Practicality meets properness in Martha’s handbook for housewives (and anyone else who cares about their belongings)

I spend my Sundays catching up on bad television, magazines and– most importantly– housework. It’s times like these I remember, and often re-open, the end-all-be-all of households texts; the motivation behind an ode to said book in Reviewing the Arts homework (ahem) and the amazing surprise wrapped in birthday paper months back is none other than the amazing Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook. … Keep reading…

DIY Inexpensive Autumn Wreath for Thanksgiving

I am always surprised by how much wreaths cost, just like I’m always surprised by how much throw pillows, chairs, lamps and lamp shades cost. I think my opinion on costs might be skewed, but whatever. They are stupidly priced. Because of this, I was thrilled when I saw wreaths in the Target Dollar Section in early October. Thrilled. In fact, all … Keep reading…

Continuing my crazed graduation dress search

I spent six or so hours looking at job listings last night. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not whining about that– I assume it will take hours upon days upon weeks to find a job, and sending in all those cover letters and resumes will take time. What I wasn’t prepared for was that I wouldn’t see any journalism gigs during my … Keep reading…