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December 2016 column Michiana House & Home Magazine: Shoot The Dog

         My grandfather believed in putting production into everything that he did. Although he never performed onstage, he possessed the personality of a vaudeville showman and he never missed an opportunity to infuse a little “razzmatazz” into all of his projects. 483 more words

MHH Column

IT Cosmetics All in One Review!

One of my absolutely favorite Christmas gifts this year was the IT Cosmetics All-in-One Palette from QVC. It’s not available right now, but hopefully they’ll rerelease it. 610 more words

The 'gift' behind the card

It’s no surprise to find out that most thrift stores offer gift cards. This concept is present in both department and secondhand outlets, which both fall within the parameters of the retail industry. 528 more words

Thrift Shopping Tips

3 years of Christmas with Akira

Christmas is for children, that much I am sure. I’ve long been indifferent to Christmases, but having Akira changed that.

Take a look at our Christmases for the past 3 years. 567 more words

Hobbes the Dog had a good loot, too!

After posting our Xmas 2016 Loot post, I clearly forgot to add the most important family member of all.

Well, sometimes it seems like he… 176 more words


Review: Caves of Steel

I picked up Foundation late last year because 1) I had always wanted to read Asimov and 2) I desperately needed short books to help me catch up on my… 366 more words


Starting the Year Right: The Christmas TBR Pile and Other Reading Resolutions

For as long as I can remember, my family has had three Christmas traditions: a standing rib roast and Yorkshire puddings for Christmas dinner, not-so-sneakily buying each other gifts we would immediately ‘borrow’, and visiting the local bookshop the day after Christmas.   346 more words