Let me be clear, I absolutely love Pinterest. I find life hacks there. I go to Pinterest when I want to laugh at funny memes. If I want ideas on how to decorate or gift giving ideas, that’s my go to. It’s easy to get lost down the rabbit hole that is Pinterest. But like… Continue reading Really Stupid Kids Ideas on Pinterest
With the exception of living in NYC for 3 months, I’ve lived in Ohio all my life. But still, at the age of 42, I’d being lieing if I didn’t say the first real snow storm of the season, doesn’t evoke a sense of “gotta get it done before” mentality. Today, snowpocolypse was to begin… Continue reading Hot Mess’s 10 Steps for Preparing for Snowpocolypse
Today is my birthday all! Hot Mess turns 42! I’d like to think I don’t look old but maybe I do? I feel like aging is like carrying all the clothing you just folded to everyone’s bedroom. You’re hell-bent on not dropping any because you only want to make 1 trip to each of their… Continue reading Today Is My Birthday!
I grocery shop either on Saturday or Sunday. When we are gone for long weekends because of soccer, I use a service offered by our grocery store Kroger, called Click List. For $4.95 you order your groceries online, pull into the parking lot and they load them into your car. It’s pretty cool in theory… Continue reading You Don’t Have Crushed Tomatoes?
Seasonal Affective Disorder (or SAD) is a bitch; not gonna lie. I have depression already but then throw on an extra layer of SAD and you want to blow your brains out. Ok, I don’t want to blow my brains out. Perhaps the statement, blow my brains out, was inappropriate. Sorry. Anyway, I heard about… Continue reading Hygge and Fighting Seasonal Affective Disorder
My Christmas list last year worked out pretty well with the exception of my sister finding my blog (love you!) and using my Christmas list to communicate to me that she knew about my blog. I was just too dumb to see the connection until she had placed this in my stocking: So if I… Continue reading 2nd Annual What I Want for Christmas
After a horrible flood a few years back, we are finally remodeling our basement again. Back in July, we bought a sofa from Ikea but it sat in our garage. Until now…. My husband and sons hauled it to the basement after the carpet was installed. My husband and my sister’s boyfriend put this monstrosity… Continue reading Well, Ikea is Wrong!
When my good friend NC sent the following to me yesterday….. I knew it was about that time of the year to profess my utter disdain of the Elf on the Shelf. I thought our elf, Zipper had spent his last year taunting me as I was prepared to confirm with my youngest that Santa… Continue reading Inappropriate Elf on the Shelf Pics
I’m sure this post is going to go over well for hopeful twenty and thirty-somethings who dream of their fairytale wedding. Perhaps that’s why my husband and I haven’t been invited to one in over a decade. But then again, we aren’t at that point in our lives where friends are getting married. We’re at… Continue reading Why Do Weddings Cost So Much?
Do you know there’s an actual website that counts the deaths and injuries that occur on Black Friday? Since 2006, they’ve given an overall total and listed how the death or injury occurred. It didn’t help matters that last night, a black cat darted out in front of my car before shopping. Thanks a lot… Continue reading Black Friday, Like the Purge But With Less Deaths