Prior to purchasing my house, one of my many apartments was a basement level. This meant that while nice, it was somewhat dark, though it had windows. The nice thing was that since it was in the basement, the living room area had a shelf that followed the outer walls. I thought initially it was odd, but once I placed my sofa up against it, I realized it provided a nice decorative shelf to giving me the chance to brighten things up through decor.
Well, the darndest thing happened. I learned to love the ability to decorate in back of the sofa, and found myself really missing that shelf in my next apartment. The living area was too small to support a full sofa table, and I didn't have the money to spend, so I DIY'd it up! I have done the same thing for all subsequent moves, and haven't stopped loving the results.
I remember watching Heidi with my grandmother when I was younger. There was a scene where she and her grandfather were eating what looked to be the most delectable and delicious fresh cream that they had gotten from the goats that day. I just knew that someday I wanted to experience that delicious cream for myself. While I now know that yogurt made from goats milk would not appeal to me, I do absolutely enjoy homemade fresh yogurt. Having spent years purchasing yogurt machines, trying homemade methods that involve overheated ovens and leaving cream in places it shouldn't be left. I had given up. I then discovered the easiest method that yields the most delicious, creamy, and fresh tasting yogurt imaginable. Heidi watch out THIS is the only yogurt recipe you'll ever need.