Pinterest – The Time Suck of DOOM

Pinterest – Look at all your pretty little pictures scrolling by. Oh I want to make that one, and cook that one, and oh that is totally nifty.  I used to actually MAKE projects, think of weird things on my own. My friend Amy almost always got the first of each great new idea I had decided I was going to make everyone (and the last because usually it was too hard or time consuming to ever make two). Now I spend too much time looking at other’s projects, pinning, hopin’, wishin’, prayin’, that I will someday MAKE.

Here is a little sample of items from my CRAFTY board that I have wanted to make (but prob never will)

DIY: 50s Style Bowtie Headband

This is adorable. This requires me to get out my sewing machine, and to CUT fabric. NEXT.

Citrus Coasters

Oh many – look at the pretty colors. Look at ALL THE FUCKING shapes you have to cut out of felt, and then STITCH on. NOPE. You know as soon as I cut those little bastards out one sneeze and they are LOST FOREVER.

The Boxy Cosmetic Bag Tutorial

I am OBSESSED with box pouches. I am obsessed with containers and purses in GENERAL. Everything has its OWN little place, so much so that I forget where I put things and spend all my days looking for that ONE THING I NEED RIGHT NOW THANKS. I have an unhealthy fear of sewing zippers though. This ain’t happening. I still want, someone want to volunteer?

DIY Burt’s Bees Style Lip Balm Recipe

So I can MAKE my own Lip Balm? And it’s super cheap?? That sounds super awesome!?! I buy five a week looking for the holy grail of Lip Balm/Chap Sticks/Lip Gloss but have not yet found it. This would solve ALL my problems. This would make great gifts. This looks like a fucking MESS to clean up.

I still want to make all these things! They are so so lovely. Heck I want to make all THE things. Never say NEVER. You will be the first to know if HELL freezes over – and I will provide PHOTOS!

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You’re So Vain, You Probably Think This Song Is About You – Vol 6

Hello friends – It is once again FRIDAY – you made it – high five to YOU –  I think it is time for another YOU’RE SO VAIN post – it has been way too long.

Little Richard

Little Richard

I got to mark something MAJOR off my bucket list this year. I got to see Little Richard perform at Viva Las Vegas. And when I say perform I am going with a very loose interpretation of this term. He sang kinda, played sorta, and he was wheeled out on a throne of sorts (which was pretty awesome) I think this TOTALLY COUNTS.

In 1955 Little Richard had his first major hit record with Tutti Frutti – and don’t even tell me as soon as you hear him sing “Awap bop a lup bop a wop bam boom” that you don’t want to dance!

(this is from the movie Don’t Knock the Rock  – check it out if you have never seen it)

The original lyrics were “Tutti Frutti, Good Booty/ If it don’t fit, don’t force it/ you can grease it, make it easy

changed to – ”Tutti Frutti all Rooty…

The first version is waaaaay better – good BOOTY – and also WAY more dirty – unless he was talking about fixing your bike or something. You guys – do you think the Cosby show character was named after this song?

OK now for the most important lyric – the one about ME

Got a gal named Sue, She knows just what to do.

She Rocks to the East, Rocks to the West.

She’s the gal that I love best.

She knows just what to do?!? Like change a tire, bake a cake, do your TAXES? Or is this once again a song about all Susie’s being a little fast and loose? Oh well, at least we are POPULAR and that is what’s REALLY important. He does say that she’s the gal that he LIKES BEST. It then goes on to blah blah about some bitch named Daisy but I do not have time for that.

** Special Bonus – the WORST COVER OF Tutti Frutti of ALL TIME **

Oh Pat Boone – You’re Welcome



So I am in this gang. Well it is not really a gang, it’s more of a group. Eh, it’s not really a group but rather just a few friends from college. Back up in Santa Barbara when we were all in still in school together we made sure to meet at LEAST once a week to watch the latest Gilmore Girls followed by the greatest show ever, Cheaters. (oh I forgot to mention this was round 2 of school for all of use so we are about 25-30 in age range, Gilmore Girls night is legit right?)

When school was over that instant girl night gratification was sorely missed. We started the Sisterhood of the Traveling Yaya Armwarmers (or something – the name has been bastardized a few times or so) We had a journal and a pair of armwarmers that I had knitted that would be sent from friend to friend when we thought one or another might need it most. Boy problems, work problems, oh shit I’m 30 problems. Again, totally normal for women our age to be mimicking a young adult novel. So. Normal.

A few year have lapsed, the arm warmers have been lost but we find ourselves needing them, each other and our Gilmore Girls night once again. None of us live particular close to each other (even states away) so I am hitting the reset button on this, YAYA!

It is June here in Los Angeles and the thought of wearing the former arm warmers seems impractical and, just no. That ship has sailed. This round I am going to knit Daybreak by Stephen West: **

Daybreak - Pattern and Photo from Stephen West

Daybreak – Pattern and Photo from Stephen West

Oooh So Pretty!

I am using Purple Tiger Rose Sock Yarn by LadybugFiber – found on Etsy


And Spanish Moss by The Copper Corgi – Also found on Etsy


Cute ya?



** SB knitters know this pattern as the HOTNESS!