What’s that, Boston? You’ve run out of Netflix to watch, and between fighting for the T and navigating avalanche conditions on the street, you never want to leave home again, but you need something to do when the ice pellets come this weekend? Back in the pre-snow days, before the holidays even, we tackled a […]
Category Archives: How-To + DIY
This morning, at 7:30, our POD arrived. (Sorry, neighbors!) Tonight we move the big stuff, having bribed several very good friends with very good pizza and beer at Penguin in exchange for their muscle. Tomorrow, Jack and I tackle the rest of it.
As a kid, egg decorating with my great aunt Nita (“Nina” to me) was always a highlight of spring. No ordinary dip-and-dye would do for Nina, the retired art teacher, and me, meticulous art teacher’s daughter that I was. We poked pins into pencil erasers and dipped the pin heads into melted parafin to draw […]
This weekend, one of the surprises I was responsible for in Pennsylvania was the bridal shower photobooth. With all of the photo fun we have at New Years every year, I knew it would be easy enough to set up, and offered to do so as a bonus shower activity that didn’t involve making gowns out of […]
Sometimes, the world of the world wide web can get a bit confusing. Jack studied information science, and works in an IT role daily, so these things come easily for him. I fall somewhere between the levels of expert and exceptionally uninformed, and I’ll admit to a tendency to tune out conversation that delves into […]
What, this wasn’t part of your New Year’s celebration? That’s a shame. We kicked off 2012 with our annual shindig, with a few new additions – most importantly, a photo booth. We’ll share this year’s invitations and a few recipes from the fete that were a hit soon; in the meantime, a few of our favorite shots.
Goodwill. Flea markets. Yard sales. Dollar-A-Pound. Clothing swaps. Jack has never been a big fan of the time and tedium involved in sifting through others’ discards in search of treasure; I grew up on it. Jack, however, is far and away the better bargainer between us. And so, a dynamic duo is born.
The living room of our rental was afflicted with a space lamp. Really, I assume the light fixture (which we’ve had it out for from the get-go) was from the early 90’s, and not the future, but it was difficult to tell the difference. Aside from being oddly shaped, it cast a terrible, harsh light from […]
I’ll admit a love affair with quality, wool felt. It’s so forgiving, so easy to work with and much more durable than its polyester, craft project counterpart. Seemingly ages ago, I came across a tutorial from a book by Anne Kyyrö Quinn for making a “pillow with rosette clusters”, and vowed to make my own. When […]
Much like the Mother’s Day mum cards, we decided to make some punny pops cards in the knick of time for Father’s Day. The classic soda bottle silhouette was a much simpler concept than the pinpricked mum from the very beginning, and the process ended up being much quicker – which was good, since we […]