Three years in Lil Rhody

  March 11 marked my three-year anniversary living in Rhode Island. It’s hard to believe it’s been three years, especially when I stop to think about how much has happened. Since I moved here: I’ve changed jobs and started looking into graduate school, including working my way through GRE prep and establishing where I want to…

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This Is Not Writing: The Meta Cottage Podcast

  In general, I feel that I express myself best in writing. That may be because I’ve always had a passion for reading, or because I watched too much “Gilmore Girls” as a kid, or because I took all my aspirations of becoming a writer and funneled them into a journalism degree in college. Whatever…

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Pet Parenting: Leave nothing on the counters

Our cats will be two years old this Christmas, which means that for all intents and purposes, they’re adult cats. According everything I’ve read, they’ve been adult cats since they turned one year old last winter. They eat adult cat food. They’re on a feeding schedule. They should be fairly calm and well-behaved, because they are adults. If…

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Why Home Improvement Projects Should Be Done Solo

Since I moved out of my parents’ house two years ago and into an apartment with my partner, I’ve learned a lot about home improvement and interior decorating projects. Here are some examples: “Some Assembly Required” literally translates to “Kiss Of Death”. Although you may leave a store with a complete box of parts (for…

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