Pokemon Go!

Yes, I am playing Pokemon Go! I'm mildly obsessed with it, and I'm not afraid to admit it. I went on the hunt for some cool Pokemon Go gear and Etsy came through for me. Check out my finds:

  1. I am on Team Instinct! So of course, I gotta get some team swag!
  2. I love this tank and want it. Like super bad.
  3. Gotta have my Team Instinct Pokemon hat!
  4. These Pokemon Go cookie cutters are pretty awesome.
  5. I think these wood team pins are just beautiful.
  6. Pokeball phone case? Don't mind if I do!
  7. If you play Pokemon Go, then you know it is a battery drainer. So having a portable charger isn't a bad move. (ModCloth)
  8. And of course, who doesn't need a Pokemon Go Map Pin?

Food waste?

A bit of a casual conversation/asking for your thoughts post today. While I'm re-working the Lazy Cooking part of the blog, I've been thinking about bringing back some old things I used to do on the OG Lazy Lady blog.

One segment that I stopped doing but I feel would be totally in line with the way I'm going with LL again, and it is food related, albeit not directly cooking related (but super close), is Food Waste Friday. I don't know that I would necessarily do it on Fridays, or all the scheduling bits, but I wanted to get your feedback.

If you aren't familiar, FWF was started by one of my favorite bloggers, Frugal Girl, and was used as a way to discourage wasting food (and for her, wasting money). She'd do a big link-up every Friday so other bloggers who were participating could share their FWF posts. Then she started to alternate hosting the link-up with another blogger that I didn't know or follow really. Eventually, Frugal Girl stopped doing it all together, for the most part and I kind of lost interest in it.

I don't think I'd do it weekly, but monthly would be how I'd go about it this time around. The idea is to use up all your food stuffs before they go bad and you have to throw away food that could have just as easily been used and eaten when it was still good. It makes you more thoughtful about what you already have so you don't spend money on things you don't need and it also encourages you to get creative (like how do I use ONE potato to feed two of us?).

I've been noticing some food items going to waste in this house as of late, and the thought of shaming myself on my blog so I'll eat the damn salads–instead of going to get McDonald's and then I waste money twice because the lettuce goes bad–appeals to me. 

So I put it to you, would this be something you'd be interested in reading about? Would you want to do it with me? I'd entertain the idea of doing a link-up once a month hosted on my blog. Also, just a note, it is totally encouraged to post about FW-wins; by that I mean, you realize that the milk is about to bad so you bake muffins with it so you don't have to waste it. I love sharing those successes even more than pictures of moldy food in a container that will be forever tainted in my memory.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think?

Baby Steps Cleaning Challenge 2 /// Week Three

 
 

This week was an easy task. I mean, Mr. LL actually did it while I was playing D&D, so SUPER EASY. Hopefully we'll keep it up with the weekly sheets changing. I think a lot of you may be disappointed in this week's challenge, but I put a lot thought into this and I think it is the right thing to do, I'll go into more detail below:

WEEK ONE: Shower more. 

• WEEK TWO: Change the sheets.

• Week Three: MAINTENANCE. Yup, just a good ol' maintenance week. What does that mean? Well, I mean this week is just a week to see if I can maintain the new changes in my daily/weekly routines. Last month I did this, but tasked myself with deep cleaning three areas of my home. That didn't happen, and I worry that the extra tasks threw me off the whole week. Just that feeling of overwhelm from having too much on my plate, ya know? So, even though there isn't a new task or "to-do" this week, it is crucial for the experiment to be a success that I find out if I've maxed out my "what I can realistic handle in terms of cleaning" quota or if I find myself doing more here and there just because I'm already cleaning.
So, if you've been keeping track, this means this week I'll just be focusing on: making the bed every day; spending 15 minutes every day to just pick up around the house (I haven't been the best at this last week, I'll admit); putting away clean clothesshowering more; and changing the sheets (once a week).
Next week I'll have something new!

• Week Four: ?