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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 …


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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How to upgrade your laptop RAM.
It’s easy.

O.K. Since about 3 people read my post on how to replace your laptop battery, you’ve made it abundantly clear that you want ALL THE COMPUTER REPAIR POSTS I CAN MUSTER. To go straight into the garbage. To that, I […]

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Your Fall Assignment.

I have a vintage flatware obsession. These are my favourites.  I have no idea what the pattern is called but if you know, tell me because I’d like to get some more.     This really wasn’t supposed to be […]

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The Winners!

As the comments were coming in for last week’s contest to win a copy of Canadian Living featuring my kitchen it became more and more obvious why Canadians are pretty much universally liked around the world. And it’s not just […]

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Monarch emerging from Chrysalis.

You may remember Liberace. Colourful, vibrant and vivacious.  My caterpillar, Liberace. A couple of weeks ago I showed you a video of Liberace as he was just hatching out of his shell.  After a few weeks of eating, growing, eating growing, […]

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Just for Fun Monday!

I get a lot of people linking to things on The Art of Doing Stuff Facebook page. Stuff they want me to see. Most often it’s either about potato chips, chickens, or pizza. On rare occasions it’s about something that […]

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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.