Around the House with Alexa: The Handiest Easter Eggs with Amazon’s Alexa

“Alexa, turn on the living room light.” I have two Alexa-enabled light bulbs, the ALLOMN Wifi Smart Bulb and the Wi-Fi Smart LED Bulb by Tastech.  I opted for these bulbs because they’re inexpensive, colored, and Alexa-enabled.  They’re passable, functionable bulbs.  They can be a variety of colors and are dimmable.  Alexa knows how to […]

How I used Shipt to get dinner on the table from Meijer

Getting Fed on a Fed Up Day

Yesterday sucked.  Top to bottom, the day was a beast.  Let’s start at the top, shall we?  Keep in mind that Budgie is getting his one-year molars and is absolutely miserable about the experience.  There was a constant ebb and flow of him crying, moaning, and generally fussing about his mouth.  If you had a […]

How to Make Custom Templates Using Only Microsoft Word

My last post talked about how to use a template for chalkboard art.  Well, how did I make that template?  Did I use fancy software to extract images or bend the letters?  Is template making something only professionals can do?  NOPE!  I’m going to show you how to make a template on Word.  Yep.  Using […]

Chalkboard Art: How to Use a Template

A few years ago, I remodeled my kitchen.  The two biggest changes were my DIY new backsplash and chalkboard painted cabinets.  I like the black-and-white look, and I love the utility of chalkboard painted cabinets.  I can write grocery lists, to-do tasks, phone messages, recipes … and so much more!  Also, my kids can draw […]

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Must Have Mimosa Bar

Mmm mimosas.  Mmmmmimosas.  Oh, how do I love mimosas.  Part breakfast drink, part boozy bash with a dash of grown-up sophistication.  The only problem with them is that it’s hard to have just one.  Not because they’re an alcoholic version of Pringles, but because of the carbonation.  Once you pop that cork, it’s a ticking […]