Nuts and Bolts

Am I a hobby or business? Current state versus future state? Coming up with a name for my crafts was apparently the easy part and that took months.¬† For me right now, the goal of odds & hens is to keep my crafting fun, share it with people who appreciate it and to begin to […]

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Etiquette Roulette

A few weeks ago on a Goodwill treasure hunt, I scored two gems – 1982 Miss Manners and 1952 Amy Vanderbilt Book of Etiquette. a random flip of the pages revealed a good chuckle, another a sigh of relief that some such graces have been relaxed and a small gag when I witnessed the anti-etiquette […]

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Reach & Read: We the Animals

We the Animals (J Torres) – Airport intrigue purchase.¬†Composing this review took me longer than actually reading the book, my flight was longer too. Why? Well it is short, first 8 pages are more glowing reviews and comments (really.) and it is written in a run-on sentence, stream on conscious way that pulls you in […]

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Reach & Read: Broken for You and On Walden Pond

Broken for You (S. Kallos): Combines some of my fave things – Holocaust stories, crafts, upcycling, Seattle, cowboys, metaphors, importance of family & reminds that it’s never too late. Intricate story with wonderfully developed characters; each of their stories woven into a great read with no loose ends. Con – if f-bomb offends you, it […]

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And so it begins ….

Every day I aim to learn something new, which invariably happens, given the wonderful people I have in my life: friends, family, co-workers, news anchors, cycle/yoga teachers and strangers (ok, some of them). My goal of blogging is a three legged stool. 1) learn and explore myself and the world around 2) entertain and (maybe) […]

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