Vintage Pyrex Lead Test

About a week ago, I posted about my research on vintage Pyrex emitting lead, or more specifically, the decoration on the outside of the famous bowls. I got a melange of responses either confirming that vintage Pyrex is safe or that can be harmful. So naturally, I turned to Instagram. I posted a poll on …

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Why I’m Deleting my Instacart App

Yesterday, Instacart shoppers published an open letter to Instacart regarding untenable working conditions and a lack of benefits. They cited five demands from the company. Upon further research, it looks like this is congruent with years of shopper complaints about exploitative practices. These are the shoppers demands: 1. Pay shoppers by order, not batch. "If …

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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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Creative Sunday: How we Infused Imagination into Our Weekly Routine

A few Sundays ago, Malcolm and I were sitting side-by-side on the couch, him with his loop pad, me with my typewriter, creating. I swear sometimes when we are both creating, there’s electricity in the air. I come up with my best ideas sitting next to Colm while he’s making music. As I reflected on …

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Pride Playlist

If you don’t follow me on Instagram (@maegoeswestblog), you may not know about the Pride Playlist I’ve been posting since the beginning of June. These are songs by queer artists that express how I feel about Pride and being in the queer community. I know a lot of Pride celebrations concluded this weekend, but my …

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