1.3k

Home sweet film location: What it's like when your home becomes a movie star

I had a woman “murdered” in my basement, vampires in my backyard, a creepy, creepy doll come to life and stalk people, a bomb detonated (special effects, not an actual bomb) in my garage, even a model sequestered away in the basement just for haircuts. In the last three years approximately 10 film crews have been in and out of my house making art. If you're interested in opening your home to to the bright lights and cameras, there’s a few ways to prepare…

1.4k

Help! I need alternative office furniture for my home office

This is my first time working primarily from home and I am loving the flexibility. But I HATE working at a desk! I love working on couches, but I can't leave my stuff all over the living room all the time. Do you have any advice for alternative office furniture that will allow me to spread both my work and myself out without killing my productivity or sleep?

855

The "deconstructed cheeseburger" casserole

Lately I have a had a fascination with casseroles, and how many different things can be put into them — or, in my, case changed into one. I found that those oh so wonderful, grilled, juicy, concoctions called cheeseburgers can be made into a casserole. I like to call this recipe the "Deconstructed Cheeseburger Casserole."

1.4k

How to keep your whole family warm when walking in sub-zero temperatures

My family only has one car, which my husband uses to commute an hour to work each day. But that doesn't stop my family from going out and enjoying our neighbourhood. I still drop my son off at preschool a few mornings a week, enjoy library programs, and our awesome local fair-trade coffee shop. If you've got two feet, a heartbeat, and some basic gear, sub-zero temperatures and snow can't get in the way…

1.4k

Ch-ch-changes: It's okay to change your mind

There are certain times in your life when you think you have your shit all figured out. You make a decision and, not knowing how the future will mold and shape and affect you, you think that you’ll keep to that decision for the rest of your life. Newsflash: People and choices change. It happens.

1.4k

How do you get cigarette smoke smell out of clothes?

Other than forcing my roommates to quit or go outside to smoke, what are some good ways to get the smoke smell out of clothes without re-washing them? Bonus points for the solution being scent free as I work in healthcare and powerful scents (including smoke) can trigger allergies, asthma etc.