Archive for the 'How to' Category

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 […]

Food: The BEST turkey chili recipe ever

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

This delicious guest post comes to us from Max over at You can also follow him on twitter @fueledbypez My sister shared with me her recipe for Chili years back and I lost the paper it was written on at some point… when I asked her for the recipe again, it changed a bit. […]

Home: Dinner Plans for 5/1-5/6

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Just in case you weren’t paying attention, a sneaky little lass called May showed up. And, I now know how newer mothers find themselves a year later still trying to work off the baby weight. I mean, I now have a 7 month old and things still aren’t right. I gained 60 pounds and had […]

How to: Cold brew coffee

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

I’m sitting here sipping on my very first cup of cold brewed coffee. I was originally exposed to this concept by my cohort Keesha awhile back on her blog. The idea is that brewing coffee without using heat extracts all the delicious flavors (and caffeine) but only about 10% of the acid and oils leaving […]

Food: Chicken Pot Pie

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Last week I posted our meal plan for the week. We stuck to it 80%. Unfortunately, the husband got sick and lost his appetite for a few days, so there were a few days that he didn’t eat much and I ate Wasabi Doritos for dinner. Like a lot of people, I saw the Alton […]

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 […]

Food: Easy Irish Soda Bread

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

A little late, I know… but what better way to finish off St. Patrick’s Day leftovers than with a quick, easy and tasty loaf of Irish Soda Bread? Oh, and when I say quick and easy- I mean it! This loaf went from zero to in my belly in just over 30 minutes. 1 cup […]

How to: Take a better driver’s license photo

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Not many photographs (aside from a police mugshot) are approached with more trepidation than the dreaded drivers license photo. It seems to have a way to bring out the ugly in even the most attractive of individuals. I spent an entire year apologizing for a horrible picture and feeling ashamed every time I got carded. […]