Monthly Archives : September 2016 A Visit to the Utica Children's Museum!

TheShortestTallman visits the Utica Children’s Museum!

It’s been a long time since I’ve been to our local children’s museum. I’ve read news stories about changes in leadership and various drama over the years, and I know funding has been an issue. Still, somehow I have never taken my kids there, and we tend to get out a lot. Now that it’s just me and my little…

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Beauty Faves for Shine Control

Argghh. Unfortunately, something in my genetic makeup means I have to deal with an oily T-zone (I’m thinking it’s the 50% Italian part). Drives me nuts, and I’ve tried different things over the years to try to deal. I am excited to share with you my new favorite products that seem to do a pretty excellent job combatting all that…

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The Shortest Tallman's Pasta Sauce

The Shortest Tallman’s Pasta Sauce

Like learning how to do all types of adulting, it took me a while to learn how to make my own sauce. I tried various recipes, and some of them came out pretty good. However, there would be problems. Either it wouldn’t come out consistently good, or it was really labor intensive, or I just didn’t love it. I really…

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Everything Wings

These Everything Wings are EVERYTHING.

Who makes the best Everything Wings???? Cavallo’s? Killabrew? THIS GUY. Just kidding. That’s my dog playing with an AG doll. THIS GUY. All thanks to my pal, Nicole. She created her own recipe for Everything Wings, and IMHO, it’s as good as the resturants’. She’s one of those people that’s really great in the kitchen (well, she’s pretty great wherever…

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Hands Free Life Book Club Intro

Hi everyone! ***Crazy idea alert*** I’ve been simmering on this idea for a while, and I just feel compelled to go with it, and I sure do hope you’ll join me! If you’ve poked around my blog, you’d know that I am a huge fan of Rachel Macy Stafford’s Hands Free Revolution (which is what she named her FB page).…

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Modern Day/Feminist Musings

Today, Tiny Tallman and I took a walk, went to the orchard and bought apples, and went to the dairy and bought milk. Back in the day, we would have done these things, because we had to. Well, I suppose there was the milkman, so I guess there would have been that. Later, of course, the big grocery stores sprang…

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Family Command Center :)

Bam! Family Command Center!

September is here, and all the baggage that comes with it! If you have kids, you know what I mean. I am so excited for the new adventures of all of our lives this school year, with the older two moving up a grade, and with our entire household hopefully benefitting from the huge investment of me pressing pause on…

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Meet The Teacher idea!

Cute (and cheap!) “Meet The Teacher” gift :)

Hi! School for us starts next week, and I can’t help myself but want my kids to come to school with a “meet the teacher” gift. Do your kids bring in a MTT gift?? There’s a lot of ways you could go about it, but I was looking for something small and inexpensive. I kind of love gift giving (maybe…

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