And by 'we', I mean my friend and her husband did almost all of the work because I'm freaked out by lye. Anyway, soap was made because my friends are amazing! We choose Raspberry Vanilla scent, and we went with purple, pink, and white colors. Then we almost forgot to dust the top with glitter, … Continue reading We Made Soap!
I have noted before that I bought myself an easy-to-use vacuum for myself. It's lightweight and has a long tube, so I don't hurt myself carrying it, and I don't hurt myself bending over. The vacuum: I went around last night and vacuumed EVERYTHING I could reach. I even laid down and pulled the storage … Continue reading Vacuum ALL the Things!
My husband has a driving wheel with pedals and shifter to play his racing games, but there's always issues on where to mount it, making space, moving it around. He has wanted a collapsible driving chair for years. This year he shared one with me, and it wasn't that expensive. Take a look: So his … Continue reading A Driving Chair for Sim Racing
These are a gift for my sister-in-law, but I'm hoping she's opened her present by now so it won't be a spoiler. I'm not a Harry Potter fan, but she is, and when I found official Harry Potter brand, cotton fat quarters, you'd better believe I snatched them up! And I made masks: Hopefully they … Continue reading Harry Potter Masks!
I've run into a storage and sorting problem. The first part is that I have 5 different drafts of my current novel, 'Still Water', and I don't want to throw any of them out but at the same time where do I keep them?!? Beyond that, I have written... 9? 10? novels. 10 if you … Continue reading In Which I Have Written Too Many Novels
You may have seen articles about 5G conspiracy theorists buying special cases to protect their routers from 5G... and then being outraged that their routers don't work. (The first article I saw on the topic.) I'll admit it. I'm awful. I laughed. And then I promptly sent an email to my family with the joke... … Continue reading Who Doesn’t Need a Faraday Cage?
There are few things as an adult more thrilling than getting cleaning equipment! I jest, but I am really, REALLY happy with my new vacuum. First of all though, apologies for not having a Friday post this last week. I wrote it. I scheduled it. I scheduled it for the 15th instead of the 8th... … Continue reading Oh, Glee!
There was a little bit of a bummer with my tablet - it doesn't work with Krita, the free art program I downloaded to work with. There was much flailing, but the cheapest alternative I could find was the subscription for Photoshop. Painter was way expensive (ignoring the fact that I only know the basics), … Continue reading Terrible Doodles
This is not a surprise to me, considering I checked with my husband and ordered it, but I received a drawing tablet for Christmas! THIS ONE to be exact. XP-Pen is a brand that isn't as popular, but I read quite a few reviews and watched artists on YouTube use it, so I felt fairly confident … Continue reading XP-Pen Tablet
If you haven't heard of the Fruits Basket manga, I'd like to assert that you're losing out. It's a cute manga that starts out with shape changing zodiac members that grows progressively darker throughout as the curse and their 'God' are explored more fully. You get to see the characters at their best... and then … Continue reading Anime/Manga Rec: Fruits Basket