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 Many of the items we hold on to are no longer useful or they no longer represent the person we are today.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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DIY Homemade Winter Bath Salts

One of the easiest ways to practice self-love is to do kind things for your body. I’ve loved baths since I was a little kid, and they are still one of the best ways to rejuvenate, relax, and recharge. Perhaps it’s the process of being still for an extended time, or maybe it’s all the little extras (the candles, the chill music, the bath salts, the plush clean towels), but taking a leisurely bath is one of life’s true simple pleasures.

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Butc(h)er Kitc(h)en: 5 affordable kitchen upgrades

When I was just starting to cook, I had no idea that tools made a difference.  To me, a knife was a knife and any pan would do.  Looking back, I’m glad I didn’t get caught up in thinking you can only cook with high-end equipment.  But I do wish I had known about these 5 easy and affordable upgrades that would have made it a lot easier to improve my cooking skills.   Continue reading “Butc(h)er Kitc(h)en: 5 affordable kitchen upgrades”