January 30, 2015

7 Things

1. Last night I discovered a new talent. I didn't know that I could sneeze and vomit at the same time.

2. People at work who yell at their co-workers need to go. Do we all want to do it? Yes. But do we? No. Why? Because it's not cool. That's what drinking is for. Or bubble baths.

3. Tonight is Pierce The Veil and I am pretty fucking stoked about it. It's been a long week at work and not being able to sleep at night for various reasons and this has come at the perfect time.

4. I've bought a bunch of Korean makeup lately and can't wait for it to arrive. It's going to take awhile and I have very little patience.

5. Tyrone has been working on a cool project for his final this quarter. It's been awesome seeing him get into it and have fun.

6. Fred fell off of our new bed during the night or he got pushed off, I can't remember I was half asleep. Because our new bed is so tall and I'm sure he was half asleep too when he got launched, he didn't want to jump back up on it and made me pick him up. I'd like to blame this all on Tyrone but I'm afraid it might not be true. I think I even tried to play it off that he just rolled off on his own. I of course picked him up because I'm his Bitch! Picking up 21 pounds of dead weight when you're half asleep is not easy especially when he doesn't help out at all and I was not about to get off the bed to pick him either. It was awkward and he's barely said two to me since.

7. The End.


January 28, 2015

DIY Bat Stamp

I meant to post this during October but I love using it still so for me it's not just for Halloween. I'm going over the steps because I have a bunch of posts on that already. You're welcome to check out any of them below. I want to find an orange dress and stamp it with cute little bats.

DIY Coffin Stamp
DIY Lightning Bolt Print
DIY Swiss Cross Print
DIY Boston Terrier Novelty Print Stamped Shirt
DIY Stamps

January 26, 2015

Summer vibes

Yesterday we spent most of the day exchanging our new mattress from Ikea. It took all day because we needed a truck and that meant driving to American Fork to borrow my mom's. To AF, back to our apartment, down to Ikea, back to our apartment, return the truck to AF then finally back home. On our way down we stopped at Rubios for lunch and it was nearing 60 degrees and sunny as shit. So incredibly odd for January in Utah. It almost felt like Summer. Sitting in Rubios with its Baja palm tree decor helped a little and their amazing chicken tortilla soup. 

All day today I thought about that soup so I decided to make some for us to have for the next few days. 

Cilantro and lime has got to be one of the best flavor combos. 

Did I mention the first mattress we got was way too hard? (That's what she said) It was brutal. (That's what she said) I like it firm but only to a point (this is getting ridiculous-I'm a 12 year old boy) I didn't take into consideration the million other dirty people that laid on the model before me who broke it in. (Stop with the innuendos!!!!) We were more careful this time and found a much softer one and it ended up being cheaper as well. I'll take it! (FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!)

Fred loved the long car ride. He loves the sun too. And it's one of the few times he's chill and will snuggle. 

New nail routine

I've bitched and bitched on here about how crap my nails are and I'm excited to report they are improving. For starters, I've been taking a multi-vitamin but I've also been trying some new polishes.

As you can see they are still peeling, but the damage has come along way. I've come to the conclusion that I'll never have gorgeous cuticles or be hangnail free. This bare pic is the best they have ever looked in my entire life. Even my wonky thumb nail that I tend to gnaw on like a teenage boy grinds on a sofa arm.

I've been faithfully using Nail Envy that Kendahl sent me. I'm always changing the color but the rest of the routine has remained consistent for the last month or so.

Fist layer, one coat of Nail Envy
Second layer, two coats of this magical creation called Instant Artificials 
(I try to stay still and let it dry completely before moving on)
Third layer, a gel polish or any one that doesn't chip or peel easily
(number of coats depends on the polish)
Final layer, top coat. I always go back to my tried-and-true Sechi Vite and I generally do two coats

The Instant Artificials has been a dream come true for me. It really is the star of the show here. It makes my nails look like they've had the best shellac mani without the light box. It gives my anorexic flat-ass nails a rounded form and really helps in preventing breakage. Because it's so strong, if you have the tendency, like myself, to pick the polish off your nails it can take up a layer or two. BUT because of the strength it gives it has helped me not to pick it off. My nails do not bend with it on either. My nails bend backwards all of the time and it drives me nuts. This new routine has helped with so many issues that I've been having with my nails.

And now that I've dedicated way too much time talking about my nails I'm going to go do the dishes and pat myself on the back for knocking out another post.

January 24, 2015

DIY Pipe Bed

This is not a tutorial. I want to make that clear. This was my idea for us to get out of our coffin, but I did not make it. Tyrone did ALL of the work. He's my hero and I've never been more attracted to him watching him build this. We followed this basic tutorial and then Tyrone took it from there. I was all set to help as much as I could. I tried understanding what parts we needed to get and figuring out the design to fit our mattress. Once we got into Home Depot and started looking at all of the pieces I lost interest real quick. All of the numbers and math and metal pipe and math and more numbers and did I mention math? Blah! This took a couple of nights and part of his day off to finally complete. Meanwhile we were sleeping on the mattress in the living room but we were already used to that.

It is the sturdiest bed ever. We used 2x4's instead of thiner plank-style boards so there is no bowing whatsoever. It's really hight too. I've never had a bed this tall before. Quite frankly I'm afraid I'm going to fall off it in the middle of the night. Frederick practically rolls his eyes at me when he as to jump off of it. We could fit a whole other bed underneath it. You know I'll have that space jammed full of crap in no time.

January 6, 2015

7 Things

1. I was reading a year-end resolution list that contained mostly items referring to losing weight - no surprise there - it listed all of these ideas about how to stop eating crap, start losing weight and exercising and then the very last one was "stop obsessing about weight" What??!! Here are all of these reasons to help you get started on stressing out about losing weight this year BUT DON'T OBSESS ABOUT IT! God!! These damn lists piss me off so bad. How is one to not obsess about it when we are constantly bombarded with this information, especially this time of year? 

I'm going to continue to be obsessed with Simpsons Tapped Out and a new game I downloaded called Vain Glory - it's so fun!

2. I'm just saying NO RESOLUTIONS IN 2015.

3. Tyrone gave me the equivalent of a belt sander for my feet for Christmas. I think he's had enough of my hobbit feet.

4. This week life finally feels back to "normal" since the holidays. Even though it's just regular life we're back to it feels good. The Libra in me likes a routine - but to stay balanced I let the routine go on the weekends. 

5. Passive aggressiveness makes me angry.

6. I love Kendahl & Erin - because they're the only ones reading my shit anymore with my sporadic posts.

7. I have a headache 

January 2, 2015

One year of selfies

One goal for 2014 was accomplished. I'll be patting myself on the back all day today.