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Let Me Pamper You!


I’m so thrilled to share my exciting news that I’m now an independent consultant with The Pampered Chef® (TPC) and the only thing I can’t figure out is why I didn’t do this sooner. 1,038 more words

Eat Drink And Be Merry

Tools of the Trade

Having moved from New Zealand to study object conservation in Melbourne, Theresa Hy is currently in her last year of study, and has given us a peek into her conservation toolbox.

Tools of the Trade

Tools of the Trade: The Traveling Spinner's Tools

Tonight I gathered a few small tools for the upcoming knitting retreat up in Port Townsend, WA.  This will be my 17th year attending, even though I complain about the old metal spring cot I sleep on each year that sinks down in the middle or how salty the food is, I really do have a great time and look forward to it each and every year! 171 more words

Shetland Wool

Finding Alkyl Halides in 13C NMR

Hat tip to a recent talk by Chris Braddock.

79/81Bromine and 35/37chlorine are easy to see in a mass spectrum, as their isotopic abundance leads to characteristic M/M+2 molecular ion ratios (1:1 for bromine, 3:1 for chlorine).  171 more words

Tools Of The Trade

Happiness is a Flat of Shells!

South Dakota’s pheasant season opens next weekend. The bird outlook is dramatically improved over last year, but still below the 10 year average. We missed the September seasons because of family commitments so this next weekend is the beginning of our season. 27 more words



Compasses are fascinating things, with much to teach for being an inanimate object. I’m speaking of course, of an analog piece,  little changed for centuries, not the app on your phone. 210 more words