Aug 26, 2012

Magazine Inspirations

I was just speaking to someone the other day about how as we age, our magazine subscriptions change.  In my teens it was Seventeen, Self, National Geographic...in my 20's it was People, Newsweek, Lucky...now that I am 30, I subscribe to Parents, Better Homes and Gardens...etc.
Better Homes and Gardens is just my speed right now.  Since we are new homeowners, I really enjoy the decorating tips, the gardening advice and of course, the recipes.
Are magazines becoming a lost art form?  I feel like I have always loved reading magazines.  I love books too, but sometimes you just want something light.  It's great to just chill with a magazine.  I love short blurbs of inspiration.  I just told Alex that I want to make one of our walls in the kitchen or dining room a magnetic/chalkboard wall...not for Serena, but for me.  I think it would be cool to put up recipes and articles up on the wall, to have a place to go for home inspiration.
sort of like this

...or like this...only better


The problem is, that I want it now.  Alex won't let me do any fun decorating until all of the non-fun stuff is done, like the A/C unit and flooring etc.

Anyway, the point of this post was to share some of the cool tips I read in this months BHG issue.
Here they are, I am spreading the wealth:

1.  Keep icebox cookie dough in your freezer to make homemade treats quickly. 
2.  If painting something a bright color, use gray primer.
3.  To dress up place settings, use mini bouquets of branches from your yard tied with ribbon.
4.  You can make a shitty fitting sweater look good... if you're Heidi Klum
5.  Beauty tips: Use mascara on the inner lashes only to open up your eyes and make them rounder, use coconut oil on damaged hair: warm it, comb it into damp hair, after 15 minutes shampoo and condition it out.
6.  Idiot beauty tip:  For natural waves, curl your hair and use hairspray...no shit! LMAO.
7.  Grapes are freshest this month.  Store them in a covered container (I don't), but I will now.
8.  Eat chocolate, of course a women's magazine will tell you this.

Aug 25, 2012

Oblivious

So, I picked up this ABC book from the library, and I didn't realize what it was about.
We got home and I started to read it, and it took me like 4 pages to realize it was about being gay.
I was confused by the use of "moms" and "dads" as plural.
I looked over the cover again and started to laugh because I realized how obvious it was. 
Upon closer examination, I thought this might be pretty insulting.
I know I would be offended by the way they chose to depict these couples. 
It's pretty stereotypical in a bad way.
Check it out.





Aug 23, 2012

Potty bloopers

My 2 year old just ran into her bathroom and said "Give me some space!"
I said, "what?"
She said, "Give me some privacy."
Nice.


Aug 17, 2012

Nostalgia

Back home,
The street i grew up on.
Back with my daughter.
Sleeping in my great grandparents bed.
Pictures of generations.
Peace.





Aug 3, 2012

Summa Summa Summa Time!

My mom is constantly buying me groupons for photo books, most of the sites are a royal pain in the butt.  Finally she got me one for Shutterfly, which I had already been working on a summer photo book for Serena.  They have the easiest and coolest formats.  Hands down the best.



Click here to view this photo book larger
Shutterfly photo books are the new way to preserve your memories. Create your own today.



Aug 1, 2012

Mobile again

Awhile back, I had a great phone that I could upload to blogger. Then it broke, and I got a crappy phone.  Then my mommy bought me a new awesome phone. Now, not only can I upload pics from my phone, but I can also speak the text like right now.  Although, I seem to speak like a computer...com...pu...ter... So, I am up and running!  Look forward to annoying useless information.  Like this horrible picture of my morning coffee.