Subversive Cross Stitch: A How-To

  You know us. We’re all about undermining the establishment. Especially when it comes to archaic needle crafts. You’ve likely seen some subversive cross stitch recently. It is everywhere. Traditionally, needle work was reserved for alphabet samplers or Home Sweet Home… Continue Reading

The Best Easter: Menus, Recipes, and Decorating/Egg Dying Tips

How to have The Best Easter: Menus, Recipes, and Decorating/Egg Dying ideas

It is hard to believe that it is already time for Peter Cottontail to make an appearance. We both come from families where Easter was/is kind of a big deal, as such, we’ve compiled our favorite hints, recipes, and menu ideas to… Continue Reading

Wardrobe Maintenance: Hanger Strap Lifehack

hanger strap disappearing act

I love clothing pieces that come with sewn-in hanger straps. It’s a small pleasure, but it makes life easier. Ain’t nobody got time for finding bunched-up clean clothes that have fallen on the closet floor off their hanger.  Although we already know… Continue Reading

Re-Use That Thing: Self Watering* Plants

If you read this blog with even the loosest regularity, you’ll know two of several things about me. One, that I LOVE to re-use items– like almost to an obsessive point. You will also know that I have a complicated relationship with plants. Today’s… Continue Reading

Shoo, Fruit Fly! Don’t Bother Me: A Pinterest Experiment

Hope you like bug carcasses… cause today’s post has got ’em! Apologies in advance. Do you know what is amazing? Fruit. I know that’s kind of a ‘duh’ sentiment, but think about the myriad of varietals out there. As someone… Continue Reading

Making Amends Week- Part 3: Silver Polishing & A DIY/Upcycled Silver Jewelry Saver

Loyal readers may remember that I did a Pinterest Experiment this past January involving an alternative method to polishing silver. You may also remember that I later apologized for it, as it was an unmitigated mess. I am here today to redeem myself. As I… Continue Reading

Pinterest- What a Wonderful Way to Spend… Hours upon Hours of Your Life!

I think it is very safe to say that both Leigh & I are big fans of Pinterest. I mean, we have an entire section of this blog devoted to projects and recipes inspired by what we have found on… Continue Reading

Paleo/Clean Chocolate Avocado Pudding: A Study

Josh and I are one day away from finishing an Advocare 24-Day Challenge. For the past 23 days we’ve been eating clean- having eliminated white sugar/flour/ from our dietary equation and attempting to eat as few “processed” foods, as possible- including no dairy. If… Continue Reading

Re-Use That Thing: DIY Hanger Snack Clips- A Pinterest Experiment!

Summertime is here and summertime means swimsuit season. Last summer saw my two favorite swimsuits dissolve into a heap of old elastic and chlorine after several years of ownership. Since one cannot have just one swimsuit, it was determined that… Continue Reading