Friday, June 22, 2012


If you follow me on Pinterest you know by now that all of my boards are labelled Crap.  I am not sure why it turned out this way but somehow it did.  I have House Crap for ideas we would like to do when we add onto our home in the near future.  Food Crap for all of those recipes I have no plan on making anytime soon, but are there just incase I need to whip up a massive cake or a pitcher of fruity flavored booze.  And last but not least just plain Crap for all of those funny quotes and signs that don't belong mixed in with food and well....other crap.

Since summer has officially joined us, even though it seems like it showed up in March, I am in full summer crap pinning mode.  Never in my life have I wanted to make a large lawn Jenga, fruit filled mojitos, and decorate my porch that isn't finished with red white and blue bunting.

All photos courtesy of Pinterest

See what I mean.  Too Cute!  Except, who the hell has time to sew bunting, and actually add a pretty cut up hunk of fruit on the end of a toothpick to their mojito because they are downed within 5 min..  The Jenga set will happen come hell of high water except we might need to all wear shoes while playing now that I look at the picture again.

And that is why I love Pinterest folks.  Where else can you find all of these ideas and even dream about having that killer banging body thanks to all of the Exercise Crap I have pinned.  Too bad I actually have get my ass off the Pinterest page, stop drinking the mojitos, and exercise for that to happen. that Mother Nature has blessed us with 100 degree days, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite things for summer.  Not bunting involved.

Going Clockwise:

*Cucumber Wipes - End of day, exhausted, and falling into bed.  Still have to remove sunscreen and makeup.  These will do the trick.  I like to think they are more refreshing because they have cucumber.  Who knows, who cares, it is probably psychosomatic anyway.

*Mega Plush Waterproof Mascara  - I work outside sometimes.  Sometimes I sit on my ass all day in the office but we won't go there.  On the days I work outside I wear this mascara, sunscreen and a bit of Jemma Kidd Water Resistant Bronzer. (not pictured) Makes your lashes long, soft, plump, and not too flaky.  All of the things I like in a good biscuit.  Sorry back to the mascara.  It has some sort of gel in it, and it will come off with the above mentioned wipes at the end of the day.

*Crystal Light Mojito Mix - Does this taste like a mojito?  Hell no, but it says it is and so that is all that counts.  I drink this while I am sitting on my ass in the office and have to still pick up the kids at the end of the day.  Because no one likes a drunk mommy at Day Care.  That would be a no no.  Play date yes, Day Care no.

*Burt's Bee's Grapefruit Lip Balm - Please don't make me sing Jimmy Buffet's Juicy Fruit song ok.  This stuff is yummy.

*Luna Bars - Minis even.  Because everybody gets the munchies, especially when drinking, and these are mini and supposed to be healthy, so I say eat more.  Yes, I know I have portion control issues, hence the Exercise Crap motivation board.  Just don't leave them in the car in the hot weather.  It will give a whole new meaning to the words Hot Mess.

*Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Sunscreen - I have bottles of this stuffed stashed everywhere.  SPF 30 for daily use and 50 for those days when I know I will be schlepping mulch and watering plants in before they wilt.

*Essie Bikini So Teeny Nail Polish - Seeing as I probably won't be rocking a Teeny Bikini ever again thanks to 2 kids.  This way I can paint my toes, and pretend I am.

*Hair Ties - I have long hair so I can pull it back into a ponytail daily.  My hairstylist hates me because she knows this, so I mix it up with braids our a bun.  She doesn't understand if I am going to have long hair why not do something with it and wear it down.  Because wise one, many years of ballet ruin hair wearing down in face.  These are cute and you can leave them on your wrist if you so choose to wear your hair down for 5 min. in an attempt to look sexy for the milkman.  And then have it so you can quickly put it back up again once he delivers the milk without his shirt on and gets back into the truck.  Sorry, clearly I don't see much action out here in the country.

Anyhoo, all of my favorite crap can be yours.  The products pictured, not the giant Jenga, someone's dog, or the bunting.

Seriously!  I might as well give it to you after making you read this long ass post.  None of the people who make all of this stuff know who the hell I am, or are giving me the stuff.  I am doing it because I love ya!

All you have to do is leave me a comment below about your favorite summer thing.  It can be a tub of Blue Bell ice cream, or your fun noodle for the pool.  I don't judge.  Oh and if you start following me too and you don't already, that counts an additional entry.  Just leave me a separate line comment telling me are now a follower.

I am always on the lookout for more crap, so I would love to hear about your favorite crap.

Come Monday I will count up all of the comments and tell the 6 yr. old to pick a number.  Whatever number she picks is the winner, and I will ship it to you.  If you live outside the US I can't ship it, but if you are in Hawaii I will dislike you for 10 min. get over myself, then send it off.

Can't wait to read everyone's responses.  Oh, and if you would like to follow me on Pinterest, just search for callabee.

Happy hot as hell summer weekend!


  1. Fave Summer thing: Maxi Dresses. Because when else do you get to walk around feeling like you're practically naked? ;)

  2. Hi Girl-
    My favorite summer thing is grapefruit,fresh squeezed(ruby-red) and vodka with a sugar rim! And kids 50 Target sunscreen for 5.24.
    Miss you

  3. Mexican praline Blue Bell!!!

  4. My favorite thing this summer is blue jean shorts from Old Navy and backyard firepits with good friends!

  5. Shoot! Did I miss the drawing? I just got back from no cell service Kentucky. I'll leave me fave any way...Paul Mitchell texturizing sea spray. Oh and a big ass margarita with extra lime. Love you!!!