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About Lauren

Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

Ugh. So many busted appliances.

October 22, 2020

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Ugh. So many busted appliances.

It was not a great start to the day. I needed to get some cat food from the freezer (I buy giant bags and divide it up) and discovered that it had not been locked previously and that the door was cracked open. Some stuff was soft-ish (the meat was still frozen) and there was […]

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We’ll see how this turns out.

October 20, 2020

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We’ll see how this turns out.

I have been on a weird ‘use everything up’ kick and we have had some pretty weird meals, I must say. I’ve also been on a baking kick, and even made a batch of that salted apple cider caramels that no one else likes. Thank goodness – that means more for me. The final, rambling […]

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It’s cold, see.

October 19, 2020

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It’s cold, see.

Sooooo….. I think I know why my house goes to junk when winter comes. It’s cold now – the high was in the low 50s today – and the house is cold. I came home, made dinner, begrudgingly folded some laundry, then settled in under a big ol’ blanket in my cold house. Ralph jumped […]

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Huh. I made cookies.

October 15, 2020

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Huh. I made cookies.

A while back, Beth said that she got some new sheet pans and they were so nice to use. Previously, she had restaurant sheet pans like mine, but after many years, they do take a beating. I was jealous, so I ordered some new ones. They’re beautiful, and it’s time to break them in. Clean […]

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It’s not so bad, the things that bring me joy.

October 14, 2020

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It's not so bad, the things that bring me joy.

So, I am afraid to say this out loud – lest it break the spell – but I have secretly been Kind Of Tidy for several weeks now. You wouldn’t know it from the cleaning storm that we did before company came, but that was different. When company comes, just Tidy won’t do – it […]

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Fixed enough

October 13, 2020

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Fixed enough

The top of our handrail has been loose for who knows how long. It has not been a big deal, because I live here and know not to depend on it, but we had company a while back and I realized that it’s really pretty broken. This weekend, I grabbed a drill and decided to […]

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