Category Archives: Home & Hearth

The Quickest Way to Peel an Avocado

Last night we were going to have chicken fajita salad (basically everything you’d have in a fajita, but without a tortilla, since we’re low-carbing), so I picked up all the fresh veggies on the way home from picking up the … Continue reading

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Garden Flags – The Birth of a Collector

My husband and I hit the after-Christmas sales a few days ago to pick up some more lights for next year.  It wasn’t in the plan, but I spotted a pretty garden flag with a festive poinsettia design.  I was … Continue reading

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How to Clean Like a Professional

I recently got a flyer in the mail from The Cleaning Authority, a housecleaning service.  It wasn’t addressed to “occupant” or “resident.”  It was addressed to me by name.  What have they heard???  Is someone staging an anonymous intervention on … Continue reading

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Is It Safe to Thaw Meat on the Counter?

Do you thaw meat on the counter?  Yeah, I know you’re not supposed to, and I understand why, but I wonder how many people disregard that ubiquitous warning.  I didn’t used to thaw meat on the counter, but I’ve always … Continue reading

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What’s That Smell? Episode Two.

When something smells bad, it’s usually a sign that something is wrong, and it’s a call to action.  A diaper needs to be changed, food needs to be tossed, or a husband needs to be reminded (“You promised not to do … Continue reading

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What’s That Smell?

Have you ever had something really stinky in your house but you didn’t know the source?  Several days ago, I noticed something smelling kind of, um, swampy in the kitchen. I figured it was the trash, even though the smell … Continue reading

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Refrigerator Love Story

I’m not a material girl.  I live frugally.  Most of the time, I prefer to make do or do without.  But every now and then, there is a very unfrugal material good that gains my obsession.  This is the story … Continue reading

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