Space Invaders Wall Art (Tutorial)

8-bit Space Invaders wall art is nerdy, retro, minimalistic, and above all, EASY. Depending on your perspective and what you already have around, it could be cheap too. (apologies for the crappy photo quality; it’s hard to take pictures of metal…) I have the kind of family that gifts things like Home Depot gift cards as stocking stuffers. I don’t find this offensive or annoying at all. I prefer the miscellaneous gift cards to the Onion Saver, Lettuce Cutters, Wreath Hook, Outdoor Faucet Cover, et al. So sometimes I can stroll into Home Depot and buy that giant light bulb

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My Husband, My Hero: Garbage Disposal Repair 101

For two days I walked into the kitchen and gave the sink the side eye. We have a garbage disposal that refused to dispose of the gallon of chipotle mac and cheese I shoved down its gullet and thus we had a situation. I flipped the switch to my garbage disposal and listened to the sound of silence and terror. I don’t want to shove my hand in the sink hole in some terrifying reenactment of Careless Woman Who Lost Her Ring in a horror movie! Malevolent spirits are not to be trifled with. Over the course of these two

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Can you clean the bathroom without dying in the shower?

I hate cleaning. Obviously, everyone one hates cleaning. But after a while, it needs to get done. Husband isn’t going to do it because that’s not what he does. And, if we’re being honest, I make the messes in this house. Mess making is my thing. Unfortunately after a while of leaving messes to their own devices I feel some combination of uncomfortable, guilty and grossed out. Fuck, that means it time to clean. Usually my cleaning starts with the bathroom because bathrooms get their own special kind of unclean that gets harder and harder to ignore. It’s at least

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Easy to Eat: Cheeseburger Cupcakes

Husband grumbles at turkey and veggies and when I ask him what HE wanted for dinner he said, “Chili, tacos, cheeseburgers…?”

Uh, I don’t want to make cheeseburgers mid-week, especially knowing he probably won’t him time or space to eat them.

Husband is a software engineer and he works late hours. Often they feed the team at work and if I cook dinner it goes uneaten. Either because it’s too much of a chore to have a sit-down dinner at 10pm or because he’s not that hungry.

So, to combat this time-space issue I started to make, essentially, heavy appetizers for dinner.

Once Husband noted, “You like making food in cupcake tins…”

“So? It’s never been to your detriment.”

“True,” he said, nodding as he shoved the last half of a Taco Kiss into his mouth.

I combined my passion for cupcake size food and Husband’s need for quick, easy and meaty dinner to make Cheeseburger Cupcakes or Nerd Burgers™.

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DIY: Ombre Nails!

Ombre hair is all the rage right now. What use to be considered a fashion faux paux is now the new hotness. Dark roots transitioning to much lighter ends. The trend is spreading south and bringing us Ombre Nails! I recently saw a post on buzzfeed about easy diy projects and one of these projects translated the ombre trend to seemingly easy nail art. Using a sponge and two colors (I choose Black and White) I was able to create my very own ombre nails. I’m a big fan of  basic nails so this was a perfect way for me

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