Friday, June 29, 2012

I'm in Detroit!

How is you?
I is good.

Oh gawd I'm so weird.

Anywho... I'm in Detroit! Tyson and I hauled Freedom up here for a poker run and I learned a few things about myself on the way up here.
1. Car rides trump coffee. This girl can drink a cup of coffee, get in to the truck, and pass the eff out. Amazes me.
2. I will never be that girl that gets up in the morning and does my hair and makeup before a long road trip. I think I sleep more in the car than I am awake.
3. And well I had something else but I can't remember what it was. :-D

We are bout to go boatin'. I'll catch ya'll in a few days!

Skaterfest 2011

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Drunk Gummies Recipe

The bachelorette party has come and gone and now I can show all you lovelies my recipe for Drunken Gummy Bears. Do you like to get drunk? Do you like gummy bears? Perfect. You must make these ASAP.

What You Will Need
Gummy Bears (I buy mine at Sam's Club... $5.98 for 6lbs)
Shoe Box Tub (Wal-Mart carries these for about $1.00)
A lot of Vodka... I'm talking like at least two fifths (I used Skyy)
Watermelon Pucker (Two Liters)
A Stirring Utensil
Disposable Shot Glasses with Lids (Optional)

Step 1: Dump your bag of gummy bears into the plastic tub.
Step 2: Dump in one of the bottles of vodka and one bottle of Watermelon Pucker.
Step 3: Stir it up.
Step 4: Dance around the house because you are so excited to be making drunken gummies.
Step 5: Stop dancing and put the lid on the tub and put it in your refrigerator.
Step 6: Stir every day at least twice for three days. Your gummies should be a little tipsy by now and be soaking up all that delicious goodness.
Step 7: On about day four, pour in the rest of the vodka and Pucker.
(Don't lie... you have already tasted a few of your gummy friends and they were a little hard in the middle. This means they are not done.)
Step 8: Wrestle down a few gummies and taste them. They should begin to taste delicious.
Step 9: After about seven days, they should be soft, slippery, yummy, and drunk. Now they are done.
Step 10: Put about eight gummies in each shot glass. You are probably going to need some sort of a gummy-bear-catching-device because they are very slippery and run away from your fingers.
Step 11: Nom on your drunken gummies.
Step 12: Don't forget to share them with your friends!

I used about 5lbs of the 6lb bag because I might have eaten a few before I got them drunk. 5lbs of drunk gummy bears makes about 100 shots.

A word of advice... keep the gummies in a cool environment. They are kinda big sissies when it comes to extremely hot temperatures and they will melt and turn in to gummy-bear-booze-nastiness. I kept mine in a cooler on ice for the party. It worked brilliantly.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Weekend Recap: Mallory's Bachelorette Party

Holy moly.
I'm still exhausted.

Mallory's Bachelorette Party was a huge SUCCESS!!

 @ Camden on the Lake, Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

 Beautiful bachelorette!!

 Of course the ladies of Mizzou Vet School found a friend at the bar!

 Mallory's stalker!! He followed her around everywhere!!
 Mallory's Penis Cake
 Before and After Pics
They crack me up!!






and Me!

It was an amazing weekend. All of the girls had fun and we all made it home safely!! I am wounded though... I have two huge blisters on the ball of my foot from my shoes so I can barely walk. Oh and I sound like a man when I talk... my voice barely made it through the weekend!!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Confessional Friday

Ello matey's!
(that was my British accent)

It's Confessional Friday!
(that's my normal Mid-West accent)
Here we go!

1. I confess that I have worked my arse off to throw Mallory an awesome bachelorette party. I channeled my inner party-planner and my Pinterest is blowing up with awesome party stuff. I hope it turns out something like this:
and this...
(We love Pink Lou Lou)

2. I am a coffee brat. I drink my coffee out of a Tiffany's coffee cup every day. (Same one each day of course.) Yesterday at Target I found this adorable star-shaped ice cube tray and thought it would be perfect for my frozen coffee iced cubs. I like pretty coffee.
(And I shall add that while I was sitting here at my desk playing on the internet machine, I flipped my straw out of my coffee cup and made a huge mess. Can't keep anything nice around here!)

3. I am a water brat, too. Sara and I discussed this a few days ago. I drink Dasani and Smart Water. And Evian if the convenience store doesn't have either of those. My fridge is FULL of Dasani. Yum!

Now I gotta get off here! I have to go bake a penis cake!

DIY: Etched Glasses

I recently obtained one of these things:

This thing makes things like this:
and this:

Basically, it precisely cuts paper, vinyl, cardboard, posterboard, and pretty much whatever you put in it and is flat. So I was perusing Pinterest and found a DIY on etching glass with this stuff:

So I made these things:

If you have a Cricut, this is really easy... here is what you need:
Armour Etch (bought mine at Michael's with a 50% off coupon for $16.00)
Vinyl (I use contact paper and you can buy it at Lowe's for $2.98)
Popsicle Sticks
Box Cutter
5" Wide Blue Painters Tape

1. Program your Cricut to cut the vinyl to the size you prefer. I think I did about a 2" tall letter for these glasses.
2. Cut the vinyl.
3. Use your box cutter to cut the letters away from each other. I had 4 pieces of white vinyl with an "H" on each of them.
4. Peel the letter away from the backing paper. You should be left with a white square and the outline of the "H".
5. Cut 4 pieces of painters tape to fit each piece of vinyl. Apply the tape to the front of the vinyl. Set aside.
6. Clean your glasses with rubbing alcohol and wipe clean with a soft cloth.
7. To apply the vinyl, precisely place it on the glass so it is center and straight. Press firmly in the middle of the letter and then swipe your finger left then right, up then down. Press firmly down on the entire sticker now.
8. Peel away the blue painters tape. Be careful not to pull up the vinyl that you applied to the glass.
9. Firmly press out any bubbles or folds in the vinyl. THIS IS IMPORTANT. If there are any folds, it gives a space for the Armour Etch to seep in to. This will give you an undesired effect.
10. Place tape around the border of the vinyl. Do this so that if you accidentally get any of the etching cream outside of the vinyl, it won't etch the glass.
11. Apply the Armour Etch with a popsicle stick. Apply enough so that you can no longer see the letter through the cream.
12. Leave the cream on for 10 minutes.
13. Wash away with cool water.
14. Peel away vinyl and voila! There is your beautiful personalized glass!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Target, you are sneaky!

I consider myself a pretty thrifty person. If something isn't on sale, I won't buy it. (Unless it's something I desperately need.) I always scan the fliers in the Sunday newspaper for weekly deals, specials, and coupons.

Here's a little story...

About two weeks ago I got my happy ass out of bed at about 7am on a Saturday so I could get to Michael's and score 20% off my total purchase before my coupon expired. Well afterwards, I hit up Target about 15 minutes after they opened. There were like 3 people there. Awesome. I don't like shopping when stores are busy. I get distracted and can't focus on what I'm doing, so when Target is empty, I spend a lot of time looking around. I had a few coupons for items that I wanted to pick up, so in my quest to score a deal, I found this:
This girl was not a happy camper. I don't know about you, but when I'm cruising Target and I see the little red paper hanging off the shelf, I'm like "DEAL!!!!! Gotta check it out!!!!!" Me being all thrifty and such, pulled the piece of paper out of its plastic flappy thing and found the original price to be the same as their "Advertised" price.

Now. Lets get something straight here. This item was in their weekly flier so I'm sure they use this cute little price tag to "remind" you. That's nice and all, but Target uses the same price tag hanging off the shelf for items that have a coupon in this weeks paper. Talk about confusing. I had already put some stuff in my cart that I had a coupon for so I went back to look at the price underneath the "as advertised" tag, and found the price to be the same as what it always is. Aka: no deal. Just .50 cents off tampons. Not the steal of the century.

If you actually understood all of my blabbering just now, good. For those of you who are still confused, here is what I am saying:
Just because there is a flashy red tag hanging from the shelf, DOES NOT mean it is on sale. Check the price underneath the temporary tag before you load your cart up with five body oils because they are "on sale".

Okay. I am done now. :-)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

DIY Invitations

I love paper.

Stationary. Notepads. Journals.

Love them all.

So when it comes time for a big event that requires an invitation, I make them myself.
I want to give you my tips for making invitations at home.
1. Buy. Nice. Paper. Seriously. Don't get crappy stuff. Quality paper makes such a great statement. I buy mine from the Paper-Source.
2. Don't be afraid of color. It's an invitation. You want people to be excited and want to come. This is like the "first impression" of the event.
3. Layer!! Get two different sizes when using flat cards to give the invitation a frame.
4. When creating the text for your invitation, make sure you spell check and have someone proof read! Grammar or spelling mistakes are a big no-no on invitations.
5. When you print on your invitations do a few test runs on plain printer paper.
6. Use different textures. Add a rhinestone somewhere or use a stamp for added detail.
7. Do not use a printer that feeds from a lower tray. Use a topfeed.
8. Cut a piece of plain printer paper to the size of your invitation and draw an arrow on it pointing in the direction you place it in the printer. Write "top", "bottom", "left", and "right" so you can see how your printer feeds paper.
9. Print the text on your envelopes, too! When you do this, tuck the flap in to the envelope. If you do not do this, your printer will pull on the envelope and result in crooked text.

Now you have to throw a party so you can make awesome invitations! Have fun!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I'm still here!

Omg it's been 11 days since my last post. I promise, I haven't given up! I have just been SOOOO busy! I'm going to blame it on two awesome things:

Mallory's Wedding/Bridal Showers/Bachelorette Party

I get on kicks where I spend HOURS on Pinterest and I have found some pretty awesome stuff on there. That leads me to all of the events leading up to Mallory's wedding. I am having so much fun creating all of these awesome crafts I have found on Pinterest and the fact that I have an excuse reason to create them is even better!

I would post pictures of all of the fun things I have created, but I want Mallory to see everything in real life before I post.

So what is on my "Craft Agenda" that is not related to Mal's wedding?

Shopping Bag Dispenser

Text Overlay on Canvas

Bleach Text Tee

 WASHABLE Glitter Wine Glasses

Have you done any crafts lately?