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Fried Lice

Hello and Happy Friday!

I really wish that my last couple posts were about {knitting} and not nitting. I hope for this to be the LAST of the not-so-nice lice entries. Believe you me, I am OVER googling, reading, rereading and regoogling this particular subject matter. I know life is not always lollipops and unicorns, but I’m ready to move on.

I came up with a brainy idea on Wednesday evening…I was {hoping} to send Elliott to school on Thursday so I thought “what if I burn the nits to a crisp using my flat iron?” We sat on our bed on Wednesday night and I took my Tigi Rock Star to her head. And I combed. And combed some more.


As mentioned, I kept her home yesterday too. We’re making progress, but it is a SLOW process. Between picking nits, vacuuming, doing laundry, spraying, folding and putting the laundry away, making the beds again and again, it takes some time to get the nits out. Just to make myself feel better and try to convince myself that I have done {enough}, please let me share the treatment I’ve put my sweet daughter through over the past few days:

Tuesday: lice shampoo, mayo slathering and more lice shampoo in the evening!

Wednesday: Two 1:1 ratio of vinegar to water treatments and 10-15 minutes of flat ironing

Thursday: Combing and combing. Picking and Picking.

Friday/Today: Fearful that the remaining few nits may still be {alive} I put just a little more lice shampoo, but just left it on for half the time {bad I know, but remember, I’m desperate at this point}. Then, just as I tell myself that I’m NOT going to Google anymore on this subject, I do and I find this….”killing lice with a hair straightener”. Brilliant!

OK, so I’m not the one that first discovered this, but I was thrilled to see that I actually did something the {may} really be effective 2 days ago in making sure the nits are dead…{I know this is a gross topic, but thanks for sticking with me for those of you that are still reading!}

As clever as the {Fried Lice} title is, I did not come up with it. Here is a little video of a young British girl who apparently did this as a science project.

I do not wish this ordeal on even my worst enemy.


OK, enough already with that….what can we talk about now?

Oh, I know…have you ever gotten snail mail or an e-mail out of the blue from a friend with the sweetest sentiments? Well, the other day when I really needed it, I got an e-mail from a mama friend that made all things right in the world. Her kind words were a source of encouragement to get me through this week and I am eternally grateful. Thanks again, Liz!


I am seriously thinking about running to Albertson’s and getting the fixins for these:


If I do decide to make these and you know where I live, you’d better come and take some away!


Hoping to play in some snow this weekend in the local mountains.

Have a cozy {President’s Day} celebration!


I’m bad at drinking water on a daily basis.

When I run or workout, I drink LOTS.

But the “8 glasses a day”…..not so good at it.

I need to hydrate and carb load the next couple days….that’s what the seasoned runners do. 😉

I tried this little pre-race concoction and it’s delish:

Cranberry Pomegranate Emergen-C


Vitamin Water ZERO Squeezed {lemonade}


Cold fighting, energy boosting, nutrient rich beverage!

Now to get the regular H2O stuff in my body, too!

On another note, I have a pain in the neck. Must’ve tweaked it last night in my sleep. I have to do the whole “turn your entire body” thing when I drive because my neck is so stiff! Ugh….heating pad where are you?

Could be worse.

T-minus 2 days and counting!

DEEP breaths.

Racing For Rosettes

With my newfound love for making rosettes along with a sweet woman who stopped me and complimented my novice work, I decided that I am going to spread awareness and try to raise some money for CCFA. Next month’s Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & 1/2 is benefitting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Of America.

{Did I mention that I am attempting the half…key word ~ attempting!}

I am rolling rosettes like mad and am going to be giving them as a thank you for those who would like to make a donation.

With each $5 donation to CCFA, you will receive a large rosette of your choice to add flair to just about anything…

a simple ribbed tank

a tee

a hat

a scarf

a handbag

a throw pillow

a Christmas stocking

They certainly make an ordinary, everyday casual outfit pop!

I will have some pins, magnets, headbands and I also have one pair of raspberry maryjanes {size 10 ~ they run small} with 2 zebra rosettes on each.

{I cannot take credit at all for these darling shoes…I saw them here and fell in love! Then I spotted them on clearance at Target and grabbed a couple pairs to experiment with. They turned out super cute!}

I made some hair clips, too:

I also picked up some bangles and took some rosettes and a glue gun to them:

Elastic headbands:


Refrigerator magnets:


I apologize for this post being all over the place, bad photos, etc. but I just wanted to share my fundraising attempts as fast as possible!

Several people have stopped me and asked about these rosettes, so I figured I’d just glue them onto anything that isn’t nailed down and carry them around and when someone asks, I can pull them out and see if they’re interested!

Wouldn’t hurt, right?

If you’re local and want to check them out, contact me and we can meet up.

If you’re afar, let me know and we can work out some payment and shipping arrangements.

I will be in SD for Turkey Day so I will be pedaling my wares then, too! 😉

Thanks for looking and let me know what you like/don’t like…I just made a bunch of stuff not knowing what will be a hit and what won’t. I’m flying by the seat of my pants here!

So, start your holiday shopping and benefit CCFA at the same time!

Many thanks and much love!


OK…I’m putting it out there so I have NO excuses.

I am planning on signing up for the Las Vegas Rock N Roll Half Marathon on December 5, 2010.

We were in Vegas last weekend when this was going on. I thought, “If The Biggest Loser peeps can do a FULL marathon, then I can certainly do a half with almost a year to prepare, right?”

So, there you have it. It’s out there and now I HAVE to do it!

Maybe I should ask for these from Santa this year:

nike-air-max-running-shoes13.1 miles…here I come!

Peppermint Brownies tomorrow ~ I promise! (Had to commit to the half-marathon first!)