Hi. My name is Andrea and it’s been 25 days since my last post…Not that I’ve been counting or anything. #headhunglow…I’ve really been missing you and I’ve been trying to think of some big, flashy stunt to make it up to you. So I’ve decided to post naked pictures of myself…
Ha! Are you kidding me? I. Would. Never. I mean, being naked is the worst. Don’t get me wrong: I don’t care if other people are naked. It’s just not for me. Those few seconds after you’ve toweled off from your shower and you have to drop the towel to either get dressed or put on a rob — are the worst moments of my day. I know this makes me seem insane. (And, yes, you’re right to feel sorry for Mr. Man.) But the upside of my weird non-proclivity is that I’ve never had to worry about anyone posting naked pictures of me. So there.
Where was I? Oh yeah. The big splash to jump back into the blog. After I missed posting a FFF on December 15 and failed to do a post about my remodel, I thought I needed to do something big. And everyday that passed, I felt more pressure to up my blogging game.
But as is the case whenever you over think something: the thought of doing “the thing” becomes more and more daunting and you start thinking that you can only do “the thing” once you get the “perfect” moment, person, outfit, place, topic, etc. The reality is, for me anyway, that I can’t wait for the perfect ______(fill in the blank)______ because if I do, I’ll never do “the thing.”
So tonight as I finished watching the latest episode of the Real Housewives of Beverley Hills, I decided to just start writing this post. (BTW: is anyone else sick of Lisa Rinna and missing Eileen?) Today was my first day back at work after 10 glorious days off (okay, they weren’t exactly glorious because Mr. Man was sick the entire time) and I’m exhausted. Perfect timing: nope. And the only thing I could think about sharing were some random thoughts. Perfect topic: double nope. (Curious about Random Thoughts #1-5: check them out here, here, here, here and here.)
But as they say you either have to shit or get off the pot. I’m not ready to get “off the pot”, so I guess I have to shit…Without further ado, here’s my shit…Ha!
You may have noticed pompoms were all the rage this past summer. They were everywhere and I, for one, couldn’t get enough of them. I knew you could make them but for some reason all of the DIY versions didn’t appeal to my OCD nature that needs to have uniformity and symmetry.
So when Amazon had these pompom makers on sale, I snapped them up. Two days later they appeared at my door. And for the next 6 months I ignored them. Then one night in early December I decided I needed to make a friggin’ pompom. (More shitting, I guess.) So I did. It was so easy, I made another and another and another.
At first I didn’t know what I was going to do with the pompoms I was making since it was winter and I was using pastel yarn. So I switched to more winter-colored yarn: white, black and red.
I kept making them even though I still didn’t know what I was going to do with them. I found it super relaxing to sit in front of the TV and make pompoms. I think it’s similar to the meditative state people describe getting from knitting. After a few nights I decided I’d use the pompoms to decorate my Christmas presents.
They were cute but I was only going to need so many pompoms for that. And then I decided to make a wreath. I’ve been looking for the perfect wreath for ages. My front door gets blasted with the hottest sun all day long so living wreaths brown and wilt within days. And most artificial wreaths are expensive and tell you to avoid putting them in direct sunlight. A homemade yarn pompom wreath seemed like the perfect solution.
There are roughly 1,432,213 links on Pinterest on how to make pompom wreaths so I’ll spare you the blow-by-blow. The wreath is super easy to assemble but it takes a bit of time to make the pompoms: I used about 75 pompoms of differing sizes. It takes me about 5 minutes to make 1 pompom (give or take a minute or so depending on the size)…I’ll wait for you to do that math?
If you got 6.25 hours, you’d be right. Apart from the huge time commitment, this wreath is really easy and inexpensive to make. Two weeks before Christmas Michael’s had a sale on yarn. All in (4 skeins of yarn + 1 foam wreath form) I only spent about $20 to make a huge wreath. Feel free to email me if you have any questions on making the wreath.
I am not an anglophile, I’ve only been to London once and it was for less than 12 hours, and I’m not obsessed with the British Royal Family (though I did cry when Princess Diana died — but who didn’t, amiright?) What’s my point? Well, when Prince Harry got engaged to Meghan Markle I got super curious about the TV show she’s been on for 8 seasons, “Suits”.
Welp. After the first show, I was hooked. I’m going to describe the show to you but it’s going to sound lame. The show is about a New York City law firm, a really good-looking partner and his associate. The associate falls for Meghan Markle’s character and the three of them — with help from the strong, smart African-American named partner, a sassy secretary and a really unattractive but funny partner — deal with law suits.
Sounds lame, I know. If you’re looking for a deep, thought-provoking drama, then this isn’t the show for you. But if you find yourself missing “L.A. Law” and/or want a decently written, mindless show that never comes close to real-life lawyering then this is your show!
I first discovered this candle at Target about a year ago. I’m cheap and afraid of burning the house down so I didn’t burn it much initially. But then I got all Hygge about it and started burning it more, and now I’m obsessed. I try to light it every night — even if for only a few minutes. It’s called Bamboo Palm and it’s made by Chesapeake Bay. You can get it in the greenish glass container above or in the cement container below. It originally came in a white, dimpled container that was gorgeous.
The company changed the name and packaging about 6 months ago, sending me into a panic. I called them trying to buy up the last of their stock. Alas, that wasn’t an option but they did tell me that they had just changed the name but kept the same scent — okay they didn’t exactly say that but it’s true so whatevs.
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed my “shit”. See you soon.