I recycle everything that my city allows me to, and at one point I found myself throwing out tons of glass mason jars and then buying tons of Ball & Kerr mason jars. Something didn't seem right with this picture. Why was I throwing out jars and then spending money on more? One of the reasons I didn't keep those spaghetti and jam jars was because the labels were always a pain to get off. I'd spend hours scraping off the glue, I'd try Goo be Gone, hot water, rubbing alcohol and also nail polish remover, all with varying degrees of success.
A little story, I am a vegetarian for moral reasons that I won't get into here because that's not my story. Very recently, it seemed like my new apartment was filled with a lot of negativity and I felt angry all of the time. Sure, I have been going through a lot and had quite a bit on my plate that would create feelings of tension.
This time last year, I had embarked on my husband finding mission. At 38 (at the time) and spending an extended period of time with my family down in Florida, I came to the conclusion that I was ready for marriage. This was after helping my niece with her homework, driving her to school and after school activities and cooking dinner for my family almost every night. I found that I was well suited for domestic life. I genuinely enjoyed being there for others and gained satisfaction from feeding them good, healthy meals. I wanted this for myself. I was ready to give 100% of myself to someone else.
As hard as I try to keep my skin looking as perfect as possible, a pimple still sometimes manages to make its way through to my face. And they're always prominently displayed somewhere on my forehead, cheek or chin. Because of this, I need to make sure they're gone as fast as possible so I can go back to my regularly scheduled life.
Ladies and gentlemen, I may have solved the world's greatest issue to date! No, it isn't the national debt crisis, but it does mean as much to me, and that is the creasing I'd constantly get with my concealer under my eyes. Grrrr!!!
I woke up like this...
But 'this' didn't happen overnight! Even though my diet consists mostly of vegetables, which is great for your skin and I started taking Vitamin D supplements (I found out that I was deficient) and this helped get moisture back into my skin, I still would suffer from the occasional breakout. This wasn't your usual breakout, but skin that had bumps that wasn't smooth and my pores didn't look fresh. Blame the magazines, but I have an obsession with having porcelain smooth skin, a look that I understand isn't very realistic, yet I still try to attain it. I have come up with a routine that has kept my skin looking as clear as a baby's skin. Want to learn it?
July will make it 9 years since I became a vegetarian...or is it 10 years? It's been so long that I don't even remember. I do, however, remember why I stopped eating meat. After many failed attempts of trying to go vegetarian (like the time I got hungry and ate a can of Chef Boyardi because I forgot that I stopped eating meat) I watched a now cancelled TV show and decided right then to never eat meat.
I originally gave up meat for moral reasons. The show was 30 Days with Morgan Spurlock where people were asked to step out of their comfort zones and live in someone else's shoes for 30 days. The particular episode that resonated with me had a deer hunter live with a PETA exec and learn about being a vegan and the meat industry. I won't tell you the details of the show, you can watch any documentary about the meat industry, but what I decided is that if we are what we eat, then we are eating sadness and misery. I don't want sadness and misery in my body.
In this age of dating, it is no longer taboo to admit that you're using some online dating site to find your potential partner (or next Saturday night meal). These days, the conversation starts with "so which online services are you using?" I know a few people who have been successful using Tinder, POF, Match and more! I've used all three myself at one point in my husband finding mission - I'm not married yet, but happily coupled up...thanks Tinder!
I came home and realized that I needed to go food shopping but have been running around like a mad woman these past couple of weeks and finding the time to go to the grocer's is like a luxury for me. Luckily, my cupboards already had some spices that I can work with and so I literally threw some ingredients together and came up with this creamy vegan alfredo pasta.
A couple of years ago, I discovered that I had an allergy to gluten, or sensitivity or intolerance...I really don't know which term to use. All I know is that whenever I ate products with gluten, I felt absolutely miserable.
Scarlett is a business owner and lover of pretty things. She started this blog to share some of her witticisms and favorite things.