DIY: Clearing a clogged drain the cheap, non-toxic, (mostly) non-disgusting way

DIY method for unclogging a drain without Drain-o (for the times when there's something worse than a cat stuck in there)

Last week I was faced with a completely clogged drain. It had been draining slowly for a month or so. I mostly avoided it, saving the problem for “later”. (It’s so convenient!) One day, I got inspired to try a DIY method from a book. This involved shaking a cup of washing soda into the drain, […]

5 easy ways to help guests feel more at home

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Hosting guests is one of my favorite things to do, and with the holidays around the corner (I’m sorry to break the news, but it’s TRUE!), it’s time to start planning ahead for making your casa into a welcoming, hospitable nest for your beloved visitors. Here are some of my favorite ways to help guests […]

What if you treated everybody like a toddler?

We turn not older with years, but newer every day. Emily Dickinson.

(And no, this does not involve asking grown-ups if they have to go potty.) Part 1: The magic of new humans The moment I met my nephew Jameson was magic. Here was this brand new little person who was beautiful, tiny and could do absolutely nothing for himself. The fact that he was moving and […]

I’M SELF EMPLOYED! and other wonderful news

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Sarah J. Bray sent an email this week about how she’s been spending a lot of time writing but not much Writing, and so she hasn’t been hitting the “publish” button much…and I read her words and thought, hey! Me too. I’ve been having tons of fascinating thoughts and ideas…but haven’t really had the capacity to publish […]

The barometer you didn’t know you had

What is the condition of your home telling you?

PART ONE This post began as a note scrawled to myself on a post-it: time to cook is a barometer for how well I’m taking care of myself. It was a night when, for the first time in weeks, I found enough time to enjoy putting together a big pot of goat cheese pasta for […]

Notes to my younger self

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I’m joining a bunch of other (awesome) bloggers to write Notes To My Younger Self to help spread the word about The Post College Survival Kit. We learned the hard way so you don’t have to! You don’t have to wait till your thirties for a better job, a cuter apartment, financial stability, better relationships + friendships.  […]

Teenage scars + sunshine + giggling at swear words

This has always made me laugh when I see it. Now, I totally get why.

[In case it's not mega-obvious from the title: this post contains some swears. You have been warned.] Not so long ago, I put some puzzle pieces together in my brain. The story starts when I was a teenager. My friends and classmates started remarking on how nice/smiley/optimistic I was. Somewhere around 9th grade, there were […]

Friday snapshot #8

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Happy Friday, lovelies! Quick reminder that TODAY is the last day to get the pre-order bonus of the new {ever-so-reasonable} Meal Planning Kit—a PDF download with links to all my own go-to recipes. That’s right, all the recipes I’ve tried and tested and determined to be so delicious I can’t help making them again—I’m sharing […]

When you fall behind at home…what conclusion do you draw?

Do I deserve to be called an adult? Some days not.

You get home from work, exhausted and frazzled. Mismatched shoes greet you at the door, next to a toppling pile of library books to be returned, dishes piled up by the sink, and a block of now-spoiled cheese that someone forgot to put in the fridge. You know you should do some picking up while you […]

Pre-order bonus for the {ever-so-reasonable} Meal Planning Kit

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Rosy Blu’s Meal Planning Kit launches just one week from today! I was telling my mom so the other day, and she asked what makes my meal planner different than others. And I thought…if my own mother wants to know, then some of my dear readers must also share the same question. My answer, dear reader, is this: […]

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