Category: Domestic Me

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How To Post A Negative Response On The Internet

It happens. You find something the internet tells you “Tastes Great!” or “Works like a charm!” so you try it and it does just the opposite. You trust the internet and then the internet fails you. What do you do? Do you make a mental note and walk away? That’s often what I do, and I’m probably making things worse by doing just that: Nothing. Or are you the type to post your dissatisfaction? Well! If you are – to those of us who visit that guide/recipe/review in the future – can I offer a few tips? Many people might...

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It’s The Little Things, Really.

Some time in 2000 Donnie and I decided we were sick of laundromats and we were close enough to graduating that we could put a washer and dryer on a credit card. We walked into Sears and just pointed to the cheapest washer and the cheapest dryer and said, “That’s what we want.” The salesman gave us a hard time because one was a Kenmore and one was a Whirlpool, but we just scoffed. We had never bought appliances before, but we were pretty certain that dryers were NOT brand exclusive. We were confident the Whirlpool dryer would not know...

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People Should Pay Me For My Wisdom.

When you live in a home with more than one person, and especially if the multiple people might have different eating habits, it’s hard for the person who is going grocery shopping to know what all is needed in the house. There are some things Donnie eats daily that I never even notice in the cabinets, much less recognize if they’re out or running low. So, our family has adopted the: Leave empty containers on the counter as a reminder until the item gets replaced – method of grocery listing. Ideally, the items get added to my Bullet Journal to...

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UP. and DOWN. and UP. and DOWN.

I’m pretty active and fit, right? Well…not this week. Just as an aside, I’m in a slump. I don’t want to do the 14 millionth “I’m Feeling Down!” entry chronicling it, so just know I’m in a slump. I haven’t run or done ANYTHING since Sunday. Except binge eat. It’s been awesome. But! Before that! Active and fit? RIGHT? Then why do I find my stairs SUCH a cumbersome thing to traverse? I’m telling you…spend the majority of my day trying to get out of going up my stairs. Here’s what’s upstairs in my house: The kid’s rooms and playroom,...

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The Christmas Of The Owl

It started with me finding some free owl vector downloads to play around with for a baby shower gift. It was basically a family portrait made out of owls that I matted and framed. It turned out so well that I made two more gifts with similar concepts/vectors. The problem is with free clipart/downloads, the resolution is not that great so I ended up not being able to print anything the EXACT size I wanted. I had to make some edits and tinker a bit and I always liked the product, but it was never perfect. But then – it...