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…

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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…

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“I’m not bad…” – Halloween on Delmar

Sometimes I should listen to Lance. Sometimes. He can be right every once in a while. I might be wrong occasionally. He may or may not know what’s best with certain things. Sigh. As much as I didn’t want to go out on Halloween (a common desire of a post-work Julia), Lance reminded me that I’d kick myself later if we didn’t … Keep reading…

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Frogs and snakes and bats, oh my!: DIY Spooky Witch’s Ingredients

With Halloween only a mere week and a half away, it’s time to really enjoy my festive-and-spooky decorations. The newest addition? A craft I was inspired to make after seeing mass-made versions in stores for up to $12 per bottle. Considering I rarely spend that much on a bottle of booze (I know, I know, here I am again, showcasing the class) … Keep reading…

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