Big Plans

I have huge weekend plans. I like to save projects and things to tackle while the kids are away.  Keeps me busy and out of trouble (trouble in this case involving copious quantities of ice cream and back episodes of Parenthood, not necessarily in that order.) I have tried various methods to keep track of […]

D.O.D. Saves the Day – A Girl Power Saga

I started to tell you the dripping shower saga a few weeks ago. Last weekend, I broke down and called in the big guns. No, not the plumber. My Dad. He brought tools and a plan. Gotta love a man with a plan.  And tools. His plan: Use a Dremel tool to grind a new […]

(Girl) Power Shortage

My shower has a leak. Drip. Drip. Drip. My first plan of attack was to replace the shower head. I took off the old, gross one and installed a new water-saving model. When I turned the water back on, it dripped about ten times faster than before I started. Perfect. I read about what the […]

Girl Power #2 – Ice Maker

At the risk of turning this into a “look how awesome I am” blog – which is really not my long term vision for this thing – I must brag. Although it turns out this isn’t nearly as brag-worthy of a project as the whole toilet adventure – it does involve the dog as repair […]

Over my Head?

Flush with success from my weekend plumbing victory (get it…flush?) – I have just ordered a replacement for my ice maker.  I am upping the ante by combining water AND electricity for my next Handy Girl adventure. Stay tuned…

Girl Power #1 – Plumbing

I have always been a fairly handy girl.  I owned my own power drill in my early 20s.  I have power washed my deck and worn the resulting leaf debris in my hair as a badge of honor. But now that I am a newly minted semi-single person, my Handy Girl skills seem more critical […]

The Inner Gardener

It’s Spring (almost).  The time of year when my inner suburban gardener always attempts to make an appearance. She is quite an enthusiastic one, that inner gardener.  And this year, I made the mistake of taking her to the Philadelphia Flower Show. Now she’s all fired up to plant gorgeous things and create an oasis […]