Friday, July 29, 2011

Your Mission 07.29.11

Your weekend mission,
should you choose to accept

1) Take a midnight stroll.
2) Play Mad Libs with a friend.
3) Try something Weird. One obvious way to move out of your comfort zone is to do something new. When you choose something new you may choose something that is line with your personality. So your experiences can become limited. Instead, choose something that's out of character for you. Start by reading about a random topic at Wikipedia. Visit a museum and sit and sketch. Take a friend to the driving range and hit some golf balls. Add an unexpected RSS-feed about something you normally never read about. Or learn to make eco-friendly cleaning products. The weekend is your oyster - so go out and enjoy something new.

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Epsom Salts and Ginger Soak

This bath opens pores and eliminates toxins and also help to eliminate pain. Stir one cup of epsom salts and 2 tablespoons of ginger in a cup of water first, then add to the bath.
Soak 30 minutes

{photo} via evolofoto via violaid

Benefits of a Bicycle

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Overalls and Summer Memories

There is something about growing up in Kansas that leaves me with a special nostalgia for denim overalls. Maybe it was those carefree humid summer nights of driving with nothing better to do, field parties, sonic slushes, jumping off bridges into watering holes, typical midwest teenage shenanigans.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Throw an Amazing Party in a Tiny Apartment.


Set up everything to scale: to create a feeling of space, minimize party supplies. Rather than having one big traffic-block bar, put out several ice buckets filled with bottles of beer and splits of champagne no glasses required. For food, no space-hogging ham or turkey. Serve niblets, like mini-sandwiches. - Mini-sandwiches -close-contact friendly - no garlic.

Keep the party flowing:
To stave off log jams in front of the bathroom, put mirror in the hallway, so ladies who just want to touch up their make-up won't hog the powder room.

Let the furniture multitask:
You don't need the TV - stow it in the closet and use the trolley as a rolling bar cart.

Free up the bedroom:
That's valuable real estate replace your bed pillows with decorative cushions or throws from the couch.
Don't limit the guest list! Invite everyone you want to. If it gets super-crowded, the party will thin out naturally.

It's social darwinism!

Andy Warhol

Friday, July 22, 2011

Your Mission 07.22.11

Your weekend mission,
should you choose to accept

1) Book tickets to a upcoming concert.
2) Take a warm sea salt bath for 20 minutes.
3) Act like a nine-year-old. To keep stress at bay, it's important for adults to always have a little kid in them. Here are a few ideas for how to retain that child-like wonder: Spin around in circles until you get dizzy and then lie down and watch the ceiling spin. Skip. It's surprising how free and happy a person can feel by skipping down the street. Watch your favorite childhood movie. Eat an ice cream cone. Play tag or hide-and-seek. Catch lighting bugs. Swing at a playground. Just remember, sometimes our silly side needs to come out and play. Follow this list and your inner child will always be satisfied.

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{photo via flickr}

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Homemade Vitamin C Serum

3 1/2 teaspoon distilled water (at room temperature)
1/2 teaspoon L-ascorbic acid powder (vitamin C)
1 1/2 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
1 dark glass bottle

Clean the bottle with rubbing alcohol or boil it in hot water. Let the bottle to cool and dry. Add the L-ascorbic acid to the bottle. Add the distilled water. Shake the bottle o use a something to stir it up, until all the L-asorbic acid is dissolved. Add the vegetable glycerin. Put on the cap and shake well, until everything is blended. Use up and make a new batch every 5 to 7 days. L-ascorbic acid is highly unstable, so you have to make a new batch frequently.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Friendship Bracelets

Just looking at this photo puts a smile on my face - it takes me straight back to my childhood. I love the neutral and fluorescent color combinations from these Purl Bee friendship bracelets via unruly things

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Basic Sea Salt Soak

Sea Salt Bath
1 cup sea salt / epsom salt
2 cups baking soda

Soak for 20-30 minutes. Hotter water makes for a powerful cleansing but be careful. It is not necessary to shower or rinse off after bathing.

Radical Face 'Welcome Home, Son'

Friday, July 8, 2011

Your Mission 07.08.11

Your weekend mission,
should you choose to accept

1) Say "Good Morning" to 2 strangers.
2) Stand outside for 3 minutes and take 15 deep-long-breathes.
3) Stop giving advice. If you always tell your friend how to fix his/her problems, the relationship will be unbalanced. You become the one Who knows All, and she becomes the One Who Is Troubled. Eventually you're both going to tire of those roles. Instead, let her bounce ideas off of you. Ask, "What are you planning to do about this tricky situation?" Or just give a supportive comment: "That sounds difficult. How do you feel about it?" Offer your opinion only if she asks for it. Otherwise you're not having a dialogue; your giving a lecture. - Frank M. Lachmann

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