Tuesday, June 30, 2009

"you'll be so proud" sugar

I'm planning ahead. I know I'm going to be gone tonight, so I'm doing my Spoonful before I leave. Novel idea, I know. Aren't you proud??? :)

I gotta hurry though because I had a bunch of stuff to do today and now I'm running late. Haha. Not enough hours lately. That's good though. To quote Keirsten, "Don't you feel kind of perversely self-satisfied when you feel exhausted because you were out screwing around with your friends?" I definitely do :)

Tonight's Spoonful is very festive. I'm in a festive mood :) God, I need to quit with the smiley faces. I'm annoying myself. Anyway, it comes from Linda Sue Designs.

It's called a Fairy Light! How fun is that? I have this thing for lanterns already, but I love the vintage look of this one. How cool would a whole bunch of them be outside at night? Yeah. Really cool.

Ya'll have a good night. Don't do anything I wouldn't do!

xoxo

Monday, June 29, 2009

i'm sorry sugar :)

I know, I know. I'm bad. Life has been crazy lately though. Things got really stressful. Then I kinda went crazy and got a social life all the sudden. I'm remembering what it's like to be able to do whatever I want. It's a hell of a lot of fun. I've gotten home after 4am three nights this week. My body is very, very upset with me. I'm so danged tired. But I can't stop smiling. I think I might be truly happy for the first time in a long time. Who knows if it will last, but I'm going to revel in it while it does.

I actually ended up signing the papers today. You know, it was pretty ok. I have to mail them off tomorrow. I think it's gonna be all right. I was afraid there for awhile. I need to slow down though. Haha. The stress combined with the late nights is kicking my butt.

I really need to get back on track. Like actually working during the day...I had a custom order today though. I'm really, really excited about it. It's going to be my biggest project yet :)

For now, I'm just going to do my Spoonful and get some sleep. That way I don't tile my work table tomorrow.

It comes from Letter Perfect Designs. I've been having a thing with pillows lately. I need to get my own place because I'm totally having decorating withdrawals. These pillows are the cutest things ever!
















How darling are those! I'm loving the buttons. Jersey would probably chew the buttons off and then I would have to wring her little furry neck. Maybe I'll just get like 12 back-ups :)

I'm getting delirious. Oh! I went to CVS today and had only minor issues. It was an effing miracle. I called this morning to check on them and they said that they had refilled them and I hadn't picked them up so they put them back into stock. Funny story. This time, I didn't get a phone call. Before I get calls and they act like they've never heard of prescription meds, and now I'm not getting calls. But I planned ahead for their stupidity. I call this morning and they were all ready when I got there this afternoon. I was incredibly nervous. Now would not be a good time for something like that to happen to me. I get grumpy when I'm tired.

Anyway, everyone have the sweetest of dreams.

xoxo

Friday, June 26, 2009

favorite person sugar

So I was thinking. There are just some people who make me smile everyday. Angela is one of them. She cracks me up, says things I would so love to say, is always on my side, and is just generally tons of fun. She's decided to be more aggressive in her advertising and stuff, and I want to help. Even if it's just a little. So she's tonight's Spoonful.

Her shop is called CutNGlue. She makes the most gorgeous collages. I do not know how she has the patience. I'd start cutting these intricate little things and get pissed and tear it to shreds while screaming and stomping. These are two of my faves.















The doggie one is my absolute favorite! It looks just like my doggie and it's just so stinking cute. I love how the sky and grass are all different shades and textures. So cool. If I tried that it would end up looking like a 2 year old did it. I can't imagine the time and creativity it takes! Plus I just adore her :) Check out her way cool blog while you're at it. You'll smile, I promise. And believe it or not, I still like her even though she likes pickles on her pizza!

Have a fantastic night!

xoxo

Thursday, June 25, 2009

i'm horrible

This will be the second night in a row I haven't done a Spoonful. I can explain...yesterday was awesome. I went see the Astro's play and then out afterwards for drinks and stuff. I didn't get home till 5 this morning. Haha. I'm too, too old to do that. My body hates me for it. It was tons of fun though. I needed that.

So today I woke up wanting to just go back to sleep all day. If only. Then I had the day from effing hell. On top of being exhausted, my car wouldn't start and you-know-who called and messed with my head a little. Oh so fun.

So I'm just way tired and mentally done. I'm going to go to bed pronto and watching TV. I'm in a slump. I'm starting to feel like I want to revert back to the lay-in-bed-and-cry-all-day days. It's sucking me in. I'm just tired I guess. Rough week. I have to sign the divorce papers tomorrow. So it'll prolly be another crappy day. I'll be back at some point. Post pity party though. No one wants to hear that shit.

Sweet dreams!

xoxo

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

risky sweetness

Well, Gmail had some new words of wisdom for me today. It's been awhile. No wonder my life was spiraling out of control.

Take a D E E P breath - www.happier.com - Exhale...Get yourself to happier.com and Let Go Of All That Anger!

It's so funny how it does that after I write a depressing post and all my wonderful people leave me sweet comments! You guys are awesome. Every single comment makes my day. Thanks for taking the time.

Have I mentioned how much I love my prison show?? It's probably unnatural to get as much enjoyment out of it as I do. Do you know that there are still prisons that execute people by firing squad?? I guess you get to choose your method of execution and this guy was talking about how he chose firing squad because he wanted them to "have to look at who they were killing" and not "just inject him with something". Like he's trying to get them to feel bad about it. Give me an effing break. Then he's talking about how the conditions are horrible and it's like a dog in a cage and dogs get treated better than prisoners. Blah, blah, blah. He said that he's humiliated, degraded, and neglected everyday. Golly gosh, my heart just freaking bleeds for you. Perhaps we should have considered that before we slit some one's throat, hmm? Pardon my lack of sympathy for your plight. People like that disgust me. It's prison people, not Club Med.

I learned something else useful from my show though. You can totally buy drugs with a credit card! Dude. I had no idea. It's been awhile since I was on the streets. I just had this hilarious picture of drug dealers in creepy alleys with a credit card scanner. "Would you like credit or debit? On no, we don't take American Express. Killer usage fees. Input your pin number please. Now, this is going to show up on your statement as 'Crack Cocaine'. I just want you to know what it is, haha." Oh and they were talking about how they smuggle drugs into prison. I'm sorry, this is a little graphic, but I don't want to smoke, snort, or inject anything that has been hidden in some one's "body cavities". Withdrawal sounds preferable, thanks.

Tonight's Spoonful makes me smile. She has a shop on Etsy and ArtFire. It's a shop called Risky Beads and it's as cool as the name sounds. Her catch phrase is "Accessories with Issues". Finally someone else sees the necessity of this. I have issues; it's only right that my accessories should as well. Plus, a lot of her stuff is named after food, and well, we all know how I feel about food.













It took me forever to narrow down some of my faves. Make sure to go look at her whole shop because there's something for everyone. She has fun and impeccable taste.

Hahaha. This guard was just searching and cell, and he goes, "And this is a crack pipe. So they can smoke crack." Wait, really? It doesn't like hold precious keepsakes or something?

I didn't sleep too well last night, so I'm gonna go. Don't let the bed bugs bite!

xoxo

i've been iced!!

Oh my gosh, I'm so excited! I got featured on Indie Icing today! Now I can put that darling little badge in my blog that I've soooo been wanting for forever. Doesn't "I've been iced" just sound dang fun??

I have been anticipating this day for awhile :)

xoxo

Monday, June 22, 2009

bittersweet

Deep breaths tonight. It might seem stupid to some, but watching "Jon & Kate" tonight ripped my heart out. Watching them go through what I am brought up a lot of pain. Pain that I've been pushing down so hard it physically hurts. It made me so mad when Jon said he was "excited". I think my husband said that at one point. It's the most hurtful thing anyone can say. They're so ready to be rid of you that they're actually excited. Then Kate just said, "I don't want to be alone." That just says it all. I don't want to be alone. I'm not saying she's right and he's wrong or anything. No one knows what truly went on. No one knows what truly went on in my marriage, but I'm seeing it from the perspective of someone who has been there. Who is there. And it's just what I see.

It's weird how the pain goes away and I feel almost ok. Then all of the sudden it comes back with such force that it literally drives me to my knees. I'd rather it just hurt constantly than surprise me like that. When I least expect it and I'm least ready for it, there it is in all it's glory. I haven't let myself miss him for a long time, but God help me, I do. So, so much. And I'm so mad at myself for that. How can I possibly still miss him? I know better. Haven't I learned a damn thing? Seems not.

I want my life back. I don't want a new life. I want the one where I was happy. I want the life back where I wasn't in limbo and I had security and I knew where I was going to be the next month. I don't want to have failed.

I'm giving myself permission to cry tonight. I'm crying right now. I can only run from it for so long. I'll catch my breath soon enough and take off running again. Until then, all I can do is feel it. Let it wash over me and drown me. Just get it over with. Sorry to be so depressing. It's just one of those nights.

A Spoonful of Sugar helps the medicine go down though, and it's a good one tonight. So here it goes...It comes from warpeDesign.

I love how the light shines through the punched holes. Especially up against the gray shade. It really stands out. I know I would rub a hole in it from running my fingers over the bumps. I'm odd like that. There are some more lampshades and some cards and other cool paper stuff in the shop, so go check it out.

I gotta turn the light off and get lost in my prison show. I will picture no one being violated. Cross my heart...

xoxo

SALE, etc!

Hey all! I'm having a sale on my serving trays! Down to $60 from $75! Head to my Etsy or ArtFire and check it out!

It's also about time for my monthly throw-down with CVS. I'll be sure to document every shock inducing moment here. People seemed to enjoy my pain last time :)

On a lighter note, my Kroger card is getting mysteriously filled up with points. For those of you who don't know, when you use your Kroger card you get a $.10 discount per gallon on their gas for every $100 you spend in their store. So, $200 equals 2 fill ups at $.10 off. If you just have the card, it's $.03 off.

Anyway, I don't ever use my card cause when I go shopping for mom, I put the points on her card. However, every time I fill up it offers me the $.10 discount. Yesterday I was out running errands and Mom called to see if I could grab something from the store. I used my Kroger card. At the bottom of the receipt, it tells you your points balance. This is the only time I've used it this month, but somehow I had 286 points on my card. They don't carry over each month either, so it's getting continuously refilled. Someone, somewhere is not getting their gas discount. I've tried to figure it out, but it's a mystery. A cool mystery though. I'll take a discount on gas any day!

Gotta do some research for my next article now! Go see my sale!

xoxo

Sunday, June 21, 2009

antiqued filigree sugar

My sister came over with her boyfriend tonight. We had a big yummy dinner and dessert. Homemade lasagna, Caesar salad, and garlic bread. Then warm chocolate chip cookies with ice cream for dessert! Oh so yummy! Just thinking about it makes me full.

I'm really too tired tonight to be cute and mouthy. It's so hot here and it makes me exhausted. Jers and I have started a longer walk. We do 2.5 miles in the morning and 1 mile at night. The heat of summer was not a good time to start that.

Anyway, sorry to be less than charming. My super-fantastic Spoonful should make up for it though! I've been saving it for a night just like tonight when I really need to redeem myself through no actual effort on my part.

It comes from Jennifer Magnesi Designs. She makes the coolest stuff. I really love her latest line of brass filigree jewelry. She also makes so gorgeous lucite stuff.




These are some of my faves, but she's got a whole bunch of stuff to see, so go check out her store. She's got a shop on ArtFire too. She also has a fantastic blog that you can see here.

Have a great night and don't do anything I wouldn't do!

xoxo

do it now

First installation of my "Green Has Gone to the Dogs" series is posted! Tell me what you think! And leave me thumbs up and comments!!! :)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

i'm missing you like candy

You know you're getting desperate when you use a Mandy Moore song for your title. And the 101st post seems a bit anti-climatic after last night. I'd better make it a good one.

I was talking to a friend on Facebook, and he was telling me about this chick he went on a date with the other day. And he said, "She's hot, but she kissed like an iguana." So gross. I would want someone to tell me if I kissed like an iguana. Then he says, "And she cuddled like a seal." Which I had to have explained to me. He was saying that she cuddled without arms. Like wiggly and weird. Like trying to hug someone with your hands cuffed behind your back. Holy crap that sucks. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to keep myself from actually laughing out loud. Like just laugh-till-you-cry hysterics. Who does that?

The highlight of my day was learning that there was a Target with an escalator. Holy cuh-rap. Two floors of Target! I didn't think it got better than Target; but wait! Twice the Target! Nirvana. If there is someone who can go to Target and not buy something, I don't want to know you.

In other news, I've been searching high and low for purple tile for my grandma's candle holder. Purple tile in itself wouldn't be an issue, but I need 1/2" x 1/2" purple tile. It was damned near impossible. There were mixes that had purple in them, but none that were all purple or the right shades of purple. I needed like pretty much violet. I've been looking for weeks. I finally found some today! She wants a dark green one too. Have I mentioned that dark green isn't really the thing in tile right now??? I didn't have enough energy left to look for that. Half the battle is won though.

Ok, I'm getting a really late start tonight. Soooo, without further ado, here is my Spoonful. It comes from Sakura Urban Studio. It's cutest little leather pouch with a leather poppy on it!

How precious is that?!? It would be a lot less complicated than my wallet. Everything would be in one place. I can never remember what slot or section I stuck something in. Plus leather is yummy! I love the way it smells. Then my fake designer purse would smell real :)

Love to all!

xoxo

Friday, June 19, 2009

100 sweet posts!

It's my 100th post! That's so fun! I should celebrate. Maybe I should quit now. Just hit 100 and give up while I've still got it :) But who said I ever really had it...

I was thinking today, I totally should have done ballet. Then I'd have this lithe, graceful dancer's body. That would be awesome. I'd look like I was floating when I walked. I dunno why I thought of that.

So for my Spoonful tonight, I searched for "sexy dress". I need all the help I can get. The feeling sexy factor is way down. Anyway, I found this one dress that was way cute, so I clicked on the picture. I don't really read the description, I just open the window and then go look at a bunch of them in a row when I have like 12 windows open. So I clicked on this link and went on to look at others. Then I was going through them and I got to the listing for the cute dress. I was all confused because I was like, "Why is it shown on a Barbie?" Then I realized that was because it was a Barbie dress. I liked a Barbie dress. That just cracked me up for some reason.

But after awhile I realized that I had searched "sexy dress". Am I the only one who thinks it's wrong for my child's doll to wear anything with "sexy" in the name?? And I hate those Bratz dolls. Are you for real???

Off topic. I had to pick an extra special Spoonful for my 100th post. So I kinda went out on a ledge with some I absolutely adore, but I'm not sure I could pull off. It comes from GrazioliN.

How awesome is that??? I'd almost consider wearing it because the part of my stomach that would show is the part that's flat. Haha. Oh and by the way, I'm asking Santa for that body this year :) I just love all the colors and parts of the dress. And that bandeau top is too cute! And it's on sale. Holy crap. Pretty sure I'd wear it as a top though. I'm not sure I'm brave enough to do it as a dress. Still it's danged cute. And maybe after 12 drinks or so, I'd go in the bathroom and take off my jeans and have a cute dress. Haha. But God I absolutely adore it.

I really like the mirror in the picture too. Wonder if that's included :)

Happy 100th post everyone! I have a few more things to do, so I'm gonna move on.

Night all!

xoxo

Thursday, June 18, 2009

sugar flickers

My dog loves Twizzlers. Like cannot get enough of them. They were on sale at CVS today (and they're a low fat food, hello!) so I bought some. I usually share whatever I'm eating with Jers, but she doesn't usually chew anything. She freaking savors those things. It was crazy. And also hilarious. I hope they're not bad for her...

On a random note, I saw a sign today that said, "Unattended children will be given an espresso and a free puppy." I cracked up. That's awesome. I would so do something like that. Then you can be pretend to be all innocent and nice while really being passive-aggressive at the same time. Like, "What? I just gave the kid a puppy. Look how happy little Timmy is!"

Oh and I got the "Lovely Blog" award from Art's Desire the other day. Thank you so much for thinking of me!

I waited till late to do my stuff again tonight. I had good intentions, but we all know how those go. I did find my Spoonful earlier today so I don't have to do that. It's the coolest candle holder. It's so pretty and feminine. It comes from LA Glass. There's a shop on Etsy and ArtFire.




















How cool is that? It's fabric inside the glass. I love them. I saw them awhile ago but forgot about them. While browsing ArtFire today, I came across them again.

I hope everyone has a great night! Or day if you're on the other side of the world :)

xoxo

google alerts

Does anyone use this? Does anyone know how to use this?? I get the basic idea, but what are some good ideas of terms to put in the search? Is it worth it?? I'm so clueless. It seems cool though.

Someone please guide me through the world of Google Alerts...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

pretty colored sweetness

I'm tired tonight. Today was an exciting day - my first article published! Yay! I submitted another one this evening. Tell your friends so my page gets lots of views :) And thanks for those of you who took the time to read it. I appreciate it so much!

My eyes ache, so I'm going to get to it and eat something and go to bed. I've decided if I just accept the fact that I'm going to eat in the middle of the night, my life will be a lot less stressful. I'll just eat less during the day when I'm not thinking about it cause I'm doing stuff. Not sure if that will really balance out cause I've heard it's not good to eat at night. Does anyone know if that's true?

Since today was a fun day, I picked a fun Spoonful. It has a lot of different colors in it and it just makes me smile. It comes from JuNu Creations (and also here on ArtFire).

Isn't it pretty? I love all the different colors that you wouldn't normally find together. It makes it really versatile and exciting. Plus I love the beads that are like that. And brass is pretty. It's kind of one of those things that "safe" but not. It's pretty neutral, but it has a little kick too. If you're afraid to try new things like me, this is the perfect first step :) There's a lot of other gorgeous stuff in the shop too. Some of my favorite earrings ever! Visit her blog too!

Food and bed. Night all!

xoxo

I'M PUBLISHED!!! :) :) :)

Well, here it is; my very first article. I'm incredibly excited! So go read it now and tell me how much you adore it! :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

sugary recycling

I'm featured in Audrey's blog today! She's so sweet and hers is one of the blogs I never miss! So go see it!

Today was a good day. I submitted my first article to my editor. Now I hope she has mercy on me and approves it. If by some miracle that does occur, I'll let you all know where you can go read it. Until then you can just check out the whole website. I have a bio on there. Go to www.handmadenews.org and click on 'Green Wise' on the right hand side. Then at the top where the columnists are listed, you can click on my name. Yay! Fun!

I'm going to be writing a 'Going Green with Your Dog' series. That's going to be a blast. Me and Jers did our first green experiment tonight. I made her some sock toys. She loooooved them. It was darling though. She shook them around and kept hitting herself in the head. She killed them in less than an hour. *sigh* At least it was free.

So I made like two posts on Twitter about how I had submitted my first green article or whatever, and all the sudden I have like 12 new green people following me. Within a few hours. How do they do that?? Not that I'm complaining. I just wonder.

Mom and Dad had sod delivered today. It came on a pallet. When they got done laying all the sod, there was this nice, spanking new (if somewhat dirty) pallet left. Dad wanted to keep it and Mom was arguing about where in the heck they'd put it. I can't blame him, I'd wanna keep it too. I just do stuff like that. Like one day I'm going to desperately need a pallet and then I'll have one. Anyway, I said something about tiling it and Dad goes, "$5000 on Mastercard. Having the only one of its kind...priceless." I don't know why but that really amused me. It doesn't sound as funny when you type it out. I guess you have to know my dad. The way he says things is just funny. That was rather random and pointless.

Stacy visited from the sticks today. She wanted to go shopping in my store. FYI, my store consists of all my stuff laid out on the floor in my workroom. Anyway, she needed a gift. She picked out my brown oval tiled mirror. I was sad to see it go. I finished my earring holders and posted one of them on Etsy! I'm waiting to post the other one and a new tray. You're supposed to spread them out, apparently. Oh, and I'm going to post it on ArtFire. Because I got a free upgraded seller account because I write for them now. When you look at my page it's looks all fancy with my "verified seller" label on there! Go look! I have to figure out what all the verified seller account includes that I didn't have before. I have a job that has perks! This is way cool :)

In my quest for greenness today, I found this awesome shop that uses recycled aluminum cans to make stuff like jewelry and magnets. The picture caught my eye on ArtFire and I was hooked. It comes from Funky Recycling. There's a shop on Etsy and on ArtFire. They call their stuff "Funky Junq Eco-Art".

Make sure to check out both of the shops cause there's different stuff in them. In the ArtFire shop, I really like the paw print and the chicken. Rock on. I just love the stuff! It's so shiny and good-for-the-environmenty. And yes, environmenty is totally a word.

I'm getting kind of a late start on my stuff tonight, so I'd better go now. I was actually asleep before 1:30am last night though! Baby steps :)

Have a good-for-the-environmenty night!

xoxo

Monday, June 15, 2009

while i'm thinking about it...

I always mean to comment on your comments, since you take the time to write them. But I forget. But now I remembered. So here are some comments on recent comments. I'll do better, I swear.

I got a "Lovely Blog Award" from Southern Girl Florals like forever ago and I keep forgetting to acknowledge her! So thank you so much! Go check out her blog!!

Also, everyone needs a doggie!

I got the oatmeal shampoo at Wal-Mart (of all places...)

And how cool is a dog named Todd?? My sister is getting a puppy soon and she's going to name him Dave.

The convicts that I watch on TV do not make their wine in the toilet. That's disgusting. They're classier than that :)

Dogs are supposed to go crazy at the dog park. Although shitting in the pool might be an issue. I was wondering the other day if dogs peed in the pool. My mom used to tell me that there was a chemical in the pool water and if I peed in it it would turn bright red and everyone would know. I know better now, but I still think about that every time I swim.

I think it's windfall. There was a show on TV for one season called "Windfall". It was about a lot of people who bought a lottery ticket together and then split the winnings. They like all went berserk and corrupt. It was weird. Maybe that's why it was only on for one season...

She is my niece. Although, not technically. She's my BFF's daughter, but she might as well be my niece. I consider Stacy to be family, so it counts.

Ok...I think that's it.

I'm going to eat a muffin (I have no self-control, I know...) and go to sleep now.

xoxo

i'm really having trouble thinking of sugar titles

I listed my slate mirror today!! I'm excited, but I'm kinda sad cause I really like it. But don't let that stop you from buying it :) Go look at it!

It just keeps getting hotter and hotter today. It's been in the triple digits the past few days. Along with triple digit humidity. Ugh. So freaking nasty. I took pictures outside today for like an hour in the relative shade, and I still almost died.

I'm addicted to "Jon & Kate". It's my favorite show ever. It makes me so sad that they don't do their interviews on the couch together anymore. It looks so empty. I totally get it though. I'd probably want to drop kick him. I'd sit on the couch with him just so I could drop kick him. Not that he's guilty, but at the moment I'm just more likely to side with the woman. That will probably last for the rest of forever. Men don't deserve it.

My sister took some pictures and a video of Jers at the bone pool yesterday. They're not great quality cause they're from a cell phone, but she's still the cutest ever. Plus you can kind of see the bone pool. She's so cute. Prettiest doggie ever. I can't get the video centered and it's really driving me up the wall. I hate things like that. I like everything to be in a nice line. Oh wait, I figured it out.



video

I picked another dress for my Spoonful. I'm clearly in a dress phase now. This one is GORGEOUS! I love the color. And it was leftover from the 2008 spring season, so it's on sale for $35! It was originally $108. This might have to become part of my little treat for myself. How can you pass up a deal like that??

Anyway, it comes from Gina Michele Vintage. Check it out...

There are some incredible clothes in this shop, so make sure to browse thoroughly! I love the light jersey fabric! So comfy and pretty and soft. Makes a girl feel yummy!

This no shopping thing is having a crazy effect on me. I'm like debating over what I want to get instead of just buying something I like. I have all these windows open with stuff that I like and I keep looking at them all and I just CAN'T DECIDE! It's driving me insane. What happen to the reckless girl who threw money around like it was nothing (ok, I don't think I was that bad). But really! When did this become such an ordeal. *sigh* I fear I am growing up and getting responsible. I knew this day would come at some point, but I just didn't think it would be so soon.

On that depressing thought, I still have junk to do tonight so I need to go. I couldn't sleep last night, so I still didn't end up getting to sleep till like 2am. I'm going to make another attempt tonight. If at first you don't succeed...

Hope everyone else sleeps well!

xoxo

Sunday, June 14, 2009

something in which to carry my sugar

I took my puppy swimming today. It was a bone shaped pond. How fun is that?? She had a blast. I totally forgot my camera though, so that was sad. It took her awhile to get comfortable with the water again, but once she did she was swimming all over. She's darling when she swims, in case you were wondering. Then I gave her a bath in the doggie showers outside the park with her oatmeal shampoo. It's for sensitive skin :) She smells divine.

So today my mom was looking for something in the house. I said something about a shake-down and my family all stopped what they were doing and my sister said, "Have you been watching 'Lock-Up' again?" Ok, so I like prison shows. But last night I totally learned how to make prison wine and use an outlet as a cigarette lighter. Who says convicts can't teach you anything? I'm watching it now, and this guy just said, "I can't get along with people too much. Especially when they're evil." How in the heck do you argue with that? I don't get along with evil people either.

I am determined to go to bed at a decent time tonight. Last night I didn't take my sleeping pill till 1:30am. That becomes an issue when I'm trying to get up before noon. So I'm doing all my computer stuff early and I'm really proud of myself. I'm trying not to get distracted.

So in the spirit of expediting my bedtime, I'm going to do my Spoonful and finish up my other nightly stuff. I found the most darling bag. I really like purses and bags. It's yet another manifestation of my shopping disease. It comes from Ika Bags.

It's huge! I love huge bags. I love imagining all the things I can put in this bag. My computer, my Kindle, my wallet, my cell phone (that is really a waste of space because it doesn't work half the time), a bottle of water (which might not be smart with all those electronics). The list goes on and on. I would so have everything I ever needed if I had this bag.

Ok, I have emails to return and I have to browse and comment on blogs. I'll talk to ya'll later!

Sweet dreams!

xoxo

Saturday, June 13, 2009

need help picking some sweetness

So I'm gonna buy myself a little present since I got a surprise check in the mail. Not a lot. Maybe around $50. I want to get a couple little things instead of one big thing, but I can't decide what to get!! I haven't shopped in forever. I'm not keeping track of how long though because it might make me lose my ever-loving mind. It's unnatural.

So anyway, one of the things I'm looking at is a new watch. I found these spoon watches that I really like. They're my style - silver and simple. They come from LT Creates Jewelry. I've narrowed it down to two choices, but I can't decide. I've left them open for a couple days on my computer. That usually helps me pick cause I lean towards one or the other, but I'm so stuck on this.

So the watches are going to be my Spoonful and everyone is going to help me decide which one I need!

So what is it? One or two? Hammered or smooth?  Check out all the other spoon jewelry in the shop while you're at it! I love spoon jewelry :)

In my quest for a little treat, I've found that I really like expensive things. These watches are totally reasonably prices though. I love it when I find something like that!

So give me opinions! And any other ideas you have for cool stuff for me to buy :) I'm going to make this last!

Sleep tight!

xoxo

sweet and sexy

I totally got a check for $250 in the mail today!! It was one of those really official looking envelope thingies. The one's where you have to tear the sides and the top and then peel it apart. It reminds me of carbon copy paper. Anyway, Mom brought it in and handed it to me and I said, "Oh maybe it's a check!" And then we laughed because of course it's not a check. I'm not nearly that lucky. But it so was! And a pretty big one :) It was just my pension cash out from my last job. I was only there like 5 months, so I didn't have much. Apparently there was a provision that you either had to contribute or cash out. I was just gonna let it sit. But a check it cool too! Too bad I have to be responsible and pay bills. Although, I might splurge a little bit to celebrate. It's not everyday you get a random check in the mail!

We watched "Gran Torino" tonight. It was awesome! I love Clint Eastwood. His voice makes my throat hurt though.

My Spoonful tonight is a cute and sexy little dress that I found. Stacy was wearing an awesome summer dress the other day and it made me want one. I don't do dressy a whole lot, so I wanted something pretty casual but still hot. I adore gray, so this little number was perfect. It comes from Young Monster.

I wasn't prepare for the mask, so it kind of startled me at first, but it certainly makes it stand out. I just love the dress though.

Oh and I'll have you know, they totally jacked a picture of my body and put someone else's head on it. Hate that. But when you're as hot as I am, sometimes you just can't contain people :)

Sleep tight ya'll!

xoxo

Friday, June 12, 2009

fun pictures!

I have some pictures from my fun little outing with Stacy and Kaitlin the other day. And I took some pictures of my slate tile mirror I've been working on because I love it! It's just had it's first coat of grout and the mirror is dirty from finger prints and grout smudges, but you get the idea...

Here's Miss K playing in the fountains and enjoying her mini-smoothie:

And here are some pictures of my slate mirror. It was hard to get good pics because I really wanted to get the sparkly-ness of them and the colors at the same time! I took them with my flash so that the light would reflect. I know that's a no-no, but the flash-less ones didn't do it justice.

So anyway, just wanted to share some pics. I can't wait till my mirror is all done! I love it!!

xoxo

Thursday, June 11, 2009

sugar coated soul

Hey all. Sorry about yesterday; fantastic day, horrible night. It's going to be over soon. At least that's what I keep telling myself. *sigh*

Anyway, I had a great day with Kait and Stacy. We shopped and played in fountains and ate out. It was a total blast. I took lot's of good pics, so I'll post them later. I gotta go to bed tonight. My soul is tired.

I found the most fantastic painting for my Spoonful tonight. I was half-heartedly searching for one (you  know it's bad when shopping fails to excite me...), and I saw this picture and I was just struck by the vibrancy. It's incredibly gorgeous.

It comes from Terrace Gallery. It's called Kindred Souls. And it's unbelievable.


Isn't it striking? I love the colors and the way they're blended. There's so much going on, but it doesn't look frantic or chaotic at all. I actually find it really peaceful. I'm not usually a big art person, but I want this on my wall. Along with some of her other stuff. I really like the "Some Like It Hot" painting too. I love the style and technique. Love at first sight.

I'm going to go take my wonderful sleeping pill and dream abstract, colorful dreams :) I'll try to be a little more chatty next time. I know how much everyone looks forward to my ramblings, haha. Have a good night!

xoxo

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

sweet, sweet love

Holy crap I'm tired tonight. I was a busy girl today. It was a two shower day. Unfortunately there are a lot of those in Houston. Ugh. I went shopping for some custom orders and a b-day present for my BFF. I'm really excited about her present, but I can't say in case she reads my blog. It's way cool though :)

I also got this cool slate tile. I'm making a mirror and I really want to keep it. That would be bad though. It's just so gorgeous! Kinda sparkly and iridescent. There's pinks, greys, and blues. I got these ceramic edging tiles to put in between the slate. I'm in love.

Then I came home and stained stuff. In white shorts. Yeah, I know. I asked for it. I got "Deep Walnut" stain all up on them. After that it was just a free-for-all. I didn't know it was possible to make that much of a mess. I think I splatter painted the garage wall. I was covered, from head to toe. The only was to get stain off your skin is to exfoliate. Or you can just wait for it to wear off, but that takes a few days and I have to go in public tomorrow. I don't want people to think I have some weird disease. I was scrubbing with my salt scrub and I couldn't get this one spot off my arm. Then I realized I was scrubbing a freckle. See what happens when I have to take more than one shower in a day??

I was so gross though. I just stood in the garage staining today for maybe an hour and a half and I was literally dripping sweat. So nasty. I came in the house and it felt like an icebox. We've been keeping the air low cause of A/C bills too. My dog even ditched me about halfway through. She sat in front of the door and looked pitiful. Deserter.

I totally got a witch catalog today. Like for real. It's weird because that stuff scares the crap outta me. It has like these red and black velvet cloaks with hoods. There's a spell book and witch lingerie. And a coffin ring. Really. I'm not saying that everyone isn't entitled to their own beliefs, but there's some weird crap in there. I just have no clue why I'm suddenly getting that.

Anyway, I'm getting delirious. I wanna watch my DVR and drift off into an Ambien induced coma. But first, my Spoonful!

I fell in love with these necklaces from Just Peachy. I couldn't just pick one cause I love them so much, so I'm using 3 pictures. I seriously adore them.

I want them, I want them, I want them! They're so classy and unique. My list of things to buy when I get off shopping probation is getting long. I'm going to have to prioritize. These are going straight to the top of the list though! And she's in Houston too! It's fate :)

Hope everyone has a good one!

xoxo

Monday, June 8, 2009

gimme some sugar

You guys crack me up. Thanks for all the supportive man-hating earlier :) Makes a girl feel not so alone. I just had a good phone call. Put me in a good mood. It's always nice to talk to fun people. I laughed a lot. Very, very nice.

I'm watching "The Bachelorette". This show cracks me up. First of all, there's a guy named Kipton. Really? Kipton? I couldn't even say his name without laughing. It just screams tennis club with a sweater tied around his shoulders. Second, you've known these people for like 2.5 seconds and it's life altering if you don't get a rose. And boys are so drama. Like maybe worse than the chicks. They get in fights and try to be manly. It rocks to watch them make idiots of themselves. Kinda like match.com on TV. Except it would be a lot funnier if they got to make up screen names. Guys seem to kick themselves in the ass on that one. I wanted to laugh a little more, so I went and picked out a fun screen name for today: DareUtoClick. Wow...can I pick truth?

I held off for as long as I could, but I had to pick more earrings for my Spoonful tonight. Plus the seller has a picture of dogs as her avatar. Cute earrings and doggies?? I never had a chance. The lovely earrings come from DorisWorks.


How gorgeous are those?? So elegant. I love the colors. The red is beautiful, but it's not too much. I have to have all my stuff match and I'd actually wear these with something other than red because it's so understated. Neeeeeeeeeeed them!

But ya'll, I totally haven't bought anything in over a week! Well, I bought more of those shorts the other day because I got an email saying they had new colors in stock (yes, I signed up for the email to inform me of that). But we've been over the fact that shorts are a necessity. Anyway, I'm quite proud of myself. I might need a little reward. Like one that dangles sexily (is that a word?) from my ears...

xoxo

isn't cyber-stalking a crime?

So I know a lot of you have seen my status on Facebook or Twitter and you've been asking about what's up. My soon-to-be-ex called me from deployment the other night to ask me some questions. Apparently people from his unit are spreading all kinds of fun rumors about me and stalking me on Facebook. He said they're reporting back to him all like, "She has a new Facebook page!". Uh, ok. And what? I made a completely new page with a new email address so I could distance myself from that life. My old page is in no way linked to my new one and I'm not friends with anyone from there or friends with friends of people from there, so they had to actively search for me. God. For real?

Even if any of the things they're saying were true,  it's certainly none of their damn business and it's not his either for that matter. He wanted it to be over and it's over. I don't owe him a damn thing anymore. He was really nice about it. Said he just wanted to hear the answers from me and warned me to make all my FB stuff private. He said he was glad that I had moved on and to ignore the idiots.

I don't even live in the same damn state as any of them! I was never good friends with them and the one person I really considered my friend screwed me over big time in the end. So I'm not in their shit anymore and I expect them to stay the hell out of mine.

It just upsets me that people can't leave well enough alone. Why do you have to cause more pain? It's so not necessary. I just wish people would grow up. I'm not going to lose much sleep over it. They're not worth it. I just get so irritated when grown people act like they're 12.

So, there you have it. Now I don't have to tell my big long story over and over. People are dumb and it helps to vent. Now I'm just going to watch my prison shows for the rest of the day and wish all of them were in there getting violated.

See ya later!

xoxo

Sunday, June 7, 2009

her lips tasted like a sweet red wine

I sold something today!!!! Yay! I'm so excited. I sold a blue serving tray I just listed a few days ago. I came home from the party and I had a sale. Very good day :)

The 2nd Amendment Party was cool. They had good food. Hamburgers, hot dogs, watermelon, peaches, strawberries, chips, cookies, brownies, cole slaw, potato salad...everything you could think of. And everyone brought all their guns and we shot stuff. Mainly targets, but there's this weird phenomenon that occurs when grown men get around guns. They want to shoot everything. So after awhile we ended up shooting water bottles. Which was pretty cool cause the bottles exploded and water sprayed everywhere. They also had a thrower so you could shoot skeet if you wanted. I should have done that. I love to use shotguns! But I shot my dad's M-44 and his SKS. They were fun. The both have a kick and now I have gun marks on my shoulder. My fault for shooting in a tank top though. He brought his pistol too, but I don't really like handguns.

There were really nice people there too. Sometimes I feel out of place when I do things like that where I don't know anyone (and you know how good guys are at not ditching you...), but they were all so sweet. So it was a day full of food, guns, and rednecks. Just another day in Texas :)

You know those popsicles that are in the plastic tubes and you have to push them up to eat them? They're kind of old-school. Anyway, they always make me cough. Does anyone know why they do that?? I Googled it, but there's no answers. I really wanna know. Someone be smart for me!

My Spoonful today is too cute. It comes from Anja Designs. It's a bottle topper for wine bottles or olive oil bottles. I've seen them before, but I really like the style of these. They're kinda fun and cheery. I can totally see pretty bottles full of pretty stuff on my counter with these in the top.

Everyone would wonder where I got my awesome bottle toppers! I kind of have this thing with people wanting my stuff. I've noticed the theme running throughout my posts. I always want people to be jealous of my cool things. I wonder if that signifies some kind of deep emotional problem? Probably so. 

Oh well. I could get another prescription, but it would just be one more opportunity for the sadists at CVS to torture me.

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Too bad tomorrow is Monday. Boo!

xoxo

Saturday, June 6, 2009

vintage sugar

I'm so proud of myself. I stayed off the computer like all day today. I only checked my email 4 times. For me, that's a huge triumph. I'm trying not to be such a recluse. Mom, Dad, and I took Jers to the dog park today. It was her first DP excursion since she broke her leg in October. She got worn out fast, but she had lots of fun playing with the other doggies.

Tomorrow I'm going with my dad to a "2nd Amendment Party" that one of his business networking groups is having. It's at a gun range, so we're gonna shoot and eat and hang out. It should be a good time. Or at least an interesting time :)

I gotta hurry this up cause I have emails to return. I'm sure tomorrow I'll have lots of colorful stories to tell everyone after the gun-toting festivities. Don't miss it!

*GASP* I just realized my Spoonful sold yesterday! I had it pulled up from yesterday morning to use today, and I went to grab the pic and it said it was sold! Sad day! I love it though, so I'm still gonna use it.

So apparently I have a thing for ceramics lately. I saw this and I couldn't help but love it! It takes me back to the days of all the "harvest" colored appliances. We had harvest gold ovens and a fridge. Mom still has harvest green Tupperware. It comes from Vintage Thick 'n' Creamy.


It's such a cool shape! It would be gorgeous with some flowers in it. Even though it sold, there are a bunch of other cool vintage finds in the shop, so check it out! Have a good night all!

xoxo

Friday, June 5, 2009

sugar for the fur babies

I forgot to mention earlier that Audrey from Audrey's Country Crafts gave me the "Honest Scrap" award and Maggie from Fresh on the Scene! gave me the "One Lovely Blog" award! Thanks so much ladies! I really appreciate it. Go check out their wonderful blogs too! I'm not gonna play again since I already picked out like 812 people for those two awards. I'm a party pooper, I know. But it takes forever to link everyone! So see my previous posts for my award winners. Keirsten, don't hurt your eyes.

I found the cutest Spoonful tonight! I adore my doggie (in case you didn't catch that...) so I was looking in the pet's category tonight. I found the most gorgeous bed! It comes from Carolina Wicker.

I want it soooooo badly! It matches my living room stuff perfectly! And even if Jers never so much as sniffed the darn thing, it's just darling and I'd want it anyway. It's even got a little drawer underneath for their toys and stuff! I love the dark wood too. It's gorgeous. I need it so everyone will say, "Aww look at that cute doggie bed!" when they come in my house.

I'm off to be lazy in bed. I think I'm not completely well yet and I might have overdone it the past few days cause I'm stinking tired. Have a good night all!

xoxo

p.s. I GOT THE JOB!! :)

p.p.s. I know I already told you.

don't worry - i'm not for real happy

First of all, I GOT THE JOB!! Haha yay! I'm really excited! They like my writing!! Thanks for all your support and encouragement :) It's not like I'm going to be Carrie Bradshaw (yet!), but it pays money. Like real money! I'll be writing for the "Green Wise" department of handmadenews.org. I'm going to have to learn a lot about going green really quickly. Or perhaps I will write something of a going green for idiots column. Then everyone can laugh at me as I bumble through this new world. Either way, I'm thrilled.

Second, yesterday wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. In fact, I daresay I had a really good day. It's always fun to hang out with Stace and K. They're good for the soul. All the sweet comments and emails didn't hurt either!!

K is chattering away and saying my name lots now. When Stacy won't give her what she wants she tears up and looks and me and whimpers, "Chelle, Chelle, Chelle, Chelle." I'm defenseless. She plays dirty.

This is random, but on the way to the sticks to visit S and K yesterday, I saw a sign that said "Clean dirt wanted" and it had a phone number. Clean dirt? Really? I wanted to take a picture because it just amused me, but it's highly dangerous to so much as blink in Houston traffic. Ah the joys of traveling bumper-to-bumper at 60 mph.

I feel like I've crossed some kind of line in this divorce thing. I'm still not sure how I'll handle it when I actually have to sign the papers, but I have more hope after yesterday. I always knew logically that I'd be ok. I mean, I'm not going to literally die. But I didn't see an end. I'm still not totally ok and it still hurts a lot, but I think I'm floating instead of sinking now. I just realized that I could have been the perfect wife and he still would have found an excuse to divorce me at some point. Better now than after another 5 years and 2 kids. It makes me incredibly sad because things were really good, but what can you do?

Gee, I sound chipper. This is not at all like me. Maybe CVS put a little something extra in the meds to make sure I didn't come back and go postal on them. Don't fret though. I'm still my bitterly sarcastic self. Things are not going to be all rainbows and bunnies from now on. I still wanna drop kick him and people still just generally drive me insane.

xoxo

Thursday, June 4, 2009

can i just say...

...that I have the BEST readers EVER! You guys rock. Thank you so much for your emails and messages and thinking of me today. I'm glad to say that it's not quite as hard as I anticipated. A migraine is creeping in, but nothing a little tequila...I mean Tylenol...won't cure. I was gonna do my Spoonful, but I'm supposed to be leaving for Stacy's house now and I haven't even dried my hair yet. However, I will attempt to get to it tonight when I get home. And if I don't, I have a feeling that everyone would understand.

Oh and I applied for that columnist position, so now we'll just have to wait and see! And thank you (again!) to everyone for the support on that too. I'm glad I'm entertaining :)

You all make me smile!

xoxo

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

flowers and sugar and hair, oh my!

So here's my new Spoonful post. It comes from Thread and Petal. Picture first, gushing after.

They're bobby pins with pretty fabric flowers on them!! How pretty are they? I'm really sad because my hair is really thin and slick so bobby pins don't stay in my hair. Especially not ones with pretty decorations. But they're so gorgeous. I love the colors and the different fabrics. They make me smile. There are a ton of different colors, so go check them out!

Everyone have a good night!

xoxo

did i miss some brain-sucking aliens or something???

I saw an ad on Facebook for match.com. The little headline was "Want love to find you?" Um, if he looks anything like the guy in the picture, then hell yes! Unfortunately, he was probably some paid model and there's no one nearly that attractive on there. Not that I'm knocking match.com, mind you. I'm sure there are some very good looking folks on there. Not that I want a man. Nope. No way. But I wouldn't kick him out of bed in the morning, if you know what I mean :)

But this prompted me to go to match.com and see what all the fuss is about. You have to make a user name to look, so I was doing all that jazz. It asks you for your birthday and when I was picking the year, it went all the way down to 1919! Holy crap! If there is anyone who was born in 1919 on match.com, I wanna see.

I'll have you all know that match.com is extremely entertaining. The pictures are cracking me up. One guy is reading a cereal box in a grocery store. Awesome. Does anyone know what it means when the box around their picture is red? I found that to be rather alarming. But seriously guys, put your tongue back in your mouth and find a shirt that fits. And don't make your user name "passiontool". For real? And it would probably be best if your mother wasn't in your profile picture. And take off the hat and sunglasses, homeboy. They're gonna figure out what you really look like eventually. Oh and we have "sexman" and "beatthehellouttau". Utterly charming, gents. And they say chivalry is dead. Oh and I really, really, really don't want to date anyone with 'crab' in their screen name.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I totally just saw this guy I knew in high school. Awesome. This is just awesome.

I'm going to start a business making over people's match.com profiles. This is lots of fun. It's like people watching from the comfort of your home. And you can be way meaner and laugh out loud.

Ok, I took a minor break because Mom wanted to go to Sonic for a free root beer float. It was insanity by the way. Never, ever again. I had to get my meds at the pharmacy too. CVS has now replaced my husband as numero uno on my shit list. I'm enrolled in their little auto-refill program. The first few times it worked ok, but for the last 3 months or so I get the little computer voice who calls and says that my prescriptions are ready. Then I get there and they're not. So this happened again today. Got a call this morning, went this afternoon and they act like I'm speaking French. So I told the chick that this was the 3rd time this had happened. She looked at me and was like, "Uh when do you want to come get them?" It took some major self-control, but I just said, "Tonight."

So I go back. This time I go in and not through the drive-thru because it's easier to strangle people from across the counter. It's just awkward trying to do it out the window of your car. Same chick. I tell her my name. She can't find my prescriptions. Effing imagine that. So she's checking the computer and she's all like, "Oh they got filled at a different location." Then she kinda shrugs, like "What can you do?"

Silence.

Now, I'm a pretty patient person - to a point. But this was just ridiculous. So I said, "And that is my problem because?" She looked at me like I was an idiot and she's like, "We can't fill them in two places."

Silence. Rapid blinking.

I told her politely (through gritted teeth) that I had been filling my prescriptions there for 6 months and I don't know why in the world they would have gotten filled at another store, but that was not my fault and that I was not going to drive all over town because they couldn't do their jobs. Then I requested (demanded) that if they weren't going to fill it there, that they should have someone go get my meds from the other place. So she gets her little manager. Little manager said they were going to have to call the other store, tell them to pull them, and refill them at this location. She asked when I would like to get them. I said, "Now." She started the spiel about how it takes such-and-such amount of time and all that junk and suggested I come back tomorrow. I told her I was out of medications that regulated my temper and violent outbursts, and I needed them tonight.

She decided she'd double check the racks. Good plan on her part because, lo-and-behold, there they were. So now I've wasted another 45 minutes of my life in CVS that I will never get back. Someone please tell me that I am not the only person left with any common sense.

Well, I was going to do my Spoonful in this post, but I kind of got off on some tangents and I think that the Spoonful deserves its own (or at least a less crazy raving) post.

Stay tuned.

xoxo

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

oh and...

I made a Facebook fan page. I'm ticked cause it won't let me update my info, but go be my fans so I don't look like a loser!

Haha, YAY! I just went to get the link and I have 6 fans. Awesome! Thanks Jenn, Keirsten, and Kati! I think those are all the ones that read my blog. If you do and I didn't thank you, I'm sorry!

And have I mentioned that I have the best followers ever?? Love your comments ya'll!

Oh and if anyone else has fan pages, let me know and I'll be your fan :) I didn't realize that they were separate things...I'm slow sometimes.

back porch sweetness

Mom said the eyebrow doesn't look too bad. Said she probably wouldn't have noticed if she wasn't looking for it. She's probably just being nice. Haha. Oh and yes, I was laughing at myself for those who were wondering. If I didn't laugh at myself, I'd be crying all the time :) Everyone needs to be able to laugh at themselves.

I'm tossing around the idea of applying for a columnist position. I've never written professionally though, so I don't know. I'm afraid if they said no to my writing, I'd take it personally. We shall see. I've gotten some good support from my Twitter friends so far, so thanks for that ya'll.

I've never been a huge fan of gourds. They just generally aren't my style. I like more color. My Spoonful tonight changes all that though. It comes from Studio Tempera. They make the coolest gourd lampshades! I haven't a clue how they do it, but the end product rocks!

How gorgeous are those?!? I've never seen anything like it. But I want them hanging outside on my future back porch with my future cute patio furniture where I will have the best future parties ever in the whole world. And everyone will admire my awesome gourd lampshades. I cannot imagine how long something like this would take to make. It pays off in the end though! So go check them out and maybe get one for your current back porch!

xoxo

i am SUCH a genius

You know how there are some things you just let a professional do? Like replacing your transmission, preforming brain surgery, and oh, I don't know, waxing your eyebrows? Yeah. I had a major lapse in judgement today. I totally waxed one end of an eyebrow off. Like completely off. Gone.

I'll start at the beginning because there are some warning signs that I hope to help others identify before they repeat my mistakes.

I've always plucked my own eyebrows. I can get the darker ones, but after some time I get a bunch of fine, tiny blonde hairs that are impossible to get with tweezers. I start to look furry around my eyebrows. The light catches them. Haha. Anyway, every now and then I go to get my eyebrows waxed to get all the little ones that I can't. In an effort to save money (there are just some things you should pay for), I bought some wax at Wal-Mart on Sunday.

Today would be the day, I decided. I got out my magnified vanity mirror and sat by the window (because natural light is best). I opened the box and dumped out false advertising at its best. I read the instructions. I always wonder how long to warm it. However, "Use our new Accu-Warm Paddle!" the instructions exclaimed. Supposedly it takes the guesswork out of waxing. You simply stick the temperature gauging paddle in the wax and wait till it says "Ready". Awesome. Can do. First sign that I should have run screaming: there wasn't an Accu-Paddle in my box.

Ok, don't panic. Not an issue. The instructions say just to test it on your wrist. So I warm it for 30 seconds as the instructions "suggested". It didn't so much as soften. So I did a minute. Nothing. So I did another minute. Ok, the edges are melting. One more minute should do it. Since it had warmed so slowly, I put it in and went to let the dog out back. I began to smell something just nasty from the kitchen. I run to the microwave. My wax is boiling. Literally. And it reeks.

Alrighty, no biggie. I'll just let it cool. I almost died from exposure to the fumes, but after about 15 minutes it had cooled down enough that it didn't scald my wrist. So I get out the little wooden applicator stick, and put it on my eyebrow. Cuh-rap. I got it too high.

Don't worry. I can salvage this. I'll just wipe the wax off the top. Oh, but it doesn't just wipe off. It pulls out about 85% of the hairs anyway. Now I just look like an adolescent boy trying to grow a beard with like 3 hairs sprouting. At this point, I gave in and just plucked the rest of the end off. Know when to fold 'em.

In my defense, that particular eyebrow has a scar running through the middle of it from when I got hit in the head with a beer bottle. So not a lot of hair grows there in the first place. This made it easier than normal to get too much hair in the wax. Right.

After I divested myself of half the first eyebrow, I was brave (stupid?) enough to do the other. It went ok. I'm still sporting a full brow on that side. But after I cleaned up the table (because I had dripped and stretched strings of wax all over the place) my ill-fated attempt at waxing went directly in the trash. Good riddance.

Hopefully it doesn't take too long for my eyebrow to grow back in. Not like I go anywhere anyway. It doesn't look too too bad. I guess. God is really testing me on this not shopping thing. I could really use some new sunglasses to cover up my stupidness...

xoxo

Monday, June 1, 2009

bag full of sugar

Here is the face I get when Jers wants a walk. She stares at me. I dunno how long she would do it. I've held out about an hour before. Then I started feeling really bad. Crazy dog. I took the pic tonight with my cell phone. It's not a great picture, but she looks cute anyway. My baby.

I have the headache from hell. I've been clenching my teeth all day. That means a nice long night of grinding. He's such an idiot. Thank God for Excedrin migraine.

Ok. No more complaining. At least until tomorrow. Today was...survivable. I kinda had one of those blackout days; where you try so hard not to think that you realize it's 5:00 and you have no clue what you did all day. Small miracles. I live for them.

I tried to be creative with my Spoonful tonight. Branch out a little. So I picked a purse. I adore purses. You can never have too many. I need more like a tote bag though because of all the crap I carry around. It's funny how the bigger your bag gets, the more you "need" all that junk. Do I really need a flashlight and a first aid kit (it's small, ok?) in my purse? Probably not. But the second I take them out, I'll drop something important during an eclipse or start to bleed out from a paper cut. So my stash keeps growing right along with my purses. There has to be a limit right? Like a point where it plateaus?

It comes from LiReca. It's called the Shell Bag and it's way cute. I had a hard time picking the fabric I liked the best, but I settled on this one.


It's neutral without being boring. The perfect blend. It would go with almost everything I own too! I also like the little Zipper Pouches. I could probably use one of those too...

You'll all be proud to know that I didn't purchase anything today! Well, I renewed my Norton Anti-Virus subscription, but that definitely qualifies as a necessity. Don't want my identity being stolen!

i'm a stealer

Ok, so I found this blog on the Etsy forums today. It's called Creative With Clay. Not only does he make beautiful pottery, but he has the coolest blog feature. Every week he picks a color and people submit their items that match and then he does a group of 6-8 items that he picked out of the submissions. It's possible that I may be the only one excited about that, but it's a good idea!

I've thought about having people submit their shops for my Spoonful of Sugar, but honestly I like the finding part too much! But it would be fun to generate some participation. So, I think I want to do something like that. Obviously, I won't completely jack his idea and use color, but maybe a theme or a word? What do you guys think? What should my thing be?

And at least I gave him credit for the idea :) That makes me not such a complete stealer. Right??

But would anyone play along? I don't want to do it and then have like 2.5 people submit things. Don't ask how I'd get 2.5 people. I just like decimals.

Anywho, just thought I'd throw it out there. My brain has been on overdrive today. That's a dangerous thing. I have to walk the dog and I'll be back later for my Spoonful.

xoxo

this would really help the downward spiral of my week

I just heard about this giveaway on Blissful Style.

It's for the most adorable little laptop ever! It's tiny and pretty. Two of my favorite things. Go check it out and enter.

And if you win, you have to give it to me :)

maybe a lobotomy would help

Breathe in. Breathe out. That's what I'm focused on. Thursday is my 4th wedding anniversary. Yay. We made it 4 years.

I kept telling myself that I'd be fine, it's just another day, no biggie. But something about it being Monday and the official start of the week...Well I'm losing my mind. I'm trying so hard not to have panic and anxiety attacks that I'm literally twitching. So pardon me in advance if I do a whole bunch of random, manic sounding blog posts in the next week or so. You can picture me laughing like a crazy person if it makes them easier to sit through.

The Lexapro is failing me when I need it the most. I'm running around like a psycho trying to take my mind off of it. I'll get a lot done this week, I'm sure. I'll also have random breakdowns too. I don't miss the days of random breakdowns. I was so done with them! But I feel like I'm back on that emotional edge. Don't look at me wrong or I'll burst into tears. The more I try to forget, the more I think about it. I'm hoping that the whole "anticipation is worse than the event" thing will hold up in this case. I'm hoping I get to Thursday and forget what day it is. Fat effing chance.

*sigh* I'm spending Thursday with my hero and BFF, Stacy. She won't look at me strange if I start sobbing or laughing hysterically all the sudden.

I don't know if the shopping ban can hold up through this. I just might not be that strong.

xoxo