August 2013

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Build a cheap, wooden trellis that lasts!

Mmmmm, tomatoes...

For the past few years we’ve tried a variety of garden trellises to help keep our plants off the ground, but none of them worked as well as advertised.  Most were either too thin, to fragile, or just collapsed under the weight of our harvest.  So this year I did some digging, and decided to … more

Host the best fantasy football draft ever

The SFL: Best Fantasy League Ever

As the temperature starts to cool in the northeast (mother nature knows it’s August, right?), many people’s thoughts turn to fall and everything that comes with it.  Kids go back to school, jeans and sweatshirts reappear in closets, and the cool breeze from air conditioners is replaced by the warm gusts of furnaces. There’s also … more

Cut that cable!

The new way to watch TV

So we finally did it.  We plunged in head first.  After months of debating, I found the sharpest pair of scissors I could find and cut our cable cord. Ok, not literally. But for all intents and purposes, the result was pretty much the same.  No more live TV in this household. It happened a … more

The last potato salad you’ll ever want to make

Fin!

I know, I know.  This isn’t a recipe blog. Whatever. This is another case where the recipe is SO good that I have no choice.  It’s the best potato salad I’ve ever had.  Hands down.  Not even close. Ingredients 1  1/2 lbs small red potatos 2 cups cooked corn, cut from the cob 1/2 cup … more

Cub Spouts

Cub Spouts

Our cubs, Foxy (6 years old), Lil’Bear (4 years old), and Owl (1 year old), are constantly saying and doing things that blow our minds.  It’s one of the great joys of being a parent.  Here are some of our recent favorites…. Foxy: “Drinking cider is like drinking sunshine and rainbows” As Foxy is wiping his … more

Never microwave popcorn again

Never microwave popcorn again

Popcorn is great. As a snack, its savory, buttery goodness is unparalleled.  It provides a low-calorie crunch, comes in a variety of flavors (chocolate caramel, I’m looking at you), and it’s the official snack of the entertainment industry (unofficially).  You can form it into balls, turn it into bird feeders, or string it up during … more

Get a super shave

Tools of the trade...

I’ll preface this post by stating that, until recently, no one ever taught me how to shave.  This is in no way a reflection on my father, as he was always around and teaching my brothers and I how to do things.  No, I blame my previous lack of shaving knowledge on one entity, and … more

Shave and save

Ta da!

Shaving is something that most people have a love-hate relationship with.  We all love to hate it.  Society deems it a necessity (to a certain extent), and therefore we’re forced to spend time, money, and inevitable pain (don’t pretend that you’ve never nicked yourself) to give ourselves perfectly smooth “baby’s-butt” skin. I used to dread … more

Make an amazing pitcher of ice tea

Make an amazing pitcher of ice tea

Ice tea is one of those drinks that is starting to transcend the seasons.  I find myself enjoying a glass just as much in December as I do in July (although slightly different versions).  A few years ago we abandoned purchasing brand name iced tea in favor of making our own.  It’s been such a … more

First!

Pondering moralities...

Well, in the blogosphere it’s more like “Last!” considering people have been playing this game for so long.  So why come off the bench now? I’ve been considering getting back into blogging for quite some time.  Yes, I’ve blogged before, but it was a completely different format and served a completely different purpose at that … more