Adventures

Friday Favorites – Novelty Tea Towels

In my home, the kitchen is very well used.  There’s dinner every night and I love to bake.  So, if I’m going to spend so much time in the kitchen, I like to have a few things in the room that are just fun.  And tea towels are a great way to do that.  I…

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Guys Day Out; or the Tale of the Tarp-strap Trail

Long, long ago in a city far, far away Dave visited the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis, Home to the Cardinals and company that makes a product that resembles beer.  He decided that since he had not been there in 20 years it was time for a return trip.  So Dave, DJ, John, Sam,…

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Stop CISPA

Last week, the House of Representatives voted for CISPA.  So what is it? CISPA stands for the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.  The way the bill is written, it won’t actually protect you, but it will violate your 4th amendment right to privacy. It lets the government spy on you without a warrant. The bill…

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Friday Favorites – Spiral Bound Sewing Books

I love reference books for sewing.  And I don’t mean the digital kind.  When I’m doing something as tactile as sewing, I love a physical copy of my instructions, which is why I am in love with sewing books that are published in hard bound spiral editions. Here are a few from my collection. The…

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IT Help Desk

I’m apparently the family help desk, because I spent an hour and a half last night helping my sister deal with some malware she got from a business site she was dealing with. So today is a little PSA about some malware that has been making the rounds where the malware locks your computer, telling…

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Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to me, and a Happy Tax Day to you. I’ve done a lot of things in the last year.  I saw Red Green live. I saw my sister graduate from college. And I was in her wedding. I helped build outhouses for the Tractor Club.  Ok… mostly Matt helped and I watched and…

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Styling the Taffy Blouse

I love this version of the taffy blouse with a pair of black skinny jeans and a black biker jacket.  With the black pumps and super cute sunglasses, all I’m missing is a cool vintage car, so I can be a greaser.

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Junk Shop Finds

I stopped by a couple of the local junk/antique shops recently and made some good finds. I picked up a vintage hem marker for much less than I would have gotten one new, and it’s probably better made. I also got a nice collection of “The Art of Sewing” books – yes they are Time…

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