For two years our dog slept in a pen at the foot of our bed. I finally got tired of dealing with the whole collapsible pen thing, and started eyeing the un-used, non-functional bedroom fireplace in a new light…
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Every month we pick a different country or region and make that type of food at home. We sometimes get excited and buy a bunch of unique spices and sometimes we are tame and just use what we have. We generally select one to two recipes a week from the location we picked. That seems to get us a sense of what the food is like. So far here's what we've done…
Berlin is a city of hipsters: especially in the neighborhood of Kreuzberg, which was right around the corner from our hotel. You almost can't take a step without tripping over an artisan coffee bar, a craft beer pub or a vegan snack bar. It was amazing. We ate out every night, rarely spent more than € 40 for the two of us, and ate GREAT food. It was fabulous dahling.
Every adult family relationship dynamic is different. For me, our difficulty is that my older brother, who I am very close to, will not talk to our dad. My brother knows I will not cut contact with our dad, even though he feels I should. He has respect for my desire for a relationship with my dad. Still, being trapped in the middle is difficult. Here's how navigate this tricky "family member in the middle" situation…
My husband and I have recently gotten pretty serious about getting out of debt. We've recently been paying more attention to those radio commercials that promise to "forgive your credit card debt!" Has anyone ever had any luck with those companies? Do they actually what their over-enthusiastic radio ads say?
It's something unique to computer-goers of the Internet era: It's important, we reasoned, when you're taking to a stranger on the Internet that they know some important things about you in a succinct manner. A/S/L — age, sex, location. What religion we are. What our political leanings are. Our sexual orientation or gender presentation. Our favorite quotations or song lyrics. Things about us that are symbolic of our personalities, our likes and dislikes; our whole self. It's a form of branding, and for years we were proud of it. It happened while I was on Facebook: I noticed that I was the only one going through a labeling crisis.
I have a great love for fun t-shirts. My husband is the same way, but he faces one hell of challenge:
You can make anything really pop by adding beads, or sequins, or BOTH! Know what you want your garment to do, and you can use bead work to make it happen. Here is your sweet and simple tutorial on doing bead work (and being AWESOME).