How to Bake Homemade Bread for the Holidays with Breadman

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Baking homemade bread can often be a daunting task, especially for someone inexperienced with the ingredients, kneading and shaping process. If you want the texture and flavor of homemade bread without all of the guesswork, there's the Breadman Convection Bread Machine option. At less than $200, it offers you the ability to bake up to a two pound loaf of fresh, homemade bread. This holiday season, why not skip the flour clouds, kneading and … [Read more...]

Holiday Storage with the Maytag Ice2O French Door Refrigerator #MaytagMoms

Maytag Refrigerator Drawer Organiztion

Since Thanksgiving week I've had a lot of time to get acquainted with our new Maytag Ice2O French Door Refrigerator. With all the cooking and baking I was doing, there were so many things I had to stuff int here. At one point I had 4 gallons of milk, a 9 inch cheesecake, 3 trays of yeast rolls and a bowl of dough for bread. By the time I was done prepping all the dough I found my refrigerator shelves completed stacked to the max. What really … [Read more...]

Innovative Features of My New Maytag Kitchen Appliances #MaytagMoms

Maytag Ice2O French Door Refrigerator with Easy Access Refrigerator Drawer

Last month I first announced my partnership with Maytag and shared the old kitchen appliances I would be replacing. Not long after that post delivery day came and my kitchen was transformed into a stainless steel oasis. It was probably the most exciting and challenging day of 2012 to date. My initial excitement was quickly replaced with challenges that left me feeling a bit defeated in my own kitchen. Not being the type of person that adapts well … [Read more...]

Review | Hoover WindTunnel Air Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Hoover WindTunnel Air Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Over the course of the six years that we've lived in our house I've found it easier and more affordable to eliminate carpeting from the rooms. While there are some disadvantages to having hardwood floors, overall, they're much easier to maintain and stand up to the messes of young children much better. However, we do still have two bedrooms that are carpeted and our son's room is the one that takes a beating when it comes to dust, dirt and … [Read more...]

Out with the Old | A Kitchen Makeover with Maytag Appliances #MaytagMoms

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Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would be cooking, cleaning or working in a kitchen fully equipped with state-of-the art appliances. When we bought our house in 2006 it did come with new appliances but they were also low end, clearanced out models. Many of them started having issues within months, some completely dying in less than 2 years. We replaced what we could and just dealt with the rest, particularly the stove. It's just a … [Read more...]

Dad Find | Sears Craftsman 22” Rear Drive Self-Propelled Electric Start EZ Lawn Mower

Sears Craftsman Lawn Mower Electric Start High Wheel

Please note  - The lawn mower I'm reviewing was purchased by myself and this review is in no way connected with Sears, Craftsman or any representing PR agency. Spring came quite early this year and of course that meant cutting the grass a lot sooner than we had planned. Unfortunately, our lawn mower just wasn't quite ready. The poor thing was on its last leg, coughing and joking with every run through the yard and the wait time on a Spring … [Read more...]

Kitchen Find | Kenmore Elite 31 cu.ft. French Door Refrigerator Review

kenmore elite 31 cuft french door refrigerator

Please note  - The refrigerator I'm reviewing was purchased by myself and this review is in no way connected with Sears, Kenmore or any representing PR agency. When my husband and I first bought our house it came with brand new appliances. I was excited to see an updated side-by-side refrigerator with an ice maker! After apartment hopping for many years, it's the little things that get you excited, especially when all the previous … [Read more...]

Come Dine with Me and Experience LG Home Appliances

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This holiday season I imagine you've got guests coming in and out of your home. Between the holiday dinner parties and out-of-town relatives stopping by for extended visits, I have a feeling your home is filled with constant chaos much like mine is. To make life just a little bit (or a lot) easier during one of the most stressful months of the year, LG has a line of home appliances that can enhance your holiday experience. Personally, I'm … [Read more...]