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Small Appliance Buying Guide for Compact Kitchens

Small apartments and condos are becoming increasingly popular options for people living in densely populated areas or empty nesters just looking to downsize from their mega-size homes in the suburbs. Minimalism is actually a thing right now with many people cutting back on things and living with less.

Living in smaller spaces doesn’t mean giving up a luxury kitchen. Small plan living calls for compact kitchen appliances to suit. Good things come in small packages and these days this applies to compact kitchen appliances as well. Yet fitting smaller spaces with more compact yet high-functioning appliances can become a balancing act between style and space. Check out some of these stylish small kitchens.

Saving space in a small apartment kitchen doesn’t mean giving up power and functionality. Today’s small and compact apartment appliancescan deliver the performance you would expect from full size appliances.

Compact Refrigerators

Compact fridges range in size from the 1.7 cubic feet mini-fridge to the full- size 4.7 cubic feet, perfectly proportioned for the smaller space at only 19” wide. These smaller fridges come in a variety of colours from basic white, black and retro red to eye-catching black stainless steel. Imagine how great a 24” wide counter-depth fridge would look, sitting flush with the depth of your counters, integrating beautifully with your kitchen cabinets!

Compact Stoves

Even if your space is limited, your cooking need not be! Standard ovens and cooktops are 30” wide. When inches are as precious as gemstones, you’ll want to check out the 24” cooktops or compact built-in ovens available. You can even find a cooktop that is merely 12” wide if that will fulfill your needs.


You can still have an awesome dishwasher to fit your smaller space. You can find them in widths from 18” to 22”, depending on how much space you can afford. A portable dishwasher is also an option if you don’t want to give up precious counter real estate. If you are willing to forgo a dishwasher altogether there are many great countertop dish drainers to choose from!

Washers and Dryers

High-efficiency performance stackable washers and dryers can fit into a space as small as a closet. Who needs an entire room to do your laundry when a handy closet will do? There are many websites with creative storage ideas for your limited laundry space too!

10 Greatest Beauty Trends In 2019 By Pinterest

If you need to stretch out in beauty for 2019, on account of Pinterest, you can. Pinterest’s 100 is an alter of the greatest and best patterns for the year ahead, and we dug through the details to discover precisely what cosmetics, nails, skincare and hair patterns we will see one year from now. From lilac hair to striking lips, witch hazel, and almond nails, here’s all that you have to know.

  • Embracing your greys

You’ll never again be frightened of finding your first silver hair, in certainty, you effectively go searching for it on Pinterest. Scans for ‘going grey’ are up, demonstrating we’re prepared to grasp our silver roots.

  • Lilac hair

2016 was about smokey lilac hair, however, for 2019, we will see again the straight up lilac color. When you do the search in Pinterest, it’s an ideal opportunity to book that hairdresser arrangement to get acquainted with the greatest magnificence pattern of 2019, or simply leave your purple cleanser on that little bit longer.

  • Cropped bangs

Search for ‘cropped bangs’. It’s an ideal opportunity to channel your inward Bella Hadid and get those baby bangs.

  • Natural lash lifts

In the event that you’ve at any point had a lash lift, you will know how it can divert your lashes from zero to one hundred, in an hour and 45 minutes. In any case, on the off chance that you don’t have room schedule-wise, or the cash, you’re not the only one. Searches for ‘Natural lash lifts’ including hacks like grape seed oil and aloe vera are up on Pinterest.

  • Liquid exfoliators

Liquid exfoliators are progressively compelling at evacuating dead skin cells, lighting up skin tone and night appearance. Searches for ‘liquid exfoliators’ are up.

  • Glossy makeup

Matte addicts turn away now since gloss is back and it’s more sticky than any other time in recent years. Not exclusively will we leave our matte fluid lipsticks for lip gloss, yet we’ll be stretching out the gloss to our skin, eyelids and wherever else we need. With high searched for ‘glossy makeup’, it’s a great opportunity to grasp the stickiness feeling.

  • Witch hazel

As skincare keeps on obscuring our cosmetics schedules, looks for ‘witch hazel’ have expanded in searches. Indeed that old school, spot-battling fixing just got a fresh out of the plastic new shiny makeover.

  • Bold Lips

In 2018, they noticed that insignificant cosmetics development truly challenged the substantial Instagram look. For 2019 get ready to trade off and match your scarcely there base with an intense lip, as a ‘standout lip color’.

  • Powder nails

In the event that you haven’t figured out how to kick your gel nail enslavement, get ready to wind up fixated on powder plunging, or SNS as it’s generally known. By utilizing powder rather than gel, your nail trim will keep going up to multi-month, with none of the harm of gel nails. Looks for ‘powder plunge nails’ are up in searches now.

  1. Almond nails

2019 is ‘almond’ shape. As we say goodbye to the delightful, yet illogical casket nail, ‘almond nail’ looks good for the upcoming year.

A short coverage of why I got into writing about the south


The south is an interesting place. From New Mexico over to Southern California you tend to see a lot of variation in terms of climates, cultures, and people. How exactly one defines “the south” is an interesting question. There is a rich history of turmoil and political strife over the land of the south. Much of Texas, New Mexico and surrounding states were at one point owned by Mexico, and taken during the Mexican- American war of the mid 1800’s. Mexico lost the war due to instability, lack of planning, and poor military leadership and strategy. This was a disastrous result of a bloody, and unfair war. You can read more on the wikipedia article, here.

The loss of the land (like almost all of Texas) lead into a period of emotional downturn within the country of Mexico. People wondered what exactly went wrong and what sort of political leadership led to this result. This in turn lead to a political turn where people began to wonder about the efficiency and quality of the Mexican leadership.

Mexico today is a very complicated country. There are areas like Cancun and Cayo Coco where tourists go and are incredibly safe. There are also areas like Juarez that many people would not be as safe. Just recently two surfers traveling through Bandit territory on the Baja peninsula ran into some trouble and faced a major issue with some mexican druglords. They were never found unfortunately. The only remnant was a burned out van that remained off of a main road.

Not all of Mexico is bad. Of course, there are some climate related issues that have emerged in recent times. The lack of the prevalence of the Humboldt squid is a major signifies that things in the climate may be changing.

Over the next few posts I am going to be focusing on a wide range of topics about the south- hopefully you have a chance to read further!


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