21 Household Uses For Vodka

21 Household Uses For Vodka. Is there anything that Vodka can’t do? Put down the Etch A Sketch and concentrate!  Turns out, vodka is your best friend when it comes to simple household solutions.  Next time your husband gets all cranky about tripping over the cases of Stoli on the back porch, pointedly show him this […]

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Ink Cartridge Running Low? A Sneaky Fix

Ink Cartridge Running Low?  A Sneaky Fix. Why do the ink cartridges in my printer always choose to run out just as I’m printing off my presentation, the kid’s homework, the last greeting card?   Why?  WHY?   Some things can never be answered, but it’s possible to swerve around that hatefully cheerful “ink is […]

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I Did Not Know That! 5 Genius Ways To Hide Eyesores In Your Home

I Did Not Know That! 5 Genius Ways To Hide Eyesores In Your Home. I don’t care if it’s OCD or not, there’s just certain things that bug the living crap out of me.  You, too?  Passing by the messy pile of computer router boxes and tangled spiderwebs of cords?  Or the bulky avocado green thermostat […]

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5 Changes That Make A Resolution Stick In 2015

5 Changes That Make A Resolution Stick In 2018. Yeah, here we go again. I think the overwhelming feeling from everyone I know as we leave 2017 is a deep and profound relief. This year sucked.  I mean, big time. Most of my friends essentially spent their New Year’s Eve parties symbolically burying 2017 in the […]

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How To Figure Out How Much To Serve At A Party

How To Figure Out How Much To Serve At A Party. The only thing worse than guests politely picking at your food and not eating it–is a table full of friends gobbling down their portions and expectantly looking at you for seconds…and you’re out. The Holidays are fraught with party minefields, let’s at least eliminate […]

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“I Need HOW Many Lights?” A Guide To Decorating Your Christmas Tree

“I Need HOW Many Lights?” A guide to decorating your Christmas Tree… I know I’m not the only frustrated Martha Stewart wanna-be who’s done the Decorating Walk Of Shame to the store at midnight, buying 16 more packages of lights for the tree because I ran out halfway through.  And you can’t stop–the thing is […]

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Organizing A Gift Wrap Central

  Organizing A Gift Wrap Central. I learned my lesson about a gift wrap closet years ago when I realized I was racing up the stairs from the basement to the second floor to wrap gifts that would then be hidden on the first floor.  It was around midnight on Christmas Eve that I finally […]

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Black Friday Shopping: What To Do With The Kids

Black Friday Shopping: What To Do With The Kids. I have a long-standing policy with the twins and Zoe: I don’t drag them from store to store all day, and they don’t set the paper towel aisle on fire when my back is turned.  Kids uniformly look miserable, cry, drag on Mom’s hand and eventually […]

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What To Do With A Bored Kid On Thanksgiving Day

What to do with a bored kid on Thanksgiving Day? Let’s face it.  Thanksgiving is filled with wonderful smells, laughter and the occasional hiss of “Jimmy!  For the last time, get OUT of the kitchen!”   For little kids not interested in football or how to make a flaky pie crust, it can stink.  Here’s 5 […]

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Your Complete “Fall Cleaning” Checklist

Your Complete “Fall Cleaning” Checklist. I stumbled across this excellent deep cleaning checklist–very handy because I actually do my major “Spring Cleaning” in the Fall. Before the debris of our lives gets dragged back into the house after the warmth of summer, I try to make every room as clean and spare as possible.  It’s easier to open […]

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