We’re pals, right? We tell each other secrets without shame or judgment. Right? Well, I’m about to share a big secret with you: I have dry skin. Like so dry that alligators feel sorry for me. 😀 Okay, that may not be a deep, dark secret but it drives me nuts because dry skin is kind of gross. Or a lot gross.
In my mind, I am a craft goddess. Give me a hammer, two nails, some pretty paper, glue and glitter and I will create a masterpiece to rival anything Martha Stewart can make. In reality, I’d probably drive a nail into my finger, glue paper to my forehead and get glitter up my nose. Reality sometimes sucks. But still, I keep dreaming.
I don’t like cleaning. At all. Some day, when I can afford it, I will hire someone to clean for me. And I won’t be the person who cleans in advance because I’m embarrassed by how messy my house is. Nope. I will apologize profusely and give them a huge tip. 🙂 Now some people find cleaning to be very zen and relaxing. Not me. I spend hours making my place sparkle to turn around seconds later to find it a disaster. Did I mention I live alone? Well, I live with my cat, Max, but to be completely fair, he’s less of a slob than I am. Even though I may not enjoy cleaning, I do enjoy a clean home, especially a nice-smelling home.
For many years I looked younger than my actual age and for many years I complained about this. I know; how dumb! I’d like to borrow the Delorean and go back in time to smack some sense into me. Granted, my parents repeatedly told me to appreciate this. They were right. You don’t know how lucky you are until the kids at the grocery store stop carding you. And I’m not going to lie — that really hurts my feelings!
I decided to stay with the Spring Cleaning theme this week and feature a DIY all-purpose cleaner. Now as I mentioned in Monday’s post, I don’t like to clean. At all. Many of my friends find it relaxing. Me, not so much. Don’t get me wrong: I enjoy having a clean house, but in my dreams — someone else cleans it for me. Every time I get it Martha Stewart ready, it manages to get destroyed within five minutes. I blame Max. He blames me. He is probably right.
I like to pretend that I am crafty, like Martha Stewart crafty. In my daydreams, all these wonderful projects that I envision come magically into existence, and everyone pins them, turning me into a DIY Goddess. In the real world, my crafts skills are on pare with most 5 year-olds. 🙂 But I keep trying and looking for simple, no-fail projects, like this one. This easy 5 minute love candle holder is a great gift for your sweetheart, whether it’s for Valentine’s Day, your anniversary or just because.