Craft Wars Ep. 1

Okay, the premise of this show is that they have two rounds to create the best things and the winner gets $10,000. AKA Cupcake Wars hosted by an eternally preggers Tori Spelling who now has a jewelry line.  I would want to be on this show just to put items from the craft closet under my shirt.

They claim this will be vicious. The only injury I’ve ever had is a glue gun burn.

The first challenge they have to create a duffel bag out of sports equipment. They have one hour. Everyone is using cheer leading uniforms. Lame. Also sewing under pressure is how you ruin sewing machines. Not that I know from experience… Never use spray glue plus a sewing machine. Christy made a bag out of fabric with the equipment added in. Tracy put a tennis racket on the bottom so your stinky stuff can air out. Weird. Also your bag is TENNESSEE ORANGE and that is a God awful color. Cheryl : your duffel bag is crap because you didn’t finish it or construct it well. Those black belts from karate are awful. XOXO Tracy and your orange bag is dunzo.

Round 2 is called the Master Craft Challenge. They bring out more school supplies than a classroom can use in a year. You have to make a playhouse in five hours. Cheryl wants to create details and a barn. Christy wanted to make a bus… and this girl uses modge podge aka my favorite thing. And Christy used chalkboard paint – another love.

In the end, both of the play houses were cute. Cheryl created a barn and Christy created a school bus. The barn is for the OCD child that wants to keep everything neat and pretty…. the school bus is for the rest of the world. I could totally play in the barn and be fine. That being said…. I would want to have my friends over to school bus.

These judges are sass-tastic. Love them. Especially Stephen. =) Hey, I don’t know you, you’re on TV, you wear bowties so call me maybe.

Cheryl won. She didn’t finish her bag in the first challenge and didn’t finish the inside of her barn play house. Aka quitters are rewarded.

TLC has created a show similar to the show Four Weddings called Four Houses. I want no one going through my house looking and judging. Kthanksbye.


Fav. Quotes of the Night:

“Judges hate glue strings” – FYI everyone hates glue strings!

“Crafting is about details”


Here’s the thing this show is basically the same concept as all the Food Network competitive shows (Sorry TLC but it’s true).

Is this a show that I liked? Yes – it was very easy to become invested.

Is this a show I will watch again? Probably it’s fun.

Is this a show I will feel obligated to watch every week? Definitely not. I’ll watch if I remember and I have an awful memory.


L is for the way you 6 Look at Me…

I would have done something cute about their location but not only can I not spell it but I can’t really tell you anything about it. And while I could pull an Emily and buy a guidebook or google it, let’s be honest… I don’t really have time for all that. 

So Arie had the first one-on-one date and the Bachelorette producers promised that the first 30 minutes would be drama. And, again, they weren’t. So while it’s possible that Emily is so nice that she can’t cause drama or this season is really just boring, all I know is that I didn’t really pay attention. Why may you ask? Because Arie dated the producer before Emily ever considered reality TV and it was not serious. AKA a non issue in my book. But whatever.

There was a 3 on 1 date, Doug, Chris and Sean. Basically Emily felt bad keeping Doug away from his kid and sent him home. Then Sean got the group rose which made Chris angry. Also, Sean apparently didn’t get enough time with Emily so at some point he and I quote “runs around town yelling her name until he finds her.” 

John got a one-on-one which was just awkward in general. You knew this was not going well when he couldn’t even close the lock on the bridge.

Also – why all these love things? Lock on the bridge, wish in the love wall, love clock thing… That’s just awkward when you send them home! You’re asking for heartache.’

Jef got a one-on-one involving puppets and making out on a library floor. Yeah – no one else in the world would put those two together.

Emily decided she didn’t need a cocktail party… And was down to her last rose (Sean was safe, Jef and Arie have roses) when Chris “needed” to talk to her. AKA make a fool of himself begging her to keep him. So Wolf/John got set home. 

Which should surprise no one. Who is going to marry someone named Wolf?!

Next week – hometowns! This should be fun. Is Ricki going to hometowns? Will it be the most dramatic rose ceremony ever? (Again). Will Emily finally be mean? (Doubt it). 

According to the Previews, she cries a lot. This could be interesting.



This is basically the only way I’m getting old.


Friday Four

1. There are more smore Krispy treats. Yum.

2. My friend P has a going away party this weekend. I’ve known him since he was a camper at our freshman camp! I feel so old!


It’s perfection. Check if you want one!

4. I’m loving all these Kate Spade quotes that have been popping up everywhere. This one is one of the best ones::


Cake Pop?


Sometimes I get the overwhelming urge to bake. My lunch hour and cake pop maker allow that to happen.


As if I needed more shoes…

So I may or may not have bought two more pairs of shoes yesterday. It should come as no surprise that I did not have enough willpower to resist BOGO at Payless (it’s one of my better qualities – you’re welcome Retail Outlets across the world).  And I’m not even planning on getting rid of any shoes to make room for these. =)


What is sad is that I can’t wear more than a 2″ or 3″ inch heel anymore. My old lady knees get me every time. And with heels on, I’m still not average height.


(Yes they are kid shoes. Judge away but they’re cheaper and I like them!)


(This pair is for a wedding where I had to wear all black .)




Biggest Mini Burrito

Office lunch at Chuy’s. Lots of food for the price… But even the mini burrito is bigger than my hand!


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