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.
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.
What do you see in these inkblot tests?
Almost too organized to use….
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.
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. . .
Kudos to Utterly Engaged and Ever Ours for this brilliant idea.
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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Happy Mardi Gras!