Vintage Pyrex Lead Test Round Two

A couple weeks ago, I posted the results of my lead tests on my vintage Pyrex. I noted in that post that I used about 20 of the swab tests but was unable to use all 30 because I dropped the remaining Q-tips into a full sink. I also noted that the color gradient measuring …

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Tradescantia: The Plant with an Anti-Semitic Colloquial Name

A few weeks ago, Colm and I found the cutest local shop, Local Eclectic, that sold beautiful baby plants at ridiculously low prices. It was a pick your plant, pick your planter kind of situation. There was a gorgeous pink sprout of a plant that I had to purchase. We love pink in the Brundage-Durham …

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Cheap Tricks: How to Propagate Herbs from Pho Takeout

For most of my life, I've been a money saver instead of spender. I will put so much energy into saving a buck because why would I pay full price for something I can get in other ways? Enter propagating herbs from pho takeout. You know the herbs that come with takeout pho? The cilantro, …

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One of My Best Vintage Finds

A few months ago Malcolm and I took a trip to Cortez, Colorado. Besides seeing the sights, I was the most excited about the possibility of thrifting. Thrifting is often at its best (and worst, honestly) in small town America. Treasures from old farm houses often yield an interesting haul, and I was excited to …

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Currently loving: Autumn Decor Essentials

As I've written many times previously (here, here, and here) autumn is basically my entire personality. October is my favorite month, Halloween is my favorite holiday. Usually I decorate for fall well before most people. Like I'm one of those people who decorates for Christmas November 1, but with fall. Malcolm and I've talked about …

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Etsy Finds by Black Woman Owned Shops

Since the racial reckoning of last summer, I have been a lot more conscious as to where my dollars go. Now I try to research companies before I buy from them to ensure that I buy from owners from the BIPOC community, especially from Black women. I've found many Black businesses since then. Below is …

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