Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

Posted at November 2, 2011 by 0 Comment

Tomato Soup

I think one of my greatest laments in life is that I married a man who is semi-allergic to tomatoes. Okay, that’s hyperbole – I don’t really have any laments in life. But I do sort of pity Rob, who ...

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Tuesday Challenge: Window Screen Repair

  If this post had a subtitle it would be: Or, Should You Buy Those Little Tools That Won't Get Used After This One Project Is Over? In case you're wondering, a spline roller is just such a tool. A cheap tool ...

Posted at July 26, 2011 by 4 Comments
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Uses For Failed Peanut Butter

Remember that peanut butter that I made, that was really more like a thick peanut paste? It didn't go to waste! It works brilliantly well in scotcharoos! (I'm not into chocolate, so these are really just ...

Posted at July 07, 2011 by 1 Comment
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Laundry Detergent

CONFESSION: I like doing laundry. I don’t know why, but I do. I don’t so much like the folding and putting away of laundry, but I like having big fluffy piles of clean, fresh-smelling clothes. And I like getting to ...

Posted at June 21, 2011 by 17 Comments
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Body Scrub

I have a deep and abiding affection for scrubby products. When I was younger, it was because my skin was a mess and I liked to imagine the scrubs were helping clear out the gunk. Now, I like them after ...

Posted at June 14, 2011 by 3 Comments
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Olive Tapenade

Is there anything better in the world than olives? Yes. Tapenade. This salty, briny, capery mixture is pretty much the best thing ever invented. According to CliffordAWright.com, tapenade is French, from Provence, which helps explain why it’s ...

Posted at May 24, 2011 by 1 Comment
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Homemade Vanilla

You know, the more I do this DIY stuff, the more I realize how many things I buy out of sheer laziness and lack of planning. For example, vanilla. It’s absurdly, laughably easy to make. I saw this post over on ...

Posted at May 10, 2011 by 5 Comments
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Closet Shelving

Rob and I share a closet. And not one of those grand, walk-in, almost-second-bedroom closets. ...

Posted at February 08, 2011 by 0 Comment
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Homemade Chicken Stock/Chicken Broth in a Crock Pot

I don't know why I started making homemade stock (or broth... we'll discuss the terminology in a moment). I think it was something that I grew up seeing my parents make — after any meal that involved large, bone-in portions ...

Posted at February 01, 2011 by 2 Comments
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Focaccia

Focaccia. Why Rob decided to do this this week, I'll never know. He and I are going on a cruise in a little under 12 weeks to witness some friends of ours getting married, and so we're both suddenly very ...

Posted at January 25, 2011 by 1 Comment
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