Friday, October 28, 2011

Ten Guilty Pleasures

I am having a hard time lately coming up with what to write on here, so I decided to share my guilty pleasures/ stress relievers with you. These aren't in a particular order, just numbered.

1. Facebook.  It is my number one go- to for procrastinating. It serves as the reminder for when I used to have a social life, and shows me in tantalizing detail everything I'm missing out on.

2. Pinterest.   I'm a tad bit obsessed with this idea-- how genius to have a virtual pin board!! It has helped my wedding planning too. I have a board for wedding ideas, favorite places, things made of yarn, and just things that make me smile.

                                          Look! It's an underwater suite in Fiji! Who knew?!

3. Owls. I really, really think I have a problem. I don't like real- looking ones so much, but the cute cartoon caricatured ones I am absolutely in love with. I have a board dedicated to them on Pinterest also.

4. Japanese erasers. They hit my love for miniature things just right. Especially the penguins. Now, if they could just make some owls...

5. Crocheting. Lately, I have been making hangers for my mother, but it is a huge stress reliever for me.

6. Reading the Word. Ok, so this doesn't count as a guilty pleasure, but it helps me tremendously. I just finished up Ephesians again and am moving to Colossians.

7. Looking at wedding things. Ah!!!! It's too much fun. Lace, flowers, elegant gowns; what's not to love about looking at wedding things? Especially things I might use.


                                           ...or hair up?

8. Painting. I'm no Monet, but I do like painting. My sweet fiance took me to go paint pottery for a date night a little while ago at As You Wish, and here is what I painted. I saw this design in London this summer on some tea items, and I thought, "I could paint that!" Turns out, I can. :)

9. I can't forget to mention Scot. He is a lifesaver, and has been so good for me.


10. And last but not least, Right This Minute. Anyone else a fan of that? From cute puppies trying to get over a step, to glowing surfboards, to beardos, I think this show was made for people with ADD. I love it. 

So what are yours?

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Bathroom Behavior: Hannah's 10 Cardinal Rules

I have noticed some strange behaviors in public restrooms lately, and I think we need to have some rules of etiquette printed and framed for the ladies. They would be as follows:

Hannah's 10 Cardinal Public Restroom Rules

1. NO talking on your cell phone while in a public restroom! You can miss that call and call back later, and please politely finish any phone conversations before entering the restroom.

2. If the restroom is fairly empty, do NOT choose the stall immediately next to someone. It is ok to give people some space.

3. Do NOT apply perfume while using the restroom, or excessive amounts of hairspray either. This is incredibly rude to your fellow females.

4. The restroom is NOT a social escape, an excuse to talk about boys for 15 minutes, or your private people watching spot. If you are not in there to use the restroom, or to get something out of your teeth, you should not be in the restroom.

5. If you have boys over the age of 5 with you, they are really too old to be in there.

6. If you do have children in the restroom, do NOT let them peek under other stalls, even if they are just trying to be friendly. They don't need to be THAT friendly.

7. If you make a mess, CLEAN IT UP. Do NOT leave that for someone else to walk into and deal with.

8. Use the trashcans, ladies. They are actually there for you to use, not just to look at, leave open, or to lay stuff on top of.

9. Use the seat covers, if they are provided. They take two seconds to use.

10. If you choose to play games on your phone in there, do us all a favor... and turn the sound off. Awkward. :)

Any other ones you can think of?