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No-Shampoo Hair Update: Two Months Later

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!The last time I shampooed my hair was Labor Day Weekend. I’ve always hated having to wash my hair every day or every other day, so I wanted to try something new. For the first couple of weeks post-shampoo, I […]

Soup Socks, My New Favorite Kitchen Item

I can’t believe I’m writing an entire post about Soup Socks, but here I am. I was going to wait and put together a post like “Five Helpful Kitchen Items You Need To Buy Right Now,” but it’s late and I’m tired and I just want to spread the word to the soup and sauce […]

Jeans That Actually Fit My Curves! Hallelujah!!!

When I buy jeans, they automatically cost $25 more than what the tag says. I always have to buy a size up from what would fit my waist, in order to accommodate my thighs and butt, which are…generously proportioned. However, this leaves me with a huge gap in my waistband, so after washing I take […]

My SodaStream Experiment: The Results

A little over three months ago I bought a SodaStream and started a little experiment: Would I like the SodaStream drinks enough, and would it save me any money over buying cans of Diet Dr Pepper? Start-Up Costs The cost analysis was fairly straightforward. I started with the following items: SodaStream Source Metal Edition, $73.59 […]

Halloween 2014 By The Numbers

This was the first year since having kids that I wasn’t out trick-or-treating with them. Fiona’s best friend’s mom was nice enough to take her, and Jake went with his friends. I actually got to sit on our stoop and hand out candy, something I’ve never gotten to do before! I decorated and everything! There […]

The Amazing Things You Can Make At The MakerBot Store

The first time I’d ever heard of MakerBot was at my first Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (2009, maybe?). I stood at their booth for a really long time, transfixed by the 3D printer in front of me, producing a little toy, layer by almost-imperceptible layer. Those first 3D printers were actually DIY kits […]

Existential Cake Crisis

For years I’ve been attributing meaning to the cake and frosting my family members want me to make on their birthdays. It’s always the same: I’m ready to make something elaborate, something impressive, and they want boxed yellow cake mix with canned chocolate frosting. Every damn time. And I beg. I say, I can do […]

Black Bottom Cupcakes For Charity With Bake It Happen!

I love to bake, I really do. For me, baking is its own reward, getting to create something that I can share with other people and make them happy through food. But with the Bake It Happen campaign, my baking actually raises money – and no, I don’t have to sell the baked goods! It’s […]

Smartify Your House With PEQ

I’ve always wanted a “smart home.” I want to be able to see things and do things remotely while I’m away, or even just in another part of the house. I just set up a PEQ system in my house, and I feel like I’ve got my “smart home” started! A PEQ (pronounced “peek”) smart […]

Some Eggs Are Making Me Sick

I’ve been meaning to write about this for a long time. Someone other than me must be suffering from this and not know it. It took me months to figure out that eggs were making me sick to my stomach. Maybe I can help someone figure it out quicker than I did. About fifteen months […]