We like ALDI and most of the products we’ve bought there. If you’re not familiar, it’s a German-owned grocery chain and almost everything they sell is generic. This is a lot like Trader Joe’s, and in fact, they’re both owned by the same German family. I often wonder how similar the generic products are to…

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I’ve been using PHP_CodeSniffer and the WordPress Coding Standards sniffs in Visual Studio Code to help me avoid issues and follow the standards. Occasionally, though, I’ll get an error from a sniff that is either over-vigorous or I can’t comply with for reasons outside of my control. A common case is when I’m working with…

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We love strawberry shortcake in my house. We’re also not particularly snobby about it. Gourmet concoctions? We’ll take ’em! Those funny packaged sponge cakes from the grocery store? We’ll take those, too! However, if I’m going to go to the effort of making something from scratch, I’ll try to find the best recipe. We knew…

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I had a pretty specific use-case where I needed jQuery to load earlier than usual. After googling “how to force wordpress to load jquery in the header”, I got all kinds of advice about how to replace the WordPress version of jQuery by deregistering the default and registering a different version, etc. I didn’t want…

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With so many people at home and bread hard to find in stores, a whole lot of people seem to have taken up baking. This is awesome! My friend Jen even live-streamed some bread-making to help folks get started. The second-order effect, though, is that many stores are now out of yeast. One of my…

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I’ve had this free pattern for a very cute, tiny zippered bag earmarked for a while and I’m sewing it this month! I’ll be adding posts as I go with in-process (and, one hopes, finished!) pictures. I have friends who are sewing it along with me, so I’m using this post as a spot to…

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Reading the Bible

I’ve decided to begin a two-year Bible-reading plan, and you’re invited to join me. My invitation is kind of in the form of a FAQ. 😉 Why two years? I’ve done one-year plans before, and while it’s pretty awesome as a bucket-list item, the pace often meant it was a mad dash toward a checkbox…

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That’s right, these are perfect. Fight me. They’re based on these brownies and also these brownies and a whole lot of brownie taste-offs (fortunately, I have good friends who are willing to sacrifice their very bodies for the cause of brownie perfection). Photos to come if I can ever keep the brownies around long enough.…

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