That is a Life Changer

I have gone Pintrest crazy. I know your thinking, “Seriously?” But Yes! It has changed my life. Really it has. No longer is my hardrive full of saved pictures and documents. Now Pintrest holds all my organizing ideas, crafty ideas, cleaning tips, recipes and of course David Tennant and Jensen Ackles!! Why is this a good thing? Well, not only is my computer faster and free of folders within folders within folders, within folders, but I am SO organized in my crafty-ness that I am actually doing them. Yeah, Me! Completing things! Imagine that! So I would like to share with you the awesomeness of Pintrest!

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First of all, Food and Beverage!!
Coffee: Cold Brew works,Syrups, and Coffee Ice Cubes are the bomb!!!
http://www.theyummylife.com/Iced_Coffee
http://www.cooklikeachampionblog.com/2010/12/peppermint-simple-syrup-for-peppermint-mochas.html
http://www.hitherandthither.net/2010/08/coffee-cubes-and-cold-brew.html
Bananas: Banana Splits, Skinny Monkeys (always in my freezer) and Banana Ice Cream, in different flavours!
http://naturalnoshing.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/banana-split/
http://onceamonthmom.com/skinny-monkey-cookies/
http://www.friendsforweightloss.com/recipes/featured-recipe-of-the-week-0-points-banana-ice-cream/
http://www.thekitchn.com/magic-one-ingredient-ice-cream-5-ways-peanut-butter-nutella-and-more-171618
Banana Ice Cream in a Pickle Jar! It makes me giggle!!

Cakes and Cookies: Autumn Brittle, Molasses Cookies, Freezer Cookie Dough, Energy Bites (always in my fridge), Cake Box Ideas!
http://adventurescooking.blogspot.com/2010/03/autumn-brittle.html
http://www.joyofbaking.com/MolassesCookies.html
http://www.goodlifeeats.com/2010/09/tip-how-to-freeze-cookie-dough.html
http://gimmesomeoven.com/no-bake-energy-bites/
http://thefrugalgirls.com/2010/01/10-rockin-recipes-for-2010-6-fluff-berry-cake-recipe.html My mom uses a can of crushed pineapple for a box of angel food cake! I like a can of pumpkin to either a spice cake box or a chocolate cake box!! There are so many different combinations!!

And for my crafty finds!
Chalkboard Paint:
http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/2011/10/iheart-chalkboard-labels-and-giveaway.html I bought ‘return address’ sticker labels and spray painted them to use as labels for my pantry. Which works great, but there are very ‘one use’ since these containers go through the dishwasher a lot. So I next time I’m going to tape off a square with painters tape and spray paint directly onto the container, so it can go through the dishwasher!
Closet Shelf Baskets! I have been searching for two years for baskets the right width and depth for my closet shelves and have found nothing the right size that is also not ugly! haha Little did I know that this whole time I had just the right size in my house all along. A big box of wipes becomes a the perfect closet companion for my belts and knitted scarves!!
http://designsbymke.blogspot.com/2012/01/lined-canvas-diaper-box.html

Pins I still have to get to: Tshirt Quilt, Circle Skirt, Maxi Dress, homemade Little Debbie and homemade Oreos!! There are so many knitting and sewing patterns and tips that those will have to wait for another post!

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Not Tired

And I wonder why it takes me some long to finish my homework. It would help if I could see it!

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Finished one knit project. Started two more. That’s 5 knit projects started at the moment. I like to jump around. I have a red caplet started, an owl laptop case, a snood, and two pair of leggings for my little niece ballerinas. And black yarn for my own leggings, just waiting for needles to be empty. Plus midterms this week. But I’m not studying, no, of course not. Just pulled clothes out of my closet that I haven’t worn for a few years, which made my sewing pile triple in size, and reorganized my jewelry and makeup. Insomnia does wonders for the house!! Even if my brain is frying! 9am? Already? I should at least attempt a nap. . .  . . .  after I load the dishwasher. . . . .

More Frightening Than Nature

I am lost in the woods.
There is no where to run.
Every where I turn there is a giant bear.
He wants to kill.
He wants me dead.
I try running.
I try hiding.
I try fighting.
Still he follows me.
His eyes large and red with rage.
Mouth open wide
Dripping drool
Past the sparkling white teeth.
My car is to small and weak to protect me
From this monstrous hungry giant.
I empty a whole clip from my glock
Right into his face
One landing in his right eye
But still he pursues me.
I load the second clip.
It misfires
I see only sparks
Fighting with the gun is futile
As the bear comes closer
Sensing my fear.
I climb to the top of my car
And into a tall tree
I cling there to the branches
Hot tears pouring down my face
My eyes large and watching
As the bear reaches the base of the tree
He stares up at me
There is laughter in his eyes
Why is this creature amused at my fear of him
I hear laughter coming from the trees

It is as if my mind knows the dream is ending
and it wishes to have the last laugh at me

As I cling helplessly to the tree
Tears streaming down my face
Out from the trees come the camera men
The makeup artists, the director, the producer
They are all laughing and celebrating
Someone helps the bear from his fur suit
The man in the bear suit looks up at me
Laughter and delight fill his eyes
He has frightened me
He has made me believe in him
And he is amused with me
Realization sets in
My grip lessens from the tree
But I am not getting down
What kind of person finds this terror and fear amusing
These humans are more frightening then the bear

Grandeur the Winter Calf

Two days old and already I am in love! How could you not fall in love with his sweet face?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My boyfriend grew up on a cattle farm. He raised chickens, rode horses and he ‘speaks’ cow. I, on the other hand, had birds, hamsters, cats and dogs but I know nothing of farm life. I am slowly learning about raising cattle. I get to experience all the good, exciting and beautiful things without out all the gross, hard labor. Yes I consider myself very lucky. This is the first newborn I’ve got to hang out with, so I got to name him. His name is Grandeur, because he is beautiful and splendid! I love his cute little face! Hopefully here in the next few weeks I will get to witness a birth. There are two more calves on the way! That will be something amazing to see!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Years to Do List

Major Items to Happen in the New Year:
Get Married
Finish Associates Degree
Start on Bachelors Degree

Possible Things:
New Car
Braces
Nose Job

Projects that need to be done:
Knit Sweater
Knit Sweater Dress
Buy Sewing Machine
Sew Cape
Sew Dress
Alter Cardigan
Organize and Cull Bathroom Cupboards
Make Cork Pin Board
Plan Freezer Meals
Organize Closet under the Stairs
Organize Studio
Setup Guest Room
Set up Workout Room, get TV
Organize Boat Items

And if everything works out the way I plan it to, perhaps I’ll be turning my studio into a nursery……. Maybe!