Friday, March 7, 2008

Tips and Tricks

My girlfriends always tease me that I am a wealth of useless information, kind of like Cliff Clavin from Cheers , and some have asked me to start a cooking blog- which if I ever get my digital camera working again I just may do. In the meantime, here are a few tips and tricks that keep me going and make life interesting.

1. Parmesan cheese rinds. Do NOT throw these away. EVER. They are the best secret weapon to making any pot of soup turn into a silky, smooth puddle of cheesy goodness. When we've got only a smidgen of cheese left, I pop the rind in a ziploc and toss it in my freezer. Whenever I make our version of Italian wedding soup (recipe coming soon) I do a little happy jig if I can throw one of these in with my stock. It will seriously change your life.

2. These jeans. I tried these on at Nordies a few weeks ago, and I swear- this two-legged wonder is responsible for making shopping fun again. Oh yeah- that and Weight Watchers, and my new Body Pump class- but seriously! My ass hasn't looked this good since well.... before kids. And you always have to buy one size smaller than you normally wear- so it's like instant ego gratification. Plus, they won't break the bank like some Sevens or Citizens will.

3. This mascara kicks some serious ass. I've always been a Greatlash girl, but one of my friends strong armed me into trying this, and I'm so glad I did. My eyelashes are ok, nothing to write home about- but this mascara (best brush ever
- you must try this) makes my eyelashes look all Betty-Boop like, without any racoon clumps to slut things up. I heart this.

So there you go- 3 useless pieces of information that do not further your life forward in any way. But if you start batting your well coated eyelashes at cheese rinds with your ass properly encased in a denim shrine- it may just make your day that much better. Especially after your kid walks off with your only set of car keys and you are already late for preschool and you have to take your husband's car and install carseats, until your little one fesses up with where they hid them and your head almost explodes. Not that I would know anything about that or anything. Sigh. I'm going to go look at some frozen cheese rinds now and get back to a happy place.


Vanessa said...

The mascara is the jeans. Now you have me interested and I want to know the mascara! Which one is it?

Kristen said...

Thanks so much Vanessa- it's fixed now. It's a Lancome one- I think it's called Virutouse or something pompous like that- but seriously worth the $23.