Working of the Wood

standard January 16, 2015 Leave a response

You know, I have about five different pending blog posts, posts I swear I’ll get to one day, but it’s been five months, and I don’t think I’m going to finish them.

Not a great start to the new year!

On the other hand, I completed my first woodworking project all on my own! Read More

What’s black, white, orange and waddles?

standard September 22, 2014 Leave a response

A penguin carrying a Jack-o-lantern.

Ba-dum ching!

If Colby had his way, the house would be decorated all year long for Halloween. Halloween Christmas tree, Halloween Easter bunny, Halloween fireworks, you name it. I, however, am not a fan of scary year-round, so we compromised – two months of Halloween, two months of Christmas, and eight months of Martha Stewart-unapproved decor.

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Dog Chew Toy

standard June 1, 2014 Leave a response

Our dogs love chewing on things – rawhide, books, shoes, ceiling fans. Ra especially loves tugging and chewing and playing.

We kept losing all of his braided chew toys (either that, or the cats were hiding them in hopes that the dogs would gnaw on us instead), so instead of spending $10 or so on one at Petsmart, I figured, “Why not make my own? Colby has plenty of ugly shirts I can use!”

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Homemade Laundry Detergent

standard April 26, 2014 Leave a response

Laundry is the bane of my existence.

Washing it isn’t a problem, nor is drying it. Or even folding it. But it never seems to move from my dining room table into the bedroom or closets. It becomes home decor, cat beds, and dust collectors.

I’ve been on a DIY kick lately, canning salsa, homemade hair gel, etc. I stumbled across a DIY laundry soap recipe, and we decided to give it a shot.

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