One of the fantastic commenters of Offbeat Home recently referenced "Impostor Syndrome" in a comment that Ariel then picked up on. I felt the need to share. This is a concept that has recently become a big part of life — because of these two little words, I feel I've come to understand how I was relating to my work a million times better, and this understanding has genuinely changed my behaviour.
My husband just informed me that in a few weeks, his boss has so graciously picked our house to hold their monthly "briefing." Our two front rooms, where everyone would be for this little get together, are full of my husband's zombie and macabre paintings, and pin-ups. I don't want to make anyone feel uncomfortable or weirded out. I'm wondering if I should take some of the paintings out, get lots of flowers to distract from the gory goodness, or just let it be? How do you make such an offbeat space into a crowd-friendly one?
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I need help. I have absolutely no idea how to calm down my dog that has separation anxiety. Our cat and other dog are his best friends and they stay home with him, so it's not like he's totally alone. Can any offbeat homies help me with my dog's separation anxiety? Someone tell me there's hope beyond medicating him.
I am the husband of a crafty person. I believe there should be a support group for that.
Our house is a tornado of crafts. I'm constantly finding needles and pins with bare feet. The floor is riddled with beads and string. The cabinets are full of fabric. Her Pinterest has no cohesive theme and both Netflix and Youtube have no idea what to recommend to us.
Don't get me wrong: my wife is a wonderful person. She is smart, eccentric, and immensely creative. She funnels most of that creativity into crafting, and that when our adventure begins.
Recently it was my husband Sam's birthday, and I am always responsible for making cakes on such occasions. This cake, however, was no ordinary cake. This cake had been in the works since 2007. This cake had tiny pies baked into it. Here's how I did it.