gingerbread house

Making gingerbread houses for the first time

When I was a wee lassy, my grandmother used to make gingerbread houses and invite her grandchildren over to her house one weekend day in December for us to decorate them.  Back then, the name…

Julia Child quote for today

I was talking to a friend today who is just learning how to cook.  She talked about having us over for dinner and that her cooking was OK for her and her boyfriend, but not…

Because selling stuff on Craigslist is never easy.

I sell a lot of stuff on Craigslist.  I don’t make it a career move or anything, but when I need to get rid of something of value, Craigslist is unfortunately the best way to…

x-mats on sofa

How to keep your pets off the furniture…kind of

After we got Helo, Boris went from a great dog to a terror.  His obsessive traits got worse, and he started marking all over, including inside the house.  It was awesome.  After trying EVERYTHING I…

To Do List Update

A few months ago I posted a comprehensive to-do list for my house.  It actually DID help me clear out some mental angst regarding stressing myself out over knowing all the stuff I needed to…

This is why you always always always mulch

OR “lol, look what I did to myself!” We took out a bunch of junipers in our front yard.  Like… a lot of them.  If I remember correctly, there were 9 stumps in phase 1,…

Clean eating meal planning

So… we’ve been doing this clean eating thing for a few months now, and let me tell you… it’s time consuming.    It’s also pretty hellish if you do not make a plan as there’s…