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DIY Mustache Mugs and/or Rorschach Blot Test

You’ve seen them on Pinterest.  They are just so charming and look so easy to make.  So I decided to make mustache mugs for the office staff at work.

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Image and tutorial found here

Unfortunately for me, this was a bit of a Pinterest fail. I bought these mugs at Ikea for $1 each and used a glass paint pen to outline a cardboard stencil I created of the mustaches.

Instead, I advised the girls to consider the mugs as more of a Rorschach blot test.  You know, the psychological test designed to figure out what’s bothering you by showing you an inkblot of nonsense and asking what you see?

I think the one below resembles a crab but another popular answer is a muscle man flexing.

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What do you see in these inkblot tests?

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Weekend Organizing

Almost too organized to use….

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Summer, Summer, Summer Time

The weather in Salt Lake City may indicate otherwise, but summer is close.  As in I-can-almost-taste-it close.  To fulfill my fantasies of digging in the dirt and eating dinner on the patio, I created a summer-inspired board on Pinterest.  (Pinterest is a website where you can create “boards” and “pin” images from the internet that you want to remember. I waste the majority of my time there.)

When I stumbled upon this tricycle online I had to pin it.  And from that moment it just seems like it’s going to be an essential part of my summer.

Why a tricycle?  I got on my mom’s bike not long ago and it was not pretty.  I strongly believe that three wheels could solve all my problems!  Here it is in all its glory:

It’s for sale at Wal-Mart for $260.  But I just swoon online because that seems like so much money for a bicycle.

Imagine my surprise when Doug and I saw this baby on display on the side of the road today at a recycled bicycles store. A real tricycle!

Yes, that’s my finger up top.  It was too bright to see the screen.

It was fate!  There she was – a beautiful, gently-used Schwinn. There was no price tag but I was already fantasizing about driving around the neighborhood with Jack in the basket behind me.

The dealer crushed quickly burst that bubble when he told us it was $500.  I failed to hide my surprise and proceeded to tell him that I could buy a new one at Wal-Mart for $260.  He and his Schwinn seemed too uppity to care about my Wal-Mart taste.

I was so close to owning a tricycle.  Sigh.  It may have slipped through my fingers today but I will figure out how to make this happen!

In case you couldn’t catch the reference to the Prince of Bel-Air from my title, here is a happy little reminder:

Update:  The Wal-Mart tricycle is actually a Schwinn!  If only I knew that tidbit of information when the store guy bashed it.

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Straight Lines Are Hard

This week I’ve been struggling to sew them. . .

And today I’m struggling to tape them.

Next we’ll see if I can paint them. . .

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For Japan, With Love

Kudos to Utterly Engaged and Ever Ours for this brilliant idea.


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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Okay, our winner didn’t win a chicken dinner.  (Given the role of a chicken dinner in a recent case of mine, the thought itself makes me shudder.)  But our winner won a $20 iTunes gift card!

Congrats to our 12th eligible post by Angie!  Angie wrote:

What a great answer, eh? That should be a goal for all of us!

Angie, I’ll email you your iTunes giftcard and maybe you can find some optimistic tunes! (Hmmm… may I recommend “The Sound of Sunshine” by Michael Franti & Spearhead?)

Thanks to all of you for supporting my blog and celebrating my 100th post!

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Last Day to Enter $20 iTunes Giveaway!

Only 11 people have entered my $20 iTunes giveaway!

Visit my 100th post here and comment before 11:59 p.m. tonight for a chance to win! I’ll announce and contact the winner tomorrow.

Happy Mardi Gras!

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