So….I’m a little bit addicted to Pinterest. If you don’t know what it is, don’t bother going over and looking because you’ll end up sitting at your computer for an hour PINNING ALL THE THINGS! If you want to tak the risk, go forth and get your pin on. You can find my boards here.
I’ve gone a little crazy making boards, pinning everything I could get my mouse on. However, I did end up doing a couple projects and making some recipies and that is what I want to share with yall today!
First up, I found this great cleaning calendar on Pinterest from TipsandPix.com. What I liked best about it, was that it was super simply and straight forward. I tweeked it to the things I need to clean in my house. I have it hanging in the kitchen so I know exactly what needs to be cleaned each day. Its helpful for setting up great daily cleaning habits!
I have this homemade citrus cleaner ‘cooking’ right now. Its been sitting for about 7 days now, I can’t wait to try it out! I bought Aiden his own special spray bottle and he is going to be in charge of cleaning the table before and after dinner now.
Spring Clean Your Mattress! I saw this pin and couldn’t wait to try it. It was so incredibly easy to put together. I did my mattress, and the futon so far. I’ll be doing the kid’s beds this weekend. Just sprinkle it on, let sit for an hour or so and vacuum up! Easy!
I admit that I haven’t been the most diligent about washing fruit right when I get it. But I saw this Fruit & Veggie Wash on Pinterest and had to try it. I was SO amazed that after 20 mins of soaking my apples and grapes in the mixture how dirty the water was. I feel really good about washing my fruit this way, and its super simple as well. I rinsed the fruit and tried a grape right after and there was no taste or smell of vinegar. You must try it!
As far as recipes go on Pinterest, I’ve made a couple things so far.
I made lemon ice cubes last night, I’m sipping on some water with my lemon ice in it right now. Very very refreshing in this hot weather.
I’ve also made a couple crock pot dinner with chicken, potatoes and carrots and then last night I made a coconut milk and chili chicken for tacos. All inspired by pins I’ve seen on Pinterest.
I have a few dinners lined up this week and next week:
Wednesday dinner: Mushroom Pizza Bites with sauteed sugar snap peas.
Thursday dinner: Chicken and Dumplings with some sort of salad.
Friday dinner: Slow Low Country Boil with green chili cornbread.
Saturday lunch: Blue Cheese and Bacon Cheese Burgers with Carrot and Zucchini Fries
Sunday dinner: Grilled Chicken with Fresh Cherry Sauce and Roasted Green Beans with Mushrooms, Balsamic and Parm.
Monday dinner: Salmon Burgers with Fruit Salad (I may or may not make my own buns!)
Filling out the rest of next week with White bean and chicken chili with corn on the cob and pickles, pumpkin and chicken enchiladas with savory mexican slaw, Sausage & Peppers with Cauliflower Rice, and of course tacos on Tuesday, I’m thinking simple Tilapia ones with a batch of colachi.
Oh I also did this to my fridge. Even though I don’t have the fancy clear containers, I used the colored ones from the kid’s old toy rack and it worked perfectly! Today I am going to create labels for the bins so I know exactly what is inside.
But yep! I’m totally inspired by that place, but I warn you, its very very addictive! Hopefully you too can find some inspiration in some of the things I’ve done the past couple weeks. I’d love to know what projects you get into!
Thanks for putting me on this server cluster, so I’m not apart of the clusterfuck that is this.
Ok I am NOT crazy, well a little bit, but on Aiden’s birthday post, I talked about how after seven years you’re not the same person….well hello Grey’s Anatomy. You only have to watch the opening part and she talks about it!
SEE IM NOT CRAZY!
I admit it. I cruise dating sites hoping to strike up fun and interesting conversations with people. I think there might be a 12 step program for this but at this time I have my addiction under control. I’m on OkCupid, Myspace, and LooptMix. All free sites where conversation doesn’t cost you your first born and a there isn’t some massive questionnaire to fill out. And while I have profiles at Match and eHarmony, I don’t pay for their service so I spend my time blocking winks and deleting eharmony spam from my gmail account. Good GOD do they send you a lot of freaking people.
Its really interesting to look through profiles and read the asinine things that people put up. Spelling mistakes, but they claim they want a smart girl. Grammar mistakes while typing your instead of you’re. And I’m guilty of spelling mistakes and improper grammar sometimes, I spell check my shit before I post it up. Come on people. Spell check is your friend. And if you need some help with proper grammar I have a lady friend in Georgia who can whip your profile into punctuation perfection and grammarific grammar. She’s real good at spellying things right.
I’ve talked to quite a few people in the past few months. Most start with stupid one liners, some with just ‘hi’ but then there is the special guy who’s smart enough to figure out that flattery is not the way to my heart. He asks me something about my profile, or about sushi. And then he keeps the conversation going by being…….funny. Guys, funny is the best thing you can be. I don’t care what your buddies say, your washboard abs mean nothing to me. ‘If you can get a girl to laugh, you can get her to do anything.‘ This is pretty much true. When your washboard abs are a giant keg when you’re 60 years old, but you’re still making your lovely lady laugh, then you got the power son.
I have to gripe about is the over use of the word beautiful. I know that I am probably going to come off like some stuck up bitch, but that is ok, I never said I was nice. Yes compliments are special and its nice to get them, but really guy, stop with the beautiful. Literally every time I get a message from you, it starts with ‘hi beautiful, hello beautiful, whats up beautiful’. It starts to lose its meaning after a while.
What up Cutie.
Really? REALLY? I’m 32 years old (fuck thirty three in less than a month). I am a grown woman. I am not cute. Cute is for babies and puppies and attempts to claim that you’re more awesome than me.
IT. IS. NOT. A. WORD.
Age is just a number.
These one really bothers me. I have zero interest in talking to or dating ANYONE who is 18 years old yet when I politely decline with ‘thanks for the interest but you’re a little young for me, take care’ they almost always retort with the above. I again decline. They persist. The youngings are persistent aren’t they? I hit my ignore button and that drives the message home. I decline guys just about everyone under 30. I will make the rare exception for someone who’s 28 if they come with an awesome opener.
and along those lines…
wow..ok so I never have hit on an ..older woman..you are gorgeous though! What is your name? What are you up to?
You are gorgeous though? Reads as You’re pretty hot for an old chick! Come on dude, did you really think that would work?!
There was the creeper who told me he could ‘help me with my kids’ so I could go on a date with him. I threw up in my mouth. Or the guy who’s like ‘hey nice tits pet‘ or ‘can I see your rack?‘
I would love to that I could screen cap these convos and send them to their mothers and be like ‘hey Mrs. dickbag’s mom, look at the kind of son you raised. G FUCKING G.’
And I think the best one of all these, was the guy who said I was ‘yummy’ and I asked if that was a compliment and he says:
‘kinda like a banana split. I want to take a bite.’
Clearly this dude has been watching too much Twilight. Or the Food News Network. Or True Blood. Yea.
None of this will stop me from talking to the interesting males of this world. Its highly entertaining and makes for good blog posts.
What say you Internets? What amazing lines have been flung your way?
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I have a friend. His name is Dan. Dan is slightly retarded. But I love him any way.
Noel: omg there was a green bay packer baby cheerleader outfit at target online, WANT
Dan: stay away noel
Noel: but she’d be so cute!
Dan: she already has more clothes than you and shes not a month old
Noel: she IS a month old! shes gonna be 6 weeks on sunday
Noel: i told her to stop
Noel: but she’s like nuh uh
Dan: you should give her a stern talking to
Noel: well not right now since she’s being all cute and nursing
Dan: she has that cute thing going for her most of the time doesn’t she?
Noel: not when she’s screaming bloody murder in public because I can’t get the boob out fast enough for her, that’s not cute.
Dan: so i got an interview next week, at this new target opening up
Noel: oh sweet, DISCOUNT, omg, you’ll get a discount!!
Dan: go go 25% employee discount
Noel: FUCK YAH
Noel: they have the best nursing tanks EVAR there
Dan: why do i get the feeling you will abusing our relationship for my discount
Noel: on the contrary to published reports, you are actually smart
Dan: like my mom got me a light pink shirt the other day, and was like ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Dan: no you will never see that picture as long as i live
Dan: i will protect that from you and your internet uploady self WITH MY LIFE
Noel: wait you wore it?
Dan: yah i said uploady, and yah
Noel: well I say uploady, SO YOU STOLE IT FROM ME
Noel: and she took a picture? what to bribe you someday?
Noel: HEY YALL LOOK AT MY SON DAN. HE’S WEARING A PINK SHIRT. EVERYONE POINT AND LAUGH.
Noel: SO do you twitter? because I think if there was yet another thing for you to get addicted to it would be twitter
Dan: i have a twitter this is true
Dan: havent used it too muihc though
Dan: why are you trying to corrupt me
Dan: i tohught you where my friend
Dan: but your all hey daniel try this youll prolly get massively addicted to it
Dan: and it will suck away yuour life
Dan: thats you
Noel: I dont know if I can be your friend if you’re going to spell like that on twitter