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Cleaning Schedule for Slackers

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on July 15th, 2014 under Home + Garden Tags: , , , ,  •  10 Comments

A few years ago I made a super type A cleaning schedule—remember it? I really stuck with it for a while and it worked great, every room of my house stayed consistently clean. As months passed I started to realize something about cleaning a little bit every day. It sucks. Who wants to pull out the vacuum […]

Guilty Pleasure Kitchen Gadgets

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on June 12th, 2014 under Home + Garden Tags: , , , , ,  •  9 Comments

Our kitchen is really small, so I have to be choosy about what I keep in there. Here are three kitchen gadgets that make my life easier but are are embarrassingly silly, because I could accomplish all this with just a knife. What’s your favorite absurd kitchen gadget? First up, the citrus peeler! I know most […]

Farmers Market

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on May 22nd, 2014 under Home + Garden Tags: , , , , ,  •  13 Comments

Today is my mom’s birthday, so I met my family at the State Farmers Market to celebrate with a southern (greasy but delicious) breakfast and a bit of browsing. I brought my camera along so I could practice with the new lens Daniel got from a coworker—my first Canon L lens! First I photographed the […]

Chicken Coop Construction

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on May 13th, 2014 under Home + Garden Tags: , , , , ,  •  11 Comments

I asked for a chicken coop for my 30th birthday, and after months of anticipation the chicken coop construction is well underway! Thanks to my dad and mom it’s looking way better than my coop model. I was initially just picturing some boards nailed to some other boards with wire stretched over them. It’s turning out […]

Terrarium Replanting

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on April 3rd, 2014 under Home + Garden Tags: , , ,  •  6 Comments

The big terrarium I put together two years ago desperately needed replanting. See? My aloe plant was trying to escape! I don’t really have enough light for succulents, but I get them anyway and just replace them when they start getting leggy and sparse. This time around I planted non-succulents. I chose plants with different leaf sizes […]


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