Tuesday, June 19, 2012
First I washed all my makeup brushes in a vinegar/water solution.
sugar/coffee/peppermint scented scrub. I really like having soft skin.
glitterize some votive holders. Pinterest made it look super easy. I did a bigger one with dark blue glitter and a smaller one with light blue glitter. They both need at least a second coat of Modge Podge and glitter. I hope after a couple layers it all sticks! If they turn out, they are going to go in the bathroom for a cute place to stick bobby pins and earrings and other miscellaneous little things that end up everywhere.
made my own 'Pam'. Yes, that is my flask funnel. It actually comes in very handy quite often.
mac & cheese recipe out of this stack and it was just okay. It wasn't the greatest, but it wasn't too bad. I'm guessing it was because of the low-fat milk and low-fat cheese. I've been on a quest to find a delicious 'healthier' homemade mac & cheese, but I'm starting to think this will be impossible.
homemade bug spray recipe and added in a couple drops of patchouli essential oil. I poured it all into an old spray bottle and stuck it out on the back porch. It has yet to be tested, but I bet it will work better than nothing. Otherwise, I just made a large bottle of minty-patchouli perfume.
15 minute workout so that I am prepared to go to the gym today (we are working out with Rachael's personal trainer friend today and it is going to be deadly).
Am I the only one this obsessed with Pinterest? I love cooking, I love making crafty things, and I love pictures of really cute babies. Pinterest has it all.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
I ate lunch on the patio at Fratello's yesterday. This resulted in me getting a 3/4 sleeve-cardigan-sweater-farmer-burn. It looks as ridiculous as it sounds. I forgot it is summer now and I should be carrying sunscreen with me at all times. But lunch was delicious. Nothing beats eating lunch on a patio on the lake.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Monday, October 17, 2011
I have only ever lived, worked, or attended school in the state of Wisconsin. Yet I went out of my way to frustrate myself because I thought I was making my life easier. I'd have my application completed and turned in if it wasn't for this one question.
I have two months to narrow down the month I voted in. I have found two elections last fall that it could possibly be. I think I'm just going to guess which one it was and hope I'm close enough.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The most difficult part is the part that sounds easy - assigning categories and keywords. It is hard to put each place into one main category when some places easily fit into more than one. Also, coming up with keywords takes some thought. I've been putting in a lot of keywords for each place I add and it seems like I put in more keywords than the last guy. But, if you were looking for somewhere in the Valley that does haircuts for men, you could search for men haircuts, barbershops, salon for men, etc.
The boring part is clicking on EVERY single link to make sure it is still active. Since no one has gone through the database in awhile, I am finding a lot of dead links to remove. It takes time though.
Today was my first day. This is my new Wednesday side project. I already like it better than my actual job.
And, if you are looking for any businesses, clubs, services, etc in the Fox Valley, try searching on FOCOL to find what you are looking for.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Four years after college graduation and I’m still wondering what made me choose the major I did. At the time, a liberal art major didn’t seem like a bad idea. First of all, it was a degree. A degree should be able to help me find a solid job. Second, it got me out of school. Getting out of school is something I thought involved more free time and sleeping in, but this is not true. And lastly, I really enjoy literature and grammar. Earning a Bachelors in English was the perfect degree for my interests (however, it is not so friendly in the real world job market). Working seven days a week at less than desirable jobs is the opposite of where I expected my life to be when I finished my degree.
Not only can I not find a job that uses my degree, I can’t find anything other than foodservice or retail. At the moment I’m just looking for a nice little office job, nothing too big and flashy. I’m overqualified for certain positions, I don’t have the necessary experience (earning a degree doesn’t count as work experience), I don’t have the right skills for the position, etc. Since I only worked retail and foodservice while earning my degree, I (according to job postings) have no other job skills.
Frustrating isn’t even the word for it.