Sunday, July 31, 2011

i need to organize more often...

Yesterday my sister came over and DEEP cleaned my kitchen, i mean deep! She removed everything from EVERY surface and cleaned it with clorax spray, then cleaned out my fridge, reorganized my cabinets... i have to say i don't think the kitchen has EVER been cleaner. EVER! I think she needs to open her own cleaning service, she really is amazing. 

My nephew helped me sort beads and get my craft area 85% complete. 

I found an ipod in a gift bag from 4 Christmas' ago. WOW. 

I feel such a great sense of accomplishment here lately. I have been purging my life of unused, redundant, and unnecessary things. I gave my sister an office chair we do not use and 2 bags of other items (dishes, pots, pans, etc...) so i feel good about getting them out of my house and great about helping her out. 

If anyone requires need of a cleaning service please let me know and I will connect you to my sister.  

Friday, July 29, 2011

free stuff, some strings attached

I just discovered The Plus Side Of Me . I am ALL about size acceptance and promoting other fashionistas!!! Check her out and enter her give away! I did...

Oh and follow her on twitter

Monday, August 23, 2010

Never drink a gallon of monagritas and try to cut your own hair.

Ok so I fancy myself very talented when it comes to beauty, hair and the like, but I cannot cut my own hair.Well after spending over $300 on 2 new tires, an oil change, and a new car battery... I decided to bite the bullet and trim my own hair. How hard could it be really? Apperantly VERY!

So I sectioned off my hair, careful to make small manageable sections. I take off my glasses (probably a mistake) and take out the thinning shears, razor and scissors. I take the front sections and the scissors and comb to the front, trimming a half an inch off at a time. I do not cut across as this would look to blunt, so I clip it a half inch at a time at a 45 degree angle. Looking good, then I take the razor and thin out the ends.

I get done with the front and move to the crown... put down the scissors and pick up what I assume to be the thinning shears... WRONGO! Instead of thinning out the crown for volume; I cut off a whole 3 inches of hair from the crown. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE YOU STUPID WOMAN?!?!?! Oh well. so I take some hair from the surrounding areas and thin it out at the same place I hacked off. I finish trimming the rest. I am sure it is uneven and jagged, but that is what I get for trying to save $50 on a haircut.

This is the time I wish I could clone myself and get me to do what I do for everyone else. But sober.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

My Soapbox

In Renaissance times a portly person had status. They were the upper echelon. Being rotund meant that you could afford to eat well. Today's "ideal" body image was decided in most part by the fashion industry. Curvy models were being used less and less because the clothing was being ignored. In the 1960s with the onset of models like Twiggy; the game changed. No longer could women like Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe be considered for fashion modeling. Thin was now in... However, mother nature and genetics might have something to say about this.

Medical issues that can contribute to weight retention are being diagnosed every day. Poly cystic ovarian syndrome is caused in large part by a hormonal imbalance thus producing more testosterone (the male hormone) in women and inhibiting estrogen production (the female hormone).  Some symptoms of PCOS include infertility, amenorrhea, and weight gain. In many cases this causes type 2 diabetes. The US Department of Health and Human Services states, "Between 1 in 10 and 1 in 20 women of childbearing age has PCOS. As many as 5 million women in the United States may be affected. It can occur in girls as young as 11 years old".

As  a woman who has PCOS I have tried every diet and exercise regime. I rode my bike 20 miles a day for a year and gained muscle mass but never lost a single ounce of fat. I am a busy woman, I eat 3 relatively sensible meals a day and I have been diagnosed with adult onset type 2 diabetes. I sometimes wonder what people think of me  when they see me. "I bet all she does is sit around all day and eat!", "We cannot hire her, no work would ever get done.", "Lock the refrigerator!", and my all time favorite, "Save the whales, harpoon the fat chicks!. These are just some of the remarks I have encountered in my 35 years. I would love to conform to what society thinks as healthy. I would be happy to be thinner and never have to take another pill again, but until a miracle cure for PCOS is available; I have to be who I am and hope people can look past the fat and see the real me.

Monday, June 14, 2010

burned and bloody fingers

Yes, you read that right! I have taken my crafting skills to the marketplace and opened and etsy store. I am creating fabulous headbands and fantastic craft items. Right now I have over 40 headbands and about 5 pin cushions. I have posted half of the headbands in my etsy store.

I have burned my fingers numerous times and stabbed myself with the needle so many times getting a tattoo would not phase me at all (which reminds me... GET A THIMBLE!).

I  am having so much fun sewing and gluing that I have neglected my farm in farmville (gasp!)  I love looking through etsy and seeing so many great handmade items. Check out my friend Sharon Hendry's etsy store. She makes mini quilts that are so very cute. She is a true artist!

If you have any requests or questions about anything in my etsy store, please feel free to ask. If there is something in particular you need/want and do not see it, ask.

Friday, September 4, 2009