Monthly Archives: November 2013

Pyridoxine Hydrochloride By Any Other Name…

Ah, the glory of morning, filled with the sun’s first rays, sweet cat snuggles, steaming  mugs of coffee, bursts of optimism, and bowls of warm oatmeal laced with delightful things like niacinamide, pyridoxine hydrochloride, and thiamin mononitrate. YUM! (I kid, I kid – those are B vitamins, folks.) There used to be a time when […]

Step By Step…ooh babayyy

Yes, I just gave a shout out to NKOTB as we get into this art tutorial. I’m betting a lot of people I know would be excited if they picked the Drawing & Painting Badge. Or maybe they would even choose it themselves. Here it is, in my lap, and I’ve been such a baby […]

Gather ‘Round The Phonograph

I like to think that I appreciate music very, very much – after all, as a music licensor, it’s my job. So when I plucked the Music Appreciation badge from the hat as my November project, I was initially disappointed; I already spend at least nine hours of the day with headphones strapped to my […]

Kick Out The Jams

I might eat an (overpriced) apple a day, but my true fruit love affair has always been with strawberries: dipped in chocolate, scattered with sugar, sliced on pastries, spread on toast, or just eaten plain, mother nature totally scored with this one. Therefore, I was insanely excited to learn how to make strawberry preserves (knocking […]

CSA = Conveniently Supplied Agriculture?

I’m not going to belabor my thoughts about Shawnté and I’s trip to Oak Glen, but I wanted to share my experience and aftermath of that fateful day we sought out some U PICK apples. Ok, let’s be real. I’ve blown so much more $ on non-local, non-organic crap. But for whatever reason, it wasn’t […]