Farberware Kitchen Essentials You Need Right Now

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Every kitchen needs good knives and Farberware knives are super sharp and can go right into the dishwasher without rusting! This Japanese Steel Cutlery Set comes with everything you need to slice, chop, dice, and cut. It comes in a beautiful wood block that looks amazing on any countertop and keeps all your knives handy for your kitchen creations.
The Farberware Knife Armor Set includes an 8” chef knife, an 8” bread knife, a 5” santoku knife, a 5.5” serrated utility knife, a 3.5” paring knife, and kitchen shears, plus six 4.5” steak knives to set out on your table for dinner. Farberware knives feature high carbon stainless steel blades for precision and long-lasting durability.
The ergonomically designed lightweight handles are comfortable for repetitive cutting and provide superior non-slip control even when wet. There is no substitute for a great set of knives! Using low quality knives puts your hands and fingers in danger. I love the grip that Farberware knives provide.
The Farberware Knife Armor Cutlery Set looks fabulous in my farmhouse kitchen and will go great with any decor. I love the compact design of the wood block since I have a small kitchen, and this wood block is about an inch smaller in width than my last set of Farberware knives. This is a great set!
I have seen the Farberware Food Huggers advertised but had never tried them, so I was excited to give them a try. With just two of us living in our home, we often use just part of fruits and vegetables when we're cooking. Food Huggers are a great way to save the other part without wasting plastic baggies.
They are so easy to use! Just press your cut fruit or vegetable into the Food Hugger and it simply hugs around the food to keep it fresh longer. They come in a set of four different sizes so you just choose the one that best fits your food.
Food Huggers are made from food safe, BPA-free silicone, plus they are dishwasher safe, making clean up quick and easy. But Food Huggers are not just for keeping your fruits and vegetables fresh after cutting!
They also fit over the top of glass jars, glass bottles, tin cans, aluminum cans, and more! Food Huggers will fit on any round store-bought food container plus they even work on mason jars (which I seem to be accumulating a lot of since my kitchen is a farmhouse theme).
I am totally sold on Food Huggers and they come in several great color arrays. Plus, each set of four costs under ten bucks. They are durable and will last for years to come, whereas I would have spent ten bucks on just two boxes of baggies that would be tossed within a couple months. Make your kitchen routine flow better and faster with great products from Farberware.
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Custom Crystal Whiskey Decanter Set #gifts #homedecor

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With Mother's Day and Father's Day on the horizon, it's time to start looking for a unique gift that will remind your parents of you every time they use it. Candy and flowers are nice, but a personalized Whiskey Decanter Set will make them smile every time they enjoy a drink. PersonalizedCart.com has tons of wonderful gifts for everyone in the family, that you can personalize for someone special.
The Whiskey Decanter Set includes a whiskey decanter with a glass topper plus four rocks glasses. They can be etched with three letters, but I decided to personalize with just one - a W - for our last name. I am delighted with the quality of this Custom Crystal Whiskey Decanter Set! The glass is thick and solid, and it arrived beautifully packaged in wooden gift boxes.
PersonalizedCart.com has gifts for him, for her, and even for the kids. If you are looking for a unique wedding gift or a memorable graduation gift, this is definitely a website you're going to want to shop. Their customer service is amazing and their shipping is fast. Find the gifts you'd rather keep for yourself at PersonalizedCart.com!

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Unique Personalized Signs #farmhouse #decor #wood

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Our little farmhouse is located in a small Kansas town of just 265 people. It seems everyone knows everyone. We moved in right before the cold of winter set in, so we've only met a couple of our neighbors. We've been working on inside renovations all winter and I'm loving putting together our decor, one piece at a time. It's finally warming up enough to give our outdoor decor some attention and I found the perfect piece to hang in the front window of our enclosed porch - a personalized sign from GiftedOcccasion.com.
This beautiful personalized sign is very unique, with 3D cut letters from birch wood, attached to a gorgeous piece of maple wood that is stained with a dark walnut. GiftedOccasion.com lets you choose the sign design and the fonts for your personalized sign, and you can even add dates and other information.
I am so delighted with my personalized sign. It's the perfect way to let everyone in town know who bought Shorty's house. I decided to craft a braided twine hanger for my personalized sign, to give it a farmhouse decor feel. I cut eight pieces of twine and one piece of picture wire, all the same length, so that I could braid with threads of three, giving it strength.
We drilled two holes in the upper corners of our personalized sign, then threaded the braided twine through the holes from the back, to tie each end in a single knot on the front of the sign. Then we mounted a c-hook to the top of the wood window frame inside, so that the sign is evenly framed out by the window next to the front door.
The contrast of the unfinished birch wood against the dark walnut stained maple wood makes this sign easily seen from the gravel road in front of our house. I am absolutely thrilled with the way it looks and think it fits in perfectly with my farmhouse decor. Check out GiftedOccasion.com for personalized signs for your home, whether it's a farmhouse or an urban loft!


Calamityware - Fun, Funky, Fine Porcelain Dinnerware

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Calamityware is fine porcelain with a delightful surprise! From afar, these Omnivore Bowls look like something that you might find in a museum, but once you take a closer look at the design you realize these bowls feature fun and funky designs.
Serve up an Easter feast to remember with Calamityware and set your table with a whimsical and clever spin on the traditional-looking porcelain servingware, unexpectedly decorated with scenes of mysterious omnivores worked into the design.
This set of four identical bowls are deliciously deep for cereal, chili, ice cream, snacks, and your favorite soup. Each Omnivore Bowl is 5.75" diameter at the top and stands 3" high. The Omnivore Bowl can hold more than 2 cups with plenty of room for sloshing.
Omnivore Bowls even have a surprise in the bottom of the bowl - a design of the explosive calamity that results if one eats EVERYTHING. Adults and kids will both love this lighter side of mealtimes. Porcelain is as durable as it is delicate, plus Calamityware is disherwasher safe and microwave safe.
Calamityware is produced at the award-winning Kristoff porcelain workshop in Poland using the in-glaze decoration process, where the image is slightly melted into the surface like the fine porcelain you see in museums. These Don Moyer designs will add personality to your table!
I love my Calamityware Omnivore Bowls! They are very high quality with a solid weight, stack beautifully for easy storage between meals, and are gorgeous enough to put on any display shelf. Choose from Calamityware bowls, plates, mugs, and more for an Easter meal to remember!


Eggnots - Allergy Free Dyeable Ceramic Easter Eggs

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Start a new tradition and try the dyeable ceramic easter egg-coloring alternative for fun with the whole family! Eggnots look and feel like real eggs, but are inedible with no refrigeration needed. Ceramic Eggnots are non-perishable, eco-friendly, and vegan-friendly. Plus, they are 100% safe for those with egg allergies.
Create and craft high-quality ceramic egg keepsakes with your family, and find unique ways to decorate and display Eggnots this Easter! They are made in the USA and come in a 6-pack, 12-pack, 18-pack, plus they also offer a dye kit. You can also dye them with a mixture of water, white vinegar, and food coloring, which is how I colored my Eggnots.
I was actually hesitant to dye them, because they are beautiful just the way they are, but I wanted to see how well the colors absorbed into the ceramic shell. I was so excited to see how vibrant the colors came out on Eggnots. I even experimented a bit with layering colors on a few of them. They turned out fabulous! Eggnots can be decorated in dozens of different ways other than dyeing too.
I found an antique egg gathering basket for a few dollars at my local flea market, added some natural craft grass I found for fifty cents at a second-hand store in town, then placed my dyed Eggnots in the basket for the perfect Easter decor in my farmhouse kitchen. I am absolutely delighted with Eggnots and will definitely be buying an extra dozen for decor purposes all year long.
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Airfree Home Air Purifier - Plug It and Forget It

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Living in a home that is over 100 years old means our home has character, history, and decades of who-knows-what in the air. With all of the renovations we're doing, we're stirring up dirt and dust throughout the house. We live in Kansas and often have huge winds sweeping pollen across the prairie. All of this means I usually wake up completely congested, so I was more than ready to try out the Airfree Air Purifier.
This compact little Airfree air purifier is about the size of my coffee maker, so it easily sits on our bedside table. It is completely silent, requires no water, and requires no filters. Seriously, you can just plug it in and forget it's there. It works in the background, eliminating dust mites, bacteria, fungi, virus, pollen, allergens of domestic animals, and other microorganisms from the air. It has air inlets at the bottom that allows air to flow in, and its patented Thermodynamic TSS Technology destroys all that nasty stuff in the air, then the cooled and cleaned air comes back out through the top. Airfree also reduces indoor harmful ozone levels. It's perfect for mold contaminated areas as well as asthma and allergy sufferers.
I am simply amazed with the Airfree air purifier! I am waking up congestion-free, which hasn't happened since we moved into this charming old home. The unit is truly completely silent and the only way I can even tell it's running is by placing my hand directly over the top to feel a slight warmth (we used the adjustment to turn the blue glowing light off so our room is dark at night). I am ecstatic that there is no water to empty and refill, and no expensive filters to buy or maintain. It's the best air purifier I have ever tried!

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Farmhouse Bathroom Renovation #remodel #renovation #farmhouse #diy

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Welcome to our home! We purchased this charming house in October 2017 in a small town in Kansas. It was built in 1888 and was originally a two room house, with other rooms added on in 1925. There is so much I love about this house. We are renovating and I am so excited to say that we just completed the bathroom!
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The one bathroom in our home is a small space. I am guessing there were some updates in the 70s, because of the greenish-brown paneling that was added to the lower half of the walls. The shower was in great condition, so it needed only a good cleaning. There is a window in the shower, so I think at some point there must have been a claw-foot tub, but the shower stays, and we ended up hanging a tiny shower curtain over the window with a tension rod.
Our home was the first one in this town to have indoor plumbing installed, so the owner must have been progressive in his time. We decided everything in the bathroom had to go, except the shower. We pulled out the sink, the toilet, the metal medicine cabinet, and even the greenish-brown wall paneling.
The cabinet on the wall seems to be built into a window, although we found no window on the outside of the home. We decided to keep the cabinet, but we removed the toilet paper holder and towel rack from the wood frame.
Old homes rarely have completely level floors or perfectly square rooms, and that's influenced our decisions on material choices. We chose luxury vinyl plank flooring for under our feet. It is beautiful and textured, looks like real wood, is completely waterproof, and as a bonus, it goes down directly over existing flooring. In just a few hours, the old stained linoleum was gone and in its place was a beautiful floor that will last long past our lives.
The toilet placement is a bit further from the wall than in newer homes, due to the placement of the original plumbing, but like most issues we've come across, we just decided to work with what we've got. Once the floor was in, my husband added the toilet while I danced around waiting for it to be installed so I could use it.
Look at what we found when we pulled down the paneling! It looks like yellow tile printed on some kind of thick, black vinyl that was glued to the wall. To avoid any probable chemical release into the air, we elected to go with beadboard and place it directly over the yellow panels. I also removed the wallpaper that covered the top half of the walls. The top layer of wallpaper came off easily, but I had to hand scrape all the glued backing off the walls.
We replaced only one of the original baseboards because it was damaged, and installed an additional baseboard in front of the simple 1x6" baseboards for both aesthetic and practical reasons. In the picture below, to the lower right, you can see we also added a frame to enclose the corner where the water heater was located when originally installed.
We installed the beadboard in 4' tall sections, which fortunately fit right over the existing paneling choices by the previous owner. We opted for the MDF beadboard, which was lighter and easier to work with, as well as more affordable. Once painted, it's as beautiful as wood beadboard.
Buying the right size bathroom sink proved to be a challenge. We originally purchased one at a hardware store in the nearest big town, but it was just too big for the space and we returned it. I scoured the internet and ordered the perfect pedestal sink for our bathroom.
We marked the spot on the floor where we would be installing the pedestal sink. The installation proved to be quite a challenge when we got to that point because the previous owner also worked with what he had and many of the newer fittings had to be modified to fit what was existing.
Beadboard is definitely rough-looking until it is caulked and painted, especially when you're working with rooms that are 100 years old. We also discovered that under the wallpaper, the walls are either constructed of incredibly old cement board or incredibly old gypsum wallboard. The wallpaper even covers the ceiling, which we opted to leave in the bathroom as a textured ceiling, but the florescent light had to come down.
It took four months from start to finish. I painted everything a bright white, using eggshell finish on the upper walls, and semi-gloss finish on the beadboard, trim, and cabinet. I left the original hardware on the cabinet because I like how the metal of the handles has aged. I bought two metal shelves that hold storage baskets and our bathroom towels, which are all shades of gray.
I added a set of two bath rugs and I'm delighted that the stripes go the opposite way of the grain of the flooring. Rather than hang a toilet paper holder, I bought a freestanding toilet paper holder that also stores extra rolls. We also hung a new shower curtain rod, curtain rod hooks, and a white textured shower curtain.
We also hung a beautiful bathrobe hook on the side wall of the water heater cabinet we built. I love the diamond design on the bathroom towels we chose and think it's a beautiful contrast to the lines of the beadboard. Once we added the top trim to the beadboard, caulked it all properly, and painted everything, the beadboard looks perfect.
I am in love with everything about our bathroom. I opted for chrome hardware for nearly everything in the bathroom because it goes so well with gray tones. All of the original outlets in the house are black, so we found a bronze outlet cover that complements the black.
One of my favorite finds was the bathroom wall mirror over the sink that features a little shelf at the bottom. We cut the beadboard trim to fit around the mirror so that it hangs exactly where we need it. I kind of breezed over how much work was put into the upper walls, but that's the part of the project that took the longest.
It took many weeks of scraping, cleaning, patching, repairing, sanding, priming, and painting to get the upper walls the way I wanted them. I love the way they turned out and they sort of look like they are hand plastered. We also hung a bathroom vanity lighting fixture on the wall directly above the mirror, where the old medicine cabinet was hung, since the electrical lines were already there.
We modified the lighting fixture by adding a metal pull to the bottom, since the electrical that was there wasn't hooked up to light switch anywhere. My husband is truly the king of functionality and he can take any problem in the house and find a solution. My talent lies more on the design side of renovation. He hates to paint and I love to paint. We are the perfect team!
As we finished up the final touches and I started taking final pictures, I realized that I hadn't done any shopping for the useless, pretty stuff that gives a room warmth. It looked more like an impersonal, blank hotel room and needed more decor.
The cabinet for the water heater isn't quite finished yet, so I'll show you the finished project when we're done with it. I also found a simple lighting fixture for the ceiling to replace the florescent lighting fixture. I opted for a frosted flush lighting fixture (brushed silver base) so it would give off a softer light than the vanity light.
We headed into the nearest big town to shop at hobby lobby for a few items to bring some warmth into the room. I had a glass vase on hand, so I wrapped a bit of twine around it and purchased a single stem artificial flower that leans toward a light green/cream color combination. I picked a wood/metal tray to prop up behind it and added a small chicken wire basket that contains three little burlap bags holding green artificial plants. The walls are 9' tall and these extra decor pieces help draw the eyes up as you walk in the room.
We also found this fabulous candle sconce that brings both wood elements and iron elements into the room, plus the diamond shape complements the diamond design on the bathroom towels. It's always a good idea to bring wood and greenery into a room for a warm look, especially when using a white and gray color combination because otherwise the room feels cold. I am absolutely ecstatic with the final design of the bathroom and love everything about it!
Now that our bathroom renovation is done, it's my favorite room of the house. I hope you love it as much as we do and I hope I gave you some ideas for your renovation. It feels so good to be done, but the work is far from over. The next room reveal will be the kitchen, which features an original sink and a built-in corner cabinet, but we have a long way to go before it's done.
This home is likely the last house we will renovate. We've done a few others over the years, but we are getting older and slower. We are taking our time with this one, since whatever we do to this home is what will be there until we're gone. Thank you for taking a look and please feel free to ask questions or leave comments about what we've done. And, yes, I'm a bit wistful that there is no claw foot tub.

Note: I have included links to many of the items we added to our bathroom, in case you want to add them to your home. Only the amazon links are affiliate links, which means if you purchase those items through the link in this post, I'll be able to add a few pennies to my change jar.