DIY Shelf Upgrade

Simple and Cheap DIY Shelf Update

When my in-laws moved, they had some really nice shelving units in their garage.  The garage of their new house had a bunch of even nicer built-ins, so Craig and I inherited the shelves.  Due…

Chest Freezer Failure

Nobody knows the trouble I’ve smelled.

Nobody knows the odor. But seriously.  A couple weeks ago, I had just made a monster batch of chicken stock.  We are talking 4 gallons of liquid gold.  It was glorious.  And rich, and gelatinous,…

Block printed tea towels

A few weeks ago, I came across some block printed tea towels for sale online.  They were $20 apiece.  And I am crafty.  So I thought to myself “Self, you could make these for way less…

Jadeite cake plate with matching kitchenaid mixer

A very thoughtful birthday gift

I am pretty obsessed with trying to find things to match the odd color of my stand mixer. Jadite glass is one of those things that is just about right.  I had mentioned to Craig…

how to clean a dirty shag rug

How to wash/clean your disgusting rug

Sorry, I may be projecting a little bit.  So far, I haven’t found any part of owning pets that isn’t at least a little bit disgusting. Last night, Craig fed the dogs the remains of…

My new favorite thing on the internet.

Probably not funny if you’re not an art geek, but I know that my community college Art History professor would love this, and yes… it is my favorite thing on the internet ever. http://the-toast.net/2014/03/27/two-orthodox-monks-invent-byzantine-art/

2013 year in review

It’s kind of nice to occasionally go through what we’ve been up to for the last year.  It helps give perspective. Home: The beginning of last year, we had the main living space in our…