for about $6 each I can take all my watches in for fresh batteries getting them running again for the year and have some like-new accessories for my spring wardrobe.

Pioneer Woman Sloppy Joes

Third, March is Sloppy Joe month.  Fun fact for conversation at your next cocktail party (because I always try to educate my HWT readers…) Marilyn Brown, Director of the Consumer Test Kitchen at H.J. Heinz in Pittsburgh, says their research at the Carnegie Library suggests that the sloppy Joe began in a Sioux City, Iowa cafe as a “loose meat” sandwich” in 1930, the creation of a cook named Joe.

Here’s an awesome recipe from the Pioneer Woman.  I have made it for my family and it is devoured every time. I substitute mine with ground turkey because Miss Bee doesn’t eat beef.  Most of the ingredients are probably already in your pantry.  Make this for Friday night dinner and your kids will thank you and think you are so cool because you know who invented the sandwich!