One aspect of my 2016 focus on health has been taking supplements every night before bed. I currently take 3 in addition to my daily vitamin. What’s bothered me for a while now is how messy those pill bottles make my nightstand look. So for a few weeks i’ve looked online for a way to display pills within easy reach in a prettier way (I know, I’m crazy). I can’t just keep them in the bathroom or kitchen because I will legitimately forget about them. Then a few weekends ago, I was at Anthro and came across this beauty and it was like the lightbulb went on, the clouds parted, my wallet opened and I was coming home with a plan. I have to say, it’s working out really well. I don’t have to open 3 bottles every night and to the unsuspecting eye, it’s just a jewelry case. Obviously this wouldn’t be a good plan for a household with babies, but until that day comes – welcome to my pharmacy. Josh said it looks like a drug dealing grandma, and he’s probably right; I just choose to believe that’s really hot right now.
When things are slow (like they are today) I usually try to make the most of my time by doing tutorials. I learned Photoshop and a whole lot of code this way. I just think of something I’d like to know how to do, and find a video on it. Well today I was thinking about animated GIF’s and I came across this really well done tutorial on The Bold Abode on how to make a GIF from still photos. I used it to make this funny/pointless/way-too-bright rainbow GIF. Remember to make the most of your time, lovies, and never stop learning.
P-to-the-S. If you still say a hard G on GIF like, “Get out of here if you think I’m saying JIF like a choosy mom choosing peanut butter!” Then, good for you! I’m with you all the way!
One thing that I have mastered now that Josh is a pizza delivery man: reheating pizza. The thing about reheating pizza is that it HAS to be quick. Sure, you could put it back in the oven – but who will actually do that? *crickets* I thought so.
Therefore I have perfected the pizza reheat, and here is how you do it:
Get a dry skillet and put it on medium high
Get your pizza out of the fridge and put on a microwave safe plate
Microwave the pizza on the plate between 1 and 2 minutes (get the cheese melted the slice hot)
Slide the slices onto the hot dry skillet for about a minute.
This crisps up the bottoms (that can turn soggy in the microwave) while still getting the cheese melted fast.
Ladies and Gents – the perfectly reheated slice.
I love cat eyes. I do not however, see the wisdom in wearing heavy makeup to work on the daily. This morning though, I felt like doing something other than my normal make up routine, so I bring you… Minimalist-Neutral-Cat-Eyes.
1) Take a wide thin brush (similar to the one that comes included in the Naked pallet by Urban Decay)
2) Tap on some sparkly dark brown shadow
3) Starting about 3/4 of the way into your eye, sweep the brush just above the lash line all the way out past the end of your eye (creating the soft cat eye)
4) Add a little black eye liner just below the lash line on the inside of the lid near the cat eye streak
Add your brown mascara, a little blush, some chap stick, highlight your brow, and you’re ready to go.
Are you a morning person?
I’ve decided it’s time to paint the patio furniture! Now, by “furniture” I mean the two black metal folding chairs that have always been around this apartment, I think they came from Target for $10 and the black metal folding table that my husband and I took off my in-laws front porch one day. [Sorry John & Patricia! It was Josh’s idea!] They weren’t using it, it’s all okay.
before the table was painted
while i was painting the chairs
now everything is painted and getting rained on daily (welcome to hurricane season in south Florida).
Not a flawless paint job, but I LOVE the colors, and I have new place for my lantern! [Thank God for spray paint] What do you think?
Start with your board
Start with your sad dry wooden cutting board. It’s so far gone you think you might get splinters, but don’t lose hope.
Mineral Oil: part time laxative, full time super hero
Get some of this stuff. Mineral Oil. Don’t use olive oil. Have you ever smelled olive oil that’s had too much air exposure and gets that horrible rancid smell? That will happen to your cutting board if you use olive oil. No, no. Yucky. Next step.
spill and wipe
I’m sure your grandma knows how to do this better. I’ve heard people say everything about going with the grain or against it or around it, but I don’t actually know what any of that means. So, I spill the mineral oil on it, try to spread it out while I spill, then wipe the entire board with oil using a paper towel. It’s not the most graceful process, but it get’s the oil in there.
Bing. Bang. Boom. You got yourself a well oiled machine! Wait, not machine. Well oiled cutting board, let’s make that the new phrase. Huzzah! Easy as pie, babies. Pie you can eat off of your beautiful cutting board.