Monday, March 25, 2013

Race Shirt

Almost 2 years ago I ran a half marathon in New York City. It was an incredible experience. I enjoyed training for it and the actual race itself was just awesome. So now here I sit two years later as far away from doing a race like that as I ever thought I would or could be.  I haven't run more than two miles in like a year and a half, however I got an awesome "13.1" race shirt that I wear all the time and it reminds me of a time when I ran and loved running and gives me hope that maybe someday I will work up to that again. So today, wearing that shirt helped put me in a good mood because A. it brought back some sweet memories and B. it reminded me that I did something awesome not so long ago. So go find a race shirt or any type of shirt that attributes something cool and put it on for an instant good mood boost. (if needed, you can go purchase a shirt at a thrift shop -however I don't know if the same "I did something great" feelings will come along with it - but you might get a few strangers approval of your made up accomplishment when they read your shirt.) So go have a good mood day!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Chalkboard Refrigerator, what?

A favorite show in our house is Good Luck Charlie on the Disney Channel. We love this show. While watching an episode the other day I noticed their refrigerator had a chalkboard front and I just knew that this is what I wanted to do. So of course I went to Pinterest and found a few ideas on how to do it and went out, bought a quart of chalkboard paint and a little brush ($12 Total) and went to town on my boring, white fridge. And now I LOVE it!!!! Every time I look at it, it puts me in a good mood!! I am excited to put different quotes on it for different times of year and the kids love writing on it too. Couple of things I learned:
1. You don't need magnetic primer or anything - just paint it on and the magneticity still works, I did do like 4 coats.
2. After you condition the surface by rubbing it down with the side of a piece of chalk or just anytime it is dusty/dirty looking the only way to get it nice black is by using COKE on a rag. No joke. So awesome!!!

I loved this project and love how it looks! So go do a little cheap project to lift your mood. I promise it will!!!



Monday, March 11, 2013

Men Working OUT

I was driving along the other day on just another pot hole filled road in my city. Winter is just the worst on our roads. So anyway, I was driving along like I was in a life size Mario Kart game, dodging the potholes, when I saw this sign and just started laughing. It made my day. I know it is probably illegal and shouldn't be done and everything like that but I love it for so many reasons. One of them being that it took me back to all my prank filled days as a care-free youth when we would do things like "Chinese fire-drills" around our car at stop lights. Or we would steal cones and place them on the front yard of a boy we liked, or of course "TPing", or...well I better stop with the confessions there. So anyway, another reason I like it is because the "OUT" is just written on paper and taped on there. So it's naughty, but not TOO naughty you know? Cracked me up and made me laugh. The third reason I liked it is because the image of me driving by the "MEN WORKING" and having them really be working OUT. That image made me laugh too, with their dumbbells and kettle balls getting their sweat on instead of filling in our potholes. Love it!  So look for the "funny" in your day and neighborhood to put you in a good mood.