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)

Crafting

“Hooked” On Crochet (Or How I Found Fame While Sitting On My Butt)

It appears my hobby interests go in cycles. I obsess over one activity for a few weeks, then get tired of it and have to move on to something else (yes-even with cleaning. The chore chart lasted longer than expected, but there’s only so much dusting a girl can pretend to enjoy). That being said,…… Continue reading “Hooked” On Crochet (Or How I Found Fame While Sitting On My Butt)

Reading

An Indecisive Person’s Guide to Summer Reading (Or Why I Don’t Read Books Anymore)

I do read, just not with physical books. (I prefer to sleep with them under my pillow and absorb the content through dream osmosis.) Not really, but now that I just thought of this, I’ve decided that’s what I’m going to tell people when they ask. For the past 6 months or so, I’ve been…… Continue reading An Indecisive Person’s Guide to Summer Reading (Or Why I Don’t Read Books Anymore)

New Hobbies

The Secret To Maintaining A Long-term Relationship (Or Why I Decided To Just Do The Laundry Already)

You wanna know the secret to a long-term relationship? BRAINWASHING!* Or maybe denial? Actually, you probably shouldn’t trust me on this one. I’ve only been in one truly serious relationship in my life and I’m pretty sure it’s because I managed to find the most tolerant person on the planet. (Also, dividing up our stuff…… Continue reading The Secret To Maintaining A Long-term Relationship (Or Why I Decided To Just Do The Laundry Already)

Crafting · New Hobbies

6 Reasons Cross Stitch Is More Awesome Than You Think (Or What 2 Weeks Of Writers Block Will Get You)

I was going make some lame excuse about how I’d been traveling through Eastern Europe for the last week and a half (true) and that’s why I hadn’t posted in awhile (false), but I won’t. I’ll just own up to the writers block and move on. I guess it’s not really writers block. More like…… Continue reading 6 Reasons Cross Stitch Is More Awesome Than You Think (Or What 2 Weeks Of Writers Block Will Get You)

Crafting

Ignorance Is Most Definitely Bliss (Or Why I Love My Patio And Will Never Build One Ever Again)

It’s been awhile since I posted. I know. But I have a good excuse! Operation: New Patio literally became all-consuming. For the better part of 6 weeks, Adam and I have spent ever possible minute working on this project. (Which is crazy because we’re literally just moving rocks from one piece of ground to another. Who’da…… Continue reading Ignorance Is Most Definitely Bliss (Or Why I Love My Patio And Will Never Build One Ever Again)