Tag: A Big Bowl of Awesome

Anti Cruelty Visit Yields A New Friend

Hot sauce was way more interested in the wall than posing for the camera.
The new inhabitants at my home first made themselves known on Christmas Eve. As dinner was being prepared, my boyfriend’s son notice something scurrying  out of the corner of his eye.  He said that it was a “roach” because he said it moved so fast. I looked at his with a healthy does of skepticism.... Read more »

My Christmas Secret: I Love Inappropriate Christmas Cards

I love Christmas. It has taken me years to collect my numerous cases of ornaments.  I don’t think that you can ever have too many (white) lights on a tree.  I got up the day after Thanksgiving and bought ten Poinsettias at a big box retailer. I even have two Pinterest boards devoted to Christmas.... Read more »

My Ikea Vittsjo Hack Is Done!

Remember this?   Now it looks like this. I don’t feel the need to post the detailed steps as the Ikea Vittsjo hack is fairly common and a basic Google search will yield multiple results. But…I did find some excellent examples here, here and here. A few pro tips: Buy a mask if your sensitive... Read more »
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The Holidays Are Here!

In less than 10 minutes the mad rush towards the 2015 holiday season begins. I for one am thrilled. Out with ghouls and goblins, in with snow globes and glitter!   If you liked this post, “like” I Hate My Developer on Facebook Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription”... Read more »

Canning Time: Tomato Edition

After planting a little late in the spring and the endless waiting, my tomatoes are finally in. Despite the fact the neighborhood children re-enacted their own version of La Tomatina by fighting with at least 40 POUNDS of everyone’s tomatoes, as you can see I still have plenty to work with. This week (or weekend)... Read more »

Too Much Basil From The Garden? Make Some Basil Butter.

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Even though the weather is holding out, we all know that summer has come to an end. For me that means trying to make the tastes of garden last until next growing season.  One way I do this is to mix the overabundance of fresh Basil in my garden with garlic, lemon juice and a... Read more »
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The Dorchester Botanical Garden Is Taking Shape

An amazing transformation is happening at the corner of 64th Street & Dorchester. What was once a vacant, weed chocked lot, is slowly but surely turning into something beautiful.   I’m excited to see how phase one of the Dorchester Botanical Garden will turn out in October when it’s slated to be completed.  You honestly... Read more »

The Backyard Garden: The New Beds

The largest of the new beds during wedding and soil prep.
This spring some of my neighbors’ zeal for gardening didn’t quite resurface and I was lucky enough to inherit their neglected beds. In all, I picked up a larger rectangular bed and a smaller square bed. I wasn’t quite sure what I would plant in the larger one until a friend had an overabundance of... Read more »

Ditching Your Leggings? Here's what to wear.

 Last week I wrote a little post about the rules for wearing leggings. Apparently it struck a note with folks.  Feedback flowed from many engaged readers. A frequent concern voiced by my fellow plus sized sisters was about the lack of clothing options for women of size.  “What are we supposed to wear?  Where are... Read more »
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Changes On Dorchester

Changes On Dorchester
Some exciting changes are coming to Dorchester Avenue between 64th and 65th Street. Pictures to come.     If you liked this post, “like” I Hate My Developer on Facebook Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at... Read more »