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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 …


Yes there is an alternative to …

I love the classics.  If there’s an old fashioned, classic, timeless way to do something, that’s usually the route I take.  The fact that I drink “Diet” Coke instead of the original confuses and alarms me to this day. I […]

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Strawberry plant decoys

I’ve never had much luck growing strawberries.  Mainly I think it’s because I’ve never planted them.  I’m not saying I’ve never had strawberry plants in my possession but I’ve never actually planted them.  A couple of years ago I had […]

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Where ya from?

When I first started this blog I was pretty surprised when anyone showed up to look at it let alone someone from another country.  I figured maybe they were lost.  Ya know.  Stumbled here while looking for a real blog. […]

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So it’s about that hair on your chin. I’m not gonna lie …

Never tell a lie, that’s what I always say.  I don’t say this to my friends because they abandoned me long in ago in favour of friends who are champion liars.  This “Never tell a lie” motto really keeps the […]

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Cuddles lays an egg! And my 2 year anniversary.

It’s been a longggg time since I’ve updated everyone on the saga of Cuddles, the chicken that could. Here’s a little refresher. Last summer, Cuddles got sick. Chicken sick. Which means she almost died. Chickens tend to do that. When […]

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What you’ll learn tonight.

  My niece asked me what I was doing this week and I told her, I’m teaching another online workshop. Huh. She said. What’s the class about this time? And so in a quick text message I explained to her […]

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Your to-do Lists

When last we met I shared my To-Do list with you.  Since I’m the only one doing stuff around here that to-do list applies to me and me alone.  HOWEVER here’s a quick tip for you, if you have someone […]

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My Big Spring Project: The To-Do List

      Every year I have a Big Spring Project. Big. Usually really, really big. Things like getting chickens and building a chicken coop, turning my front yard into a vegetable garden or building a cob oven. This year for the first time […]

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Need a Mother’s Day idea? I have a bunch here. That’s all you need to know I think. For the Art Lover Mother with ADD. At $5.99 This 24″ x 30″ print from Disposable Art Shop is cheap enough that […]

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I’m a very rare personality type. And so are you.

2 weeks ago I knew nothing about the Myers Briggs test. I was a regular gal going about my day to day life, fixing things, figuring out stuff and eating potato chips. Sometimes I’d break for 5 minutes to pet my […]

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Sweet Potato update.

  A month ago I started some sweet potatoes slips. You’re bored already aren’t you? That’s O.K.  I know that only about 5 of you out there care about growing sweet potatoes but since you’re the 5 smartest, prettiest, handsomest, […]

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Rose Cake. Easy & Impressive.

  It’s hard to tell from the picture but this cake was a failure. Fail.  Ure. It all started on a Monday at 5:06 p.m. Reader Christie mentioned in one of my Easter posts that her family ate Carrot Cake for […]

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