Sunday, April 21, 2013

Pinterest Challenge #18: Washing sandy, oily hands with baby powder.

This weekend was my first beach trip of the year (hopefully many more to come in the following months), and I was looking forward to a relaxing day with a good friend.

I saw this pin recently that suggested "washing" your hands with baby powder to remove all the sand from your precious little fingers. It seemed like such a great idea, because I hate getting covered in sand, especially while I'm trying to devour my bomb ass sandwich on a whole wheat roll covered in sunflower seeds....

I was skeptical at first, but then quickly came to the realization that it makes sense....only after my friend told me "yeah, that makes sense".

So here's how it works...

Since the powder is so fine, it dries and smoothes your hand, leaving a baby's bottom. The sand has nowhere to stick to anymore because the oils from your hand are covered in the powder. Just pour a bunch into your palm, rub all over, and then brush it off.

I was surprised it worked so well. I was skeptical, because I use tanning oil and I was like "Ok this 'ish isn't going to get the sand off my oily hands"...but alas it did.

I got this little cutie travel size bottle for like $1.

I would highly recommend bringing baby powder to the beach, because no one likes that gritty sandy feeling between their fingers or toes.

Now I need to find some new swim trunks

Mimosas and good weather 

Have a happy summer!

<3 Josue

Thursday, April 11, 2013

If you've got nothing else, at least you have fresh flowers.

<3 Josue

Copper Keeper

 For the past few months I've been looking for a new dresser. I've been searching as often as I could, thrift shops left me empty handed and most of their prices were too much for me. I mean c'mon, you're gonna charge me $85 for a dresser that needs to be sanded, painted, and moved?

I think I'm busy that day...

So while I was walking home from work the other day, I saw this pretty sweet dresser on the corner near my house. It had a broken leg, but I'm pretty handy and it was something that could be easily fixed.

After an ordeal of trying to bring it upstairs to my room, I needed to find ways to rid of the old people smell. Once I dowsed it in baking soda for a week, I decided just to line it with some contact paper...but I didn't want  some basic white or "wood" sticker. So I did some research and found this awesome copper contact paper.

It was really easy to put it. It has measuring squares on the back so cutting the exact size you need is so much easier since you could follow the grids.

I'm going through this metallic phase. What do you guys think?

I'll give you more updates, when I finish detailing my new dresser.

<3 Josue 

Friday, April 5, 2013

A few of my favorite things

I work in hardware, so my hands have been getting dryer and "manlier" than ever. I'm not big on lotions and creams, because I have yet to find one that doesn't leave me feeling greasy...oh and one that doesn't cost a fortune.

I was at the holy grail the other day....Target. (don't judge)

When I spotted this "Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream". I was instantly drawn to the tin and packaging...good marketing Burt's! You got me this time...

For only 6 bucks, I figured why not try it?

I LOVE it! Not only does it smell great, but I've seen such an improvement in my nails and cuticles. I highly recommend it, and you can get more info here

Hope you enjoy

<3 Josue

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Sweet Succulent

It's spring...well I mean unless you live in SF and you're looking out your window, cause I just see grey, wind, and rain.

As I mentioned before I'm not really good with plants. They're usually dead before I blink my eyes twice. Within the past couple of months I've done some research on succulents, and their lack of attention & dependence made me want to grab a few...I'm not good with commitments. Well a few turned into 28...and now I have more terrariums than I can count. I started placing them around the house because my room was getting too cluttered. Even my roommates noticed their presence in the kitchen, pantry room, and the other shared spaces.

They're really easy to take care of, and terrariums are fun to make. Well, they are for me haha ^_^

Let me share a few with you

<3 Josue

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

If you've got nothing else, at least you have fresh flowers

So a friend of mine helped me create a weekly budget for myself. I've got a full time job now, and mommy & daddy aren't available for anymore "Hey....could I borrow some money for rent?"

In my budget, I planned for bills, rent, groceries, savings, going out, and shopping. On top of that I also included a "Flower Budget".

I love fresh flowers, not only because they're beautiful, but I'm also pretty bad with living plants and they're usually dead in like a week. So...instead of getting all sad cheeks about my poor dead plants, I figured that every other week I will buy myself some pretty flowers and make myself feel better.

I could be having the worst day ever, but when I get home and see those pretty babies on my nightstand it always helps me feel a little better.

So these post are dedicated to that.


<3 Josue

One Wall At A Time

First I want to thank all my viewers and all the support I received from my friends and family for this blog. It started as a silly idea to keep myself occupied while I tried not to get depressed about being out of college and doing some soul searching. Never did I think that this little blog would get almost 8,000 hits.

Although I'm very far away from completing my 1,000 pins, I feel like I need to take this blog into a new direction.

Ever since I could remember, I always loved to decorate. My friends used their paychecks to buy clothes, and fancy dinners...while I was using mine on bed linens, frames, and paint. Now I think it's time to embrace that "interior designer" side of myself and dedicate this blog to that. Along with Pinterest challenges, "a few of my favorite things", and recipes, I will share my taste in home decor with you and hopefully inspire you guys to wall at a time.

<3 Josue