Stardust

Writings from my little corner of modern domesticity.

Monthly Archives: November, 2011

Day 1 of 21: Junk Drawer

Got my week’s homework (everything I can without further inputs from classmates, that is) done earlier than anticipated, and celebrated by getting started on the 21 Day Organizing Challenge. Day 1 is the junk drawer, and since I already did it (after a cursory glance to confirm it had remained organized!) I decided to take …

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Knitting Pattern: Emergency Fingerless Mitts

Have a special treat for everyone today. I’ve been knitting these things for a couple of friends, after whining about not having anything to knit only to have them buy yarn and demand the goods (not really- I offered), and I decided I should share. The first pair was knit out of necessity to keep …

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21-Day Challenge (From A Bowl Full of Lemons)

Since we have roughly 21 days left to the semester (counting weekends), I figured that giving the organizing challenge from A Bowl Full of Lemons a try was a good use of it and a good way to help keep my sanity intact through finals. And a good way of leaving myself less opportunity to …

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Wish List Conundrum

Happy Black Friday, everyone! I hope those of you who went out were successful in your quests, and those of you who stayed in enjoyed the peace and quiet/sleep. I found my perfect pair of brown boots and snagged the last pair in my size (the lady responsible for stocking them had just put it …

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Thanksgiving 2011

It’s that time of year again- Christmas carols invading our ears in stores with the turkey not even defrosted yet. It’s a time of traditions and gathering of friends and family, and for us, still young in our marriage, it’s a time of sorting those things out. Because between the two of us, we have …

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Stromboli Star

Hello again- I know I said not to expect more posts, but here’s another! I was just so proud of my Stromboli from the other day I had to share it with you. It’s the second time I’ve made it, and it’s using the method for the one in the latest Better Homes & Gardens …

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Practice Pie

I’ve got a little Thanksgiving gathering I’m going to this evening, and took it as an opportunity to make a pie. Well, not make-make; I didn’t cut up a bunch of fruit and swirl it together with sugar and spices and whatnot, I opened a can of filling. But I did make the crust- I …

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Cream of Awesome

I bought a box of instant Cream of Wheat a while ago, and I just couldn’t eat it. The texture…too baby-foodish. Anyway…I’ve been trying to find a way to get myself to just eat it and get it out of the cupboard without wasting it, and today, I finally found it. Mix one packet Cream …

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Happy Birthday, Mme Curie

“Nothing in life is to be feared; only understood.” -Marie Curie I know I seem a little fixated on this today- but it’s important. Marie Curie is my hero. Well, my dead-and-I-never-met-you hero, anyway. I wouldn’t be where I am without her. She is a fantastic example of pioneer female scientists who led the way …

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Sprawl

While I love my husband dearly, and his absence does make it harder to sleep, I’m looking forward to the ability to stretch out tonight. And to knowing I’ll wake up with the blankets I started with. That’s something I really don’t think enough young couples pay attention to, or that single friends know about …

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