Tuesday, June 19, 2012

My Pinterest Obsession

What did I do with my free time before Pinterest? Yesterday was a Pinterest day.

First I washed all my makeup brushes in a vinegar/water solution.
 I made this sugar/coffee/peppermint scented scrub. I really like having soft skin.
 I tried to 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.

 I made my own 'Pam'. Yes, that is my flask funnel. It actually comes in very handy quite often.
 I've been printing a lot of recipes from Pinterest (and other sites around the internet...but mainly Pinterest). There's also a few recipes ripped out from magazines or the Penzey's Spice catalog.  I sorted them all into categories and as soon as I find a three hole punch, they are going into a binder. It will be like a cookbook, but full of recipes I picked out. I've either made the recipes in this stack and liked them, or I plan on making them because they sound like something I'd like. I made this 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.
 My mom always says that spraying mouthwash around a campsite keeps the mosquitoes away. I followed this 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.
I finished up the day with a 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

It's sunburn season

It really bothers me when people type or say 'za' instead of 'pizza'. Really, 'pizza' is not a hard word to say or spell. There is no need to shorten it.

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

I'm bringing blogging back (yeah!)

I have decided to bring back my blog. Why? I work nights and have very little contact with the outside world (by outside world I mean my friends). Basically, anything I would ramble on about in an email/Facebook message to Jenny will now be put here. Now you can read all about my boring life!

Here's a conversation I overheard last week at the library:

"I always liked Tony."
"Yeah, but he didn't like to shower. He always walked around barefoot."
"So what? I did that when I was younger."
"But he always had huge calluses that had dirt stuck in them. And when his feet got really dirty, he stuck them in the toilet to clean them."

Now, when you hear something like this, you just want to bust out laughing. But since I was working by myself at a computer and eavesdropping is rather rude, I tried to avoid laughing. And the more I thought about Tony washing his feet in toilets, the harder it was not to laugh. I kept scrunching up my face, which caused my eyes to water, which made my need to laugh grow even more.

As if that wasn't enough for one day, an hour or so later I overheard this:

"Have you heard anything from her?"
"She moved out of state with a boy. They are getting married."
"I heard he is a potato farmer."
"I hope they are some kind of healthy potato, she has a wedding dress to fit into."

If I hadn't already spent the morning trying to hold it together, I don't think I would have found this as funny as I did. But by this point, I came close to laughing and crying in public like a complete maniac.

Since then, I've been eavesdropping on as many conversations as possible. However, I haven't heard anything noteworthy. When I am bored, I wonder about poor Tony. Are his feet still dirty? Does he wash them in public toilets or his toilet at home? Why would he share this information with anyone?

Would it have been weird if I would have interrupted their conversation to get the facts straight?