nap time

Sleep. It is the opportunity for our body to recharge. Like replacing life’s batteries every morning. But isn’t it so much more than that. We all know the biological reason for sleep. We all feel better when we have had a good night’s sleep, yet sleep is so elusive for many. I feel bad for those who have a hard time sleeping, getting to sleep, or staying asleep. I may feel for them, but they make ambien for that. As for me, I will sleep and sleep well whenever I get the chance.

Follow the link to publicly proclaim your love for that best of activities (well lack of activity). So sleep sleep and sleep some more. Be proud of your most satisfying of slumbers. These guys have the accessories to show the world your favorite past time. They have T-shirts, pillows and wall decor for you and me both. Here are some tips on getting a better night’s sleep. Just in case you aren’t naturally skilled at it. Lol.

Here’s the link to all 19 accessories…

Buzzfeed: 19 Accessories For Anyone Who Loves Sleep More Than People


This video from Elman511 is just funny. It’s all about a big egg. ‘Size difference – the big egg is a lot bigger.’ Truer words my friend. Truer words. I love this guy! His commentary is so funny. I like his wife and kid in the background too ‘Weirrrrd!’ Lol. This definitely fits the definition of a twofur (or two for the price of one). Eggs for breakfast anyone? It’s cool to look at and nature/science is amazing but it doesn’t really make me all that hungry. Lol. Are you in the mood for eggs?

I can’t help thinking about that poor chicken! It mustn’t have been fun laying that beast. I don’t imagine laying eggs is altogether pleasant as it is but this must have been especially unpleasant. It must have been like these babies being born. They were a bit larger than average. Yikes! 17.1 pounds? No thank you!

Here’s the video… Enjoy!


Show an ounce of love and he’ll be your friend for life. So true! Are you a dog person? We are. A little too much sometimes. Someone that I married brought another one home the other day! The nerve. Dogs are wonderful loyal pets and if you have one you know all about that. This roundup from Diply has 16 dog ‘facts’ that only dog lovers will understand. They are all so true!

These are so true! They always want to be by your side, they take over your bed, and occasionally they destroy things you love (shoes!). Number 9 is so true for my house. Our windows are always dirty!

Speaking of wonderful dogs – here is a video that will make your heart smile with the 10 funniest dog videos (according to YouTube user World’s Fuzziest Videos). You’ll have to judge for yourself.

Here’s the link to all 16 ‘facts’…

Diply: 16 Things Only Dog Owners Will Understand


When all else fails… take a nap. That’s what these people should do. Throw in the towel and go back to bed. Everything will look better in the morning. It will look better and be funnier. So much funnier. I can’t stop laughing after seeing this ‘Fail’ roundup from Diply. It is the best!

Fail blogs make me feel better about myself. Lol. I’ve had some epic fails and it’s nice to know that other people have as well. (I know you’ve had your fair share as well. Lol.) Number 5 is the best! And 7? I bet their heating bill is high! I’m hearing the theme song to Frozen as I look at number 8. ‘Let it go!’ The iron stove (number 11) looks like a college kid hack. Those kids are creative! Check out DIY Fail for some more laughs. This one is my favorite. I can’t stop laughing at these fabulous pictures!

Here’s the link to all 12 hilarious DIY fails…

Diply: 23 D-I-Whys That’ll Have You Questioning Human Logic


Some kids have all the luck. They have parents who can create the most amazing things. Parents like Hal Russell Taylor. Hal found a way to make bedtime stories more comfy and cozy for all three of his children. He build the most amazing rocking chair. It’s so sweet!

I am in love with this three-seated rocking chair, otherwise known as ‘The Storytime Rocking Chair.’ There are two tiny seats on each side and room for one little babe to sit on your lap. Precious! Hal’s rocker has gotten so much attention that he will even build you one! (But for a rather spendy price.) Check out his site here.

I am not a builder. Not a real one. A coffee table and headboard don’t bump be up to master status like Hal. I am a buyer. That’s why this roundup from Apartment Therapy has me tickled pink. It has a guide to the best rockers! Find them all here

Here’s the link to learn all about this DIY project…

LittleThings: This Dad Built A 3-Seated Rocking Chair For Bedtime Stories


Do you have a ‘go-to’ party trick? Mind reading, card tricks, making something disappear, making something appear? There are some fun ones out there. I’ve been to quite a few parties but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a trick like Mark Rober’s. He skins a watermelon. Awesome!

This is just the thing for a summer barbecues. The season is almost over for the year but I might be able to fit one or two more gatherings in and use this trick to shock and awe my friends. I almost hate to tell you how to do this trick. Part of the fun of ‘magic’ is not knowing how things are done. A hint for this trick…you need two watermelons. This looks really time consuming but prep time is only listed as 10 minutes. I have that!

Buzzfeed has some other party tricks you might want to add to your routine. Fun ways to fold a dollar or towel, blow CD bubbles, and other fun tricks. We’re never to old to learn new tricks.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

ikea puns

IKEA is a do it yourselfers dream. They have so many relatively inexpensive items that can be used for projects you dive into for your home. Need a giant mirror? You can get it for half what you would pay elsewhere. How about a flower pot? So inexpensive. But have you ever noticed the weird names on all the products. I don’t speak Swedish, but I assume they use Swedish words that actually mean something describing the product. (Turns out I am wrong. See the link below.)

This video is so punny! This guy, who sounds Australian, goes to IKEA with his girlfriend and decides to make it a little more fun. Well, more fun for himself anyway. The girlfriend doesn’t seem to be very amused by his antics. He takes the names of many IKEA products and uses them to make some terrible puns. Hopefully she was rewarded with some swedish meatballs for putting up with him.

If you are really curious about the origin of all the IKEA names here a is a link to the IKEA dictionary. Again, who knew they had a dictionary?!

Here’s the video… Enjoy!


I think everyone who frequents a Do It Yourself sight can relate to these Pinterest Fails. In fact these happen so frequently there is an entire websites related to the topic. (Such as this one On the topic of failures I know I have had my share.

Tell us about a few of your own failures. Come on. You know you have had them. It will help us all to feel a little bit better about ourselves the next time we burn the cupcakes or terrify the baby with an ill conceived photo shoot. Fess up people. You can even post it anonymously if you must. I know this can become one of those topics where everyone can out due one another with their stories of failure. It is cathartic even. Tell us your deepest, darkest secrets of DIY. The ones you never told anyone. We can all laugh together.

That failed baby photo was so funny! These 37 other photo shoot fails will have your sides splitting too!

Here’s the link to all 20 fails…

Diply: 20 Pinterest Fails That Definitely Didn’t Nail It

Newborn Costumes

Check out this roundup from Popsugar. It is the cutest to say the least. It’s all about babies. Who doesn’t love babies?! Who doesn’t love babies dressed up as the cutest of things?! These 20 knitted costumes will melt your heart and make you wish it was Halloween right now. I love these!

What was your favorite thing to dress up as a kid? I had some great costumes. Once I was the Tin Man from The Wizard Of Oz. Best costume ever. Another year I was Pippie Longstockings. Last year I was a pirate. You’re never too old to dress up, or too young to start. I love the mermaid tail and Captain America is the best superhero ever. Mario and Little Red Riding Hood are awesome too.

Here are some creative baby photo ideas from Brit and Co. Brilliant! I love baby photo shoots. The baby ninja is the best.

Here’s the link to all 20 costumes…

PopSugar: 20 Crocheted Newborn Costumes For Their First Halloween

Beauty Fails

What is your biggest DIY failure? Please share so I can feel better about myself. Lol. This a judgement free zone. I’ve had some serious disasters, one of my worst ones being those Easter chick deviled eggs. I’ve had a few painting and repurposing mishaps too but so far I’ve been pretty lucky in the beauty department.

I feel so bad for these people but I just can’t help but laugh! Number 6 is why I get my eyebrows professionally dyed. One of the fails on here, rag curls, has worked for me but it was a long time ago. Numbers 1 and 14…I know that everything marbled is from the Devil! I tried that on Easter eggs once and stripped the finish off my table. (Geeze what is it with me and Easter?!) Lol. To all of you providing our entertainment, thanks for suffering so we can learn from your mistakes. I am eternally grateful. Just because fails are awesome – here are 34 more to make your day even better!

Here’s the link to all 16 fails…

Diply: 16 Pinterest Beauty Fails That Are So Bad, They’re Good