Mmmacabre: Skulls in the Kitchen

Over on Pinterest I've been curating some dark and gothic home decor. To me, this means mostly black, sometimes Victorian, and lots of skulls. My strategy for incorporating these elements in my own home is to limit it to accessories, linens, and art. This sets the tone without being overbearing or feeling too much like Halloween decorations. I found lots of great products for your kitchen, but many of these examples can be used in other rooms, too. If you want to brighten up your kitchen with some darkness, follow me…


A useless kitchen space becomes a super-useful magnetic chalkboard spice rack

I had this odd space in my kitchen that I didn't know how to handle. Apparently, it was some kind of pantry at one point — but now it was just a strange, shallow area covered with cork. I'd seen a few projects around Pinterest and other places where people used metal and chalkboard paint to create a magnetic spice rack and since I had a) no place for spices, and b) no better ideas for the weird space, I decided to go for it.


Bright light & right tools: 4 cooking tips for the visually impaired

I'm visually impaired, and teaching myself how to cook has been one of the things I have decided to do this year to make myself a better person. I've done a few things to make my kitchen more blind-friendly than it was to begin with, and as a result I've managed to do things like roast a chicken for the first time, have it turn out perfectly, and only have one minor panic attack about it. Here's four tips for making cooking easier while blind.