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It’s been awhile…

Hey- So, it’s been a little bit, huh? It would be great to say that life just got in the way, but that would be a lie. Truth is- I didn’t want to write at all. I have been in a hurricane of my creation, and I was/am blocked.

I decided to take a look at what was causing the block. Why am I not able to write? I have so many ideas to teach. I have so many things that I want to document.

I mean- come on, we bought a house! That’s exciting!

So- I am going to try again in small steps.

What have I been doing up until this point? A whole hell of a lot!

We have remodeled the bathroom after we found out we had some toilet issues. I will post more about that later because it deserves a whole post.

We have painted almost every room on the 1st story and now have a small flower garden.

I even started my own business- a profitable business. Holy shit- I never thought that day would come.

It’s crazy to think that I am at this point in life. Never in a million years did I think I would be able to achieve this. The reason? Finally slowing down.

So, that’s exactly what I am going to do. Slow down and shift my focus to present. I can’t wait to share the stories and to show some new diy!

Love,
Lyric

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Quarantine Day…. 11?

Quarantine Day…. 11? I need a routine

At this point the days are seeming to run together. Not in a bad way, I have just set up my new routine. I am throwing everything I have into the website right now. I am just so… proud. 

TBH- whenever I started this 11 days ago. I thought  Oh, no big deal… i can just write a blog post every day and then get pretty and do crafts everyday.

Nope- to make it simple I am so lazy when it comes to getting ready when I don’t have somewhere to go. That in turn makes me feel like a potato and completely unproductive when it comes to creative stuff.

Now– cleaning is a whole other ball game. I have gone nuts. I am going through everything and realizing very quickly that I. AM. A. HOARDER. 

It’s all very useful stuff. If everything had a home, I wouldn’t consider it hoarding. I would consider it being prepared. 

Oof- there goes the hoarding in me again. 

So- just like I mentioned that I have ADD passion, I also have ADD cleaning. I start somewhere, see something out of place in a different area, go over to that area, forget that I made coffee, go over to the coffee machine, forgot to make the coffee, turn on the coffee, pull out the cell phone, scroll through pinterest, go get the coffee, forgot to make the coffee again, TURN IT ON this time, go back over to the area I was cleaning originally, clean it, go to the second area, kind of clean, remember coffee again, go to the coffee and the coffee is cold because you forgot about it.

That sort of cleaning takes about 2 hours or more of my time. 

Since I am holed up with myself for the next forever, I figured I might as well try to get on a routine and tell the 2 whole people that are reading.

SO- I thought, why don’t I try to do something new every day to my routine.

Tomorrows new thing: Wake up at a decent hour.

This may seem like a trivial task. Let me tell you I have an issue with sleep. I will sleep whenever/wherever.

So, I will update the interwebs tomorrow and let you know how that went.

Also, check out my two new post to my #diy and #fotd.

Stay tuned-

XOXO

Leslie

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Quarantine Day 2:

Alright: Day 2 of keeping track of my life

It started off a very slow and lazy day. But, you know what, that’s okay. Every once in awhile you need to take care of yourself. That’s exactly what I did.

So, for the people that do know me… you know that video games are NOT my forte. In fact if you were to list it on a scale from 1-10 I am a -16485541321. That’s how much that I suck.

 ANYWAYS– We got a PS4 Pro. I honestly didn’t think that I was going to enjoy it…. At all.

Jokes on me. I freaking love this thing. GUYS I GET TO PLAY KINGDOM HEARTS. So, that’s what I did for the first 8 hours of my day. 

I finally yielded to my bodys agonizing scream to move. It only took 8 hours. So…. what to do now? Let’s burn some shit. I am also a HUGE pyro.

So….. here is the aftermath of that

Alright, my body is successfully cramped up from burning stuff and sitting in the same position all day. TIME TO TREAT YOSELF GIIIIIRLLLLLL. BUT, HOW? Let’s scroll through pinterest.

2.5 hours later

FACE CARE TIME!

So, scroling through pinterest, I come across a DIY routine with household products….. LET’S DO THIS….. And fail.

  1. Mix Baking soda and water together until it is like a paste, Then you paste the face.
  2. Scrub your face for about a minute to buff all of the dead skin away.
  3. RINCE, BITCH, RINCE

So, what I will say at this point is that my skin squeaked because of how smooth it was… definitely might try again. 

  1. Put some water in a pot, let it boil.
  2. Get a towel drape it over your head, put your face in the steam for 5-10 minutes

So, I had some trial and error with this part, because it was a little hard to breathe. Once I figured out where the air pocket was, I was good to go, 

Now you can stop here and you skin is already going to thank you…. But I am extra and I wanted to do something else…… time to go back to pinterest. Scrolls for about 30 minutes, distracted. What did I find? Egg white mask.

So, what exactly is this supposed to do? Well, according to everyone that I am seeing you can make this as a DIY blackhead mask with some paper towel strips and egg whites. 

This is the EASIEST  thing in the world. 

  1. Crack an egg.
  2. Get out the yolk
  3. Whisk the egg white to make it slightly thicker
  4. Dip paper towel in the egg white
  5. Slap that shit on your face
  6. Wait until COMPLETELY DRY
  7. BYE, BYE BLACKHEAD.

The Verdict

My face feels amazing. I can definitely tell that my skin is not as textured as it was before. My pores seemed a bit smaller as well. TBH- I had no idea the benefits of egg before I did this…. However, I did look it up for YOUR benefit. It can tone your skin, reduce puffiness, and shrink pores!

Check out more here! —-> https://www.saudereggs.com/blog/diy-egg-face-masks/

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Quarantine Day 1: Birth of a New Blog

So, I have found myself questioning everything since the quarantine, as I am sure many have. I am questioning my life, passion, relationships and above all myself.

Now, I am sure many of you don’t know who I am at all.

So, let me introduce myself. I am Leslie– Jill of all trades, master of none. What this translates to is that I have passion ADD. I see something and I throw myself into it, but the fuse dies as quickly as it ignites. This is something that I absolutely LOATHE about myself. 

So- in short. I want to change myself for the better. I have a chance to fall back in love with life and myself. Why not take this opportunity to do so?

Over the course of the next few weeks as quarantine ensues, you can rest assured that your good ol’ manic friend Leslie will be here for you! I have a quarantine bucket list if you will. I finally have all the time to do what I want, so why not now?

Day 1: Head out for supplies.

So, I decided to go out to my neighborhood dollar tree because there is not a crowd and I can get my essential item: peroxide.

Of course I go in for one item that should in total cost me $1.06. That would be the best case scenerio…. That didn’t happen. So- anyways, after about 15 minutes and $46 and change later. Here I am with craft supplies, peroxide, sewing stuff, toothpaste and some food. So, I would deem these essential, because a girl has got to stay sane, right? Note: I did not touch anything that did not go in my basket and I had a cuuuuute mask, with some gloves. I was prepared.

Fast forward back to my house. Lets make some stuff. NO. I have to do laundry. Just do it at home and craft. Easy, peasy. Wrong. I don’t have a washing machine, I have to go to a laundromat. 

Awesome! SO- go to do laundry. I guess people wanted to have a social hour, because the laundromat was POPPIN. Guys, I just want to be at home crafting. That’s it.

So, I’m waiting for the laundry to be done and this man just pops up and says, “ Hey, baby do you need any drywall hung? Cause I gotchu” He then slides me his business card while cupping his dick. Winner, winner, chicken dinner. 

“Sir, I am good, but have a good night.” I accidently let the card fall to the floorboard of the car. At this point I am just wanting to run. I CAN’T. MY MFIN LAUNDRY IS IN THE DRYER. 10.MORE.MINUTES.

The man now starts to lean on my car. Look, I don’t care if there is a pandemic going on or not, I do not like people in my space. “Baby, we can cuddle sometime after I work on your house.”

Jesus. Look, I don’t get hit on. I am not that cute. In any case we are at a laundromat. What kind of romance are you going to find there? The washers just took everything to the next level. Dry me baby. I am shuddering thinking about it. “Sir, I would appreciate if you would back off. I really don’t want to give you the corona.”

He gave me a weird look, backed up and actively avoided me for the remainder of my time at the laundromat. Thank God.

I think he may have passed that along to a few other people, because I got a few odd looks when I went to retrieve my laundry… Social Distancing at its finest.

Fast forward a few hours, I got 5 baskets of laundry put away and I got my boyfriend’s closet organized.

By this time, I was too exhausted to craft. But, stay tuned for more ramblings.

XOXO

Leslie