Category Archives: News

Fabric Stash Bow Tie

Wading through my fabric stash, I found this fat quarter. I don’t remember where I bought it or why, but small patterns are great to make bow ties with. I set aside a little time yesterday afternoon and made this … Continue reading

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Green Polka Dot Bow Tie

A new button down shirt calls for a new bow tie. I made this yesterday to add to The Boy’s bow tie collection! If you’re interested in making one, there’s a tutorial here.

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McDemolition

The McDonalds restaurant at Broad and Carpenter has been demolished. I never thought I would see it happen because it always seemed busy particularly the drive through, but I guess the real estate became too valuable for a one-story burger … Continue reading

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Monterey Chicken Casserole

I love a good casserole, and I’m always looking for ways of using up leftover chicken. This is easy – cook some spaghetti, then toss it in a large bowl with cheese, sour cream, and spinach and bake it in … Continue reading

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Why I Stick With Physical Media

Pepe Le Pew — that’s why! Having heard that maladjusted moralists with way too much time on their hands have targeted the beloved cartoon character and are trying to ban him from future appearances as well as streaming platforms, I … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

These bars are easy and quick to put together. They’re made of ingredients you have in your cupboard, and the fellas gave them the thumbs up! Perfect for packing in lunch boxes.

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Wired

Our eagle eyed friend Tony spotted this wire sculpture hanging from the electrical line at Broad & Washington yesterday. We wondered how they got it up there? Update: Thanks to my friend Lynne, this is the work of Baltimore-based street … Continue reading

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Spring on the Block

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Chicken Fried Rice

I’m always looking for ways to use up the leftover roast chicken in the fridge, and if you happen to have leftover rice – even better! This dish is definitely something you can easily throw together on a week night … Continue reading

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Showdown on the River

Showdown on the River: The Bell Chronicles is the first book in a series by J.L. Curtis. The Kindle version has been out for a bit, yesterday the paperback was released! Mr. Curtis is a gifted storyteller, does his research, … Continue reading

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