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

A Guide for Patients, Care Givers, and Friends/Family on Long-Term Hospital Stays

Back in the early archives of Fun Things To Do While You’re Waiting, you will find a post Coralie (my co-blogger) wrote titled, “Pack Your Bags! What to Take to the Hospital.” In the post, you will  find a list of practical… 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

Summer PSA: A Flip-Flop Reminder… Again!

As I was walking to get coffee this morning, I noticed a subtle, yet growing pain in my heel. I, then, noted the super-cute (yet, super-cheap) flip-flops I was wearing. D’oh. If you may recall, I wrote a post last summer about the desultory… Continue Reading

Oatmeal Raisin “Cookies”

For the month of June, Josh and I are participating in an Advocare 24-Day Challenge. The challenge is a program that cleanses your system, detoxes you off processed sugars/flours/food, and jumpstarts lifestyle changes. I don’t want to bore you with specifics, but… Continue Reading

Our One-Year L.A.nniversary!

This past Friday, Josh and I celebrated our one-year L.A.nniversary. We have lived in Southern California for a full year. The flexibility of my perception of time makes this occasion both surprising and kind of trippy. One year. This year has seen a lot.… Continue Reading

The Deal: Gluten

“Gluten-free.” It’s the phrase of the day and you are seeing it everywhere. But, what is it? Specifically? See the below Jimmy Kimmel man-on-the-street interview asking people to define gluten: As a lifetime dieter, I have seen the low-cal, low-carb, and… Continue Reading