Crafting · New Hobbies

Rules Are For Suckers (Or How I Was Evangelized To The Amazing World Of Improv Quilting)

Heeeeeeeey Ooooooooooooh! I’m back and have absolutely no excuse for not posting in over 6 months (aside from hobbying up a storm) so we’re not even going to acknowledge that. As you may remember, about this time last year I decided I might take a quick trip over to quilting land and see if it…… Continue reading Rules Are For Suckers (Or How I Was Evangelized To The Amazing World Of Improv Quilting)

cooking · Reflection

If You Give A Girl A New Kitchen, She’s Going To Need A New Bathroom To Go With It

For the last 2+ months, Adam and I have essentially been living in the 2-room lower-level of our house and eating out every night (NOT all it’s cracked up to be), thanks to a kitchen remodel. Now I have read McMansion Hell and I appreciate that just because a house is not new, does not…… Continue reading If You Give A Girl A New Kitchen, She’s Going To Need A New Bathroom To Go With It

New Hobbies · Reflection · Social Hobbies

The Elusive Iowa Caucus (Or How I Lost All Faith In The Democratic Process)

I am not a native Iowan and for various (legitimate) reasons, I was unable to participate in a caucus until the 2016 nomination process. And while 2016 did teach me that caucuses are, in fact, the dumbest way to conduct a vote in the 21st Century, I still left feeling like my voice was heard…… Continue reading The Elusive Iowa Caucus (Or How I Lost All Faith In The Democratic Process)

Crafting

All Hail The 3-Day Weekend (Or How To Stay Warm When It’s Frostbite-Cold Outside)

Are you tired of -30 degree weather? Is your house freezing cold all the time??? Then have I got the thing for you…gigantic crocheted blankets! In all serious though, IT’S DONE! Behold the gloriousness that is my first king-sized quilt. I realize that actually finishing projects is somewhat inconsistent with my brand (and essence of being), but take…… Continue reading All Hail The 3-Day Weekend (Or How To Stay Warm When It’s Frostbite-Cold Outside)

Crafting · Failure

Fall Gardening Tips For Couch Potatoes (Or How Being Lazy Made Me A Genius)

Happy non-denominational-gift-exchange season!  It’s that time of year. Unfettered commercialism is in the air, people everywhere are wrestling with wrapping paper, and Mexico and New Orleans got snow while it’s still 50 degrees in Iowa. Now I am a big fan of having a solid four season. I don’t like one better than another (except…… Continue reading Fall Gardening Tips For Couch Potatoes (Or How Being Lazy Made Me A Genius)

cooking

Homemade Mac and Cheese (Or How To Fatten Yourself Up For Your Annual Winter Hibernation)

I feel like a broken record at this point but, I know I’ve been slacking on the posts. Part of me wants to tell you it’s because I’ve been busy doing hobbies and traveling to exotic locales (like Baltimore) for work, but it’s not. I’m a lazy person and laziness always catches up to you.…… Continue reading Homemade Mac and Cheese (Or How To Fatten Yourself Up For Your Annual Winter Hibernation)

Crafting · New Hobbies

How To Quilt: The Basics (Or What Happens When A Fabric Store Moves In Down The Street)

It’s no secret that my favorite part of any hobby is thinking of all the pretty things I can buy. Pretty yarns, pretty thread, pretty fabric, etc. So when JoAnn’s fabric decided to leave their awful location at a super busy intersection and move in just down the street from us, it would have been…… Continue reading How To Quilt: The Basics (Or What Happens When A Fabric Store Moves In Down The Street)