If You Love It, Let It Go.

I've said repeatedly that the Florida climate can be cruel. At the same time, it can be a haven for anything with the fortitude and constitution. There are always points where I can't keep up with things as I should or where I just step back a pace to observe and see what might happen.…

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From Russia, With Love

There are two universal truths to being a spinster: firstly, one can never have too much fiber in the stash; secondly, one does not simply invest in a single spindle or wheel. Given as wheels tend to come at a much higher premium, spindles are a far easier drug tool to collect. It started with…

Winter Bloom

I can't get over how photogenic the "America" climbing rose is. Large, long-lasting blooms and such a sweet scent that isn't cloying. I will never not take pictures of it.

The Cost of Being a Spinster

Contrary to modern belief, being a spinster isn't just a derogatory term for a middle-aged unmarried woman. It's an occupation claimed by both men and women for centuries and one that always supplied women with an independent source of income (there are a multitude of historical tax records to prove this). I'm a huge fan…

Waste-Free Holiday Cooking

It can be easier than you think. It was easier than I thought, actually, and all I had been trying to do was revive family traditions where my husband and I wouldn't get tired of the leftovers. On top of the menu I had planned, I wound up with a Honeybaked Ham giftcard from a…