Rubber Cement Bouncy Balls and Other Peculiar Uses For Glue

WARNING: I use the word “sperm” in this email. Read it at your own risk. . . . All the pennies I needed to start Christmas projects for my siblings’ lovah, lovahs (in my best Shaggy voice) were finally oxidized last week. The patina is a gorgeous color. (It’s on the green spectrum somewhere between … Read more Rubber Cement Bouncy Balls and Other Peculiar Uses For Glue

My Shortbread Cookie Wish For You.

What makes you happy? I’m not talking about that excited, screaming YASSS from the IG rooftop while butchering Pharrell’s clap along lyrics like you’re dressing a turkey for Thanksgiving. I’m talking about the type of happy that makes your soul smile — where you kick back in your teal Converse sneakers, pop a hot-outta-the-oven shortbread … Read more My Shortbread Cookie Wish For You.

Green Pennies and The Jeopardy Theme Song

Ever heard the cliche “like watching paint dry?” Well, paint ain’t got nothing on watching pennies oxidize. Because that goopy slop dries relatively quick. But pennies? Those worthless coins take 24 hours to turn green. It’s that time of year again — the holiday season. It means I’m crafting for my siblings and their SOs. … Read more Green Pennies and The Jeopardy Theme Song

Feature Walls and Intellectual Property Value

There’s nothing more electric-blanket comforting to me than home construction. Because I was born into a family of renovators. My childhood was one continuous remodel project after another. Like removing the concrete stairs that led into our home and building a multi-level wraparound deck with 3 tiers. (Secretly, I’m sure my mother just wanted every … Read more Feature Walls and Intellectual Property Value