Every couple of months, I do a "Book Optional Club." The thing is, no one ever reads the books. It's really just an opportunity to get together and eat and visit. Being a little OCD, I like a themed party to match the books. The book for this Book Optional Club party was Eating the Dinosaur, by Chuck Klosterman.
I have been working on reducing my plastic use this year. I am wondering if anyone has recommendations for alternatives to plastic bags for produce and bulk shopping at grocery stores? Has anyone switched from those store-ready produce bags? If so, did the store give you any problems when checking out with your produce holders?
Raise your hands if you've ever said something and then realized *gasp* I sound just like my [parental unit]! Are there ways in which you resemble your parents… and that's actually a good thing? Get into the conversation over on Offbeat Families.
Once again, I loved getting peeks into the lives of my wonderful Homies from your Offbeat Home Flickr pool submissions. I got lessons in how to calm a "batdog," got to peep a glorious gallery wall, and had my mind blown by a tiny cross-stitched charm. Ooh, I share with you yet another weekend adventure. This time, you'll NEVER guess the animal I helped my friend adopt.
My husband and I are considering putting our home on a vacation rental site for a huge summer event in our town. Escaping the crazy and getting paid for it sounds great, but I gotta admit I'm worried about having strangers in my house. Have any other Offbeat Homies rented their home to vacationers?
I need some help making my front entrance feel more inviting. My front door opens up into this narrow hallway that's nearly 20 feet long and only 3'7" across. I'd love to make my entrance feel bright and more welcoming, but I've been struggling to find a good way.
A while ago I was feeling overwhelmed, as I often do. That particular time, it was about wedding planning and how much stuff we had left to do. My now-husband looked at me very seriously and said, "I just changed the bedsheets and they feel awesome. Would you like to roll on the bed with me?"