My mail doesn’t arrive one message at a time. It comes in piles. Think: avalanche. While I have recently hired an assistant (yay me, and welcome Suzanne), the piles remain deep and wide. But I have big plans and high hopes. I must have the most patient readers on earth, understanding, too, because while I […]
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It’s been a number of years since I moved into a college dorm room. My memories of college life are both vivid and precious. For years, I’d been dreaming about how I would grow up and leave my childhood home and sheltered life to attend college in Los Angeles. I lived in the same dorm room from […]
Just this past week I heard from my dear reader Penny who is frustrated in the face of needing to purchase a new dishwasher. She writes: “Our dishwasher is more than 20 years old and every time I think I have decided on a new one and read the reviews, I back out. I know that you […]
About my inbox—it fills almost faster than I can read, so I create file folders for varying subjects. When a folder gets full I know it’s time to address that subject in an upcoming post. Once again, I’m working out the folder labeled Best Inexpensive? where hundreds of messages land that go something like this: “Please tell me exactly which [fill-in-the-blank] is the best inexpensive option.”
You have to know it’s a good day for me when my “inner shopper” gets to come out and play. Researching, reviewing and testing the things that you, My Dear Readers request is like a license to shop till I drop—all the joys without the horrible side effects of overspending. Today: Best Inexpensive Dish Drainer, Cordless Electric Kettle, Outdoor Grills
What we should expect are umbrellas that are waterproof, sturdy, and above all, reliable for a decent period of time. And of a decent size. And if something goes wrong—even super strong wind—we want reliable customer service that will make things right. Here are my picks for Best Inexpensive™ umbrellas.
I cannot begin to tell you all that I’ve learned over the last few months about kitchen appliances—both major and small. My husband is remodeling our kitchen (yes, lucky me). For today, and due to popular demand, let’s tackle toasters that toast and countertop ovens the do everything else.
The idea to buy a mattress online and have it shipped to your home is still rather mind-boggling. It seems so risky, to say nothing of dubious quality. Like who would do such a thing? It’s a concept whose time has come and one that’s here to stay. The idea of a bed that fits in […]
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