Wednesday, March 28, 2012

One is the loneliest number?

I have said it before on this blog, I am not a person who likes "alone time".  I hate being alone, and while I know a lot of people need that time, I am not one of them.  I like to be surrounded by people, especially Ben.  

Ben works night shifts, most of the time starting at 5 pm and not getting done until 3 or 4 am.  This makes for a lot of alone time.  Saturday was one of those days, he left at five and I planned my night-usually consisting of reading blogs, watching crappy movies on Netflix and maybe painting my nails or something.

NO! This Saturday night was not going to be a pathetic lonely night!  I decided to go on an adventure by myself.

I first went to the mall to try on some shoes I had been eyeing online-did not look good on my feet-glad I did that first!

Then I went to Ross and TJ Maxx, I have never been into those stores in Provo but I hear that people find some really good stuff there sometimes...I did not, but an experience nonetheless.

I then went to Joanne's, yes a CRAFT store, I am NOT a crafty person but my mom got me the cutest little ceramic vase for Christmas and it has been sitting empty on my bathroom vanity for months.  I carefully picked out a flower combination and browsed the rest of the store convincing myself I could totally become a crafty person. When I got home I created this!

Not too shabby right!

I also went to Walmart to buy some Borax because I read on a blog that it would clean a stained tub.  Ours has been gross ever since we moved in and I have tried everything, so I thought I would try this out, didn't really work but I am sure that huge-A box of  Borax will come in handy one day down the road.

The next part was the best, I went THRIFTING for my first time ever.  I feel like so many blogger friends and some friends at work are really into this and always find great stuff!  I kind of loved it.  At first I was really lost but then I got into it.  I found a maxi skirt that fit perfect and a fun button up blouse!  My total was less than 10 dollars! It was actually a rush, I'm excited to go again and show you guys my finds!

So there you have it, I had a fun, productive and crafty night all by myself!


Kristin Fleck said...

i hate being alone too! when my husband goes out of town, i can't sleep, i stay up almost all night. it's pathetic! Thank God he doesn't travel a lot. I'd go nuts!!

Glad you had fun and made the most of it :)

Karen Peterson said...

Here is the solution to your bathroom problem. It will make them shiny and spotless. Much less expensive than all those pricey cleaners!

Bathroom Spray
1 cup Dawn Original Blue Dish Soap, 1 Cup White Vinegar and 1/2 cup water

Pour the Dawn and vinegar into a spray bottle and add the water.  Just spray it on the shower and tub and let it set for a couple of minutes to even overnight.  Wipe it down with a sponge and rinse. Presto perfect shower every time.

Super Bathroom Cleaner
Dawn Original Blue Dish Detergent and Baking Soda.

Simply make a paste out of Dawn and baking soda.  Rub this paste on a tub that has built up soap scum or dirty grime around the tub.  Apply with a sponge or brush and simply scrub off the grime.  Also great for Kitchen sinks and greasy grime on the stove top.

Daily Shower Cleaner - Spray after every shower for a clean shiny clean shower and tub
1 tablespoon bleach and water.

Pour the bleach into a spray bottle. Add enough water to fill the bottle.  Keep an old wash cloth in the shower.  After taking a shower, wipe the shower down with the wash cloth to get the excess water off the walls and the door.  Then once out of the shower spray a mist of this bleach solution on the walls and door.  This will keep your showers spotless -- requiring only monthly cleanings.

Karen Peterson said...

Here is a solution for your big box of borax. Besides working well, it will save you lots of money!


Grate one bar of soap with cheese grater or food processor.
Put grated soap in pan with 2 quarts water and gradually heat, stirring constantly until soap is completely dissolved.

Put 4.5 gallons of really hot tap water in a 5-gallon bucket - these are like food storage bucks and are available for free in bakeries at grocery stores, just ask them.

Now stir in 1 cup of borax and 1 cup of Washing Soda until completely dissolved.

Pour soap mixture from pan into 5-gallon bucket. Stir well. Add 20 drops of your favorite essential OIL. My favorites are Lemon, Orange and Lavender.

Cover and leave overnight.

Shake or stir until smooth and pour into gallon jugs or other containers.

Use 1/2 (front loader) to 1 cup (top loader) per load.

Melissa said...

cute craft! i need to start thrifting. i read about so many bloggers finding cute things!!

Amira said...

That flower arrangement is GORGEOUS! You must teach me your ways oh wise one!

Mo (New on U) said...

Good for you, going out and doing stuff on your own!

I do enjoy alone time every once in a while - gives me a chance to catch up on all the crap tv I'm too embarrassed to watch around Justin.

Also, I can't thrift. I didn't get that gene. My wallet is sad about it.

Nicole said...

so glad you had a fun alone adventure! I relish those every once in awhile:) and thrifting is the best! You should try flea markets next!

his little Lady said...

sometimes i find myself more productive when i'm by myself. looks like you got a lot accomplished ;)
xo TJ

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