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Category Archives: DIY



By Marla Walters Family Dinners Don’t Have To Be Homemade

A few days ago I came home, flipped on my computer, and found a maelstrom of controversy in my twitter timeline. Author Amanda Marcotte, who writes for several blogs regarding politics and feminism, had written a piece for Slate entitled, “Let’s Stop Idealizing the…


By The Purple Fig Create a Rustic Chic Dorm Room This Fall

With September and back to school season around the corner, autumn also marks the perfect time for endless trips to Ikea, searching for discounted furniture and adding a unique touch to dorm rooms with budget-friendly décor. Whether you or someone in your life is…




By Trish Bentley Food: Kale is My Boyfriend

Kale is my boyfriend. It’s like that muscle-head guy in a tank top who isn’t my type at all because he works out too much and doesn’t drink enough. He’s ‘extreme’ health and I’m just moderate health, so naturally I’m waiting for the relationship…


By Meagan Ross Pinferior: Lumpy IS a Super-power

Those who know me well, know that I can be extremely cheap frugal. Sometimes, to a ridiculous extent. Re-using aluminum foil and diaper packaging. Sharing a cup with my husband at dinner to cut down on the number of dirty dishes. Making sure each…


By Meagan Ross A Single Grain of Rice Can Tip the Insanity Scale

One of the best DIY tactile learning “experiments” I did with Spawn #1 was coloured rice.  It was easy.  It was fast(ish).  It was fun.  It was clean(ish).  It has provided countless minutes of entertainment (ok, I probably could count the minutes.  Probably less…


By Meagan Ross Pinferior: Strawberry Fields Forever

Natural light is your friend.  Allow me to explain how I came to this earth-shattering and heretofore unknown discovery. Spawn #1 wanted me to make a dessert and I had a crapload of strawberries because I like pretending that we live in a climate…


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