Category Archives: Helpful Hints

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We took Ella on a plane to go see Mimi and Papa last month, and in researching tips about how to fly with a baby, I was pointed to a very helpful blog with notes on how to tackle all … Continue reading

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Put numbers on your make-up (with stickers, paint pen, sharpie, whatever) in the order that you apply it. Then its easy to grab and lay everything out in the right order before you begin. I also lay out my brushes, … Continue reading

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Roasting a bell pepper is a quick and easy way to maximize its flavor and “fancy up your dish” come on, you know roasted red pepper soup sounds wayyy more gourmet than bell pepper soup. Sliced on a burger, chopped … Continue reading

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Since my middle school days, I’ve been one of those who brings a sketchbook with me when I travel, whether overseas or across town. I enjoy drawing and feel like taking the time to draw memories from where I go … Continue reading

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A few trips back,  I sat in the airport looking around at the other travelers and realized that with their distinctive covers, the various tour books being studied acted like flashing signs pointing to people’s status as *tourist*. And the … Continue reading

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Now that everyone is excited about lint rollers, I’ll tell you about my second favorite cleaning tool: the timer set for 15 minutes. Flylady taught me about the wonders of the kitchen timer when I was in my first months … Continue reading

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Last night, Hubbs and I had a conversation that went like this: Me: “Honey, can you come over here and tell me which of these photos of a lint roller is the least boring?” Hubbs: “Are you kidding? What are … Continue reading