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A Resolution, Of Sorts

I dislike New Years resolutions. I don’t think the concept of resolution in itself is bad. I get irritated with the hype and the commercialization. Like, you can’t hope to improve yourself without spending money at a gym. And you do need to improve yourself. You couldn’t possibly be just fine the way you are. […]

New Car Adventures

Okay, so I have a huge mental backlog of stuff to write about. Basically, half a year’s worth of stuff that has happened while babies have been happening. Like when Dave got locked in our bathroom. Or when our fire alarm went off while I was in the shower. It has pained me not to […]

You Can Buy Happiness (And It’s Cheap)

This is a review of our lovely friend Tammy’s book You Can By Happiness (And It’s Cheap). This book has been out for a few months and I’m sort of late writing this review. But trust me, I do think you should go out and get this book, especially in this season of culturally-enforced consumerist […]

Avoiding Tacky Plastic Baby Toys: Making A Homemade Baby Gym

For the past two or three years, Dave and I have spent a lot of time downsizing and getting rid of stuff we don’t need. I’ve written about this quite a bit. Part of our plan to stay downsized was to avoid buying more stuff. It seems obvious, right? Get rid of crap. Then, don’t […]

Crafting Is Total Bullshit

Okay, look at this. Cute, right? With the clouds, and the silver raindrops. The clouds are made of gray and white card stock, taped and glued to bamboo embroidery hoops. The rain drops are silver card stock, weighted with metal washers and hung on clear beading fishing line. I made this. I didn’t follow a […]