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Display Name: finn3140
Member Since: 3/24/12

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I wish I could banish my phone from my bedside! I am on-call as part of my job, so too often I wake up to answer texts and phone calls about everything from leaking toilets to emergencies. Plus I have friends who live in different time zones/like to text late at night. I have started to use my iPhone's do not disturb option to limit who can contact me overnight (ie: family, emergency contacts) especially when I am not on-call!


Tech Disconnect: I'm Banishing My Phone from My Bedside
2/21/14 11:03 AM

My mom has a recipe for dressing (stuffing cooked outside the bird) that I cannot stomach. But my siblings love it. So I started taking about 1/3 of my mom's stuffing (which is white bread, plain mashed potato, savoury, margarine, and chopped onion) and adding various ingredients to make a kind of next level mom's stuffing. Now, three years later my super traditionalist siblings like it just as much.

I never thought I was the traditionalist until this year when pumpkin pie was axed from our menu. I don't think I have ever made such an impassioned speech in favour of a food item.


The Thanksgiving Nudge: How to Convince Traditionalists to Try Something New?
11/14/13 11:24 AM

While I think it is beautiful I don't think I would be comfortable with that I my house. I am not religious. but was raised in a very religious house hold and I can hear my Mom saying, "That's like turning a blessed crucifix into a lamp or a tabernacle into a kitchen bread box!"


Would You Use an Altar as Kitchen Furniture? Kitchen Inspiration
10/8/13 10:54 AM

I work a part time intern job in a university residence so I already live where I work, which can make a staycation even harder. Luckily I am in Toronto, so there is plenty to do for a staycation! Having worked in hotels/hospitality in the past I find tourist traps really frustrating, so I have been making a list of places I meant to go all year and I am heading to those! Restaurants I have always wanted to eat in, antique stores I have walked past without perusing, and just having picnics or reading in the park! I am actually pretty excited for my budget staycation!


Summer Escape: Anyone Staycationing This Year?
7/12/13 11:41 AM

Going up may family ate at one big square table where each of the eight of us had our spot. For years (pretty much until we got rid of that table) we all still sat there - even to do homework. When we got a new table "spots" went out the window oddly enough.


Do You Have Set Seats at Home?
6/12/13 11:53 AM

Check out this blog, http://www.houseofearnest.com/2011/02/21/try-this-at-home-overhead-light-update/ It has a cool DIY to fix the hideous nipple light


Creative Ideas for "Boob Lights"?
Good Questions

3/24/12 12:23 PM