Craft Alert: Knotty Nautical Necklace

A shell-shocking screech, from inside our beach mementos collection, triggered the craft alert. According to highly scientific hypotheses that will never be proven with actual science (it’s literally just a hunch), ocean sounds trapped inside conch shells and such, can suddenly just “erupt.” The resulting sound is thus: “eeeeeooowwwwhooosh!” I’m no shell whisperer, but I… Continue reading Craft Alert: Knotty Nautical Necklace

Spot On!

After a bucket of butter took a tumble from a large piece of flatbread I attempted to share with my family at a restaurant, I walked out wearing the aftermath. Two large butter stains showed up on a light jacket I used to keep the air conditioning from blasting me with a tempest of arctic… Continue reading Spot On!

Carousel Sundae

Spin your animal crackers around a whirling cloud of ice cream, until they’re foaming at the mouth with whipped cream and sprinkles—just like what you might see in nature. The result is a delightful carousel sundae, which I did not invent. Denny’s invented it, and, when I was a child, it was my reward for… Continue reading Carousel Sundae

Father’s Day Fun!

Grab a wacky tie that’s festooned with a dizzying array of rubber ducks and beer steins—and throw it in the trash! What the father-figures in your life really need is a painkiller. At least, that’s what Nate, the featured father of the Fixin’ Leaks and Leeks Team, says he wants for Father’s Day—and he has… Continue reading Father’s Day Fun!

Noodling Around

To keep the noodles from strangling the beef jerky in our pantry, I cook with them. Noodles throw themselves at me when I go to the grocery store. There’s no other reasonable way to explain why my pantry is overflowing with pasta. When my back is turned, noodles of every shape and size rock back… Continue reading Noodling Around