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HBO’s “The Flight Attendant” is one of those shows that you’ll instantly be hooked on. It follows Kaley Cuoco as Cassie Bowden, an alcoholic flight attendant who can’t seem to stay out of trouble. 

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During the first season, Cassie finds herself waking up next to a dead passenger in a hotel room and must retrace her steps to figure out if she has committed the murder. In season 2, it appears Cassie has finally gotten her act together. Unfortunately, things aren’t always what they appear to be. Despite being mostly sober and working with the CIA on the side, Cassie still finds herself in another murder mystery. 

If you’re all caught up, you can fill the hole in

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How We’ve Gotten By for 2 Months Without a Working Kitchen

We’ve officially reached the 8 week mark since our former kitchen cabinets, countertops and sink were removed by their new owners. 2 months without a working kitchen has been tricky, but here’s how we’ve been getting through it!

Kim and Scott in a partially renovated kitchen | How we've gotten by for 2 months without a working kitchen | via Yellow Brick Home
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We Set Up an Auxiliary Sink

We’re lucky enough to have a bathroom right around the corner from our kitchen, so we’ve set up a dish washing/drying station that allows us to easily clean the essentials. During this interim period, we’ve packed away (almost) all our dishes, glasses and cookware to keep them safe and dust-free. We did keep out a few coffee mugs, a stack of bamboo cups, and a nice knife to help bridge the gap. But overall, we’ve largely switched to ‘disposable’ dishes and silverware to avoid the scratches and scrapes that could result from washing metal utensils and ceramic dishes in our small bathroom sink.

Cleaning dishes and reusable plastic serveware at the bathroom sink | How we've gotten by for 2 months without a working kitchen | via Yellow Brick Home
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Steamed Clams with Broth (without wine)

Steamed clams without wine in a fragrant broth – delicious with hearty bread, pasta, or on their own! A simple steamed clams recipe that cooks in 10 minutes or less!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Zoup! Good, Really Good®. All opinions are 100% mine.

Steamed clams in broth without wine in a white pot.

Over the summer, I stole away for 24 hours on the Sonoma coast, a much-needed getaway I, at the time, did not realize I needed. While sitting at a rugged wood table by a fire pit, watching the ocean lap the shore, I found myself fully content. In front of me was a bowl of steamed clams in a broth kissed by its briny aroma, a hunk of warm sourdough bread, and a napkin to help me stay neat after tucking into my feast. It was the perfect meal, simple and fresh, light but satisfying.

Steamed clams are one of

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Singapore hotels: Reits outperform as parties return

Normally quiet Singapore hopes to become one big party island soon with the arrival of global pop groups including Green Day. After a two-year break due to pandemic restrictions, Formula 1 returns along with several global investment conferences. Hotel operators should have a good time too.

Accommodation prices in Singapore have hit their highest in a decade. Average hotel occupancy rates approach 80 per cent, just shy of pre-pandemic levels. After Covid-19 struck, Asia’s average hotel occupancy fell to as low as 25 per cent in 2020. Shares of Asian hotel and resort operators, including Genting Singapore and Shangri-La Asia, have gained in the past year as Singapore eased border restrictions.

This is good news for the real estate investment trusts (Reits) sector. After a poor five years, Singapore-listed hospitality Reits including Far East Hospitality Trust and CDL Hospitality Trusts, have rebounded in 2022. Another, Frasers Hospitality Trust, received bid

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Remodeling 101: Kitchen Appliance Packages for Every Budget

Whether you’re ready to splurge or hoping to remodel on a dime, a kitchen renovation always begins the same way: figuring out an overall budget. But then what?

A good place to start any kitchen renovation (that isn’t reusing existing fixtures) is with your appliances. Set aside a portion of your total budget for appliances, which will make up between 15 and 20 percent of your total spending, according to nationwide appliance retailer Appliances Connection. From there, start by looking for a range, which likely will account for the biggest chunk of this appliance budget (see Remodeling 101: Gas vs. Electric vs. Induction Cooktops for advice in that department), and then build your appliance package around it.

Before building your appliance package, it helps to decide first on your “must-haves” vs. “nice-to-haves,” so that you know what’s important to you going in. And no matter your budget, consider

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5 Tips on How to Design a Kitchen That Will Grow with Your

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Last Updated on February 15, 2022

You’ve finally decided to bite the bullet and re-design your kitchen! Now comes the next big decision – what is the best kitchen plan for growing families? The good news is that there is no one answer for this, so you can truly customize your space to your heart’s content. That said, there are a few things you will want to keep in mind as you are designing your new kitchen. So, we compiled 5 tips to help you on your planning journey.

Install a Countertop that Will Withstand Use

The last thing you want to do is install a beautiful, brand new granite countertop only to have it end up with stains due to spilled juice or an errant marker. Choose a more durable countertop, such as an engineered stone surface like etherium® By E-Stone, that wipes

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10 Ways We Maximized Every Inch of Our 850 Square Feet Home

Here are 10 ways we designed our small house to maximize every square inch.

Our Michigan Tree House isn’t large. Including the sleeping loft, it clocks in right around 850 sq. ft. To us, though, it feels much larger than the modest footprint suggests. We (and our Airbnb guests, we hope!) think the home has everything it needs and nothing it doesn’t.

The living/dining room in our Michigan Tree House | via Yellow Brick Home
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Maximizing a Small Space

For us, living in a small space doesn’t mean going without! While the home isn’t large, it features a generous primary bedroom, a large mudroom with laundry, and a bathroom with a double sink. Instead of wanting more space, we planned for a better use of the space we have. Here are some of our favorite ways that we’ve maximized the space.

1| We Built a Custom Banquette

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The Luna Quiltalong | Kitchen Table Quilting

It’s time for a quiltalong! This time we will be quilting along to the Luna Quilt Pattern.  I am still working out some of the details, but here are the basics.

Who?

Anyone, but especially beginners. For a while, I have been wanting to write a series of “How to Make a Quilt” posts for new quilters and I am going to do them in conjunction with the quiltalong. There will be lots of videos showing how to do each step in the process. 

The Luna Quiltalong - Kitchen Table Quilting

What?

A quiltalong is a way for a group of us to make the same quilt pattern together. The Luna Quilt pattern is jelly roll OR fat quarter OR scrap friendly so it is a great way to use up a bundle or jelly roll from your stash. I am also working to get a few kits available from shops if you would rather go that

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US home mortgage rates top 6% for first time since 2008

Average US mortgage rates have topped 6 per cent for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis, showing how the Federal Reserve’s aggressive policy of monetary tightening is ratcheting up the cost of financing the purchase of a home.

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 6.02 per cent, up from 5.89 per cent a week ago and 2.86 per cent in the same week last year, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly survey. The borrowing benchmark has nearly doubled since January in the steepest and fastest increase in interest rate in more than 50 years.

The rapid rises in mortgage rates track with the Fed’s campaign to lift its own benchmark interest rate in a drive to damp surging US inflation. Futures markets predict the central bank will raise the rate by 0.75 percentage points for the third consecutive time when it meets next week.

Higher interest rates are

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Kvadrat Presents a Shaker Home Collection by Raf Simons of

It’s been nearly 10 years since we ran Christine Chang Hanway’s How Shaker Peg Rails Saved My Sanity, our first of many posts on Shaker utility. Back then, peg rails were hard to come by—Christine sourced hers from a small speciality company in Michigan (link in post). We’ve since seen Shaker pegs appear in shops and interiors far and wide, including on the cover of our book, The Organized Home.

Now, high fashion has a peg rail of its own courtesy of Raf Simons. Esteemed Danish textile house Kvadrat has just presented its latest collaboration with Simons, the “Shaker System,” a collection of accessories for “resetting how we live and creating beauty from order.”

Simons is the co-creative director of Prada (a position he shares with Miuccia Prada). And though he has one of the world’s most impressive fashion resumes—his past roles include artistic director at Jil Sander and

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