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Six Years Past Noodle Kugel

Today is July 1st, which marks five years since I started this blog. Five. In blog terms that means I have been around since the time of the dinosaurs. In real world terms, this is a really dedicated hobby. I started blogging for a bunch of reasons, but mostly because I was doing some web design at work and wanted a sandbox to play around in. I never dreamed that five years … Read More.

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Happy Monday: Rainbows, Waffles, and the Smallness of One

Well folks. What a week! The past seven days has brought the depths of hatred, profound grief, and new heights of open-mindedness. On Thursday I watched Clemnta Pickney's funeral in the waiting room of a car wash and saw grown men cry in mourning for someone they never met. On Friday, I watched other men cry in joy, and in sadness to know they could not tell their teenage … Read More.

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10 Weird and Wonderful Things to Make with Pop Rocks

Here is a thing I have noticed - When you have a birthday, we eat cake. When America has a birthday, we set stuff on fire and make things explode in the sky. I'm not sure what that says about us as a nation, but I'm not sure I dislike it. Real life genuine fireworks are dreaded around here (pet parents know what I'm talking about) so I'm a fan of the quieter variety, Pop … Read More.

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Upcycled Kid Art Garland

My parental friends tell me that one of their ongoing sources of guilt is throwing away their children's artwork. Not that they don't want to keep it, but, you … Read More.

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Sad Day for Flamingo Lovers

A group of crows in called a murder. A group of pheasants is called a bouquet. And a group of flamingos is called a flamboyance, which is strangely befitting because … Read More.

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Fun with Faux Stained Glass

Stained glass is a big deal in these parts, especially the linear-prairie school of design type of stuff. It's gorgeous. It's expensive. It's not-at-all weather … Read More.

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My Five Favorite Phone Apps

The other day I was in line at the bank and the guy in front of me was messing around with a map app on his phone —I asked him what it was and not … Read More.

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Leaf Print Pillowcases

People say Memorial Day is the beginning of summer, but in my book the season doesn't start until the feather duvet gets yanked off the bed and swap … Read More.

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DIY Pom Pom Garland Necklace

I have never met a pom pom I didn't like. Big, small, round, floppy...doesn't matter. If it vaguely resembles a pom pom or a tassel I will be on it … Read More.

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Around Here: Tree Sweaters

Someone very smart once said, "Stress is recognizing the distance between where you are and where you want to be." Two weeks ago I was very, very … Read More.