Sunday, May 25, 2014

Around the house photos including a Pinterest fail

I don't have an iPhone and so I don't have Instagram which is where everyone else posts their photos. And so I'm just going to post them here. 

A thrift store find! The front is just as hideous as the back.
I listed it for $100. Who knows if I will actually get this price but it is very...unique.

I love this quote so much. My mom bought it for me from etsy.

The hubby & I came across loose flowers in Wal-Mart and I got them for FREE!
I was going to turn them into a wreath but instead I separated each and I put them
on a safety pin and stuck them to my purse.

All five air conditioners are in! We were blessed to find some used with remotes.
I am getting very spoiled :)

We have been searching & searching for a hammock and have purchased (and then returned) atleast four this year.
This one is super comfy but the hubby & I fall into the middle together. The search continues...

I found this framed print of the Cliffs of Moher at Goodwill for $2.99 this past week.
We were actually there two years ago. I'm not sure if it will be hung or sold but it was a fun find.

I was given this little plant by my father-in-law's assisted living home and it is making me very happy.

There is a large farm tractor sitting in our (very messy) basement right now.
We are slowly cleaning out my father-in-law's property. It will be sold after my hubby uses it to fix our gravel.

I have shadow boxes above the guest room bed (i.e. my bed). I filled them this week.

My mother-in-law bronzed my hubby's tiny baby shoes. It is hard to believe my 6'6" husband ever wore something this small.

My in-law's cake topper from their early 1950's wedding.

And now for the Pinterest Fail...

Pinterest has a ton of posts about turning crayons into lipstick. Most of them include coconut oil which I don't have. I thought I could just replace the oil with Chapstick since I have a ton of these laying around the house. 

So far so good. I unwrapped a red crayon and a red-violet crayon and broken them into pieces. I took the Chapstick out of the container and threw it in an old plastic container. 

 I also don't have a double burner. I thought I would just microwave mine on a lower power. It took 5 minutes to melt the crayon this much! Clearly crayon isn't meant to be microwaved. My microwave must of overheated since it turned itself completely off. It has never done this before and I thought I blew a fuse. 

I then put the semi-melted crayon & Chapstick mixture into an old cap from something that I pulled out of the garbage. I wasn't willing to wait for the microwave to turn itself back on and so the mixture wasn't completely mixed. 

I put the finished product in the fridge for a few minutes since I have no patience. 

I put it on with a Q-tip and it did turn my lips a light pinkish red color. Since the Chapstick diluted the color it was more sheer than I expected. 

Clearly I have no make-up on other than my crayon/Chapstick lip gloss. Also, my hair is super greasy since I put olive oil in it before I went to bed last night. I'm being very real here.

I may or may not actually use this. It cost me about 50 cents to make. The crayons were left over from school shopping last August and the Chapstick was about a quarter since I had a coupon. 

What do you think? Have you tried making lip stick out of crayons?


  1. Nice try on the lipstick. I would be afraid it would smell like crayons. I love the picture between the two shadow boxes.

  2. The lip stick does smell like crayon! Haha.

    Thanks for the compliment on the picture. It was a thrift store find for $20. I also love it!

  3. Like the shadow boxes! You can use a small pot with an inch or so of water in it with a metal bowl on top as a double boiler. Bring it to a gentle boil and you can melt your crayons or chocolate just fine. Just be careful of the steam! Hope that helps.

  4. Thanks Jo. Now I just have to find a metal bowl, Haha.

  5. I *have* to try the crayon lipstick. Thanks for the tip! And I think yours turned out nice. :}

  6. Thanks Kait. Make sure you YouTube it to find out how to correctly make it. Haha. :)

  7. I have been giggling at your mishaps. Maybe chemistry is not your strong suit? So funny! Thanks for the cute blogging.

  8. Linda - You are right! I needed tutoring in chemistry in high school! Haha.


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