Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Embossing Without an Expensive Machine

Oh Internet, I'm so excited!
I randomly ended up with some of these little embossing mats.

I thought "Well I guess I could use a rolling pin?"
No, not really, it was just too much work.
So I thought for sure there would be some kind of cheap option to roll these darn things.
I turned to google to figure it out, I saw one lady spray them with water before doing the rolling pin thing (I was not sold on this idea) then I saw another person use a kitchen aid pasta maker... and unless you already have one, EXPENSIVE.
So I checked the cost of manual pasta makers and the cheapest one was about $20. OK, much better than $40+!
Well, while I was searching for the cost of the pasta makers some clay rollers came up.
I was at Michael's and saw the clay roller, I checked to see if it looked like it would be possible... so I figured I'd give it a go.
It was listed for $24.99, and I had a 40% coupon. So I got it for $14.99

I got it home and anchored it down...
Here Goes!
 I had to help it a little by moving the plastic thing forward...
 AND BAM! IT WORKS!
 Sweet sweet victory.
So happy!

So folks, yes, you CAN use a clay roller for paper embossing.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Earring Holder

I made an earring holder!

I used to keep my earrings above my mirror, which was nice... but kind of a pain in the ass.


















I had planned to make some sort of holder but wanted to use things I already owned.
The other day I asked my mom if I could have some of her skewers. Then today while going through my storage I found some leftover wood (that I have possibly been hoarding for more than 6 years)
Once I saw the wood I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
So I came home and put it together... I was so distracted I forgot to eat, ha!

Here it is!
All loaded up. 

































I even made a lip at the bottom and a bit of a backing so I could store the earrings that dont dangle and the 2 rings I own. I also added some nails for my necklaces.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Homemade Lip Balm

Dude, I seriously  just made homemade lip balm... I actually thought I would fuck it up so I didnt take pictures throughout the process. Its actually AWESOME!

I tweaked the recipe from here: tidytipsy
Then I did some math (really I just googled) and came up with some actual measurements.

Crap I used

What I used:
1 1/2 tbsp Beeswax (I kind of heaped them a little since they were the pellets)
2 tbsp Coconut Oil
1 1/2 Shea Butter
3 tbsp Olive Oil
2 capsules Vitamin E
Something to put the lip balm in (I got mine from Amazon)

I used my warming base from my crock pot (you could use a double boiler - or whatever you damn well please) put all the crap in there except the Vit E and let it warm (I put it on high) until it is all melty - I mixed it with a spatula to help it.
I used a glass container that I had from a beverage company that makes too much money.
After its all melted I cut a tiny hole in the capsules and squeezed the goo out.
Mix again.
Messily pour into little containers - I had too much made so I ended up looking around my house for something to put it in and used a mint container.

Messy

I used a couple napkins to clean up my mess (I also scraped up the crap on the counter and put it back in the melty container - dont worry, my counters were clean)

Lip Balm!

I freakin love it, I've had it on for like an hour and am so happy.
I didnt add any scents - which you could, but I dont mind it kind of smelling like beeswax.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Snack Pot

This weeks poll:

Direct link to poll

Last weeks results:
Have you ever used some sort of food product for self pleasure?
All the time.0%
A few times17.5%
Once, its not for me.5%
No, but I'm not ruling it out.30%
No way!47.5%

What this poll tells me: Most people avoid the food products. And no one relies on them!
The best part of this poll was the comments though!

My favorite poll comment: (it was kinda hard to choose, but I'll go with paranoia) "These really are anonymous​ aren't they? You're​ not secretly using the link ​from Facebook to track who we ​are, are you?"

And sadly, when you click the FB link my blog only tells me its from FB, not WHO. Its pretty anon. (of course unless you TELL me what you voted/said.

If you have an idea for a poll question email it to me! okacjesa@yahoo.com   

Monday, June 25, 2012

Food for Thought

This weeks poll:

Direct link to poll


Last weeks results:

As an adult have you wet the bed?
On multiple occasions15.79%
Just once10.53%
Never73.68%

What this poll tells me: Well I'm happy to see that "never" is in the lead, but it appears a lot of the reasons are for medical conditions, or alcohol...
For those of you who have had this issue I found this while on pinterest: (I got very excited that I would get to use it for this post!)


Youre welcome! 

My favorite comment: (a short story) "My boyfriend got so wasted he ​peed his bed and part of the​ hallway. I woke up and stepped ​in it, then clean up the hall, ​stripped him and his bed down​ and changed them both with out ​him ever waking up. I then​ left a note on his phone that​ said, 'When you wake​up-take a shower and come​ apologize to me... in that ​order. You're also taking ​me to lunch and it's​ going to be an expensive lunch​ of sushi.' Never again​ has he gotten that wasted or​ wet the bed."

Beautiful.


I'd like to throw out a big "thank you" to everyone who brain storms with me about new questions, you're all so helpful (sometimes). 

If you have an idea for a poll question email it to me! okacjesa@yahoo.com 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Just a Piddle Mistake

This weeks poll:


direct link to poll


Last weeks results:


Waking up to oral sex...
I'm a male & yes please!28.57%
I'm a male & once in a while is ok.2.04%
I'm a male & no way.0%
I'm a female & yes please!22.45%
I'm a female & once in a while is ok.28.57%
I'm a female & no way.18.37%

What this poll tells me: Well I broke it up on purpose cause I had a sneaking suspicion that the results would be basically what they are. Men are basically down... Women are all over the place (who woulda thunk?!)

My favorite comment: "I'd like to meet the four ​voters to: I'm a female ​& yes please!" - You're in luck commenter, since you wrote that more women voted for that one...!


If you have an idea for a poll question email it to me! okacjesa@yahoo.com

Monday, June 11, 2012

Rise & Shine

This weeks poll is:


Direct link to poll

Last weeks results:

Smelling your fingers after you scratch yourself (in potentially fragrant areas)
Always, have to assess the situation.29.03%
Once in a while48.39%
Almost never... I like the mystery of not knowing.22.58%

I love this image so much















What this poll tells me: I honestly dont really care, the best part of this poll was this image that was found for me!

My favorite poll comment: (only one again) "I'm so glad these polls ​are anonymous. And I glad to ​see I'm not alone." Me too anonymous, me too. 

If you have an idea for a poll question email it to me! okacjesa@yahoo.com