Saturday, November 26, 2011

peeled and pepper sprayed!

as i sit here sipping a cup (remember that means gallon) of coffee from my new brewer, which i attained on black friday, i wanna know.
Black Friday: who did it? who killed it? who came away with scars?
i was watching the news yesterday with Mario after a late lunch and...WHAT THE HECK!? a woman in florida peppersprayed a crowd of people, including children, in effort to get a "hot deal"....seriously?
can you imagine her facebook status? "_____ just maced some kids and got a $5 set of PJs!!! woot!"
in NYC (i believe) someone started firing a gun!
at walmart here in was literally like someone unwrapped sirloin steaks in front of starving hyenas. i swear, people were growling. i wish i had thought faster and recorded it. all of the sudden people were shouting, growling, pushing, pulling....there were slippers, movies, pajamas, board games, coffee makers, mini choppers (which i wanted sooo bad), FLYING through the air. no joke. i literally turned and went the other way. terrifying. consumerism at it's best right there. i'm not sure i want to participate next year. we only stayed for an hour, but it scarred me for life. however, i did get some great deals on's better to give than receive right? and the fact that i risked my life to get those gifts makes them even better, right? (throw me a bone here...)

in other news, last night Mario and i decided to try the DIY Biore Strips i found on pinterest a while back...
it's a super easy, quick recipe, that makes a SUPER sticky substance...
DIY Biore Strips
1 tbsp UNFLAVORED gelatin (do not get a flavor...i cannot promise you won't turn out kiwi green)

1-2 tbsp milk
mix the two together, and pop it in the microwave for no longer than 15 seconds (we're trying to peel your skin, not burn it off)
then IMMEDIATELY (seriously) start gooping it on your trouble zones...aka the T zone (chin nose forehead). this stuff hardens up suuuuper fast. no joke. You can use a popsicle stick to put it on if you want, but we didn't have any so I just used my fingers (i washed my hands as soon as i got done putting it on).
wait about 10 minutes, or until it's totally dry. there will be no question that it's dry because you will be unable to make facial expressions. seriously.
take pictures and send them to me.
now, remember back in elementary school, when you'd get elmer's glue all over you hands, sometimes accidently, sometimes on purpose, and it was a blast to peel off?
welcome back to 2nd grade.
start peeling!
at this time i feel the need to give you a very serious and very important warning. DO NOT GET THIS IN YOUR EYEBROWS. i'm pretty sure you could use this stuff as wax. it will rip out each and every one of your hairs. be careful. (however, if you do get it in there, have no fear, you can just use warm water to soak it off...but then it defeats the purpose of the peel)

pretty cool huh?
i wish i could say i had this easy of a time...but all those warnings i gave you? yeah...speaking from experience. at least it provided me and Mario some MUCH needed laughter (after a terrifying black friday experience) for about an between tears of pain at losing all the peach fuzz on my face. yikes!

so remember folks, watch the eyebrows (and eyes apparently) on black friday.

adventures in pinterest...or not?

originally, i planned to make this a totally Pinterest inspired blog...i'd write about the different things i was trying via my friend's pinboards...
however, i'm also not entirely oblivious to the fact that while i have great ambitions to begin large projects, such as these, i rarely complete them.
so, i figured that if i started a blog that included every day life too, i could probably keep up. because let's be honest...the idea of me working my through pinterest frightens even the bravest of men.
either way...since i said i would include SOME of my adventures in pinterest...

tonight i made a delicious, mini mug cake for ONE! (this can be used as a much need afternoon pick me up for all the hard workin' ladies in the houuuuse.)

super easy...and when i say super easy, i mean...daaaang. that literally took me two minutes.

1 egg
2-3 tbsp of cocoa
1/4 powdered sugar
a small handful of milk chocolate chips, walnuts, sprinkles
and/or a dollop or whipped cream, caramel, or ice cream
1 tea mug
(i say tea mug, meaning a small regular coffee mugs rival the pacific ocean...keep that in mind as you begin to follow this blog please)

crack your egg in your mug (scoop out eggshells...errr)
add the cocoa and powder sugar and beat/whisk until the mixture is smooth and creamy
pop the concoction in the microwave for 50-60 seconds...

and Voila! top with the topping of your choice and you've got an ooey gooey chocolate cake JUST for you.

(moms, yes, it's completely acceptable to eat one after breakfast, one during nap time, after lunch, during second nap time, and before hubby gets home from work, and again after hubby passes out on the couch, snoring away like mine.)