Author Archives: Laura

Moving…

Decided to try my hand at self-hosting, so my blog has moved to here. The posts that are here will remain for now, but all new material will be on the new site. Enjoy!   Advertisements

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Some Thoughts on Separation and Divorce…

I was recently talking to a friend and colleague who is also going through a separation. She is now living in a basement apartment and said that she is finding it hard to stay motivated to decorate and cook for … Continue reading

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The Soup Diaries: This Ain’t Your Granny’s Soup…. Oh, wait. Maybe it is…

This is the time of year that I crave soup; a giant vat of it to swim in on mornings like today when the steering wheel felt like a circular icicle. That would have been splendid. Soup is also usually … Continue reading

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Cleaning Tips and Tipples: Five Minute Cleaning

Sometimes I don’t have the time, energy or desire to completely clean the house from top to bottom. But that doesn’t mean that I can’t do a few quick things that will make me feel better about my surroundings. I … Continue reading

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Ways to Heat the Home: Stealth Mode

It’s getting colder. Summer is officially over and it’s time to turn up the heater, break out the Snuggies and settle in for a long winter of freeze-your-tits-off days (that is the official meteorological term) and even colder nights. But there are … Continue reading

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How to Make a House/Apartment/Condo/Cardboard Box Under the Overpass a Home

OK, so you don’t need to handcraft a sampler to make your living space a home. Even if it’s temporary, even if you live alone, even if you only have a bedroom in a boarding house, you deserve to feel … Continue reading

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It’s been awhile…

And there have been a lot of changes in my life. My husband and I have separated, I have purchased and moved into my own condo, and adopted a dog. My relationship issues are part of the reason that I … Continue reading

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The Lost Art of Throwing a Dinner Party

I guess I must be getting older. I’m hosting a dinner party for some friends this Saturday. Again, much like the cocktail party post  I wrote ages ago, ambiance is critical. Keep the lights low, light a few candles (UNSCENTED. You … Continue reading

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Hey Homies… Cleaning Tips and Tipples!

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here. Haven’t been doing much baking, cooking or homey-fying the house lately. I’ve been mostly working, but have recently been promoted to a new position that doesn’t involve travel. This means regular … Continue reading

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Long Time, No Post 2: Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve posted here! I’ve gone back to school this past semester and have been crazy busy between that and work. No excuse, though. Back to the kitchen! I’ve been craving cookies lately. Specifically, chocolate … Continue reading

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