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I saw that on Pinterest!


I don’t know about you, or if you’re as obsessed with Pinterest as I am, but we are gonna talk about it today.  I get real pissed off when I find an idea on Pinterest and I expect miracles to occur and the Earth to move based on how much stock people put into said idea.  I mean, if you tell me its the best thing since sliced bread…I expect it to be true.  But sometimes it just ISN’T and you sit around wondering if you actually did it right.  So, let’s dive into a couple of these ideas and I’ll tell you if they’re worth it before you invest your energy.

So did you see the whole “soak your shower head in vinegar” to improve water flow and rid the shower head of any moldy gunk with minimal effort on your part?  Yes?  Ok, I let my shower head get as disgusting as I could stand for the sake of this post.  This was difficult for me since I’m pretty anal retentive about my house being clean.  I have been in living situations so cringe-worthy that I have LITERALLY been reduced to tears in my past.  But that’s just a whole other thing all together.  So here is the before picture:


Don’t JUDGE me, I did this for you!

And here is the during picture:


And here is the after:


So basically, not worth your time.  Obviously, I need my shower head to be spotless.  So I still ended up having to clean it with the old toothbrush like I always have.  Not to mention the fact that I left the vinegar bag hanging for way longer than the post instructed me to just because I wasn’t getting any of the desired effects.  So my whole bathroom smelled like stanky vinegar for over a day.  And if you’re having trouble imagining what that must be like…think about a locker room occupied by a gym class full of sweaty boys knowing they barely place enough value on personal hygiene to be considered “good human code.”  That ought to do it.  Pass on this pin.

Another post that sang to me was the “Sharpie Art Mug” because I think on the whole, nurses consume ungodly amounts of coffee and there are statistics that prove it.  We’ve made the top ten list and when someone brews a fresh pot of coffee at about 3AM this is what my coworkers look like:


So of course my nursing buddies could appreciate a thoughtful coffee mug.  I got a mug at Dollar Tree and used some sharpies I had on hand.  I do suggest using a fat-tipped marker, not a skinny one.   I think the handwriting just looks better!


I wrote a real sweetsie note to my friend and baked it in the oven at tree-fiddy for 45 minutes.  Simple as that.  I let it cool off and wrapped it up with all kinds of coffee and coffee-themed snacks.  This pin was totally worth my time.  And It can be worth yours too!  I wish this idea was mine originally, but it ain’t.  I never would have thought to bake a mug in the oven because I wouldn’t want it to shatter in a fiery inferno ball and burn my house down.  But people bake in ceramics all the time so I don’t know what I was afraid of.


I hope you all have a great week.  Maybe you can actually make something you’ve pinned for once if you’re feeling up to the task!


Out with the old, in with the new…RECIPE!


I love the holidays, I REALLY do.  And I decorate my house like Santa Claus himself takes up residence here.  I’m always outdone, however, by our neighbors in the cul de sac.  We call them the Griswolds.  They don’t know that, but I feel like they wouldn’t mind, plus we mean it to be a compliment.  We love Christmas Vacation and them.  They are the best kind of neighbors.  They are big sports fans, give us DIY advice, stay out of our business, and offer up gasp-worthy information on our other neighbors from time to time.  Don’t even act like you wouldn’t like that! In comparison to their holiday spread… I’ve got nothing to complain about.  But after all the color scheme planning, the strategic placement of accessories and decorations, and the flood of family and friends in and out of the house for celebrations…this girl is ready to pack that shit up and return to life as normal.  My mother takes the tree down in her house on Christmas night!  We’ve compared her to the Grinch when he packs up a Christmas tree like an umbrella in the classic cartoon.  After all these years I finally understand why she did that, but what a pain.  And now here I am pretending that my Christmas decorations are gonna pack themselves and mosey on up the attic stairs without any effort from me.  This post is nothing more than a diversion attempt because I just don’t want to clean or pack right now.

After the Christmas decorations come down, people start looking to the New Year and declaring their resolutions.  I do that too, but not before I think about the Super Bowl Party.  I believe it should be a holiday too; I know I’ll need a three day weekend to really recover.  I ain’t as young as I once was!  I may not know where I will celebrate or if I will be the host, but there are a couple of things I DO know.  1)  I will not be caught dead in anything other than a Carolina Panthers jersey (even if we haven’t seen Super Bowl action since Janet Jackson’s ill-fated ‘wardrobe malfunction’) and 2)  I will be making Sausage Rolls.

They are so simple, and every single one gets eaten, every time.  Then the next time I have or host a party, I get requests and sometimes, shameless begging, to make them again.  HAHA.  And you know you wanna be the wife or excellent guest that whipped up something so delicious that people fell all over themselves.  Well maybe that doesn’t happen, but people do love them!  I got the recipe from a former coworker.  She was so sweet, and told me this recipe would never fail me.  Word, sounds like a winner.  And just so you know, you can make these ahead of time and reheat in the micro or oven and nobody will know the difference, they make a great appetizer or breakfast dish, you can substitute low-fat and low-cal ingredients without detection, and it only requires three ingredients.  I swear a trained monkey could do this!


You’ll need:

1 pkg Sausage ( I prefer mild, but you choose your favorite)

8 oz softened cream cheese

2 cans of Crescent rolls


Brown sausage and drain excess grease.  Add softened cream cheese to sausage and mix thoroughly.  Open cans of crescent rolls and spread out onto a greased cookie sheet.  Use a pizza cutter and cut each crescent in half, so instead of yielding 16 large rolls you will have 32 bite-sized crescents.  Put a heaping teaspoon full of the sausage mixture into the center of each halved crescent and fold the corners up until you have a “roll.”  Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until golden brown.  Serve warm…and GO PANTHERS!  Let me know how ya love it!?