Category Archives: Feature

Never Put Purple Stucco on Your Bedroom Walls

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I have only lived by myself once. It was about a 6-month stretch when I needed to get out of a crazy apartment situation and Big Guy wasn’t quite ready to commit. It’s pretty ironic since I’m such an introvert, but financially it always made sense to share. I loved that apartment, but it had…

A House Love Affair

An indoor balcony. Crazy!

My love affair with our new home…

Dust Bunnies

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It has been quite the saga around here. The whole process of buying/selling a house was incredibly stressful, but we’re here! We’re barely here, but at least I’m not worried about the sale falling through. Now I just have to worry about this:   and this: and… OK, I could go on, but I’ll spare…

Dear Prospective Home Buyer

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Perhaps the walls aren’t Pottery Barn Perfect, but…

Pushing Past the Creative Wall

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The screen is blank. I’m staring at it, typing a few words, and erasing them again. It’s sort of like writer’s block, but it’s really Me block. In the rush of daily life, I’ve lost touch with myself. It happens every so often, when I have too much going on, or when I don’t get…

HEXBUG Nano V2s Visit the Girl Scouts

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You may remember way back in February where I told you a bit about HEXBUG Nano V2, the little HEXBUGs that can climb. They are now readily available online and in stores like Target. Recently Innovation First, the company behind the HEXBUG phenomenon, offered us a home party kit to share with some friends. We…

Sending Love and Support to the People of the Philippines

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I was not particularly well-traveled as a young person. By my mid-twenties, I hadn’t crossed the middle of the United States and I had never left the country. My first foray into international travel was a 5-day trip to Paris with friends, done on the spur of the moment. So, when it came time for…

The Road to Delicious Perfection–Apple Cider Donuts with Maple Frosting

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I love fall flavors. I’d put pumpkin pie spice in just about everything if I could. Mmmm. LadyBug has been asking to bake with me (we’ve been watching Master Chef Kids!) and since she’s just back to health after a pretty scary illness, I figured the time was right. I decided to make these Apple…

Mt. Washington Cog Railway–A Journey in Pictures

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I have lived in New England for most of my life so I’m a bit embarrassed to admit that I have never been to the top of Mt. Washington, the tallest peak in the Northeast. I’ve been to the White Mountains, but we’ve always stayed at a lower elevation. When I received information about a…

Tiny Little Needles-Food Allergy Parenting

Have you ever had an allergy skin prick test? Here’s what happens at our allergist… They clean your back with alcohol, and then write with a permanent marker to label where each section of tests will happen. And then they press groups of 8 tiny needles into your back that contain things you may be…