How To Road Trip with Kids without Losing Your Sanity. Almost.

That's going to be sore in the morning.

There are things I’d rather do than spend multiple summer hours in a car with two small children.  Having my eyes forced open with those little corn cob pick thingies while someone picks at my cornea with a ragged, dirty fingernail ranks right up there.  But this month that’s exactly what I have to do [...]

EZPZ: How To Watch Any TV Show Without Paying A Dime

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My apartment is not wired for cable. I know what you’re thinking: How is it that you have access to a computer in 1862, Una, and are Abraham Lincoln’s acne scars really that visible in real life? But no, friends. I live in New York, what some would argue is one of the most plugged-in, [...]

EZPZ How to Make People Feel Good Even When They Suck

"Good Job! You're almost done with the post!"

Before you start reading this, I want to tell you that I think you’re doing a good job! At what, you ask? Oh, it doesn’t really matter. You’re doing a good job at something. I know. I can tell. Because you’re beautiful, and I love you. You’re probably eating a cookie, or taking off your [...]

Looks Are Everything

I gave you the best years of my life, you BITCH!

They say looks aren’t everything. They are obviously crazy. Give me sleek and smooth over junky and clunky. Dark and mysterious over gray and bumpy. Energy, sophistication and whispery smooth function over da-dhunk-dhunk-thunk….whrrr…. I’m talking about printers.  Not men. Okay, maybe both.

A Gift for Your In-Laws, A Gift for You

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Let’s face it: Even if your dad is Steve Jobs, you’re eventually going to get a call from your parents about how to operate something on their computer. I’ve been the IT person for Seth’s mom for over 5 years. As infuriating as it is to explain how to resize a picture for the 75th TIME, [...]

EZPZ: If My Fridge Could Talk

Magnetic Paper for the HP printer? Wrestling Dude Can't Believe it Either!

You know what? I really was wondering what else could I possibly print on using my Fancy Schmancy Printer (i.e. My Magical HP All-in-One 7500A), so I started using my crafty friend Ms. Google and she pointed me towards magnetic paper. Yes. Magnetic paper. I ordered some online (HP doesn’t sell it, boo) and within [...]

EZPZ: Learn How To Make Knuppets!

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Knuppets are paper cut-out puppets with two holes at the bottom through which you put your fingers to substitute as the puppet’s legs. They are a perfect craft for those who are both impatient and suck at crafts, because they’re quick to make and hard to screw up.

EZPZ FAIL: My-My-My Orange Face.

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Last week, I tried to instigate a cleaning product revolution. Oh, come on, what says Aiming Low more than wiping your counters off with the same stuff you use to make salad dressing? Or maybe smearing avocado dip on your face? Except maybe … waaaait… not.cleaning.AT.ALL. Well.  That would have been a useful thought about [...]

EZPZ: Curiously Smart & Handy

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When I was webnumbing (wherein I surf for a long time and read a lot of things on the Internet that have no meaning or purpose in my current life), I came across a little tip on creating a survival kit in an old Altoid tin. Can you stand it? I had no idea there [...]

EZPZ: A Simple Way for Your Kids to Destroy Photos

The magnetic side of our fridge

If your kids are like mine, they’ll gleefully vandalize your “refrigerator gallery.” But it won’t matter if you have a printer that cranks out high-quality photo copies.

How To Roast a Chicken without Burning Down the House {Recipe}

Roast chicken with veggies is one of our favorite family meals. It is delicious, comforting, and a classic. It’s even a great dish to serve at a dinner party. Any cook worth her weight needs to know how to roast a chicken. The good news is that even the laziest, most inexperienced cook can roast [...]

EZPZ Cleaning Products, or Down With The Man

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I don’t mind cleaning. People who say that have control issues. We say that we don’t mind cleaning when really we mean we LOVE to clean because it makes us feel like powerful agents of change. Dirt? YOUR TYRANNY WILL NO LONGER BE TOLERATED. Laundry?  YOU ARE BANISHED INTO THE DRAWERS OF OBLIVION!! Soap scum?  YOU [...]