Posts by Heather Solos

Wash the Walls, Really?

Dear Home Ec 10, My living room desperately needs to be painted and I’ve rounded up a few friends willing to help sell their time for beer and pizza.  I really want to do this right, is it true that I have to wash the walls before I paint? Signed, Short-Cut Shelby   Heather says: Look at…

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Menu Monday Week 4

Heather says We keep on keeping on. Life got away from us over the last couple of weeks, but it’s the 4th Monday of 2017 and that means a brand new chance to get on track. We have joined a local CSA*, which means we receive a weekly dividend of vegetables. We have limited choice…

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Menu Monday Week 2

Heather says A few *ahem* years ago I had a teacher whose catchphrase was “Monitor and adjust”. It was her way of having a plan, but rolling with the punches and not going completely off the rails just because life isn’t playing the way you think it should.  Last week was one of those weeks…

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Pantry Moths in Pasta

Dear Home-Ec 101, I put my pasta in a new container to store in my pantry and still found moths. What did I do wrong and how can I prevent pantry moths in the first place? Sincerely, Bugged in Buckhead Heather says Unfortunately, pantry moths are a part of life. We can take a lot…

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Menu Monday Week 1

Heather says There’s nothing like a new year to rekindle the desire to be more organized, keep better tabs on the budget, and to be more efficient with my time (so we can do more fun things with our evenings together).  *Cue up the broken record* Menu planning is a great way to get your…

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New Years Eve 2016

Heather says Tomorrow, for many, is a much-anticipated new beginning. Our New Year started a little bit early, on the 27th, with a wedding.  Ours. This should be all I need to say about why it’s been so quiet around here.  We’re looking forward to 2017 and all that is ahead. We’ll be relaunching the…

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Menu Monday Week 47

Heather says Transparency – About six weeks ago my insomnia got bad enough that I finally visited my doctor. Bad enough is my euphemism for completely out of hand and I wish I’d gone sooner. The funk is clearing and I’m sleeping better which is giving me energy beyond the have-tos. We’d managed to keep…

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