Sunday, June 30, 2013

From the Internets

It was an incredibly long week.  

I was in a terrible mood every day (very much not like me, despite what my husband may think), and plagued by a sense of frustration over not knowing if I'd have my job come Monday morning.  
As long as Gov. Kasich signs the Ohio state budget today (get on it, Gov!) all will be well.  At the very least, I still plan to show up tomorrow.... whether to clean out my desk or put in my 4 hours is still TBD at 6:45pm on Sunday.  

In the meantime, I whipped together a blanket for the newest little girl in the neighborhood.  I took the lazy way out, and simply handstitched a binding on a large piece of marshmallow minky.  Soooo soft I almost didn't want to give it away.  

I was also inspired by this post from eighteen25, and made a Dole Whip Fund jar.  I used the Cricut (love that thing!) for the vinyl.  I did find the Mickey figurine at the local Dollar Tree and used the white contac paper (vinyl) I already had.  The jar was from Walmart so I think the entire project cost me $5, and an afternoon.  

Finally, although I don't believe that (most) everything on the internet is true, I DID test out the "all-natural weed killer" that has been floating around.  

And it worked.  

Honestly, I used the very scientific method of  dumping about half a small bottle of vinegar into a spray bottle, and adding 3 squirts of random dish soap.  I sprayed the weeds dotting the crevices of my driveway, and 2 days later they were brown and shriveled. I was shocked.  And am ready to stock up on vinegar.  Is there anything it can't do?  

PS: post #660! 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Friday Notes (on Wednesday?)

  1. My cast is off!  It was a happy, happy day indeed.  Of course I do have a lovely (and heavy!) boot to wear for a few weeks, but I have been released to hobble around the house without it.  Doc says I am healing well, and I start physical therapy in 2 weeks.  The only downside is that for now my foot is swollen, stiff, and weak.  And I have a cankle, but only on the left side.  This looks especially great with the lack of discernible calf muscle.  Yep, I'm totally bringing the sexy back.  
  2. In celebration of the above, I also bought the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette.  (Let's face it, I had a gift card to spend).  L-O-V-E it.  It has 6 neutral, basic colors that can be applied for both day and night looks.  I am completely hooked on this.

  3. I also bought a 'whitening' toothpaste.  Although my yellowed beaver teeth have been bothering me for a while, it didn't bother me enough to do anything about it until I found this on super sale at Walgreens.  I don't think it's working terribly well, but I'm willing to keep it up for another week or so.  The only real downside is that because it uses essential oils - including what I can only call patchouli - to mask the sensitive toothpaste formula, it tastes like I am brushing my teeth with minty dirt.  Not a refreshing sensory experience, but I am toughing it out.  Hey, can't waste that $2.49!
  4. I've discovered  So much cute stuff.  You're welcome.  
  5. When asked by his children what he wants for Father's Day, my husband's response was "To not have to take you to see Epic".  Father's Day= fulfilled.  
  6. Matt harvested 2 1/2 gallons of honey from the hive.  Now when the Apocalypse comes, we have something to barter with.