I spied an Amazon-exclusive dishware line by Seattle-based Carolina Silva, called Dorotea, and fell into a fantasy of rose tea and scone-filled mornings in my sunlit kitchen. But it can actually be that adorable in your house! All of the floral and nature-themed dishware patterns are hand-drawn, and the colors are a muted and gorgeous throwback to pastels from the ’70s and ’80s — but with way more subtlety.
Yes, that is a dish towel that says “Drink Up Bitches.” And that is not where the beautiful dish towel crassness ends. The sheer amount of “fucks” and sexual innuendos that these dish towels contain is both mind-blowing and life-affirming…
90% of the “cute” fashion-y dish gloves that I can find are either too girly or way too utilitarian and plain. Is there something in the middle — something different but that doesn’t scream “I eat makeup for breakfast and poop pink glitter”?
I wanted to get the sponges and other scrubbing devices out of the sink and out of the way, in such a way that they would only drip into the sink while drying. Most of the organizers I’d seen were supposed to sit in the sink, taking up valuable sink real estate (I have a small sink). So I built this solution instead!
On a scale of one to ten, my love of cleaning is probably something around the seventh layer of hell.
Our kitchen sink is awful. It only has one basin, it was disgusting when we moved in, and seems to love hanging onto water spots. We have a dishwasher but a lot of our dishes have to be hand-washed, and that’s usually my job. Since I despise washing dishes I came up with a couple ideas to make it less awful…
ome people hate taking out the trash, for others cleaning the toilet makes them fly into a rage. My own personal household Waterloo has always been emptying the dishwasher. It wasn’t until my husband and I put all of our stuff in storage, moved across the country, and rented a temporary apartment that I had my Oh, baskets! moment: HAVE FEWER DISHES.