Joel Selby is a freelance illustrator at Joel & Ashley Illustration and designer/artisan printer at This Paper Ship. His current side projects include developing his half-acre yard into a homestead, building a library of bluegrass banjo licks, and learning ancient Greek. He lives with his wife, daughter, and cats in Sanford, NC.
Road trip games are a lifesaver, whether you're trekking cross country to sight-see or simply cross-county to see the grandparents, you're a college student on a butt-numbing quest to see how many states you can pin in a single weekend, or you're simply idling in traffic on the way to the airport.
Sure, you can flip through Facebook or have the kids watch Frozen for the 1,000th time, but why not use some of that road time to have a little fun while fostering a deeper connection with your fellow travelers? Continue Reading
There are a handful of substances that are darlings for us DIYers on the Internet—natural, ubiquitous, and amazing multi-taskers. You know what I’m talking about—baking soda, vinegar, kosher salt olive oil, coconut oil, etc. They can do anything we ask them to do: clean our homes, whiten our laundry, reduce blood pressure, pick up the kids from school…
One such popular cure-all life hack is how to fix scratched leather using that lovely golden Mediterranean export, olive oil. Continue Reading
Want to know how to get rid of mice? Here's our best list of techniques, everything from natural home remedies to store-bought live and kill traps.
In their proper context, I actually like mice. They're admirable for their resiliency, hardiness, and resourcefulness. As fuzzy little mammals with squished-together facial features, they're adorable to the point of absurdity. And heck, they even provided inspiration to a certain cartoonist named Walt for the main mascot of one my favorite places on the planet. Continue Reading
Some people call him “sir,” others “chief.” Still others see him as “hero,” as in “I never would have gotten [fill-in-the-blank] done without him.” Sure, he could be all of those things to you, too, but you're also the lucky duck who also gets to call him Dad.
That's how one Washington state woman felt about her pop, a Civil War veteran and widower who raised her and five brothers—so much so that she rallied for a day of officially recognized commemoration, and won it in 1910. Continue Reading