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Create a Family Cookbook Together at Family Cookbook Project – Giveaway

Create a Family Cookbook Together at Family Cookbook Project - Giveaway

As we head into spring, perhaps you have not added ‘recipe organization’ to your spring cleaning list. Whether the family recipes are in yours and your loved one’s heads, dirty index cards or on folded papers shoved in books, it is time to get them organized. Family Cookbook Project allows everyone to work together to get those recipes into one spot and create a family cookbook!

Family Cookbook Project as an app-style storage for those recipes of yours and when you ‘invite’ other family or friends to your cookbook they add their recipes also. Once you have them all together, print or order bound cookbooks. It is free to get started with up to 50 of your own recipes to design and print. If you decide to upgrade your account you unlock more features such as allowing others to become contributors to work together, unlimited recipes, customizing options, download sizes, etc.

I was able to add my recipes in and it is as easy as clicking the “add recipe” button and following the simple layout. I can add photos, dividers and more. The book I have is the standard 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ size, but they have larger 8 1/2″ x 11″ available as well. Customize or choose their cover options, graphics, layouts and more. It sounds like a lot to build an entire cookbook, but their website easily guides you. The hardest part is making sure you did not leave a recipe out before ordering your physical books!

Creating a free account is simple to start adding in those recipes. If you want to add it and print out on your own, you can! The upgrade allows such better customizing and that option is available.

Get started today and finally organize that ‘kitchen paper’ drawer! They make great wedding and college care package gifts as the kids leave home and you can pass on those family recipes to them in an organized book. Once you create your free account, enter the giveaway below and you could win the upgrade + 3 printed cookbooks!

Enter to win!

3 readers will win an automatic upgrade to a lifetime membership and a credit for 3 printed cookbooks (5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ size, a $124 value). Enter below by March 31, 2021. Open to US, CAN, UK. Good luck!

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How to Relax as a Family After Relocation

How to Relax as a Family After Relocation
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Saying goodbye to your old place and moving to a new one can be exhausting. You will spend several months dealing with every detail. After a successful relocation, your family deserves to relax. You’re not the only one who felt exhausted because of this decision. Apart from the physical exhaustion, relocation can also take a toll on your emotional health. Relax and feel better after relocation.

Look for local accommodation to have a staycation

Even if you enjoy your new house and you feel excited to stay there, it’s not yet perfect. There are still many things that need to happen. You also don’t have enough time to finish decorating everything. You feel tired, and you don’t have the resources yet. It makes sense if you decide to look for local accommodation and enjoy a staycation. It is also a way to get to know the neighbourhood. Even if you found a wonderful place to live in, you will only appreciate it once you finish decorating it. For now, a lovely staycation place is good enough.

Shop for new home features 

If you moved into an empty house, you have more freedom to determine how to decorate it. If you wish to buy a luxury painting or antique products, it’s your choice. However, you also have to consider buying relaxing features. Freestanding baths would be a great addition. They might be pricey, but you will enjoy using them. Your entire family will also love having one at home. Whenever you feel stressed out, you can go to the bathroom and take a break.

Order food online

There’s nothing wrong with cooking at home. However, after moving to a new place, you won’t have the energy to provide home-cooked meals for your family. Sometimes you want to order food online and call it a day. Your family will probably agree with this decision. Tell them they can order whatever they want. 

Walk around 

Since you recently moved into a new city, you will still feel like a tourist. Therefore, if you walked around, it helps. It will allow you to get to know the area. You can also find your neighbours as you stroll.

Do nothing for a day

You can decide as a family to not do anything for a day. Forget about anything related to relocation. You can also drop work-related tasks. You can call it your lazy day. There’s nothing wrong with doing it since you spent too much time working on other things. If you want to take a break for a day, you deserve it. Don’t worry about the rest of the relocation tasks. You can deal with them later when you regain energy.

Deciding to move to a new place isn’t easy. Even your children will disagree with it. They don’t like to leave the people they know and start over again. Finding ways to relax as a family is an excellent idea. You need time to hit the reset button before you keep going.


Innovative Bathroom Ideas with Pedestal and Freestanding Tubs

Everyone needs a long, nice soak to unwind after a stressful day. And slipping into the shimmering suds makes it feel like you are on a mini-vacation. Also, owning a luxurious bathtub is one indulgence that will pay for itself repeatedly compared to visiting the spa. 

So, if your bathroom does not feel like a spa, it needs a remodeling. Whether you are looking for something that will fit your matching décor or one of the latest bathroom features, this article is here to inspire you. So that you can dim your lights, turn on soft music; sink into your tub and soak away the stress.  

Freestanding Tubs

These tubs have all four sides exposed. They are the opposite of alcove tubs that are surrounded by 1, 2, or 3 walls. Freestanding tubs typically sit on the bathroom floor. They do not have any platform or feet supporting them, yet they function like built-in or alcove tubs.

These tubs come in a wide range of sizes and shapes such as the Japanese, single-ended, double-ended, double slipper, and single slipper. They offer many benefits especially in bathrooms that can appear bigger with a bathtub that occupies less space.

If you want your bathroom to have a modern look, freestanding baths can give you this look. Most spas have replaced their garden and jetted tubs with freestanding options. You can fix the tubs anywhere; just ensure that the spot will accommodate a plumbing line. 

Bathroom Ideas with Freestanding Bathtubs

Freestanding bathtubs are flexible in appearance and that is one of their selling points. They come in rectangular and standard oval shapes. You can also find them as round, square, and corner configurations.

When you want to purchase one, allow your imagination to make the choice. Imagine your tub in an egg shape, a freeform, or an hourglass shape; there are tons of choices at your disposal. Since you can fix the tub anywhere, if the appropriate plumbing is installed, it will make a good choice for a bathroom that is oddly-shaped. 

Additionally, you can place the bathtub under a skylight or in the middle of the bathroom with a piece of side furniture. The slipper tubs are quite popular, too. They have one sloping, higher side that allows you to recline effortlessly while in the tub. You can also find the double slipper styles that have both sides raised.

If you choose the slipper tub style, you will be rewarded with an amazing shape and comfort. It is ergonomically designed compared to other shapes. Other optional features to consider in freestanding tubs are:

  1. A roll-top – Its edges appear rolled, giving it a soft finish.
  2. Clawfoot – This is usually present in footed tubs and it comes in different styles, both contemporary and traditional. It helps to elevate the tub.
  3. A decorative base – There are tubs that sit inside or atop a base, pedestal, or cladding. Some of these surrounds and bases have storage to make up for the missing decks on the bathtubs.

Furthermore, you may consider buying removable trays or shelves, so your things can stay dry. You can fix them across the tub’s top to hold toiletries, wine glass, or books. A caddy for the bathroom can also offer extra storage.

To take your bathroom experience to a different level, consider placing add-ons such as lights, multimedia capabilities, pillows, and aromatherapy. You may want to check out this website to find other irresistible ideas.

Pedestal Tubs

These are an off-shoot of clawfoot tub designs. But in place of feet, they use plinths or pedestals to elevate the bathtub off the floor. The pedestal bathtubs are a mix of modern and vintage styles. 

You can also make them stand out in your bathroom by designing them to sit far from the wall. This is even easier because the tubs do not need any deck or surround. You can either tuck them in alcoves or make a statement when you place them at the center of the bathroom. Your bathroom designer or contractor can design a suitable position for the plumbing.

Pedestal bathtubs are like freestanding bathtubs. The only difference is the extra height they provide because of the pedestals. You can find them in various sizes and shapes like the freestanding tubs. There are double-ended, double slipper, and slipper styles. 

Each style has an elevation on the base. Additionally, some models merge the tub and base into a whole system while others separate them. This means you will join them during installation. 

Bathroom Ideas with Pedestal Bathtubs

There are different styles of pedestal bathtubs. They include cast iron, acrylic, copper, and stone models. Traditionally, tubs are made of cast iron and coated with porcelain. You can still find such models, but they are quite heavy. 

Today, many lightweight materials are used in the manufacturing of bathtubs like acrylic tubs. They are not difficult to fix, especially on the upper levels of a home. You can also find tubs with solid surfaces. They are created using engineered resin and stone. 

Additionally, the copper tubs give off striking looks, but they are more expensive compared to other materials. So, you must be committed to maintaining them before you decide to make a purchase. Pedestal tub designs have sleek, neat lines that produce an elegant look. And you can choose from a range of shapes like a rectangle, oval, or a bowl.

Most products include faucets like the telephone faucets that come in nickel or chrome finishes. You can also get a shower attachment if you want your bathtub to serve a dual purpose. Like the freestanding tubs, other options to choose from include the following:

  1. The elegant edge with a rolled top.
  2. A double-ended design where the two sides are rounded.
  3. The slipper design where one side is elevated and sloped, offering a reclining comfort.
  4. The double slipper where both sides are elevated.

Most pedestal bathtubs have a soft, white finish, but you can request a different color to suit your style. If you want something unexpected and bold, you can consider a red or black with some silver finishing.


Whether you want a freestanding or pedestal tub, you will find them in various styles. However, materials like the engineered stone and cast iron that has a porcelain coating offer not only beauty but also durability.