I also thought to myself, whaaaaat? Those are two different places, come on now. But, like the obedient girl that I am (hush), I followed her instructions.
YIECHAMEEWOWOW! I got the worst case of hemorrhoids ever. They were excruciating and if you’ve ever had them, you know exactly what I mean.
Although I did use Tucks for relief back then, I used the regular medicated pads designed for at home use. I sure could have used these portable wipes as well!
Medicated with witch hazel which is an astringent, they help to relieve the burning, itching, pain, and misery of hemmies. They’re hypo-allergenic, dye-free and pH balanced, and come in individually packaged towelettes, which are perfect to toss into your purse or diaper bag.
So, to all my preggo friends, and those of you who might have pushed a wee bit too hard in the netherlands, take heed. Help is available.
(Disclosure policy: here)
I can’t wear sleeves when I work out.
The neighbor kid is obsessed with motors. I’m obsessed with plotting his death.
I have a desk calendar with a word of the day on it. I’m trying to improve my vocabulary. I’m pretty sure that the only vocabulary words I’ve learned thus far are the ones I already knew.
I found this on the couch the other day. When I asked my husband why there was a knife on the couch, he told me he needed to carve some meat off of his foot. Yeah….we’re 24 years and counting, but I’m starting to count slower.
When I’m on the computer and I know I have to go pee, why do I still wait at least 20-30 minutes to go?
You’ll find the Random Tuesday Thoughts HQ over at the UnMom. But, pee first.
If I buy something new, I save it without wearing it or using it e-v-e-r.
I have a closet full of shirts, pants, dresses, and even pajamas that are brand new with tags. I shun them like the plague.
I have a drawer full of new bras. I still wear the bag lady specials.
I have a dozen headbands (yes, I wear headbands…so sue me) and I still wear the one that has 3″ of loose fabric on one side and a series of unidentifiable smudges and stains across the top. (Don’t freak out…this item I only wear at home, not worldwide)
I also have a closet full of shoes and two rubbermaid bins filled to the top, yet I wear my daughter’s hand me down stained and dirty flip flops every dang day.
My exercise shorts are 19 years old. That’s all I’ll say about that.
Surely, I can’t be the only one with skillz aplenty in this regard.
I open myself up to your scolding now. You may commence.
Like most of America, I have to live frugally and it can really be depressing from time to time. I was just given the opportunity to review a book entitled 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget, and although I was looking forward to it, I still expected to see the same old boring list of things I always see with budget books.
As soon as I opened the book, I knew I was going to love it. It’s put together by the editors of Wise Bread and it’s absolutely bursting at the seams with helpful tips and advice and colorful,fun illustrations.
Divided into two main sections: Frugal Living and Personal Finance, there are multiple categories covering everything you could imagine on things like food and drink, entertainment, shopping, travel, home improvement and so much more.
Some examples of what you’ll find:
*How to Complain and Get a Good Result
*20 Signs That a Pink Slip is Coming
*Five Tips on Toilet Paper Usage (I learned a lot here)
*How to Get Rid of Your Junk
*4 Small Kitchen Gadgets that Equal Big Savings
*A Sneaky Way to Win eBay Auctions and Save a Fortune (I’m totally going to use this tip!)
I read this book from cover to cover and who does that with finance books? This is the most entertaining book on budgeting I’ve ever seen, yet the advice is completely savvy and valuable.
What struck me the most about this book was the tone: an upbeat, positive, playful, you can still budget and have fun feeling that I completely loved! It sets it apart from any other book of its kind on the market! I know I’m going to refer back to this time and time again.
Plus, it’s only about $10 at Amazon.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the book for the review, but the opinions expressed herein are based on my own honest and unbiased opinion of the book.
Another year older…
I never make myself my own birthday cake but that’s ok because I’m gonna spring it on the big daddy that he’s gotta take me to the Olive Garden
where a girl can get her fill of warm and delicious garlic breadsticks and soothing and hearty pasta fagioli. It’s manna from heaven, I tell you.
And then I’m gonna get my favorite dessert in the entire world: White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake.
Every year, the big daddy asks me what I want for a present and I always say nothing and I mean it.
I don’t need things. (well, other than that cheesecake up there)
But this year, I’m singing a different tune. I want a big, gigantic, honking flat screen monitor cuz this little piddly wimp I’m staring into now is getting on my last nerve.
Plus its a#$ is bigger than mine.
The appliances in my home are all different colors (white, almond, black) but they came with the house and they work, so I’m stuck with them for now. What color are your appliances? Do they match?
Those of you who are long term readers know that I have had somewhat of an ongoing issue/problem/seething FURY about the fact that my mother constantly tells me my hair is so dark.
But, I think she finally got the message about that, I think… (thank you, bloggy)
Last month, my sister and my mom picked me up for this whatever-it-was and I get in the back seat with my nice shiny straightened hair. I hadn’t even pulled the door shut and my mom spins around and says, “I think I like your hair pulled back better.”
Then, last Sunday after church, we were standing outside chatting and she touches my natural curled hair in a headband and says, “Aren’t you wearing your hair the other way anymore? You could pull your bangs off to the side and it would look cute.”
Somebody kill me.
It’s that time of the week again! Time for another cheapie outfit by yours truly.
I wore this outfit to work on a day when I had a few meetings to go to. I don’t dress up for work because I work in a lab in my very, VERY casual department on campus. Professors in our department have a reputation for looking pretty schlubby: ripped jeans, gross t-shirts from conferences in the 80s, nasty loafers. You get the picture.
Earrings: Kohl’s, gift from blueviolet – $0
Necklace: Kohl’s, gift from blueviolet – $0
Green striped t-shirt: Plato’s closet – $5
Cutoff shorts: Gap, cut off by me, hand-me-down from aunt – $0
Born floral wedges: Won from a Twitter contest – $0
TOTAL: Five dollars! FIVE DOLLARS!
Photo creds: Suz. (That’s why my head is cut off.)
Here’s a closeup of the shoes. That’s right, I won these puppies in a Twitter giveaway! You can read my sparkling review of them at my blog if you click here. If you’d like to be my Twitter friend, you can follow me here. I’ll be honest, I’m pretty hilarious sometimes. I recommend me!