Spare a square for the environment (And other ways to save the Earth)

As we turned into our driveway, we could see a huge cardboard box that had been delivered on our doorstep. The words: “Who gives a Crap” was clearly visible in big black letters on the side. “It’s here!” I said enthusiastically as my husband looked horrified. I’m sure the box was on the porch for […]

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These Four Walls

This time last year our house was just a house. It was more like a hotel, actually…. a really crappy one where no one came in and made the bed when I was gone and the only chocolate on my pillow was smeared there by my children. It was a place where we kept our […]

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I need help! And here are cheap ways I find it

There’s a pride in doing something on your own. No one will argue that. And if you follow this blog, you know I’m an extreme DIY-er. But the less endearing term for that condition is “control freak.” No organic arugula at Costco? No problem, I’ll grow it. That beaded chandelier is $1,500?!?! I just ordered […]

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All is fair in love and chores, except dead animals

I was in the middle of either my third or fourth round of laundry. I lost count. Laundry is a gaping abyss. With a freshly folded pile of toddler clothes in hand, I walked into my daughter’s room to put her clothes in her drawer and – like I always do in the summer – […]

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