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Learn how you can win the lottery and what you can do with the money in just ten easy steps!

1.) Move to some rural town no one has ever  heard of

2.) Get a job at a factory

3.) Make friends with 8 other factory workers and go in on buying a lottery ticket together

4.) Buy a pair of sunglasses left over from the ’80’s or ’90’s

5.) Look up what a lawyer is cuz you heard you may need one if you win

6.) Overeat. Constantly.

7.) Win the lottery

8.) Hire the lawyer you saw handing out flyers at Wal-Mart

9.) Accept all calls from your long lost family members

10.) Watch your life become worse than it was to begin with because you have no idea how to manage money whether it’s $50 or $5 million. Congrats!

Pet Peeve of the Day: People who want to win the lottery

Quote of the Day: “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find that the harder I work, the more I have of it.” –Thomas Jefferson

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I have been meaning to share this since summer . . . can you tell I’ve been crazy busy? So finally here it is, my sunburst driftwood mirror. It’s easy to make:

  • After a day of drinking on the beach in Michigan, take a walk just after sunset to collect driftwood
  • Break driftwood pieces into roughly the same size (you don’t want them all the same size; you want an organic look. Or maybe not, if you’re a control freak. You decide!)
  • Buy cheap mirror at Home Depot after you realize Wal-Mart does not stock them
  • Rig up the back of the mirror with a hanging device if it does not have one already (I did this AFTER and it was difficult)
  • Glue pieces of driftwood around the mirror in a way that pleases you (I used Gorilla Glue, I do not recommend this as it bubbles up and leaves a thick residue that shows. I touched up spots with hot glue so that may be the route to go. The twists and turns of the wood are the only things that make this project a tad difficult).
  • Use weighted objects to hold the wood down until the glue dries
  • Hang mirror at home, reminding yourself of the beach and all of its awesomeness

Supplies at the ready:

Waiting for glue to dry:

Hanging up:

Things I Live For: Driftwood from the shores of Southwest Michigan

Quote of the Day: “I like too many things and get all confused and hung-up running from one falling star to another till i drop. This is the night, what it does to you. I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.” –Jack Kerouac

Beyond The Picket Fence

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08.23.2010

Bed Intruder


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This is sooooo funny I couldn’t wait until Random Shit Friday’s to  bring it to you guys. Watch the first video, and then the second. (And thanks to Em for brining this urgent matter to my attention!!)

Things I Live For: See above

Quote of the Day: “Life is partly what we make it, and partly what is made by the friends we choose.” –Tennessee Williams

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Over the past few weeks I have seen my fair share of profiles. I have tried my best to refrain from judgment, but I’m beginning to wonder why they are all the same…

1) EVERY guy is a “laid back, normal guy”

2) EVERY guy “works hard but plays harder”

3) EVERY guy likes to be active whether it be jumping from an airplane, climbing a mountain, or swimming with sharks

4) EVERY guy has a “good sense of humor”

5) EVERY guy “wants a dog but doesn’t have time for one so it’s not fair to the dog to get one”

6) EVERY guy is “open” and “honest”

7) EVERY guy is “new to this online dating thing” and “sick of the bar scene”

8 ) Despite their laid back-ness, EVERY guy is “driven, determined, and focused”

9) EVERY guy is “just looking to meet new people” (am I high or is that a given?)

10) And finally… it is becoming highly unlikely that I will find my match. Where are all the witty, smart, tall, hilarious, Chicago sports loving, shaggy-haired-but-not-in-a-hipster-way, good looking guys???

If girls rock their profiles this way too, it’s no wonder that I stick out as the weirdo no one wants to talk to…

Things I Live For: Witty, smart, tall, hilarious, Chicago sports loving, shaggy-haired-but-not-in-a-hipster-way, good looking guys

Quote of the Day: “You don’t know a woman until you have a letter from her.” –Ada Leverson

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04.07.2010

DIY Candlesticks


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I saw these awesome candlesticks over at Drab to Fab and knew I had to make some.  And I thought great big ones would perfectly fill out this empty corner I had next to my dining room table.  So I took a trip to Home Depot for some 4×4’s.  To say I stood out at Home Depot would be an understatement.  I had no idea what I was doing or where I was going.  But I found the 4×4’s and a crazy old guy to cut them for me.  (Honestly I was nervous for him to operate a power tool…)  He seemed really perplexed by what I was doing since I was asking for various lengths.  I explained it to him but I still don’t think he got it.  ANYWAY…

I bought the tops and bottoms at Michaels and glued them on with Gorilla glue.  Then I painted them with a white-ish paint I had, and stained them with the infamous Ralph Lauren Smoke glaze (FYI Home Depot informed me they will no longer be selling Ralph Lauren… recession I guess).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The total cost of these was suuuuuuper cheap.  I forget how much the 4×4 was but I don’t think it was more than $12.

I think they fit perfectly in the corner but I might have to spiff up the candles a bit!  (And why is one darker than the other??  Annoy)  How easy!  Thanks for the great idea Drab to Fab!

Pet Peeve of the Day: Your friend’s band

Quote of the Day: “A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life to be thankful for a good one.” –Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

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