Archive for the 'DIY' Category

How to make iced green tea that’s NOT bitter

Monday, February 25th, 2013

The health benefits of green tea are widely known, and have been for centuries. I’m sure I don’t have to sell you on why it’s good for you. Especially if you’re trying to drop a few LB’s, sipping on green tea is a particularly good idea- it has no calories (if unsweetened!) and gives your […]

Gardening with Confidence: SproutRobot

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Plants want to grow; it’s how they’re engineered. I don’t have a degree in Biology, but I did take a Horticulture class that year I was on scholastic probation. So, I feel credible in giving that first statement. We’ve been consistent gardeners for several years now, from small containers to raised beds. Typically I plant […]

How to: Get your old iTunes purchases back

Monday, June 18th, 2012

I have been buying tracks on iTunes for many, many years now. I noticed that not all of my music had followed me between new computers, new iPods, new iPhones, etc. Here’s how to get all your old tracks back that you’ve purchased from the iTunes store. Note: This is being done on an iPhone 4s, but […]

How to: Sparkle your Chargers

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Living in a three iPhone household there is no shortage of arguments as to which cords and chargers belong to whom. While it’s easy to just always assume they’re mine, this strategy wasn’t going over well with everyone else. Simple solution- painting mine with nail polish! Plus, they’re much cuter this way. Isn’t everything better […]

DIY: Food Photography Tips

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

No kidding, I can take a picture of a cupcake that will make your mouth water. I know how to angle it, I know how to accessorize it and make the camera LOVE IT. Pie. I don’t quite know how to make a pie look good in a photograph. I’ll keep working at it, but […]

Home: Dinner plans for 4/17-4/22

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

In March we did such a great job making and eating dinner at home. We hit a groove with the crock pot, making double batches of dishes for the freezer and it was great. Then April hit and life got busy and our whole eating at home thing went out the window. We noticed it […]

Greenify: Fold, store and reuse plastic shopping bags

Monday, April 4th, 2011

I’ve purchased canvas reusable bags to stop using plastic ones at the grocery, but I’ll admit that I’m not perfect about remembering to take them back to the car after I unpack my haul. Of course, I have an ungodly stash of these plastic shopping bags stuffed between my fridge and cabinets because I don’t […]

Etsy find: Custom stationery roundup

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

One of my new year’s resolutions was to start writing (and actually SENDING) handwritten notes. Thank you, get well, thinking of you and no reason at all- just remembering that in a world of emails and texts, a note in the mailbox can be such a delight. With making such a decision, finding some fancy […]

Round up: Mardi Gras Food, Drinks, Crafts and Shopping

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

Mardi Gras 2011 is in full swing, I’m not much of a Mardi Gras reveler, but I might let out a Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez! Every now and again. What I am a huge fan of is Fat Tuesday pancakes. This year, Fat Tuesday is March 8. Mark your calendars. Yum. Here’s some Mardi […]