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Wanna toilet train your cat? Tame a chipmunk? Make a toast? Then you’re in the right place. Oh! Want to learn how to fold a tee shirt Japanese style? ALSO in the right place. This is all the stuff that doesn’t really fit anywhere else. The misfits of the website. These are the cast aways, the downtrodden. In truth, these are a few of my favourite things …


The Real Thanksgiving

As you may know last weekend was Thanksgiving in Canada. You may know that because a) you’re Canadian or b) you read my post a week ago about setting my Thanksgiving dining room table.         It all […]

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The Art of Doing Stuff is GROWING.
Read about the changes coming up!

  Everyone calm down.  They’re good changes. It’s not like becoming a woman in the middle of gym class or going gluten free. I started The Art of Doing Stuff 4 years ago knowing that blogging had everything I loved. […]

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What’s the first album you bought?

  When I was 12 years old I got my first album. I still have it.  And I’m really glad I do.     I thought about sharing this information when Robin Williams died but didn’t. I’m not sure why. The […]

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Where do Roosters go?

    The roosters are gone.  Last Friday night was the roosters’ last night roosting with the ladies.  That’s Cuddles on the far right giving what may be the stink eye or a love gaze to one of the roosters. […]

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Product Review.
Sally Hansen’s Home Gel Nail Polish

Last winter I was complaining to my sister Fish Pedicure about how I had too much to do and didn’t have any idea how I was going get it all done. My well thought out solution, was to sit in […]

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5 Books I’ve Read plus 5 Books I’m Gonna Read.
Part III

    It seems to me that every time a new season comes around I feel like book reading season has finally arrived. At the beginning of summer I think AH, I can finally sit in the sun with a […]

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Halloween comes eerily early to The Art of Doing Stuff.

Tis the season at last.  Everywhere you look, there are snowflakes,  Christmas ornaments, and little children bounding down store aisles picking out stockings, candy canes and mugs with Santa on them for hot cocoa. Somewhere under the store shelves, in amongst […]

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Easy, delicious Tomato Sauce.
Roast ‘em!

I’ve discovered many, many, many, many things about myself over the years. Things like my weird love of the word many. But the most important thing I’ve learned about myself is that I will always take seconds. If I make […]

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The Lash Egg.
Or, what the hell just came out of my chicken?

(Warning. Graphic Content.) There is no end to the gross oddities that you’re exposed to when you have children. I mean chickens. Chicken keeping is not for the faint of heart. Or fainters in general. Now I’m not a farmer. […]

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Changing a washing machine belt

I spent a fair amount of time during the teaching of my How to Turn Your Blog into a Business course last week emphasizing how IMPORTANT good photos are on your blog.  It’s a visual medium, like television so there […]

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No post … too busy … but I do have THIS for you.

You know those television commercials where the kid soaks the entire kitchen in Kool Aid or pulls a dead, muddy beaver through the kitchen or whatever, and the mother just crosses her arms, gives a little   smile and pulls […]

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The new Chickens at 3 months.
Black Copper Marans

Let me refresh your memory.   On June 6th I got myself 4 of these.     6 weeks later they looked like this.   Now they are these.   Yeah, that’s a whole pack of Roosters and one lone […]

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Disclaimer and Stuff:

Although I have remained unscathed, I am not responsible if you hurt yourself while cleaning your gutters or trying to tame a chipmunk.