Insanity – Blame It On Pinterest

If the definition of insanity is repeating the same behavior over and over while expecting a different result then PINTEREST HAS MADE ME INSANE. I have tried hundreds of “tips” or “tricks” or “DIYs” or “life hacks” that looked completely amazing and perfect on Pinterest but end up in total disaster for me in real life. But I just keep trying them over and over again expecting a different result. Insanity.

Sleeping with your hair in twists for the perfect curls? Done it. I woke up with hair that look like if a Muppet electrocuted itself and then got caught in a tornado.

Using a sharpie to make a cute pattern on a ceramic plate and then baking it to keep it from rubbing off? Done it. I am still trying to wash off pink sharpie from my hands, where it decided to become permanent, but the sharpie on the plates washed off at the first drop of water.

Wrapping the perfect present? Done it. My presents would look better if a child had wrapped them and then kicked them around for a couple hours.

Probably all these things are my fault and I’m sure Pinterest isn’t to blame, but really it is. Because Pinterest always makes me think I can do things that I know in my heart I can’t. Stop giving me false hope Pinterest. You’ll be receiving my DIY therapy bills soon.

How I Save Money On Wedding Presents

About 90% of the time, when people say “fiancé”, I hear “Beyoncé”. 100% of the time, this results in me making a fool out of myself in one of two ways.

1. “You call her “your Beyoncé?” that is so amazing! Your love will never die.”


On the bright side, there are at least 3 wedding gifts we didn’t have to buy because of this so really I’m being wise with our money. This is just another instance of my bizarre and often unsettling behavior having unexpected benefits. Also, if you have met Beyoncé and don’t tell me everything I will ruin you.

We Are Our Own Country Now

My husband (the Geographer) informed me yesterday that this blog now has more followers than at least 3 sovereign countries have inhabitants. I believe that makes us our own country now y’all! Welcome to ContraryLand!

A few things about our country…

National Bird: Blue Footed Booby (Haha…. booby…..)

National Song: Lazy Sunday
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National Motto: LOL

National Animal (large): Nessie (The Loch Ness monster, but don’t let “monster” fool you, she’s actually very gentle and gives great advice on how to prepare fish.)

National Animal (small): Chupacabra  (Hide your goats!)

National Insect: Jiminy Cricket (He can be annoying but he keeps us honest.)

Feel free to share your facts about our totally awesome (and entirely made-up) country! And thank you all so very much for subscribing/following this blog –  it makes my heart fit to burst. :)



Things I Am Thankful For

Doing this a day early because all I plan on doing tomorrow is watching football and shortening my life span by two years via excessive gravy consumption.

1. Captain Thoughtful (cue the “awwww”)

2. Family and friends (cue the double “awwww” – damn I’m adorable on Thanksgiving…)

2. Harry Potter audio books (makes the 12 hour drive magical)

3. Torchy’s Tacos

4. Torchy’s Tacos

5. Torchy’s Tacos