Did you know? In the 2013-2014 school year 22,144 homeless students were in enrolled in Chicago Public Schools (CPS)? Most of the time we turn our minds from the homeless issue here in Chicago. It’s almost as though we acknowledge they are homeless but two days out of each year, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Did you know that shelters are(…)
One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure IKEA makes its millions with fiberboard furniture. Use it up, break it and throw it out… go back and buy some new fiberboard thing to replace it. It is a waste and creates A LOT of waste. Where do people think it goes when you throw it out? Sadly,(…)
I rarely wear nail polish. In fact, I have never used even half of a bottle of polish before it has turned into a hard plastic. If you add a couple drops of paint thinner to the polish bottle and mix it for 2 minutes it will extend the shelf life by a lot. A lesson learned a little late for my(…)
Crafty Beavers Chicago-Crafting for a cause. Women meeting monthly to socialize, make art & crafts while donating goods, our time, and money to charities in need. Last week the beautiful women of Crafty Beavers played with cement. From votives and desk organizers to book ends and jewelry dishes, they got messy as well as creative. Here are some great cement(…)
If you are from Chicago you know giardiniera. We put it on Italian beef sandwiches, brats, sausages, French dips, pastas, pizzas and use it to spice up fish. I even put it in our eggs in the morning. It is the one stop, spicy shop condiment. If you don’t live in Chicago you may have(…)
In the wise words of Roger Murtaugh, “I’m too old for this shit!”. (I originally wrote this in 2013 and unfortunately, it is still true today.) We are too old to be bitter, jealous, backstabbing and cruel to our fellow females. This is coming from someone who went as far as tattooing, “true friends(…)
Coffee is my life source. I am an empty, personality-less skin suit without my morning coffee. I will never belittle your relationship with coffee. I am merely here to help you regulate the amount of waste that comes with that deep, deep love. Keurig Talk: In 2014 there were enough K-Cups sold to encircle the globe at(…)
Yea, yea so I am a lot late on the painted wooden spoon train but at least I finally arrived. Not a lot of thinking to do with this one. I am currently obsessed with this color green so even less thinking to do.