Soft Water Without Salt?

Here in Utah, the potable water is pretty hard – lots of mineral content. At our first house, we eventually broke down and bought a softner. It was pretty much what you might expect with a brine tank, recharge compartment, and piles of salt. Pretty standard stuff. I was never a big fan. It takes a while to get used to slimy showers and hand washing, but it does keep sinks...

Fourth Step to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

This is the last day of painting our kitchen cabinets. Like with most things, it was worth it but only now that it’s done. It seemed hard and long while we were in the middle of it. The end result looks really nice and seems to have held up really well. In the end time will tell. Would we do it again? I think so. There are still a few...

First Step to Repaint Kitchen Cabinets

We’ve been thinking about tackling this project for years. We figured it was just about time, so we made the Memorial Day weekend a little long and dove in. The biggest decision we had to make was what to use. Rebecca said we should use chalk paint, but I was convinced we should go with Rustoleum’s Cabinet Transformations. Don’t ask me how, but I managed to win this one. Over...

Eight Steps to Replace the Microwave Bulb

There are all sorts of little things around the house that we don’t think twice about until it doesn’t work. Not long ago we did some repainting in the kitchen. Maybe it was messing around with the microwave, or maybe it just burned out. Whatever it was, the light stopped working. At first I thought it was silly and wasn’t going to bother, but who would have thought? It was...