Category Archives: Family & Life

Dremel Multi-Max Oscillating Tool Saves the Day (More than Once)

Dremel Multi-Max Oscillating Tool Saves the Day (More than Once)

A few months ago, on a whim, I bought a Dremel Multi-Max Oscillating Tool. I already had a Dremel Rotary tool, but I wasn’t using it to the full potential. Honestly, I was never quite sure when to use it and couldn’t grasp what it would be good for. The Multi-Max was a bit more… [more]

Never Put Purple Stucco on Your Bedroom Walls

Never Put Purple Stucco on Your Bedroom Walls

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… [more]

Dust Bunnies

Dust Bunnies

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… [more]

Harvard Sweet Boutique Gift Box Review

Harvard Sweet Boutique Gift Box Review

I pretty much never say no when someone asks if I want to review cookies and/or brownies. I love them. And, as much as I enjoy baking my own, I’m equally delighted to try someone else’s creations. So, of course, when Harvard Sweet Boutique said they wanted to send me some treats, I was all… [more]

Summer Tastings at Bruegger’s Bagels

Summer Tastings at Bruegger’s Bagels

Earlier this year I posted about my tour of Bruegger’s Bagels. It turns out that my cousin is the manager of one of the local stores. Who knew? Anyway, when I was asked to check out their summer menu, I certainly wasn’t going to say no. But the stores aren’t really all that convenient to… [more]

Nut-Free Snacking with Skeeter Snacks

Nut-Free Snacking with Skeeter Snacks

I made the mistake of leaving my box of Skeeter Snacks (sent to us for review purposes) in a box on the counter. While I wasn’t looking, the kids stole and ate almost all of the samples. This says more than the most eloquent review I could write. First of all, the kids remembered past… [more]

How to Create Marbled Frosting on a Cupcake or Bundt Cake

How to Create Marbled Frosting on a Cupcake or Bundt Cake

Most good ideas start with a challenge. I had two. First, I needed to figure out how to frost some mini bundt cakes. Unless you’re planning on doing intricate piping, they are difficult to frost while maintaining the detail that makes them so pretty. Second, I had two bright and pretty frosting colors that I… [more]