The mega millions pot is at an all-time high, currently sitting around $540 million. Can you imagine opening up your internet banking statement and seeing all those zeros?
There are many boards on Pinterest titled When I Win the Lottery, If I Win the Lottery, How I'll Spend My Lottery Winnings, etc.
And, for reasons unknown but too funny not to share, If I had time to knit, I'd make... also comes up when I search lottery. My assumption is, Pinterest feels she'd have more time for knitting if she won the lottery. That's quite thoughtful on Pinterest's part.
The odds of winning the mega millions lottery are 1 in 176 million. The odds are not in my favor. I'm more likely to be run over by a bus on my way into the store, to buy the tickets, than winning.
Nevertheless, I'll play along. Some of the things I'd pin on my Lots of Loot board...
This house. I have a thing for house plans. This plan is my current favorite.
I apologize for the lack of posts last week. And, I'm sorry to say, there also will not be a five favorite finds post. I don't know if I even pinned five things last week. "Here are my five pins from last week" isn't nearly as interesting as, "Out of the hundreds of pins I did this week, here are my five favorite." The week that was...
The craziness started with my new gig, recapping Dancing with the Stars. You can find my weekly recap here and my Pinterest board here.
At one point last week, I had been awake for 43 hours. When the mojo is happening, it's so hard to go to bed. Then, when I wake up, it's like, why did I do that?!?
A lot of this as I prepared for my daughter's 5th birthday.
I had to deal with some of this. Two pediatrician appointments in less than 24 hours. My kids are so good at sharing, they even share their ear infections.
Happily, the week ended with an ecstatic-to-be-five 5 year old. She woke me up Friday morning by screaming in my face, "It's my birthday! I'm 5 today!!" I had a similar wake up alarm on Saturday. This time, she screamed, "I'm STILL 5 today."
I treated myself to The Hunger Games movie on Saturday. Forced to sit for 3 hours, candy, soda, and movie popcorn. It was great. The movie was pretty good too.
1. Peach Crunch Cake. Pinterest made me crave peaches this week. This cake comes from bakerella, one of my favorite places on the internet. It's simple and calls for brown sugar; I'm sold. I accidentally became the owner of 4 cans of peach slices this week, so the timing of this pin couldn't have been better. Pinned on Cakes to Eat.
3. Superb "ordinary" bathroom makeover. My kids' bathroom is set up exactly like this. I wouldn't make all the same finish choices but it's a great starting point for adding some design interest to a small, boring bathroom. Pinned on Bathrooms.
4. Another perfectly timed pin. This comes from Stephanie Ackerman. There's a banner across the top of her blog that reads, "Creating a life that reflects my dreams...Living a life that defines my purpose." Powerful. And very personal to me right now, as I'm finding myself in the middle of a "What's my purpose? What am I supposed to do with my life?" identity crisis. I'm hoping to set aside some time this week to read more of her blog. Pinned on Furries, Funnies, Feel Goods.
5. Peach Sangria Sorbet. See? More peaches. White wine, peach schnapps, water, peaches, and sugar. I'm totally making some drunken sorbet this summer! Sorry, kids, this is mommy's treat. Yummy. Pinned on Happy Hour.
I'm not a big fan of hot dogs. Growing up, I hated everything about them. My mom used to make me sit at the dinner table, just me and my hot dogs, until they were gone. I'd probably still be sitting at my mother's kitchen table if it weren't for our dog.
About 5 months into my first pregnancy, my cravings for hot dogs (seriously?!) began. I held out as long as I could since hot dogs are on the "do not eat when pregnant" list, but I did eventually give in to the craving. Repeatedly. I can just imagine what the people at Wawa were saying, "Oh, look, there's that wolfish pregnant lady eating our hot dogs again."
I only eat a hot dog a few times a year now. Usually at a picnic. I don't detest them like I did pre-pregnancy, but I'm no longer on exhibit at the Wawa hot dog counter.
My kids don't like hot dogs either. This used to make me happy. I don't have to buy them or cook them. And I don't have to worry about what's in them. Enter Pinterest, and now I mourn what could have been if I had kids that like hot dogs.
I have a friend, Lianne*, whose son loves chili cheese dogs. I tried to find some cute chili cheese dogs. Sadly, I came up empty. No matter how cute the hot dog is, once you dump chili all over it, the cuteness just looks like a pile of chili. But, I did find some variations that I want to lump in here, because I'm not writing two blogs about hot dogs. I can't believe I even wrote one.