Taking our awards for a date!


This post is a little different. It’s not advice, or tips, or tricks, or diy, it’s just a little fun post about what’s been going on in our lives! The semester just ended and we wished our graduates good luck and congratulations but before that we were awarded some pretty AMAZING THINGS! During our students’ […]

May 6, 2018

4 ways to save money on your electric bill

DIY & Save Money, Life

This post may contain unaffiliated ads.  As many of you know I am a poor college professor, so to be unemployed, and I really hate wasting money. So today I’d like to share with you some tips to save money on your electric bill! This can also transfer over to your gas bills as most […]

March 23, 2018

Tips to ace that job interview

Dress to Profess, Life

This post may contain unaffiliated ads.  A lot of people dread the job interview. It creates a lot of anxiety for most people. They are excited, nervous, and stressed out all at the same time while trying to get their dream job. Recently I’ve had a least one job interview a week! It’s kind of […]

March 13, 2018

DIY sliding barn door

DIY & Save Money, Little Victorian Home

It’s that time again. We have another DIY project to share with everyone! When Greg moved from his old home I HAD TO HAVE his extra front door. No idea why. We lived in a rental, but I needed this door. Eventually, it moved to our new blog cabin with us. I tried to sell […]

March 9, 2018

6 reasons you should start a blog or website


This post may contain affiliate and unaffiliated ads. I started my blog after being laid off, hence the name. We just bought our first house in po-dank West Virginia specifically for this job. My significant other and I work at the same institution and it is hard to find jobs in this area due to […]

March 4, 2018

DIY Secret Book nook

DIY & Save Money, Little Victorian Home

This post may contain unaffiliated ads.  When we initially toured our little blog cabin, we were excited to discover a closet within a closet! Yes indeed, the closet in Triceratops’ bedroom has a hidden recess under the eaves. It is SO cool! Triceratops requested we turn it into a secret book nook. Lucky for her, […]

March 3, 2018

DIY indoor cat door

DIY & Save Money

This post may contain unaffiliated ads. We live in a relatively small house, around 1000 square feet if you don’t include the gym. Because of the limited space, I do not want to see litter boxes out in the open. I hate litter. The texture and smell are just as bad as what it’s used […]

February 24, 2018

Why all college students should present at an academic meeting

Science, the apocalypse, and teaching

Dr. Greg and I are on our way to Austin, Texas I was inspired to write this post during our 5-hour layover. We’re accompanying two of our research students to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) where all four of us are presenting research posters. It’s an exciting experience and wonderful bonding […]

February 17, 2018

CV Of Failures


The curriculum vitae (CV) is like the resume in academia. I was completely mesmorized by Dr. Haushofer’s CV of FAILURES! She is a professor at Princeton. I was really touched by her CV of failures. She was right you know, failures are often invisible. A lot of my research students don’t understand that. Research in […]

February 7, 2018

DIY upcycle: ideas that will make you shutter

DIY & Save Money

I love shutters and I love cheap things. So I’m going to share with you four projects we’ve done in our house with old upcycled shutters. The first project began when someone offered Dr. Greg three free sets of bi-fold closet doors. You can’t beat the price of FREE! The concept was to make the […]

February 2, 2018