Cheap Tricks: Thrifting Records

One of my favorite things to search for when I thrift is records. It's taken me a few years of trial and error, but I think I have it down now. Allow me to share what I've learned. Almost any holiday record will do the trick when creating holiday ambiance - Some of my favorites …

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Word of the Week: Soporific

I came across this word the other day while reading Kindred by Octavia E. Butler (Book Report to come next week on that!). I had to look it up because I had this word confused with "sapphic" which is completely different, hah! Soporific - adjective, sah-poh-RIFF-ikDefinition: Causing sleep. Example: Melatonin has soporific effects that kick …

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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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Why it Took Me Five Years to Talk About My Blog

Before I started this blog, I thought about starting one approximately 8472624635058 times. I put so so much thought into having a blog -- well, thoughts, hopes, fears, dreams -- it felt paralyzing. I didn't want to go through the slow stages of a blog at the beginning. Everyone's blog is a bit rocky when …

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