Home Renovation Before: Vision With Me!

We haven’t gotten anywhere near as much done on our house as we thought we would have by now. Alas, we’re still painting and are just getting ready to start acclimating our flooring to our home before installing it. Roadblocks come up when you’re on unfamiliar paths. Hell, they come up when you’re on familiar […]

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Recent Randomness: #Blessed

Christmas is in just two days and I HAVE EVERY SINGLE PRESENT WRAPPED ALREADY and that has me feeling like I still know how to productively channel the streak of Type A that runs through a part of me. But I’m feeling a little weirder about Christmas this year than usual. There’s Aleppo. The increasing […]

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Maker Spotlight: Pip & Squeaks

(Sponsored Post) I took this project on with Jess of Pip & Squeaks because after learning about her company and her process, I felt like a maker spotlight was in order. These are weird times in the world, aren’t they? We have a heightened awareness now perhaps more than ever that our dollars vote for […]

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JORD Watch Giveaway

When JORD watches approached me to see if I’d like to try out one of their watches, I liked the idea as soon as I took a look at the watches. They’re high-quality watches made of various wood types, which is an aesthetic I like. I picked the Koa & Ash from the Frankie series. […]

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Madison Reed Update (Spoiler Alert: NO BRASS)

(This is a sponsored post. I received products for free and this post also contains affiliate links, which help me to afford life, so please consider using those links if you’d like to place an order.) I feel compelled to provide an update on my experience using Madison Reed hair products. So, again: if you’re […]

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Hot Tub A Cold

One of the strange and uncomfortable things about parenting a child with food allergies is that it takes me a while after I first spot a runny nose to determine if we’re dealing with an allergic reaction or just a regular childhood sickness. And that can be a little bit stressful. Last week, Ever woke […]

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Meet The Monks Making The Best Baked Goods You Can Buy Online

No one goes to the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan by accident. It’s a remote area with beaches and cabins that provide unobstructed views of the Lake Superior sunset. On a road called Sand Dunes Drive, tucked between a waterfall called Jacob’s Falls and an expansive stone-and-sand beach, there’s a Catholic skete that’s responsible for some […]

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A Tiny Cocktail Revolution Stirring In A Remote Town Of 8,000

Between its craggy rock shores, its massive ore docks rising out of icy lake water, and its sheer remoteness, the wild and far-flung landscape of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula doesn’t exactly look like an opportune market for a craft cocktail scene. Yet, that hasn’t stopped Steph Tepkasetkul from serving fellow Yoopers her own specialty drinks—the caliber […]

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The Food That Reminds Me Of Home: Pepperoni Roll

Haute cuisine might not be what comes to mind when people think of the region where I grew up – Appalachian Ohio, bordering West Virginia – and that’s fair. If you take a look at the area on this Appalachian Regional Commission map, you’ll see it’s sprinkled with red, which marks places considered to be […]

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