Friday, December 10, 2010

Super Easy Squishy Scarf

Super easy scarf that's east to adapt. You can find more info and the pattern here:

Super Easy Squishy Scarf

Monday, May 17, 2010

Conversations With Ben...

This was a conversation between my three-year-old son and I this evening. He was putting change into his "pikky pank" (translation: piggy bank) and didn't want me to help:

Ben: No Mommy, this change is only for kids!

Me: (Teasing him) Mommy's not a kid?

Ben: No, Mommy, you're a girl!

Me: Wait, Rachel and Julie are girls and they're kids, too, right? (Referring to his cousins)

Ben: No, they're only girls.

Me: Oh, so only boys are kids?

Ben: (matter-of-factly) Yep!

Monday, April 26, 2010

One-Ingredient Homemade Ice Cream

This is the easiest ice cream recipe ever! Only one ingredient. Yep, you read it right. Only one. You can add whatever else you like but you only need one to make this. If I had the ingredient on hand I would make some right now.

Check out this post from The Kitchn to see what the magic ingredient is and how to make this super cool treat.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Put Down Your Hammers, Ladies

I stumbled across this and it gave me a laugh. I have no idea if this is legit or a joke but apparently this is a letter sent to Proctor & Gamble regarding their Always maxi pads.

It made me laugh. Maybe it will make you laugh, too.

I found this originally posted on Velina's Blog.

Dear Mr. Thatcher,
I have been a loyal user of your 'Always' maxi pads for over 20 years and I appreciate many of their features. Why, without the LeakGuard Core or Dri-Weave absorbency, I'd probably never go horseback riding or salsa dancing, and I'd certainly steer clear of running up and down the beach in tight, white shorts. But my favorite feature has to be your revolutionary Flexi-Wings. Kudos on being the only company smart enough to realize how crucial it is that maxi pads be aerodynamic. I can't tell you how safe and secure I feel each month knowing there's a little F-16 in my pants.
Have you ever had a menstrual period, Mr. Thatcher? Ever suffered from 'the curse'? I'm guessing you haven't. Well, my time of the month is starting right now. As I type, I can already feel hormonal forces violently surging through my body. Just a few minutes from now, my body will adjust and I'll be transformed into what my husband likes to call 'an inbred hillbilly with knife skills.' Isn't the human body amazing?
As Brand Manager in the Feminine-Hygiene Division, you've no doubt seen quite a bit of research on what exactly happens during your customer's monthly visits from 'Aunt Flo'. Therefore, you must know about the bloating, puffiness, and cramping we endure, and about our intense mood swings, crying jags, and out-of-control behavior. You surely realize it's a tough time for most women. In fact, only last week, my friend Jennifer fought the viole nt urge to shove her boyfriend's testicles into a George Foreman Grill just because he told her he thought Grey's Anatomy was written by drunken chimps. Crazy!
The point is, sir, you of all people must realize that America is just crawling with homicidal maniacs in Capri pants... Which brings me to the reason for my letter. Last month, while in the throes of cramping so painful I wanted to reach inside my body and yank out my uterus, I opened an Always maxi-pad, and there, printed on the adhesive backing, were these words: 'Have a Happy Period.'
Are you f------ kidding me? What I mean is, does any part of your tiny middle-manager brain really think happiness - actual smiling, laughing happiness, is possible during a menstrual period? Did anything mentioned above sound the least bit pleasurable? Well, did it, James? FYI, unless you're some kind of sick S&M freak, there will never be anything 'happy' about a day in which you have to jack yourself up on Motrin and Kahlua and lock yourself in your house just so you don't march down to the local Walgreen's armed with a hunting rifle and a sketchy plan to end your life in a blaze of glory.
For the love of God, pull your head out, man! If you have to slap a moronic message on a maxi pad, wouldn't it make more sense to say something that's actually pertinent, like 'Put down the Hammer' or 'Vehicular Manslaughter is Wrong', or are you just picking on us?
Sir, please inform your Accounting Department that, effective immediately, there will be an $8 drop in monthly profits, for I have chosen to take my maxi-pad business elsewhere. And though I will certainly miss your Flex-Wings, I will not for one minute miss your brand of condescending bullshit. And that's a promise I will keep.
Always. . .
Wendi Aarons
Austin , T X

In The News - Girl Wakes Up From Coma Speaking Different Language

A 13 year old Croatian girl fell into a mysterious coma and woke up 24 hours later able to speak German fluently. She had been studying German in school but her parents said she was never very good with German. Oh, yeah - she also forgot how to speak Croatian!

So, what do you think? Is there a scientific explanation? There have been similar cases in the past where people have woken up from comas speaking dead languages that are no longer spoken. There have also been cases where people have woken up thinking they were someone else and speaking some other language and all the details have been verified as historical fact.

Do you believe in past lives? Miracles?

Who knows, but it's definitely an interesting story. You can read the original story here.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

I'm from the future...

Click on the image to view the full size and read the story. This totally made me laugh out loud - literally.

I know.

I'm a geek.

What can I say. :)

I originally found this posted here:

Christmas in April

I know it's a little late (or early) for Christmas decorations but I stumbled across this amazing tutorial about how to create your own glitter ornaments. The tutorial is well written and looks simple. I'm definitely going to try this when Christmas comes around this year.

The tutorial (and picture above) are from Prairie Paper & Ink: