How to Grow Veggies in a Window Box: Introduction

Rows of fresh vegetables in garden.

I grew up on a farm. My family had 2 gardens: one for “regular” vegetables and one that had only corn and potatoes in it. I spent time every spring and summer when I was young helping my dad in our garden and my grandparents with theirs. I can still remember the smell of dirt on a cool summer morning and the crumble of healthy near black soil in my hands.

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Closet Cleanout Guide

Cleaning out your closet can give your style a boost. It can also help you live more authentically.

Personal style is an evolution. We all have clothes that we used to love but no longer suit us. The ghosts of butches past stare back at us from the hangers and shelves of our closets. Oh, look, there’s sporty tomboy butch from college. And there’s awkward fat business casual (hidden) butch from my first corporate job. Many of the items we hold on to are no longer useful or they no longer represent the person we are today.

In this post, we’re going to go step by step (day by daaaayyyyy-ayyyyy for my fellow 90s kids!) through a closet cleanout. In just a few hours, you’re going to totally renew your wardrobe. And, because clothes are important, this closet cleanout project is going to give you the chance to live more authentically. Let’s get started.

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One Shirt Four Ways: 4 Full Outfits Using One OCBD

Oxford cloth button down shirts

One of the essential skills for building a versatile wardrobe affordably is learning how to use any single clothing item in a variety of ways. This magic allows you to utilize a single shirt into several outfits that range across the style spectrum from rugged casual to business casual. Today we will look at how to use a basic gray oxford cloth button-down shirt in 4 very different outfits.

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Outfits: Attending the Symphony (at Home)

I love attending cultural events. It’s one of the very few activities that I get excited to leave the house for. The Mrs. and I get all dressed up, her in a favorite dress, me usually in a blazer and tie. We often go for dinner or drinks first, parking somewhere that we can walk to both dinner and the venue. We spend an evening enjoying a lovely performance while sitting quietly (but not passively) together. It’s an introvert couple’s dream date.

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Now is the Perfect Opportunity to Be Indispensable

Our lives, culture, and society are changing with every day that passes right now.  As our world struggles to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the patterns and habits we are accustomed to are rapidly shifting.  For many of us, these shifts include major changes in our workplaces.  

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