When my boys were babies and we lived in a crowded city, it was tough getting to the laundromat myself. It wasn’t long before my husband suggested dropping our laundry off and letting them wash & fold it. All I had to do was put everything away.
I’ve heard all the advice. Give them a dip; kids love dip. Make a smoothie; kids love to drink from a straw. Put veggies in grilled cheese; kids love cheese. Add veggies to tomato sauce. My boys aren’t trying to hear it.
The love of their eating life is bread, so bread will be the battlefield. (I’ve thrown in some non-bread favorites too!)
The back of the counter is overlooked when it’s not done, but it packs a design punch when it’s done well. Renters and thrifty homeowners will love this simple approach to add texture and color to your kitchen.
When I lived in a city, going to the salon for any reason was a haul. Getting there, finding parking, and waiting behind a few other women took time that I didn’t have. Where I live now, a wax is pretty quick, but I started to get annoyed dropping $15 (for brows and the family mustache) every time.
Shaping your eyebrows at home can seem like a daunting task, but it’s simple and can look really great. The key is to take your time and be confident that you can do it.
Any basic sewing kit will include traditional metal pins, but it really stinks to prick your fingers or find a stray pin underfoot. (Ouch!) A safer option, especially with kids in the house, is to use clips.
No, that is not a picture of the eggnog I made – because I guzzled the last of it. (So good!)
This was my first attempt at homemade eggnog and it was a real success. Non-photo aside, I had to share the recipe and my thoughts on making it.
A yummy, safe, cooked nog.
I’m sure uncooked eggnog is enjoyed by many without a hiccup, but I was hosting our Christmas gathering and didn’t want it remembered for food poisoning. While a cooked eggnog requires more active time (not much), knowing that it’s safe means one less thing to be anxious about later.
My CoverGirl foundation finally sputtered out of its pump one last time. I liked it well enough; then I read about all the foolishness the big brands put in their foundations and I was sufficiently weirded out.
A little at a time, I want to clean up my makeup bag.
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