Grime and buildup often occurs in drains, both in the sinks and bathtubs. Reaching for a commercial drain cleaner is the solution for many people, but a more natural, homemade drain cleaner saves you money and might be healthier for your family. A home remedy for clearing your drains is generally safer, but there are certain safety considerations, even when working with … [Read more...] about Home Remedy for Cleaning Drains
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Facebook.Love or hate it.FB Feast or FB Fast.I ran into a long lost pal of mine at Trader Joe’s, a girl that I had been pals with in my teens. We had both been theater geeks in Washington DC together and there we were in the middle of a Los Angeles Trader Joe’s, coffee samples in hand, shooting the proverbial shit. Even though it had been close to thirty years since we’d … [Read more...] about How Much Time Do You Spend On Your (Facebook) Appearance?
I spent the weekend wallowing in the media blitz that broke on Friday as Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, Lean In, hit the headlines, along with her goal of raising the consciousness of working women everywhere. My first observation: Woo hoo! Controversy is good for us women. All of us, whether we work full-time, stay-at-home, do the crazy hybrid-juggle dance, or have … [Read more...] about Maybe We All Need to “Lean In”
For the last 12 months, I have been practicing one of the most glorious sentences in the English language: "I have a cabin on a lake." I’ve only said it out loud about a dozen times. Mostly I say it to myself. Two years ago, my mother died of cancer in my DC home on a sunny April morning. I drifted into shock and sadness. My grief reached an irrational peak the day … [Read more...] about Construction Karma
The planning was done…the ride was on. Oh dear I hadn’t given it much thought and for sure there wasn’t enough time left to get in really good shape. Well bonus…turns out you don’t have to be in good condition for this one. Paved flat railway beds with the smallest of grades means this is a bike ride that almost anyone can do. Our plan (with friends Linda and … [Read more...] about Super Fun Idaho Bike Ride