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The End.

I’ve decided to quit blogging. 

I know all 8 of my readers will be sorely disappointed.  And since I see all 8 of you regularly in person (yes, I know who you are – there are stats for that), I’m not really concerned that you won’t know all the intimate details of my life anymore. 

Because you will.  I will just tell them to you in person instead of wasting 3 hours of my life trying to upload one damn picture to the internet.

Blogging is just not for the faint of heart, apparently.  And the faint of heart is me.

So thanks for reading, readers.  It’s been real.


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They’re the same plant!

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The Oil Cleansing Method

Fact:  My skin sucks.

So, before you all call me crazy for trying this skin-cleansing method, please remember that important fact.

Through the wonders of the interwebz, I have discovered a facial cleansing/moisturizing regimen called “The Oil Cleansing Method.”  I started it about a week ago, and so far I am on the fence about its effectiveness for me.  But, in case some of you out there are interested, here is the basic concept.

Most of the beauty products out there right now are all about being oil free.  In fact, our entire society is way too obsessed with cleanliness right now, and don’t even get me started on the problems that is causing.  So, what usually happens to me regarding my face is that I strip all the oil away using my oil-free cleansers and oil-free moisturizers.  My skin feels clean and tight and dry, and then it gets oily again around 2:00pm.  By stripping the natural oil away from my skin, my skin is over-compensating for the lack of moisture by creating more oil. 

This method revolves around the concept that oil dissolves oil.  Our skin naturally produces oil because it needs it.  So, instead of using dozens of different skin products to both moisturize and rid my face of oil (yeah, because that makes sense), I am going back to the basics.  Oil is not the enemy.  

The concept is simple, and so is the practice.  All you need are two kinds of oil (for cleansing and moisture) and a steamy washcloth.  I won’t go into all the details here, but if you want to try it, check out The Oil Cleansing Method website

I would also like to point out that a friend of mine told me this was all the rage back in the ’70s.  So I can’t be completely crazy, right? 


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Matt and I went to a wedding a few weeks ago, and the ceremony was outside in a park. We were running very late, so Matt attempted to parallel park in a spot that was clearly too small. This was just a little road in a State Park, and we knew we would only be there for 15 minutes or so. So we just gave up, parked there, and ran to the ceremony.

On our way back to the car, we noticed that everyone around us had left already. I took a picture to document this moment, naturally.




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Pretty much the best cookie ever made combined with a DQ blizzard?
How did I not know about this until last night?

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Happy Mothers Day!

To all the mothers in my life and yours.

Thanks for all the little things you do.


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The Lake Effect

So I woke up this morning to no snow. Not a single flake has fallen in my little town southwest of Milwaukee. And the forecast for the entire day is for clear skies.

Then, I get to work (and I’m about 45 minutes late due to traffic). There’s a little thing called The Lake Effect here in Milwaukee, and today I finally realized its true meaning. Downtown Milwaukee is currently at around 8 or 9 inches, with up to 15 inches possible. What the FRAK?! Thank God for my boots.

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