Mermaid Tail, Crochet Fail

Oh sure, it looks cute…


It took 7 hours & 3 skeins of fancy yarn. So, basically this thing is worth about $100, LOL. 

I love to crochet, but I get bored halfway through. I’ve made some pretty neat things, but completion isn’t always my strong suit! Once it is finished, I’m off crochet for ages. 

There will be no tutorial to follow, because never again. 

Until the next time, anyway ūüôā

Do you have any projects you wish you’d never started? Tell me about it! 



I’m Going To Trim My Own Bangs! #fail


I’ve had long, straight blonde hair for quite some time. I was bored with it, and I’ve been thinking fringe-y sides would be so awesome. Then I thought, hey,¬†I’ve read this awesome article and pinnned a hundred pins about this….

I can do it myself.

That’s where I went wrong.

ADHD strikes again; impulsive and easily excited + scissors = disaster waiting to happen every time.

I thought, “Okay , I’ll go to the Kool Kuts down the street. Those kid hairdressers¬†are used to cleaning up the mess of ding-a-lings that take scissors to their hair.” I called ahead to get LT’s usual lady but ¬†when I got to the Kool Kuts it was ridiculously packed. Friday just before lunch is a horrible time to go to a kid haircut place… Especially for a grown woman. So I told P to cancel me and take care of the kids.

I took a chance and drove over to the fancy salon place down the street, I was informed they were closed for remodeling. UGH.

There was no other choice than to try the little haircut in the strip mall across from the fancy salon. I came in like a lunatic and the hairdresser, looking only slightly terrified, assured me she’d fit me in… In 40 minutes. UGH.

So I offered to get lunch for MrDad (who was working from home). Would you believe he picked a busy restaurant at noon?! And of course I saw the mom that always looks perfect and has it all together and has a really cool job. UGH.

I made it back to Marios Hair Co. just in the nick of time and quickly blurted, with great shame, my absolute love of DIY beauty and my utter loathing of what I had done to my hair.

Dear Shana; she didn’t even flinch at the in enormous¬†chunk I’d cut off. In fact,she told me in soothing tones that she loved fixing do it yourself, because she used to be a DIY too! Her hair was fabulous, she was fabulous SO I was feeling very confident that I’d serendipitously wandered it the perfect spot! In an anxiety-relievingly short amount of time, Shana had blended my hair into a beautiful hairstyle that was far prettier than I’d imaged a fringe-y layered cut could look on me!

LT didn’t even notice at pickup. He didn’t truly believe me until I showed him the (horrifying to me, hysterical to him) video I took of the debacle. He laughed for several minutes and was then quiet…

LT: “Mom, you need to stop looking at Pinterest. You know that, right?”

Dang. I failed so hard my kid is planning a Pintervention… But I’ll never stop!

A¬†huge¬†thanks to Shana ¬†for turning my #fail into a beauty win! Visit Shana @ Mario’s Hair Co. (623) 566-5333

DIY Cellulite Wrap – #fail

It all started so beautifully…

I truly adore Pinterest. I’m the chick who always had a handmade French memo board overflowing with pages torn from a myriad of magazines and a “Projects” flash drive (or two).¬†

I love nothing more than to sit down after a long day of mommy-ing in my big comfy chair with an ultra light beer, and pin-pin-pin. Kids, Humor, Beauty, Geek, Crochet, Self-help. I’m all over the place… I love to pin! My problem? I never do the things.¬†
No more!
From now¬†on I’m going to post a Pinterest win or #LFMF once a week. I hope there will be more wins than fail but with my track record don’t count¬†on it!

DIY body wrap using coffee
I really like They have so many great DIY’s on Pinterest. You should check them out!
Ingrediants: *2 Tbsp. of coconut oil *1 Tbsp. of epsom salt *1 Tbsp. of ground coffee *2 Tsp of Cinnamon powder. Mix the ingredients well. It smells divine, sweet and spicy!
Next: After dry brushing my skin, I applied the mixture to my legs and massaged it into my skin in circular motions for several minutes. 

Here comes the tricky part: “Wrap your belly using a saran wrap.” Sounds easy, but its SO NOT. First of all, the mixture was a crumbly mess and got all over the floor. Oh, the plastic wrap would not stick. Then, it kept rolling down. Lastly, this plastic wrap can now never be used by anyone else… draw your own conclusions, ladies.
I did not plan ahead here: “If required cover yourself with the warm blanket or¬†hot towel¬†over the wrap for 30 ‚Äď 60mins. Doing this can effect a lot for your treatment.” I’ve also heard of using ace bandages to wrap your legs and I wish I’d had them, but I didn’t. So I used an old pair of too-tight capri work-out pants.¬†
Ugh: I thought that I’d clean the bathroom and get some other chores done to geneate some heat and aid the treatment. Yeah… no. I took three hobbling steps and the plastic wrap gave up the fight and rolled down to my knees. I yanked up the wrap, conceded defeat and sat on the side of the tub. It was not entirely¬†unpleasant;¬†I had a fully¬†charged phone. I pinned some stuff.
FINALLY: “After 30mins, remove the wrap, rinse off the scrub with warm water and apply lotion.” Let me tell you pulling off those manky old pants amidst a spray of coffee grounds and cinnamon and ripping off the crinkled, itchy was one of the best feelings ever. Like, for REAL. I was so glad to rinse the mess off and took some time to smooth it all over my legs from ankles up. My skin was crazy smooth and smelled rather nice too. I put on my smoothing cream (Eucerin Smooth & Repair – next #mmmreview!) and got all excited for the big reveal…
(No pictures of my grody legs… you’re welcome.)
Nothing. No change. I’m going to have to take the blame for this fail. Live & #LFMF, friends.
Talk to you soon!