While I do like to make things, I’ve not spent much time making things out of wood aside from a few workbenches or small shelves. So, clearly, I’d be able to make a nice piece of furniture out of expensive walnut using joinery techniques I know nothing about, right?
We moved into a new house a year or two ago and my wife wanted a nice entryway table. She showed me a few pieces she liked and I said “That’s so expensive and it looks really simple. I could totally make that.” However, the only tool I had was a cordless drill, a circular saw, and an orbital sander. So I also said that I’d need at least a table saw and a router to do the project. That means I got an early Christmas gift of a DeWalt 7485 table saw (with a stand), and then I picked up a Kobalt router and router table. This was early November and I’m writing this post in May – I’ll let you decide if she regretted her decision.
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We recently moved into a new house and the first thing I wanted to do was to install under cabinet lighting. I knew that I wanted to DIY the LED strip and controller – I didn’t want a remote. I also have never done anything like this before and we have pretty, brand new cabinets and I didn’t want to ruin anything.
I did a ton of research into which controller to use and settled on a Shelly RGBW2. Mostly thanks to The Hook Up – I really like this guy’s videos and they’ve been super helpful while I’ve been researching LED strips and various other smart home things.
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I can’t believe that I’m actually writing this post. Monday, July 16th, 2018 will mark my first day as an Automattician. I’m joining the VIP team at Automattic as an Enterprise Happiness Engineer. I’m so incredibly thrilled and humbled by this opportunity.
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Time of death – 8:43pm Friday, March 10th. Well, it was at least a decent attempt at another round of Whole30. But Friday night, hunger, sleep deprivation (due to a 7 month old) got the better of us and we fell off the wagon. I won’t go into all the delicious details for those of you that might still be attempting a Whole30, but let’s just say it involved taco shells made of Doritos.
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Oof. Ok, so last week was kind of a mess with the meal planning. I ended up giving myself way too much to do – trying to cook at least one (and sometimes two) new recipes in one evening after 7pm. Tried something different this week and kept everything really loose.
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Alright, so cooking all of the things, taking care of a 7 month old during the evenings, working, and writing a daily blog surprisingly didn’t pan out all that well. Let’s just do weekly recaps, shall we? (you can catch up on my day 1 and day 2 in my previous posts)
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Day 1 was a success – I didn’t eat any peanut butter. Today was also a win.
Had the same breakfast as yesterday – Brussels Sprouts Sweet Potato Sausage Hash. Still pretty tasty. This recipe will definitely stay in the rotation for the month, but we’ll be switching it up tomorrow.
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My wife and I started our 2nd (not consecutive) round of Whole30 today, and I’m hungry. She’s hungry. I spent the weekend meal planning, shopping, and cooking our first few meals for the week, but I had forgotten how much food you need to eat on this diet (lifestyle change?) to stay full. Continue reading “(Another) Day 1 of Whole30”