Category: Stupidly Simple Solutions Department

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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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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Use for Leftover Thai Basil: From the Stupidly Simple Solutions Department

Friday night we ordered dinner from Pho 14 here in Columbia Heights.  It's become one of our go-to's for delivery.  With plenty of unintentionally gluten-free options (since they use rice-noodles instead of wheat noodles as a staple of the cuisine) almost everything works for Nat.  Even though they have a lot of great options, we're ...

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From the Department of Stupidly Simple Solutions: Hello Labels

We re-use containers at a disturbing pace.  So much so that we rarely purchase tupperware anymore.  Not because we don't love the product.  Rather, so many things we do buy are packaged in quality material that it feels silly to just throw them out.  So we wash, re-purpose and re-use. Lunch meat often comes in the best packaging ...

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