The “C” Word

We were hanging out a few days ago and someone just started casually tossing around the "C" word in conversation, like it weren't no thang.  What's worse? They did this in front of Natalie of all people. Now, I don't really care, you can say it around me all you want and I'll go about un-phased, ...

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Organizing Those Cooking Magazines

Magazine: "A periodical publication containing articles and illustrations, typically covering a particular subject." That definition seems lacking.  Before long, I imagine it will need to include a note about magazines being a physical thing.  As it stands it could read to include websites or blogs, which would be too broad a definition.  Real magazines you can ...

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Introducing: The Book of Jimmy’s Etsy Shop

Diversify, diversify, diversify.  That's the name of the game folks.  I'm trying to branch out wherever possible, and I figured my latest invention might be a good place to start. Baby toys are always so hard to shop for.  Where to start?  Should it have noise and lights? Just lights? Just noise? Neither? Is it a ...

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The “Loren Log” – An Introduction to Hindsight

Despite what the title might suggest, this is not a poop post.  Not exclusively anyway. When I began my days as a stay-at-home-dad I started the "Loren Log."  This is a Google Document Natalie and I shared where I would journal most of the mundane details of Loren's every day.  How did he sleep the night ...

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Vacation Inspiration, Ctd. 2

Oakville Grocery in Napa, CA is a destination unto itself.  As you shuttle from vineyard to vineyard you'd be hard pressed to find a better lunch spot.  The sandwiches are incredible (I had an applewood smoked ham and brie - amazing), and they are stocked with all sorts of pantry goodies that would make for a ...

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Pinterest Challenge – Chalkboard Back Splash

While on a quasi-hiatus this past week I almost missed the news of an upcoming Pinterest Challenge being hosted by Young House Love and Bower Power.  Fortunately, in my crazy moving/remodeling tour I had inadvertently completed the task without realizing it had ever been assigned. The Challenge is simple: Actually *do* something you recently pinned.  There is no theme, no difficulty-level ...

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Make Noise.

When handling a lot of these projects, I often find myself in situations where I'm working alone for hours on end.  In such situations good tunes are a must.  Unfortunately, I'm not one to always remember to bring a stereo system with me all the time. Fortunately, I learned a little trick from a friend while ...

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DIY Door Knob Trick

There's certain DIY projects that are almost too easy that it's silly.  You stop and wonder, "why didn't I think of that?" Or if you did finally think of it, you wonder, "why didn't I think of that before?" This is one of those projects.  We inherited it from the previous owner of Camp Davis when ...

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