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21 Mar

And I hit the back button and lost everything. So now I’m extra snarky. I’ve been addicted to a new video game and staying up to date on grad school work, and pinning or at least viewing others pins. Mostly on the DIY boards. I find myself yelling at the screen the way others do for sports games.

Let the games begin….

 

also a good way to smoke your meth and meth is one hella drug

you know all of these people are repinning because they are active and need a new training regime. Their current one is getting boring from doing it every day for last 3 months.

No… no they are not. The people that pinned this are sitting down AND PINNING not exercising.

and … again. Guarantee that image is not of the blogger (I was nice and blacked it out)

How much does a subscription to image accounts cost? And the people repinning? Yea… no.

save a bundle?

The amount of time buying each of those ingredients

And then

Buying the stuff to measure and mix and store the shit healthy ingredients in

And then

Wasting using my precious time mixing the soap

Is too much $$$$$$$$

 And I love tide pods!

 

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deadlines suck man

13 Mar

Sundays are for relaxing

10 Mar

So I decided I missed basically every birthday since August of last year. Some I kind of missed on purpose, others more of avoiding and still others just shear goofiness.

Today I’m crafting three birthday cards in advance! Sneak at one.

waiting for the ”paint” to dry.

Organizing too many cozy things

10 Mar

It has been said that I might be a little nuts, and a whole bunch of OCD. Perhaps. So I’m going to show you three secrets I have to making 200’square fit into 10’squared.

The catch is to buy hanging organizers. We are renters so installing anything is not worthwhile. We are also boarders of all things fuzzy (hats, caps, scarves, and gloves) so this is our little closet in the living room next to the front door. Missing would be the mirror, but we know we look good- no need to swag cheque (French!)  after putting on our hats and coats.

 

this is a picture repurposing a shoe holder as a hat, glove, scarf holder. Its a bit messy, as some of the items are getting washed right now (weather is beyond perfect today, winter might have been over a few hours after last week’s snow storm!)

The bf caps are in a basket on the floor. I hate caps, really no reason other than to keep his bald head from frying in the sun. But more than 3 is too many! My ”inside” scarfs are neatly tucked in my dresser. I like using this organizer. Because it is not plastic and it fits so much, but you can still see what you have!

 

 

This picture is a bit of a mess, and sure I could have cleaned up for you a but more, but I was putting stuff away and thought (for a fleeting moment) that I had too many purses. I have about 4 more larger ones under my bed and about 10 antique purses neatly hidden from people.

Not because I distrust anyone, more like I like to keep my demons hidden (my demons meaning my excessive collections of random stuff)

I think most people use a closet organizer like this one for sweaters, but mine houses purses perfectly. My less used (yes, I only where certain purses in certain seasons) are stuffed with (free) tissue paper from the Ikea packing stations and then wrapped in their silk bags. Others might just be stuffed and others are used so often stuffing or wrapping is pointless. I layer to fit more and again, by seeing everything and by making it all easily accessible, you tend to use the items.

In the little blue bag I tried to blur out is my ”donate bag”. Basically when I come across something I rarely use and it is donate-able, I stick in this bag and once its filled, I walk it down to the thrift shop. My gain, others gain… win-win.

In the milk crate are picture frames. I can’t resist a good sale. I was planning on using one soon for a present. I’ll post that gift soon.

Do you have issues with using the stuff after ”organizing”? Out of sight out of mind- but then what’s the point of having, but not using your awesome stuff????

My only qualm? The organizers were on sale and thusly do not match. But one was bought at Target, the other WalMart, and both still carry that line. So when those go on sale… eventually everything will be matchy.

 

 

 

 

 

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Windows 8 games. Designed…

7 Mar

Windows 8 games. Designed for touch/tablet. Via Xbox games
Adera

(http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/app/77f0d9b5-87ac-4816-87d5-76b75afcb6db)

Windows 8 games must haves (part 1)

7 Mar

This post is about the must haves for the casual gamer. I have been addicted to big fish games since 200? And have purchased hundreds of games. I love time management and puzzle/hidden object games. But I just do not want to load my games on this computer, mostly because I avoid the ”legacy” side. I just cannot get my settings correct over there.

So that takes me to searching though the windows store for games. So far most of the games are sad little games that I probably would have made after my first semester of coding back in 1999. Basic, buggy, and most of all- boring.

So after avoiding those games and avoiding the legacy games (”desktop mode” is displayed under the game title) I finally found amazing games. Amazing interfaces with touch screens. Though one of my most promising was super buggy with touch screen but awesome with non-touch screens.

Unfortunately most of the games below are paid, but they have free trials. And I noticed nearly all are from Microsoft Studios. The plus side with paying for a MS game is that it transfers to your Xbox!

These are all Xbox games…

  1. Monsters love candy
  2. Adera (parts 1, 2, I did not purchase part 3)
  3. 4 elements II, special edition
Non Xbox games…
  1. Chimpact (on sale for $1.50!)
  2. Draw a stickman epic (free and paid versions, mine if free because it is hard!)
I’ll do another post on the brainteasers/time waster games that I love on another date. If anyone wants to see screenshots or walkthroughs, just ask! If you have other suggestions then share!

Baby celebrations

4 Mar

my friend gave birth 10 months ago to her first child and she is beyond Precious.

I was asked to make her champagne glasses as a gift from my sister (her BFF) and so I did.

I used cricut craft room to “sketch” out my design,

I used libby brand glasses,

and I used armor etch cream.

I looked online for hints an how to capture etching details with my camera, but I did not have that much luck.

 

let me know what you think and any suggestions on capturing glass etch details share! share! Share!

 

Deciding on which image.

Book from the sosphicated. Cartridge.

playing with placement of details.

instead of using my valuable vinyl for etching,

I use shelf contact paper.

me trying to show layout.

(fail)

the final product.

the image really didn’t capture the Perfect details. Sometimes I forget to Goop it on! But that is key with etching.

thanks and leave some love.

 

 

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Ultrasone Edition 10 Limi…

3 Mar

2013 trends

1 Mar

Disclaimer- this is my personal opinion. I do not necessarily agree with these opinions, just this I noticed.

  • Foxes – some bloggers and artists have been desperately trying to promote foxes as the go to animal. Actually foxes, deer, and porcupines
  • Sequins and glitter – all things that sparkle! It started with glittered clothes pins, then somehow someone got the great (insert sarcasm based on rational thought here) idea to put glitter on base of wine glasses, then somehow sequins started showing up- I’ll wait to see how well this works out
  • Cupcake toppers out! Drink stirrers in! This includes the fun use of paper straws. These started coming around en mass late last fall. It will explode this spring
  • Etched everything.
And the over arching theme? Girly, parties, dainty, lovely, not exactly romantic, more like girl time! Jewelry and fabric and feathers and glitter oh my
 
And I picked out several party dresses already now I need a party to go to.  
 
This is not sponsored, and my family would freak if they found out I like shopping in here. But this store has done some amazing things to get back into the retail game. Georgina Chapman of Marches for Jcp and for the more funky single party girl Duro Olowu for JCP
 

Windows 8 apps must haves (pt 1)

28 Feb

So I have had my windows 8 tablet for about 6 weeks. I went with the dell latitude 10. Loves it! I’ve been using a dell latitude laptop for the last 5 years. What a workhorse!! But I needed something more portable. Hence…

So back to the post.

I’ve installed (and uninstalled) tons of apps and programs in the last 6 weeks.

Three of my daily apps I use are

  • 1001 bookmarks
  • Veen Rss Reader
  • Mail, Calendar, People, and Messaging app
One of my biggest concerns within the first week or so was the enormous number or string of saved (pinned) sites on my ie10. I am a visual person so I prefer to scan through my bookmarks pinned pages then use the search feature on the ”charm bar” for revisiting pages. Going back and forth between the pinterst website and the site I want to pin was tedious. Ie10 in metro refuses to allow the pin add-on or any add-ons for that matter.
 
It took a while to find this app and I lucked out! It was free for the inaugural week. It is less than $3 but so worth it! It makes bookmarking, organizing, and retrieving seamless. I finally figured out how to make screen captures and use step recorder in metro interface so I totally can do a tutorial!
 
The Veen Rss reader is the best yet. It is free! It has been updated already as they do listen to questions and recommendations on both their Facebook and the windows store page. There are still improvements to be made, such as how to add more blogs to the reader. But this app is the best in the store to replace my Google (online) reader and I’m willing to navigate back to the actual Google reader website to manually add the new sites/feeds.
 
They are working on that fix! There is a simple option to view only unread posts. Many of the other readers I’ve tried out do not allow that option. There is also a ”mark all” option! Again such necessary and simple ideas but many of the readers on the windows market do not have these features!
 
I also like how you can change the background to black! I read so much better against black background! Perhaps I’ll make a little tutorial on how easy it is to use this!
 
The big app- is great but I’m worried. MS is planning on discontinuing those features in general, and so far I think Skype and outlook are the replacements. Outlook is web only- I prefer the mail APP. The people app is a great way to send messages and share links to my Facebook wall! I do have some serious suggestions, but if it will be discontinued in the future, no sense in shouting my suggestions to the universe 😉
 
If anyone wants to see how these apps work in action or wants offer up other suggestions for a reader, bookmarker, and share-er(?) just leave a message!