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KC Morgan

KC Morgan has been a professional freelance writer since 2006. Over the last decade, KC has published thousands of articles and blog posts that have been read by millions. A DIYer in her free time, KC has written hundreds of how-tos, guides and tutorials for different DIY and improvement projects around the house.
KC’s articles have appeared in “Popular Mechanics,” and have been featured on Bob Vila’s website. KC has written in-depth DIY articles for Sears.com and Overstock.com, as well as dozens of other websites. When she’s not writing or DIYing, KC enjoys watching college basketball, playing with her cats and experimenting with new cupcake recipes. Follow KC on Twitter @KCMorganWrites.

Pickup Tool Box and Storage Box Sizes and Dimensions (Illustrations)

What’s the sense of having a pick up truck if you can’t store a bunch of stuff in it? That big, open truck bed is really just beginning for containers and boxes that allow you to store the items you really need. The type of storage container or truck toolboxes you get depends entirely on …

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4 Types of Almonds (Plus Nutritional Facts)

Almonds are a little bit like the nuggets of gold in the cocktail nut mix. You’ve always got your usual peanuts, walnuts, maybe cashew here and there. But when you find that almond, you know you’re in for a treat. These sweet, delicious nuts have their own distinct shape and their own unique look. They …

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List of Peanuts Nutrition Facts

Peanuts are that snack that’s always just around. They’re at the ballpark, at festivals and fairs. They’re in your pantry as peanut butter. You can get boiled peanuts, roasted peanuts…heck, you can even get circus peanuts if you like. But how healthy are peanuts, really? If you had to give up peanuts…could you? Related: Brazil …

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What are the Nutritional Facts of Cashews?

Cashews are one of the most recognizable nuts in the world. They have a distinct shape and a distinct flavor. They’re salty and savory, great in desserts or in trail mix…and they’re all a huge lie. That’s right. Because cashew nuts aren’t nuts at all. They’re seeds. And the nutritional benefits and health benefits you …

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Best Patio Furniture Brands – We Asked the Experts

Before Coronavirus changed everything, many people didn’t spend a whole lot of time at home…at least, not weeks and weeks at a time. But during times of quarantine, even the nicest home can start to feel like a prison. You may have felt the walls closing in on you. Outdoor living spaces give you all …

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Roasted Chestnuts (History and Instructions)

Roasted chestnuts are so associated with winter and the holiday season, there’s a famous carol that mentions them. But do people really eat roasted chestnuts as a holiday treat? When did this tradition start and are chestnuts any good for you, anyway? Once you know more about roasted chestnuts, you may be glad this holiday …

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What is Queen Anne Architecture?

You may hear that a certain neighborhood has Queen Anne architecture, or hear someone say they have a Queen Anne house. It sounds incredibly regal and important, but do you know what this architectural style looks like? Queen Anne architecture was trendy during an era named for a whole different Queen of England, but this …

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What is Gothic Architecture?

To lots of people, the word Gothic conjures up images of Dracula in a dusty old castle, or maybe disgruntled youth wearing a lot of black clothing. It’s something dark and disturbed, spooky, and surreal. But for architecture enthusiasts, Gothic means stained glass windows, beautiful churches, lots of natural light, and stunning detail. Gothic architecture …

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12 Different Types of Metal Finishes

You’ve been to houses before where all the faucets were bright and shiny. Then you’ve been to others where the metal was less shiny with a smooth, elegant look. You’ve seen faucets in silver and in gold. But they’re not all made with different metals. They’re just treated with different metal finishes. You need to …

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What is Italianate Architecture?

The name is a little misleading, but the Italianate style isn’t really Italian. This is really a distinctly American architecture style. In fact, Italianate architecture is so common to the U.S., it’s also known as the American style. What sets this style apart from actual Italian architecture and where can you find examples of this …

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Kitchen Gadgets That Will Seriously Reduce Your Food Waste

If you find yourself throwing away a lot of old leftovers, expired items, and other food every single time you clean out your refrigerator, you’re not alone. Food waste is a huge problem with a big environmental impact. Start investing in some gadgets that will greatly reduce your food waste and eventually, all these items …

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What is Vanilla Extract? (Do You Actually Need It?)

Baking is really just chemistry. Like a scientist in a lab, you have to mix the right amount of ingredients together in the proper order, use heat or cold in a specific way and you end up creating something brand-new. Recipes may have eggs, or not. They may contain flour, or not. They might have …

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