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Adulting Love and Marriage Mrs Enginerd TV Shows and Movies

Five Quick Lessons from Tidying Up With Marie Kondo (Netflix)

The KonMari method became popular early in the 2000s because it gave people a simple five step method to approach decluttering and/or organizing your life. Similarly to the manufacturing industry’s 5S method – sort (seiri), set in order (seiton), shine (seiso), standardize (seiketsu), and sustain (shitsuke) – Kondo’s method asks us to get rid of […]

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Château Enginerd DIY Mrs Enginerd

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t DIY a Patio Walkway

Six weeks! It took me six weeks to finish installing a walkway in our side yard. Geez! Normally I’d encourage people to DIY these things but not this time. Don’t do it! Save yourself! Here’s why: 1. Leveling is not as easy as the YouTubers make it seem. Measure twice, cut once doesn’t work in […]

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Adulting Mrs Enginerd Weddings

The Maid, Matron and/or Man of Honor Commandments

Modern weddings are ripe with opportunities to create drama and misunderstandings especially when it comes to the roles and responsibilities for everyone involved. This is most prevalent in the bridal party where tasks like the bachelorette and day of preparations fall on the maid, matron or man of honor who gets to serve as a […]

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Mrs Enginerd STEM SWE 2017

Managing Knowledge, Lore and Connections

General Dynamics’Elizabeth Bocchino and Beth Mitchell hosted an info session during the SWE 2017 conference that was very relevant to the times: How do you document and transfer knowledge between the generations of employees? With 10 to 25% to the STEM workforce retiring in the next five years there is a need to save all the […]

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Comic Books and Super Heroes Mrs Enginerd Women Who Kick Ass In Gaming And Beyond

ECCC 2017: Empowering Women, LGBTQIA and Minorities

Emerald City Comic Cons are notorious for celebrating diversity. Aliens, superheroes, anime characters and video game avatars, there is enough variety to please even the pickiest of people. That’s why nerds and geeks love attending these events in full regalia. Zero judgement. Zero pressure. You get to express yourself openly and among peers. Little kids, […]

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Mrs Enginerd Travel

10 Tips to Optimize Your Disney World Resort Vacation

Not all Disney vacations are created equal and if you are on a budget, these tips may help make your visit a magical and less expensive one: 1. Resort stay vs outside lodging This one will depend on your idea of convenience and budget. Staying off site requires a rental car, paying for parking and […]

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Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff

Tips From A Yelp Elite

When I first joined Yelp! I wasn’t expecting to contribute much to the application. Truth be told, yelpers had such a bad reputation because of being smug or expecting preferential treatment that I became weary of posting altogether. Then again I realized that my Trip Advisor posts were gettint attention, so I decided to give […]

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What I Have Learned About Dealing With “Handy” Men

These last couple of weeks I’ve had to contract out many services to get both the sold and new houses ready to move in. From a new roof on the old Maison to the alarm system and cable wiring connections, I’ve been waiting for guys to show up and do something. The process has been […]

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Book Reviews Mrs Enginerd

Contagious: Why Things Catch On

Jonah Berger uses his Wharton education experiences and professional study findings to explain why certain ideas stick and others flop. Although Gladwell and Kahneman have broached the subject in other books I have reviewed, no one has really dissected the art of transmitting information and making certain topics trend faster than others. Yes, marketing is […]

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7 Tips to Stage Your Owner Occupied Home

Even though our house has been on the market for 60 days and has had a lot of interest – 30 viewings and counting – it hasn’t gotten a single offer. The main reason is that many people can’t visualize themselves in an owner occupied home so you must provide enough of a canvas for […]