Inside and out

Spent a good chunk of the day considering an approach to organize and honor. We made a list of categories and realized, we need more categories. Mom was pretty darn organized though we started in the smallest spare bedroom used for crafts and projects, so it’s likely one of the more concentrated areas of the […]

Makit & Bakit

We made these growing up. Maybe not this exact kit, but the one we had did include the dove of peace and trio of candles, for sure. I love everything about this. The vibrant colors. The lockup of Makit & Bakit. The gradients. Heck, I even like their use of Hobo. I scoured eBay to […]

Scan Bag Go

While in Anderson the other day, I visited the new Kroger that long since replaced the one I worked at when I was 16. Back then, I checked VHS videos out to folks and made all those sale signs around the store by hand with some Marks-a-lot markers. It was pretty sweet. Anyway, the new […]

The 1981 Sears Wish Book

The arrival of the Sears Wish Book each year was a major deal for our family. Living out on a rural farm, this was our strongest connection to physical goods of the world. I poured over this 1981 edition for days on end—maybe months—carefully making a birthday and Christmas list. I was 10 years old, […]

Bathroom shelves

In a recent purge I found a bankers box full of toiletries tucked away in the back of the closet, unearthing enough bars of soap, bottles of shampoo, conditioner and cotton swabs for a decade or so. Setting everything around the bathtub irked me so I found these shelves and now I feel better about […]

Garfield phone

Mom and I went back to the West Chester Antique Center because when we were there the other week she put her name in the hat for a door prize. They called and said she had won something! Turns out it was this Baileys table lamp. Maybe you’re thinking, this is all very flea market […]

Clearance Sale

I wanted the shirts that weren’t for sale. In other news I’m not ashamed to admit, I’ve started to play some Destiny 2. It’s much like the first one but maybe more confusing to navigate menus. Once you’re in? It’s a solid way to connect and do something mindless for a few. I think the […]

Amazon@Cincinnati

So here’s how it works: If an item you want is eligible on Amazon, they’ll let you know if it’s available for same day pickup at their new location in Cincinnati (Clifton Heights to be exact). Once it arrives you get a message, click the link, a locker with your item opens. That’s pretty neat, […]