Swimming With and Eating Scary Things in Kauai, Hawaii–and other Vacation Adventures/Tips

Snorkeling in a “kiddie-lagoon” in Kauai is no longer mild fun when someone asks if I’ve seen the barracuda. The enthusiastic, kind-hearted stranger who really, really wants me to share this barracuda moment with her insists that barracuda don’t really hurt people. However, she also tells me that another man at her hotel made the… Continue reading Swimming With and Eating Scary Things in Kauai, Hawaii–and other Vacation Adventures/Tips

The Death of the Spiralizer–Or Maybe It’s Just Sleeping

When a particularly thick and stubborn potato blew out the motor of my electric spiralizer, I pressed every button on the device, hoping to startle it into submission because obviously, it was just confused. One potato could not possibly defeat a finely crafted hand-held appliance that turns ugly vegetables, like zucchini and turnips, into glorious… Continue reading The Death of the Spiralizer–Or Maybe It’s Just Sleeping

Creating Crafting Nooks and Super Nooks for Every Floor of the House

Clear tape is the “fabric of our lives.” In our household, various objects are precariously held together by fine pieces of tape—and “Krazy Glue—“ including ceramics projects, pens, and a cabinet door. I know full well that we can easily add to this list, so I’ve squirreled away adhesives, scissors, pieces of paper, markers, and… Continue reading Creating Crafting Nooks and Super Nooks for Every Floor of the House