Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Whew..... So What!

Little hiatus there.  Work is a nut house right now.  I work in the advising office and the University of Louisville.  All these little college kiddies are about to register for spring classes and are making their appointments to see what classes they'll need.  40,000 students.  I think its more like 4 million though.  That's what it feels like some day. 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! I can't wait to get off work and see the kiddies coming around to trick or treat.  I love seeing what some creative parents have come up with. 

I love So What Wednesday so much here lately.  I think about stuff during the week to write about.  I'll find myself doing something and thinking "you shouldn't have done that."  But then I think... "SO WHAT!!!!  Oh!!  I'll put that on the list for Wednesday!!"  You should seriously go over to Shannon's page and see what all these other hilarious ladies say so what to on Wednesdays. 
  Here goes nothing....  So What If......

  • I haven't posted in a while.  I finally got my grad school application in!!!  And my grad class homework for the week done.  First things first.  Priorities.
  • I give people advice I don't take myself.  Do as I say, not as I do.  
  • I dressed up as a bank robber for work today.  All black everything.  Black toboggan.  Black mask.  And a bag with a dollar sign on it.  I made it last nite at 9:30 in about 15 minutes just so I could wear this toboggan to work.  Ha!
  • I spread myself too thin this week.  We're going on a road trip this weekend and I have to get everything packed for us, get the dog packed up and to my parents' house, trick or treating, laundry, and somewhere in there, I thought it'd be smart to volunteer to make some prizes for my mom's bunco party on Monday.  Somehow, I've gotten 2 of the 3 prizes I committed to done!  Placemats and two hand towels!
  • I have a pumpkin.  It was only $1.99.  But I've run out of time to carve it before the trick or treaters come tonite!!!  Wahh! 
  • Hope yall have a happy Halloween :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

So What Wednesday!

Oh.... So What Wednesday.

Tons of people do this thing...  Go see Shannon's page to check them all out!
This week, I say So What ......

  • oh, to the fact that I took the GRE --TWO WEEKS AGO-- today.  And STILL haven't gotten my freakin graduate application submitted yet.  I officially finished the last piece today, and hopefully will get that puppy in by Friday.  Hopefully.
  • if I want to buy 500 bags of Halloween candy for the little punks in our neighborhood.  I want to throw candy off my front porch in slow motion while the little kiddies pick it up like its fallin from a damn pinata.  Boyfriend doesn't agree.  That shit is expensive. 
  • if I've been cranking out baby beanies like its my day job.... while I'm at my day job....  Oh, the college kids can wait... I've got 5 more stitches to finish this row.... (wink, wink.  I kid, I kid.)
  •  Exhibit A:
  • if I don't think knitting is the thing for me.  I've knitted a section of like 15 rows.  Then effed it up and undid the whole dang thing.  I need to stick with crocheting.  I get that stuff.  I can do it fast.  I can do a million different things with it.  And quite frankly.... I don't care to learn to knit.  
  • now I have 4 pair of knitting needles, and don't wanna do it anymore. oops.
  • if I didn't do jack crap this weekend to clean our house.  We've had two dogs for the past 2 weeks.  I wanted to wait til the visitor left.  That was my excuse reasoning. And I've yet to take myself back up on that idea.  Seems like every night this week, there's been something come up....  Frozen yogurt on sale, dinner with my parents, babies being born.... hey, those things don't happen often.  Carpe freakin diem.  I'll do the dumb ish later.
  • if I'm counting down the days til Christmas.  Its my perogative.  Bobby Brown told me so.  (61 days in case you were wondering!)
  • if I'm also counting down the days til Thanksgiving, which means I can officially start Christmas decorating.  (28 days there....)
  • if I used to wonder why the hell people went all out decorating for holidays.  I always thought nobody would ever care about that crap.  Now I have my own house and it all makes freakin sense.  Iwannputbowsandcraponeverything!!!!!!  Like... seriously.  You just wait til Christmas.  Santa will puke on my house.  Promise.
  • if you judge me for this crap.  I.  Don't.  Care. :)
Hope you're having a happy hump day!!!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Pinsperation Project!

Howdy folks.  Happy Tuesday.  As happy as Tuesday can be.  Nothing really to look forward to on Tuesdays.  Blah.  (**Warning.... Picture overload...**)

Well, surprise, surprise.  I got all crafty and Pinteresty again this weekend.  BUT, I had some help this time.  Boyfriend went hunting.  And you remember my sleeping alone phobia.  So my niece came over to keep me company.  We had tons of fun.

First, we got inspired from this pin:

Basically, you make pizza dough from TWO things!!!  So freakin easy.  Greek yogurt and self rising flour.  Boom.  Pizza dough.  Here's our pizzas after cooking!
YUM.  Not your typical round pizza, but hey, we're beginners here.  I don't sling dough for a living.  Don't judge me.  After pizza we went to grab some froyo at our new OrangeLeaf by my house.  Here's Cam eating her coffee froyo.
That ish is DELICIOUS.  Then we went to Target and played in the Halloween costumes.  Homegirl thought she was an Angry Bird.
Awesome.  This is what cool aunts do.  They let you do all the crap your parents would yell at you for.  Play away little birdie.  Just don't break anything I'd have to buy :)  The next day, we decided to make what we saw on this pin:
(The link has been deleted.... or else I'd have linked back.  Apparently Pinterest thought this link was "dangerous.") You basically make the cake as normal and put it in the cupcake holder and then put a couple drops of food coloring in each one and swirl with a toothpick!  Super easy and cool looking. Here's Our cuppy cakes before baking.
And after icing!  More deliciousness.
I sent the majority of these bad boys home with her for the brothers.  The last thing I need in my house is freakin sweets. We also did nails inspired by this pin.
Paint your nails, let them dry, make a design with a silver sharpie, and clear coat them!  Again, super easy.  Here's her final product!
And mine!

After that, we were all pinterested out.  ha.  I also gave my cousin the little beanies from this post.  

No bueno.  Turns out, little Ty has a larger than normal dome.  No worries.  We will make new ones :)  That's what I'll be working on this week!!!

You should go over to LuLu and Sweet Pea and join up with their Pinsperation Project!!!!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Not So Exciting News!

Well.  I'm a dunce. 

True story.  Turns out the old saying is true.  You DO get what you pay for.  My $3 domain name was a bust.  (FYI, always go with a name you know, not the cheapest.)  It turns out Network Solutions, the company I bought my domain name from, isn't exactly compatible with Blogger.  The link that Google gives me to direct my domain to my blog is T               H              I           S          L          O     N          G!!!!!!  The blank that I get to paste that link in on the Network Solutions page.  Its only thislong.  I called.  They said they can't fit it.  Google will have to give me a shorter link.  Only you have to be the President, the Pope, or the Queen to speak to anybody at freakin Google. 

So, being the genius that I am, I decide I'll transfer the domain name to Go Daddy.  Easy peasy.  And only $7.99 more.  No biggie.  Only to find out AFTER I transfer it, that there are internet rules that say you can't transfer from one company to the other until the domain name is over 60 days old.  Mine was 3.  Shoot me now. 

So on December 14th, you'll finally be able to reach me at my new domain.  Maybe I'll have a re-vamp by then and I'll do yall a little dance number.  GAH.

On a brighter note.  I learned something new today.

I stopped at Wally World on the way to work and bought some needles and freakin TAUGHT  MYSELF TO KNIT!!!!! 

I'm still very wobbly.  But practice makes perfect.  And now I want every size knitting needles available.  These big ones are sort of awkward.  And they make my stitches pretty loose.  I want a tight knit.  I need the smaller ones for sure.

Well, happy Friday yall!!!  My ol man is going hunting this weekend and to put up his tree stand for deer season.  I'm going to spend some time with my niece because I don't want to sleep alone never get one on one time with her.  Well, those are both true.  It'll be a nice change of pace. 

Hope yall have a wonderful fall weekend.  And enjoy the trees while they're pretty.  They'll be bare before too long!!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Exciting News!!!!!!

I have such exciting news to share today!!!  Yesterday, I recalled a conversation I had with Shelli @ Beauties and the Baseball Coach the other day.  She said she's considering buying her domain name for herself for Christmas!  What a sweet idea.  So for poops and giggles, I decided to see if was available and holy crap it was!!!!  One site was selling for only $2.95 for the first year!!!!!!  Done.  For $3 I now own my own website!!!!  Don't go there yet though.  Its all "under construction" and ish.

Downside:  I know nothing about fixing up my blog and making things all fancy!  Help all you techno gurus!!!!!

ALSO!!!!!  I got a sweet little Tweet yesterday as well (follow me on Twitter: @kort886) from Melissa over at Lulu and Sweet Pea.  She does an awesome little Pinsperation Project Day every Tuesday.  Last week, I linked up my Pinterest Project Monday post that I had posted the day before.  And would  you believe it if I told  you that I was the MOST FREAKING VISITED SITE FROM HER LINK UP?!?!?!?!?!  Seriously.  I'm just a baby little blogger over here.  I'm no Shannon Dew or anything.  I mean, I see this chick repinned on Pinterest like a boss.  She's got her blog going on.

So that's my goal.  I'm going to try to promote the crap outta my lil ol bloggy and maybe put a couple of ads on here and supplement the humble income at my house!

Do any of you regular big-time bloggers have any suggestions on jump-starting my rise to fame in the blog world?!  (See sarcasm warning in profile :)

Monday, October 15, 2012

Project Pinterest: The Crochet Storm

Happy Monday!  Its Pinterest Project day!  Go over to ILYMTC to see what everybody else has made from Pinterest this week!!!

This past week has been pretty busy, but I managed to get a couple things done.  I've gone on a crocheting frenzy!!!  I seriously have bought more yarn in the past few weeks than I have in my whole life.  You'd think I just learned to do this!  I did get a cool new crochet toy this weekend though!  Its an ergonomic hook handle.  Its supposed to make holding that skinny little hook more friendly on your hands.

This thing is sweet!  You twist off the green part and put the hook inside and it fits your hand perfectly.  And it fits hooks all the way up to size K.  For $6, I couldn't NOT try it!

So back to the Pinteresty stuff.  I was commissioned by my cousin to make a couple hats for her baby boy.  He's in the toddler stage and needs to be warm and fashionable for winter :)  She picked out these bad boys.

I finished the bottom one.... which she obviously didn't want the flower on.  Here's the finished product!!
(**ignore pasty white skin.... my winter color is setting in!)  I can't wait to see the little cutie in this.  The football hat is next on my list!

Also, I made these!!!

My best friend is doing a cookout to benefit breast cancer research this weekend and is going to raffle off baskets.  I made a coffee basket for her to raffle off with a half pound of Starbucks Anniversary blend, a Starbucks mug, Starbucks gift card and these bad boys to go around hot cups of coffee!!!  I so hope she makes a lot of money!!!!

Hopefully something more exciting for next week.  I need to get a move on with Christmas decor!!!  And Christmas gifts!!!  I hate that I can't show you everything I'm working on since it'll give away the gifts, but you better believe I'll have stuff to show off the week after Christmas!  Can. Not. Wait!!!!!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Fab Friday!!!

Happy Fab Friday folks!!!!!!  I've been a blog stranger this week.  But for good reason.  I'll tell you why in a sec.  However, I'm linking up with Laura at Between the Lines this week for her Fab Fridays!  I needed something exciting to round out the end of this crazy week!  Lots to talk about!

FIRST,  and most exciting.  I took the GRE on Wednesday.  And blew it out of the freaking water.  I have no idea how I did it.  I studied my behind off last weekend and Monday and Tuesday.  Maybe it was that hard work paying off, maybe it was God giving me a break and a boosting my confidence levels.  I had been doing math problems out of my @$$ for hours around 1 on Tuesday, telling whoever gave a crap what X equaled, when I finally finished a section and had only missed 3 out of the 20 questions.  85%.  Good enough for me.  Sounded like a good stopping point.  I quit studying.  Then I go in this dang test.  And you literally get the feeling like you're checking in for a 5 year prison sentence.  Check your stuff in a locker, empty your pockets, take off your watch, raise your sleeves and pant legs, GET WANDED WITH A METAL DETECTOR!!!!!  Seriously, what the hell people?!  I'm taking a test, not trying to get on a plane!  Anyways.  It turned out AWESOME.  I needed a score of 170 to get into my grad program.  I killed that ish with a 303!!!!!  BOOM!

Also fab is that I've gone on a crocheting spree here lately!!!  I've made four beanies so far.  Two for me, one for the boyfriend for hunting, and one for his friend he hunts with.  I'm done with hunter's orange thank you very much.  I've been commissioned by my cousin to make a couple for her babe too.  AND yesterday, I got overly ambitious and started a freakin HOODIE!  Not sure what I was thinking.  Its a huge project.  If I EVER finish it, I'll wear that sucker every damn day.  95 degrees and I'm in a bathing suit and hoodie.  Mark my words. 

I'm loving fall.  Everything about it.  Bonfires.  Leaves changing.  Colder.  Chili.  Hoodies and jeans.  I got a frickin pumpkin for $1.99 at Aldi the other day.  I'm gonna carve that sucker like a VW bus.  And I want a cocktail made of apple cider and spiced rum while I do it too. 

I hope you're all having a wonderful fall too!  I'll be back next week with some fun pinterest/crafty crap!  See you then!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

So What Wednesday!

Ahhh... My favorite blog day of the week.  The day I get to LET. IT. OUT.  So What Wednesday.  You already know the premise here.  I link up with Shannon.  We whine and justify the mishappenings and oddities from the past week.  Boom.  Go check out her blog!!  Lots of ladies have linked up with her, and quite frankly, its hysterical to see what people say so what to.

Any who.......

Here's what I say so what to this week!!!!

  • So what if I've been dieting for two weeks and the scale hasn't moved.  I never trusted that scale to begin with.  I FEEL better and my clothes are fitting different.... but that damn scale! AGH!  So what.  So what.  So what.  Chant with me people......
  • So what if I don't count my coffee each morning in my daily calorie count.  Its going to happen regardless, so whats the point?  And no, I don't 
  • So what if I'm the poster girl for the Pinterest site?!  I'm loving that crap.  I secretly think that there was something similar to Pinterest all along and that's where Martha Stewart got all her ideas.  Cuz that broad doesn't seem half as crafty now that I have a website to consult before I do ANYTHING:  cook, sew, craft, crochet, get dressed, decorate my house... blah blah blah.....  I love that crap.  Lord help me if the site ever crashes..... I think I do at least one thing a day that I learned on there.
  • So what if I'm supposed to be studying for the GRE right now instead of blogging.  My brain seriously goes to mush when this freakin study book asks me to find the value of x.  I. Don't. Care.  And honestly, I'm never going to have to find the area of a triangle for the rest of my life.  I made it through my undergrad career and got my bachelor's degree, can't the master's program accept that as their proof that I'm not a blazing moron?!  AND save me $175 for this dang test.....
  • So what if I'm choosing my next semester's classes based on what books my co-workers have.  If one book costs flipping $170, I'll gladly take a class that my buddy has a book for and save that dough.  And I'll like it too. 
  • So what if I just keep talking about making an Etsy site.... and never do it.  Its the thought that counts right?!  Although, I do need to get on it.  I could seriously use the extra dough.  I just don't understand how some people have the time to work a full time job and crank out quilts and crap like its no big deal.  When I get home, I wanna eat and watch Jeopardy.  End of story.  But I guess I could be working on that crafty stuff while I watch TV.... shoot.  
  • So what if I want to put up the Christmas tree now?!  I promise I'll decorate it with little pumpkins until Thanksgiving!
What are you saying So What to this Wednesday????

Monday, October 1, 2012

Project Pinterest--Weeks 2 and 3!

So after visiting ILYMTC blog this week, I realized, I'm a week behind.  But the good news is that I did two pinterest projects this week!!!!!  Whoop!

First, for the project to be considered "Week 2," I got a jump start on my Christmas mantle.  I got the idea from this picture.

BUT, you know I have to adapt things a bit.....  So I pulled a little bit of a "Redneck Wine Glass" on this decor and hot glued candle sticks to the bottom.  Here's the before and afters.

I wanted them to be a bit tiered.  There will be one tall and one short on each side of the TV.  I got this stuff for CHEAP at a peddler's mall.  The big jars were $1.50 each and the small ones $1 each.  The candle sticks were between $1 and $2 each too.  I love that none of the candle sticks are the same.  But they make the jars the same height.  When I put them on the mantle, I'm going to put a pillar candle in them and epsom salt around the candle so it looks like snow!!!  :)  Then I'll tie a ribbon around the top of the candle stick to be *SO* festive.  PUMPED.  And I'm falling in love with my glue gun.

For the Week 3 project..... I got my inspiration from this pin....
I can NEVER find my keys in the dumpster I call my purse.  And our fridge is filling up at a rapid pace with crap we've stuck on there with magnets.  So I figured why not make a place to store my keys and leave IMPORTANT notes.  Lord knows I have enough wine corks to complete this project!  Here's the final product!
I got a $2.50 picture frame from the Dollar General.  And those hooks were only $1 there too.  We won't talk about how much wine I drank to get those corks.  I am going to get some ribbon to hot glue to the back of this and hang it with.  Its going to be awesome.  And it was so cheap!!!!  I love cheap projects!!!!!

I've got more projects planned for next week.  Can't wait!!!!