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DIY Lip & Cheek Stain

What you need
• One Beet
• A Sharp Knife

What you do
Start with a clean, dry face. Slice off about an inch of the beet. 71 more words


Strawberry Puree & Cream

Yeah, normally this is the space where I’ll add a little quip or intro regarding the recipe and picture to follow. I’ve been thinking, though, if I should make some changes to The Very Hungry Blonde. 205 more words


Simple staycation part two: letting days unfurl

The last three days have all started the same way: with us thinking we would do something / go somewhere. And each day, that’s not what has happened – we’ve just been letting each day unfurl without a plan. 305 more words

Stuff That Matters

Frugal Living: Ottawa Consignment Stores

Today is the first day that I am trying to sell some of my clothing via consignment. I’ve always been curious about doing this, but never got around to trying it. 137 more words


Drying the Chive Harvest

Today I finished up drying and getting the chives into jars. Everything in the house smells oniony and delicious. I have read that some people do not like to dry their chives because they feel it loses a lot of the flavor but I have to say that has not been my experience. 232 more words


In Which We Repaint Furniture For The First Time

My parents gave us this beautiful Howard Miller mantel clock for our wedding, and when we got it home, we had no place to put it. 365 more words

By Emily

Called the Contractor

After our shopping trip the other day we thought we had better phone the contractor and double check.  He nixed the idea of DuraCeramic type tiles because they chip on installation and our floor has too much movement in it.  653 more words