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The Monthly


Updated May 11th

"The Monthly" is an ever-changing, dynamic periodical that aims to give light and entertaining fare. Because sometimes we just need fun stuff to nourish the soul. Be sure to check back often for fresh new content.


What did the fish say when he swam into a wall?





3 ripe avocados, mashed

juice from 1/2 lemon

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 tomato, diced


Combine all ingredients until blended.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Fun Fact

The Hungarian word for "quotation marks" is "macskaköröm," which literally translates to "cat claws."

Another Fun Fact

If you type the word "askew" into the Google search box, the entire page will have a slight tilt to it.

DIY Herbal Tea

Why spend money on expensive herbal teas when you can have unlimited options by growing your own? Keep pots of mint, basil, thyme, fennel, or any other herb you like, on a sunny windowsill and just pinch off some herb whenever you want to steep a cup. Steeping bags work wonderfully for this.

Product Recommendations

I'm passionate about products that are good for the environment and our health. Only products I've used myself, or have been highly recommended by respected peers, are endorsed here. If you purchase items using my referral links, I may make a small commission, though at no extra cost to you.

Brondell GoSpa Travel Bidet

Do I Use It Myself?


The easiest way to take clean wherever you go. I currently own three of these. One for each bathroom, and one in my travel bag. So easy and discreet. I pair them with cloth wipes. Did you know it takes 37 gallons of water to make just ONE roll of toilet paper?!

Sun Oven

Do I Use It Myself?

Not yet, but I plan to this summer.

The world's most widely used solar oven. I haven't purchased one of these yet but will be doing so this summer. Cooking using only the sun is something I've wanted to try for quite some time now and this will be perfect to take camping!

Life Hacks

Making things easier.

Drying Laundry

Put a clean dry towel in the dryer when you put your clothes in to dry. It helps dry the clothes faster and fluffs them as well.

Phone Scams

Tired of phone scams? Keep a whistle nearby and the next time a scammer phones and starts their threatening spiel, just blow the whistle as loud as you can into the phone, then hang up. I only had to do this twice, and I haven't received a phone scam call since. I guess they didn't like injured eardrums, so they dropped me from their lists. :D