I don’t know about you, but I don’t think to myself “what joy!” when I open up my closet to pull out my umpteenth collared shirt that screams, ‘professional, but available for Happy Hour.’ After learning of the KonMari method, and some much needed wardrobe advice from my sister in law, I’ve been paring down … Continue reading Crafting a work and home style
“Use your credit card only for emergencies” is an old adage, and it doesn’t stand up to the many benefits that regular responsible credit card usage offers. One of the benefits of a credit card is obvious; the points you earn. Even more so, many credit cards I started off with my first card … Continue reading Maximize credit card benefits and minimize your monthly budget
I just filled out the Florida unemployment application. I then received a digital reminder from the universe via a Remind text that I’d been removed from the staff list. I sent my husband turn in my badge, so I could avoid conversation with my employers who couldn’t give me more than 5 minutes to lay … Continue reading In Limbo in June
We left the Florida Keys on June 19 and drove up to the Midwest. We packed up the dog, our golf clubs, and enough clothing for two weeks. Maybe I’m not a writer anymore. I’ve spent enough time applying to jobs – enough. I’ve written example posts, and spent my time writing and rewriting my … Continue reading I’ve spent six summer weeks fleeing Florida and I’m returning home.
Cracking open the oven door It took me a while (years) to break the bad habit of cracking open the over door halfway, a few minutes, too often while my dish is baking.I didn’t realize how much it affects the baking process, allowing the inside of the oven to drop 10s of degrees, and affecting … Continue reading 2 Common Baking Mistakes
I adapted a cheddar bay biscuit recipe using leftover cheese, an Italian blend, and dill fresh from my windowbox garden. Ingredients 1 pre-made biscuit mix, 1 large egg 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped 3/4 cup cold water Preheat oven to 375F. Place water, mix, and egg in mixer on low speed, careful not to over-mix. … Continue reading Dill biscuits, from the garden