We finally ate our canned peaches in our Thanksgiving pie, and they were totally fine! If you missed our discussion of our very uneducated canning technique, check out episode 44.
Donnie’s fire escape garden yielded these baby carrots before he broke it down for the winter. Hear about the whole fire escape garden in episode 45.
These bags were the hit of the garden. We still wholeheartedly recommend them. Easy to clean and store for the winter to be reused next spring.
Hear about our whole tiny house experience—where we did not get married—on episode 52.
We brought the garlic in for the winter and put it under the lime tree grow light in the bedroom.
We also brought the basil inside and put it in the kitchen window with some succulents.
I don’t know that I’d ever talked about the toothbrush holder before, but we’d been needing a new one since switching to bamboo toothbrushes a while ago. I shopped my own desk for this pen-holder-turned-toothbrush-holder. They don’t sell this one at Target anymore, but here’s something similar.
To hear all about our shop your own apartment theory, check out episode 13.
We talked about our new aluminum foil holder in episode 53, but here’s what it looked like while I was trying to remove all the rust from the inside using a variety of these natural derusting recipes. This was the Borax and lemon stage.
I hung the aluminum foil holder using painter’s tape as a template for where the hardware should go in the wall, and it worked superbly. I’ve hung so many things this way since! I first saw this on Jenny Komenda’s Instagram.
We finally got a new blender after suffering through two separate Magic Bullets, and it’s changed our lives entirely. I did have to buy this sip-and-seal lid separately, but it’s entirely worth the extra storage space to be blending like pros now.
Something we didn’t cover in the kitchen overhaul episode was our new Weck jars. We’ve been interested in getting into bulk foods for a while, and we wanted to store some bagged items more effectively. We have the larger tulip jars for our flour and sugar.
An update from the kitchen overhaul episode: the new oven mitts work great! No hot hands around here. We bought them based on this review, and they did not disappoint.
After buying entirely new cookware, we did find some more sustainable options. It will probably be ten years before we’re ready to buy something new, but Made In had some interesting stainless steal options.
Last but not least we FINALLY found the loops that let us tie our duvet cover to our duvet, and it’s been life-changing. We also still absolutely love this Buffy comforter.