Wednesday, November 12, 2014


I'm going to start to consolidate all the blogs together here. If you read any of the others, be prepared for some old posts. This also means I can slack  on new posts.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Inspiration and Signs

The title of this post is actually one of my Pinterest boards.  I started this board three years ago.  It contains funny quotes, snarky signs, and many inspirational quotes.  Every time I browse through this board it does light a fire under my ass a little.  Maybe I should look at it everyday.  I love this board, I wish I could embody all the things on this board everyday.  I have my favorites of course, but all of them ring true.  One of my friends even bought me a sign with one of the sayings on it.

I have one similar to this.

How can I live up to all of these?  How do people do it?  Do all the inspirational speakers out there look on the bright side when they just been dealt a load of shit?  Honestly, I'd like to know what Tony Robbins does when he's having a bad day, don't you?

I've always believed that people who give advice, should live by their own words.  So it's difficult for me to buy into the unicorns and rainbow speeches of the self-help/motivational speakers when some of their relationships have gone up in flames.

Tony Robbins had a girlfriend while he was married.  Wayne Dyer has been married 3 times.  Jim Rohn was divorced.  Les Brown is divorced also.  Wouldn't you think that these great motivational speakers would have had great successful relationships?  Well, I thought that.  So you can understand my pessimism when it comes to their advice.

I think I'd be better off trying to live up to the quotes with anonymous authors.  That way I can't google them and find out that they are "do as I say, not as I do," type of people.....

I think I'll just try to do this everyday.....

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Pinterest and the DIY Channel Should Join Forces

I have been addicted to Pinterest for over 3 years now.  I was fortunate enough to request and receive an invitation to start Pinning when the site was by invitation only.  I have over 10,000 pins on 183 boards.  The majority of my pins are food related, which is no big surprise since Babboo and I cook almost every day.  Whenever I want to find a recipe now, I don't Google it, I do a search on Pinterest.  I also have quite a few craft related pins.  I've done a few of the crafts and I'm planning on doing a few more for Christmas.  I LOVE PINTEREST!

Last night, while I was laying in bed, I came up with a fabulous idea (in my opinion).  I think Pinterest and the DIY channel should join forces and produce a Pinterest show.  Pinterest could rate the most pinned recipes, crafts, household tips, etc.... then have people cook, craft, or demonstrate the pins on the show. There could be holiday episodes highlighting decorating, crafts, and foods. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, kids' Birthdays, and so many others could be highlighted, the list is endless really.  
I'm not sure what limitations there would be with copyrights, but the majority of the crafts are pretty much "common knowledge" at this point.  I'm sure no one has a copyright on making oven bake clay ornaments, or pallet wall decor.  

I know I loved watching all the crafty shows that used to be on HGTV.  Now it seems like all the shows on HGTV and DIY are home improvement type shows, not really shows where the viewer can go out and get some supplies and actually complete the "project" on their own.  Imagine a show like Martha Stewart, but without the audience, the visits to Martha's house, and the over the top set.  Hell the set could be built with Pinterest "Pinspirations" (that's what I like to describe my pins, inspirations from pins).  

Now let's talk about the host and/or the personalities on the show.  I would gladly host the show.  It only makes sense that I would, I did come up with this awesome idea.  The show could include some of the "authors" of the pins, meaning the actual people from which the pin originated.  They could have people who are the "specialist" for each category.  One person would be the crafty host, one the cook, one the holiday specialist, one the shopping expert.  They could have guest pinners on to help.   

There could be a show based on products pinned from Etsy.  How awesome would it be for a small business owner, who sells on Etsy, to have their products highlighted on a nationally televised show.  The Etsy shows could air right around the holiday episodes, so people would buy their products as Christmas presents, Mother's Day gifts, graduation presents, again, the list goes on and on. 

The ideas just keep coming to me as I write this.  I guess I shouldn't give away all my suggestions, so when Pinterest and the DIY channel decide my idea really is pretty amazing, they will actually come to me to be a consultant/producer/host. 

How many of you would watch this?  I'm guessing quite a few people would tune into this show.  According to an article by Craig Smith, on Digital Marketing Ramblings, there are 70 million Pinterest users.  Of the 70 million people on Pinterest, 80% are women, and 60% of users are from the US.  This show would be an instant success and I'm sure the revenue potential from advertisers would be pretty good too, to say the least.  

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Election night 2014, and I'm sitting here finishing off a bottle of wine and watching the Voice.  You would think after a bottle of wine the creative juices would be flowing, but they are not, so this post is going to be lots of random.
I have perused Facebook and now know I am a "Real Gangsta" because I could translate 11 ebonic words.  I have watched a cat and squirrel play together.  I know what friends have voted (Thumbs up to all who voted).  I got to see the Minion Movie trailer, which is awesome.  How can anyone not love the minions.
Most of you are aware I call my bf my sweet Babboo.  I won't explain the reasons for the millionth time, but yes he is a real person who does not like social media.  Well, as he was picking on me tonight, I said, "no, sweet Babboo."  He responded, "you killed sweet Babboo by being mean."  He was kidding, I think.  I hope so because I laughed.  It's the wine.
Sometimes I will put my hair up in a bun and stick a ink pen in it to secure it.  I have had the pens explode on me twice.  Ink all over my neck, in my hair, and on my clothes isn't easy to get out.
I made coffee cake last night and it was a big let down.  I love coffee cake and all the yummy streusel on top.  This one was blah, and disappointing.  I think I'll make some sort of glaze for the top, I can't let cake go to waste!
I made garlic sauce tonight.  The recipe called for a whole head of garlic.  I will never have to worry about vampires.
I signed up to write content for $$$ the other day.  Basically once your writing sample is "graded," you can choose assignments posted on a website and get paid for your writing.  I visited the site today to pick an assignment and there were 40+ assignments under the jewelry subject.  This is what the assignment instrctions say:
     "write a brief (about 15 to 25 words), but catchy description of each product....Essentially, add anything memorable about the product. We’re looking for something unique. If it’s vibrant acrylic, go ahead and write that. If there are dazzling diamonds, write that. Be creative!.....Examples:
You'll look modern in this exquisite Celtic accent bracelet, perfect for St. Patrick's Day. The bracelet features detailed scrollwork in stainless steel set on a bold 7.5 inch black leather band."
The wine makes me want to write something snarky.

Love the 80's?  This gold tone rope chain is for you.  You'll look like a total "macheesemo" with your favorite gold plated pendant hanging from this bad boy.  Go ahead, spoil yourself, you deserve it.

I know, a little wordy, but you all want to buy it now.  I don't think the client would accept my submissions.

My wine has become warm and I just put some ice cubes in it, but the bottle is empty and I have a feeling of accomplishment that I haven't felt since I quit my job.
Some days I really consider selling stuff on Etsy, or maybe pedaling my wares to gift shops for them to sell.  I wonder if I could make enough money to pay the bills.
I feel that is enough random for one night.  I wanted to post a picture of my empty wine bottle, my plastic cup full of ice and wine, and my hair twisted into a bun with an ink pen, but my crappy phone is dead, no big surprise, so I couldn't.  Use your imagination.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

What the Hell Was I Wearing?!

I don't usually participate in the throw back Thursday pictures on Facebook.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not against TBT, but I just don't have the motivation to find old pictures to post.  I do enjoy seeing all the outfits we used to wear.  The polyester in the 70's, the argyle sweaters in the 80's, the bib overalls in the 90's.

They say everything old is new again and I totally agree.   Some fashion "designer" actually tried to bring back overalls recently.  I don't think that one caught on.  Neon came back, why, I have no clue.  Who actually looks good in glow in the dark yellow or that horrific green.  Jumpsuits also came back, again I ask why.  Who wants to have to manuever out of a jumpsuit in a public restroom while doing the pee dance.  I think Uggs are just reincarnated work boots that all the girls in college wore.  Let's just hope scrunchies and banana clips don't make a return.  (Amy, if you're reading this, nice try on the banana clip)          

What girl doesn't own 349 scarves these days.  Will we all look back at pictures 10 years from now and say, "Why the hell did I have a scarf on in July?"  Or will scarves have already made a comeback and we will dig them out of the bottom dresser drawer and call them vintage?