Monday, December 26, 2011

Flex Watches Charities (Fart Noise)

Recently saw a commercial on T.V. for the flex watches who I guess are in cahoots with MTV.

Well they all get a big fart sound sound.While the watches themselves are at a great deal and are very stylish and interchange-able the charities are crap. The only I an get behind is Nika "Nika water brings a voice to the worlds poor who suffer without clean water and simple sanitation. 100% of all profits are donated to support clean water projects in impoverished countries. Nika Water strives to end the cycle of poverty and create awareness and knowledge to get people involved in bringing clean water to poverty-stricken countries."
The rest of the charities are something I can't relate too or care about enough or get way too much donations anyway.
Maybe I'm biased. Truth is I don't care for American charity unless it benefits orphans or stroke victims, the latter affecting my family personally. I just thought the site would have more variety. Never-the-less,  I find the watches to be swell and would happily purchase and choose Nika. As a woman never in my life will I give to the billion dollar "non-profit" Susan G. Komen.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I Love Rainbows...

...but I feel they have been sullied by the gay community. You can't wear rainbows without everyone assuming you're gay or a supporter of the gay community. I don't have a problem with gay people, but I want my spectra without the correlation. 

 My attempt at the melted crayon spectra as seen on tumblr. I used oil pastels.
 Design for a cross-body bag, I would have loved as a teen.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Gingerbread House 2011 - Construction

First time ever making a gingerbread house entirely from scratch. Not too happy with the result but it's still nice.

Phase 1 - Template and dough recipe
• 6 cups all purpose flour
• 5 teaspoons ground ginger
• 5 teaspoons ground cinnamon
• 4 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoons salt
• 1 teaspoon nutmeg
• 1 1/2 cups solid vegetable shortening
• 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
• 3 large eggs
• 3/4 cup robust (dark) molasses
Cream last four ingredients and gradually blend dry into wet.
Phase 2 - Roll out and shape I don't own a proper wood board so I just layed wax paper on the counter.
In the end I stuffed the house with ginger folk. My icicles got all runny so I had to use food dye to paint over the white and just left as is. Next year a traditional with trees.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

6 Day Fast?

Bought some Yogi tea awhile ago and am now gonna give it a go. Start off with Yogi Healthy Fasting. One box has 18 bags and I figure at 3 bags a day I can fast for 6 days. I will then follow it up with either juicing with the detox tea for a week or a protein rich diet for a week. Hope I can drop at least five pounds in 2 weeks. I know, I know, fasting only gets rid of water weight which you get back immediately after, but a good jumpstart is pretty motivating for me.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bought 65 Bottles of Nail Polish... 2 different locations.

5 Konad plates and Chanel decals

29 bottles of Essie

5 bottles of Orly

14 bottles of OPI

17 bottles of China Glaze