We try it!

We Try It: Homemade Ant Killer

It happens every year like clockwork. Every June, we get invaded with ants. I’m sure it has to do with the weather, and the fact that the children home for the summer provide more than ample meals for our six-legged friends. 


Measuring the Year in Beauty Experiments

2010 was a big year for me. I graduated from my masters program, left Tallahassee, Florida, met my boyfriend, and began my PhD. By contrast, these past couple of years have been much tamer, although I started participating in martial arts and things have moved along with my degree, not a lot of wildly life […]


Why DIY?

This past week, I’ve spent a lot of time reading about canning. Tomato season is upon us and I want to make a lot of homemade pasta sauce while the tomatoes are good. There is no way to make this endeavor a money-saving one:  the cost of the ingredients alone is going to make this […]


Easy Bread Recipe

I started to make my own bread one year ago. At first, I wanted to buy a breadmaker, but decided to try the “old fashioned” way of making bread first, just in case we did not like homemade bread for some reason. My experiment ended without me buying a machine, but I’m still baking fresh […]