Writing elsewhere

If you like the (admittedly limited) lifestyle content I post here, you may be interested in some of my work as a lifestyle writer, editor and producer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Yes, I get paid to write about DIY, food, drinks, parties and home decor! Here are a few (ha) favorite stories. More here. More recent work here.

9 summer DIY projects for kids

Five-ingredient fixes for mealtime

Turn your favorite cocktail into a slushy treat


Dress your summer salads with simple, homemade dressings

16 kitchen skills I learned in my 20s

6 garlic gadgets get put to the test

How to collect art for your home

Floral arrangement recipes help create feasts for the eyes

Photo: Teri Lynn Fisher, "The Flower Chef"

Photo: Teri Lynn Fisher, “The Flower Chef”

Storing food in freezer is both art and science

Valentine’s Day cards for Wisconsin lovers

Homemade hot chocolate eases winter’s determined arrival

Toast the New Year with fancy toast

Holiday cocktails with a Wisconsin twist

Hand-addressed envelopes are ‘precious’

Writing with a flourish: Calligraphy and hand lettering making a comeback

Photo: April Violet

Photo: April Violet

Modern touches make holiday guests comfortable

To help cats feel at home, try ‘catification’ design tricks

10 wine and beer DIY projects

Be a food tourist in Milwaukee

Shake up a fancy cocktail with fresh herbs

You can’t go wrong with this homemade mayonnaise

25 easy DIY projects

Photo: Sarah Khandjian

Photo: Sarah Khandjian

Painting party at home is cheap without sacrificing fun

Squeeze in time to make your own mustard

Give your home a quick makeover with tape

Cold-brewed coffee provides the buzz without the heat

12 ways to upgrade your planters

Homemade recipe book makes a thoughtful wedding gift

Great-grandmother’s cookie recipe brings together generations

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Perfect antipasto platter doesn’t need to be fancy

5 beer cocktails to make at home

DIY hanging vases keep flowers safe from cat predators

Make homemade cotton candy without a machine

Make time for yourself by using ‘fringe hours’

Lesser-known holidays make memorable party themes

20 easy DIY Halloween tricks and treats

Southern banana pudding goes way beyond the box

Convertible clothing a concept to embrace