Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Where am I?

Sorry, I am taking a break from blogging because I am here. . .

Yes, I am sitting on a mid-evil toilet.  

And I am looking at views like this . . . 

And this . . .

And eating this . . . 
(It is hot chocolate, BTW)

And seeing bus stops named this . . . 
(my kids will enjoy that one!!)

With these amazing people . . . 

Oh, and I shook the Latvian Presidents hand and saw ringo starr in concert (he talked to me) in the same day.  Oh yeah, I also dropped a battery off a 400 foot building without killing anyone.  

But I got this awesome photo.

I will be back to blogger land some time soon!!!!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

craft fail

So I am not that crafty.  I wish I was.  I do okay, but crafting is a lot of work and energy and I just don't have it. In the future, I totally want to craft a lot.  I love when I do craft.  Lately, I just do a few Christmas gifts to give people.  But here is a blog that had a bunch of crafts that went bad.  This is what the crafts would have looked like if I had done them.

That looks great.
coat fail

A cannibalistic jack-o-lantern
jackolantern fail1
What in the world would make you put a zipper on a hot pad?

This poor lady tried to make a hat.  I promise to never make a hat.
custom hat

ha ha ha

Have you had any craft fails?

Friday, June 3, 2011

2 tip friday

Okay, so for today's tips:

1. A hose.  I don't know why it took me so many years to figure out that I could hose off my furniture.  By furniture, I mean the sticky, food covered kitchen chairs, stools and anything else I can carry outside.  I do however wish I could hose down my whole kitchen. every. single. day.  It would make cleaning so much easier.  Unfortunately, I have not figured out  the best way to do that yet, but I will be certain to tell you when I figure it out. 
So just take your chairs outside, stick the hose on power sprayer and squirt away!!!

2. Have someone rub your feet.  You deserve it.     

Wacky Wednesday

I have two 1 year old sons.  In other words, I have lots and lots of cheerios in my kitchen.  (Stuck to the floor, partially sucked on and under my shoe, and crunched under my kitchen table.) So I found some . . . 
Wacky uses for cheerios

I got it from this website. http://www.wackyuses.com/cheerios.html

*Relieve itching from chicken pox, poison ivy, poison oak, or pain from sunburn. Pour two cups Cheerios in a blender and blend into a fine powder on medium-high speed. Put the powdered Cheerios into a warm bath and soak in the oats for thirty minutes. It’s a soothing oatmeal bath.

*Give yourself a moisturizing facial. Make a paste from ground-up Cheerios, lemon juice, and honey. Apply to face, let sit for ten minutes, then rinse with warm water.

*Relieve dry, chapped hands. Pour one cup of Cheerios in a blender and blend into a very fine powder. Empty the powder into a large bowl. Rub your chapped hands in the powder, gently removing the top layer of dead skin cells. Rinse with cool water, pat dry, and then apply hand cream.

*Help fight heart disease. Beta-glucan—a soluble bran-based fiber found in whole oats, oat bran, and oat flour—can reduce serum cholesterol, a major risk factor in heart disease. A one-cup bowl of the traditional version of Cheerios in the bright yellow box contains 1 gram of beta-glucan soluable fiber, no more than 2 grams of fat, and zero saturated fat—which qualifies it for the FDA-approved claim that eating Cheerios, in conjunction with a diet low in saturated fats and cholesterol, can reduce the risk of heart disease. Data suggests very strongly that you need at least 3 and 4 grams of beta-glucan a day to see a significant cholesterol-lowering effect. That’s equal to three cups of Cheerios every day. (A diet high in fat can negate any benefits from the oats.)

*Make Cheerios Treats. Grease a 13- by 9-inch pan. Microwave three tablespoons margarine (or vegetable-oil spread) in a large microwaveable bowl on high for 45 seconds or until melted. Add one package miniature marshmallows (six cups) or forty large marshmallows. Toss to coat with margarine or spread. Microwave on high for 45 seconds, stir, then microwave for another 45 seconds (or until smooth when stirred). Stir in one-half cup smooth or crunchy peanut butter. Immediately add five cups Cheerios cereal. Mix until well coated. Using greased spatula or wax paper, press mixture into prepared pan. Cool. Cut into squares. Makes about 24. (You can also mix one cup M&M’s Chocolate Candies or one cup raisins and one-half cup dry roasted peanuts with cereal; add to warm marshmallow-peanut mixture.)

*Make “Cheerios Chicken.” Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a jelly-roll pan (15.5 inches by 10.5 inches by 1 inch) with aluminum foil. Mix two cups finely crushed Cheerios (from the yellow box), one-quarter teaspoon pepper, one teaspoon parsley flakes, one-quarter teaspoon garlic powder, one-quarter teaspoon dried oregano leaves, and one-half teaspoon salt. Dip four chicken-breast halves (skinned and boned) into one-quarter cup milk, then roll in cereal mix until well coated. Place chicken in pan and drizzle with two tablespoons melted margarine. Bake until done, about twenty to twenty-five minutes. (Above 3,500 feet elevation, bake about thirty minutes.) Makes four servings.

Pretty interesting and crazy at the same time.  I don't know how down I am with a cheerio facial, but it is worth a try, right?