101 Dalmation Molly

101 Dalmation Molly

I own two fish, a Black Molly and a Platy. I don’t know their sex, but I figured I was safe since they’re not the same species. So, imagine my surprise when I was doing routine cleaning yesterday and discovered this:  What the hell? I’ve had these fish for four months, so I don’t think(…)

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When Facebook Ads Go Terribly Right

When Facebook Ads Go Terribly Right

  This little targeted ad fail reminded me of a fascinating article I read last month in the New York Times. Where others might have been horrified at the notion that Target knows you’re pregnant before you do, I found it completely intriguing both on a scientific, and a marketing level (after graduation I completed(…)

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DIY: Newspaper Seed Pots

DIY: Newspaper Seed Pots

In my quest to be more like a (sub)urban Martha Stewart, I decided to kick my garden up a notch this year and start my plants from seed. Being the cheap thrifty person I am, I eschewed formal seed-starting kits and instead found this handy tutorial for newspaper seed pots. Free and Green. I like.(…)

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Hunger Games

Hunger Games

I’m not usually a reader of Young Adult books, which is why I’m glad I came across the Hunger Games series long before I knew about the hype. Had I not been clueless, I may have written it off as just another Twilight. With that in mind, I decided to brave the throngs of teenage(…)

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DIY: Easter Egg Wreath

DIY: Easter Egg Wreath

I have been anxiously waiting for weeks to make this Easter Egg Wreath. The tutorial I used as inspiration can be found here.  I liked this tutorial because it used cardboard instead of a wreath form, and since I was making multiple wreaths, free sounded especially good. Let’s Craft! I used a dinner plate to(…)

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St. Patrick’s Day Memories

St. Patrick’s Day Memories

Or, close enough. About 20 years ago, I was in my front yard and happened upon a four-leaf clover. In my excitement, I immediately ran to show my mom. Halfway to her location in the backyard I felt a pain, looked down, and discovered half a roofing nail protruding from my foot. My mom wrapped(…)

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DIY: Plant Markers

DIY: Plant Markers

Last year I was fairly successful in maintaining a container garden on the back patio of our townhouse. I recently came across these plant markers on Pinterest and knew I wanted something similar for this year’s garden. The original tutorial includes a great download, but it wasn’t exactly what I wanted for my own markers.(…)

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Oh crap. When did I grow up?

At some point during the 3 years since I’ve graduated from college, I missed the memo that I’m an adult now. There seems to be some sort of disconnect in my mind, whereby other 26 year olds are grown-ups, and I’m a fledgling child. I look at former classmates who are married and producing children(…)

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The Carrot Experiment

The Carrot Experiment

Even on a good day pugs can barely breathe, so it’s important to watch their weight. In a futile effort to become Pug’s favorite, my boyfriend gives him way too much food. I couldn’t sit back and wait until Pug was a Beggin’ Strip away from a coronary before I took action. Puglet over at(…)

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Welcome

Welcome

I realize that just about everyone and their mother has a blog these days, but this is my first go at it. I like to think I have a bit of street-cred when it comes to writing – I have a degree in Journalism and was a bona fide reporter for my college newspaper. And,(…)

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