You Know You’re a Blogger When… (…

This one is a love letter in the form of a list to all my blogger friends. I’ve been blogging for approximately 10 years now, and discovered that nearly anything can happen in the world of blogging. In fact, I…

So You Don’t Have to Talk …

It’s your month to have the gang over for dinner. Last time Jenny made her famous Rubbed Pork Chops with Distressed Figs and Tickled Apple Essence. Before that, Anne, who works 85 hours a week had her dinner catered by…

So Many Potatoes: The Story of my …

I suck as a homemaker, preferring to write and make art over cleaning, making meals, organizing, child-rearing, wifing, yard work, dog-owning, socializing, or anything else that resembles life as a competent family member. The one part of homemaking I enjoy…

How to Absolutely, Completely do up Your …

Target is my life. I probably pay upwards of $40,000 extra a year since I go to Target 3 times a week for all of my groceries instead of a grocery store, but grocery stores are so low class. I…

4-Ingredient Nutter Butter Truffles

Holy good lord of all things peanut butter and chocolate. Nutter Butter truffles have come screaming into my life thanks to my sister, and they shall hold a special place in my heart forevermore. All you need are 4 trashy…

How to Make Nature Prettier

Being a visual person and such, I like to look at pretty things. In fact, if something isn’t pretty, I simply won’t look. What is the point, I always say, as I shield my eyes from anything that might offend.…

I’m A Low-Down, Dirty, No Good …

Some things that have happened today are that I spied this spider eating a fellow insect. I actually took a video of it, fancying myself an amateur National Geographic cinematographer, but I’ll spare you the gore. I try to remove…

What Kids Really Draw

It dawns on me from time to time how hilarious it is that I am an adult thinking up ideas for kids to make art. I mean, first of all, I’m not sure what drives me to do that, but…

Hospital

It occurred to me last night how lucky I was to be in the ER waiting to see if I need to have my appendix removed. After waiting for 2 hours in the overflow area of the ER, and 4 hours in…

10 Winning Ideas For The Next NBC Chicago …

I’ve become sort of an obsessed teenager with NBC’s assemblage of shows set in Chicago. Christian and I have watched each one from the beginning, following the ins and outs of the characters, breathlessly awaiting the crossover shows that reveal how the…

How to Make Golden Milk/Turmeric Tea

I’m going to go ahead and just tell you how much I love Golden Milk, and also tell you how to make a paste so that you may have golden milk every morning when you wake up at 5am and journal.…

A Dramatic Christmas Lights Story

On October 1st of this year, I decorated for Halloween. I hung a swath of grey tattered, gauzy fabric across the top of the front doorway. I then mounted two giant black bendy-legged spiders on either end of the fabric-…