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Saturday, June 24, 2017

How To Make Your Home Feel Warm & Personalized - s post


Your home is where you head to relax and enjoy yourself. It’s important you make it a place of relaxation, and a space which represents your personality. There are steps to take that’ll ensure you feel happy each time you enter your home. Even if you’re not the best decorator, this is a project anyone is capable of doing if they put their mind to it.
Take a walk through of your home and note spaces and areas that you either love or can’t stand. Review each room one at a time and take notes. This’ll help you when you start to rearrange and place new items in your space. Have fun with it and remember that nothing’s permanent when you’re decorating. See how to make your home feel warm and personalized.
Knit or Crochet
Cozy up your home by handcrafting items for your place. Knit or crochet a blanket for your living room or bedrooms. Every time you use it, you’ll be reminded that it’s special. This is a sure way to stay warm and add a personal touch to your home. It’s also thoughtful to craft another person a gift, so they have it in their home.
Tote Bags
A custom tote bag is a great way to make your home feel personalized when you walk in the door. It’s easy and fun to create custom tote bags online, and you’ll have them in your home in no time. Hang them up and ready to use when you’re heading out the door. It’ll be like you’re bringing a piece of your home with you wherever you go. They’re fashionable and will certainly brighten up your home.
Pictures
Hang pictures on the walls and display them on shelves. Pick some of your favorite shots of the family, kids and pets. Display them around the different rooms to spread the love to all corners of the house. Print images of your most cherished vacations or beautiful nature shots. These pictures will liven up the room and make it feel nice and warm.
Lighting
Layer your lighting and add dimmer switches to set the mood. Make sure you have options when traveling from room to room. Include cute lamps and candles to make the room feel warm and cozy. Lighting is an element that’s often forgotten, but plays a large role in setting the tone throughout the home.
Fresh Flowers
Head to the farmer’s market and pick fresh flowers to display. Place them throughout the home and enjoy the colors and beautiful aromas that float throughout the air. Never underestimate the impact of a bundle of fresh flowers for sprucing up your home.
Paint
Use paint to liven up your front door. Your home will look stylish and unique at the same time. Don’t be afraid to add a color that’s bold and speaks to you. Paint is also a way to quickly change a room in the home and make it more hospitable.  

Small changes go a long way. Put your thinking cap on and start experimenting with new ideas. This is how to make your home feel warm and personalized.


How to make I am Groot cupcakes: Fail Kitchen


Let's see if I can get it to embed this time!






Saturday, May 27, 2017

FAIL KITCHEN: Banana Pudding Cake





"Oh my God, there's egg yolk in the base! I don't even know what to tell you."







 





Friday, May 19, 2017

I rode my bike into the CVS

Prologue: 

A few weeks ago, I switched OBGyns and went to my new dude. He wrote me a prescription for birth control because I take hormonal birth control in pill form because I'm a woman who doesn't want any more children and who doesn't want an IUD and this is how society solves that problem.

Anyway.

A couple days later, I get a call from my pharmacy. A life-saving call.

"Hi, we noticed your doctor prescribed Ortho tri cyclen lo for you. Is that correct?"

... ... ...

"Oh my GOD, NO. Change it, CHANGE IT. That is how I got twins the last time. They switched me to lo."

They laugh. Everyone loves the twin joke that is actually not a joke at all but truth-to-life facts what happened for real.

We hang up.

I live my life. I had two weeks left before EMERGENCY FILL YOUR PRESCRIPTION time, which is when I like to fill it. I'm deadline oriented, guys, okay?


Present Day:

Okay, so today it was definitely EMERGENCY FILL YOUR PRESCRIPTION time. I called the pharmacy to make sure they still have my order.

They've never heard of the prescription. No record of it. No idea what I was talking about at all. Even though they called me about it literally two weeks ago.

I called the doctor's office. I got a great woman on the other end of the line who was incensed for me even though I wasn't even mad yet.

"We FILLED that through ESCRIPT on APRIL 26th at TWELVE FIFTY NINE PEE EM" she half shouted at me. "YOU TELL THEM THAT."

I called the pharmacy back. I told them. I really did!

They still had never heard of this. Couldn't find it in their system. I told them about the previous mistake, low to regular, and they checked their mistake order files. Nothing.

I call the doctor's back. I get the same woman. She has the people who resend orders resend the order.

By this time, I'd wasted nearly an hour going back and forth and explaining my situation to each new person and the twin not-a-joke joke was getting really old to me.

I decided to kill two birds with one stone and cycle to the pharmacy which is three miles away. I threw my credit card in my pocket and put my phone in the holder with Runkeeper on cycle mode.

I had forgotten one thing. The bike belongs to my husband and it's one of those new-fangled electric bikes. I didn't have a bike lock, and I'd have just left it if it was mine, but it was not mine. And if it got stolen, I would not only not have a way home other than walking (and the girls would be getting out of school soon), but I'd have to explain to my husband that I rode his bike to the pharmacy and left it outside while I argued with the pharmacist tech for an hour and let it get stolen. No thanks.

So, what was I going to do?

I decided to try to go through the drive thru pharmacy window. But I wasn't sure about it. Can a bicycle go through the drive thru? I didn't think it could. But then again, why not? I was on wheels. Wasn't that the requirement? I didn't know, but I got in line behind a very old woman who took about 20 minutes to fill her scrip and sign.

Finally, I walk my bike up.

"I'm sorry ma'am but for your own safety, you have to be in a vehicle to use this lane."

Now, I have dealt with this tech before, and he's nice and I like him, and I wasn't mad that I couldn't use the drive thru because, honestly, I was pretty sure I couldn't use the drive thru. I was pretty irritated that he'd let me chill behind that lady for 20 minutes without giving me a heads up. I mean, for my own safety is fine, except what about my safety for the 20 minutes I was sitting between that pristine 1975 Lincoln and the Dodge Ram just behind me. Plus, I was back to my problem of not being able to leave the bike.

"I'll have to ride the bike in!"

The dude didn't make as if to stop me, so I rode my bike in. I probably should have walked it in, but, like I said, I was pretty irritated.

You would hope it would be all badass, like you cruise in gracefully, stop right at the right desk and order your refill, but, alas, I live in real life, and I maybe almost fell, and definitely somehow upended the pile of hand baskets for people who get a billion things in the pharmacy and then pay for them with coupons and change. After that, I threw down the kickstand and asked the same guy who had just seen me at the window for my birth control now that we were both inside.

And

The pharmacy still had no record of this prescription. I talked to the pharmacist tech. It was noon, so the pharmacist was on lunch break. Which meant no answers were coming.

But then

I remembered I had my phone, a phone that actually makes calls when it's not being used as a fitness tracker. I called the doctor's again, had the woman repeat the scrip to me, then I put her on my phone with the pharmacist tech who was really doing a phenomenal job putting up with my shit. He really is a perfectly sweet guy. Hell, maybe he even was concerned with my safety, I don't know.

He listened to them, and I heard him repeat, Low in the bc name. I mouthed NOOOOOOOO at the cool tech, and he thumbs-upped me. He knew what was going on.

He hung up the phone and said, "hey, I remember this now. You're the woman who had twins on Low, and we called them to have them change the prescription, but they never did."

So, he straightened it all out and they're going to text me when it's ready, hopefully before Sunday, and, bonus, there were apparently some unfilled mail-order birth control pills and the tech said he could get those for me too.

"I don't think I can get them before Sunday though," he said.

"I don't mind that, I just need the one before Sunday. I want the rest just as soon as we can get it, since Trump is our president, and who knows how long we'll have access to this stuff."

He laughed.

And now I have a new joke that is actually not a joke at all but truth-to-life facts what happened for real.


FIN.





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