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My eyeshadows betrayed me with pinkeye: How you can avoid my fate

I'm not new to the eye makeup game, so you can imagine my surprise when I got visited by a nasty bout of pink eye, especially when nobody around me had it. At first I blamed my brushes, which I admittedly hadn't washed in a long time. So how, especially after having deep-cleaned my brushes, could I getting pinkeye AGAIN?! Then it dawned on me: My eyeshadows themselves had to be the culprit.

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Get drunk, have sex everyday, buy new underwear, and other infertility insights

Infertility sucks, no two ways about it. Some parts of this have made me angry and bitter, but the hilarity that has ensued during the surreal conversations I've had about it has at least given me some uncomfortable stories to tell my future progeny and their prom dates. I plan to use them as part of the explanation I give for why they don't have a college fund and why we live in a van down by the river.

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How our haunted house is like a three-legged dog

I live with my soon-to-be husband and my nine-year-old daughter in the top part of a duplex in a pretty awesome city. As much as we love the neighborhood, the house, however, is an entirely different story. But despite all of its flaws, there is something adorable and promising about our house. I realized this one day when I compared her (the house) to our animals…

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I don't want to be "that guy": My personal guidelines for smartphone use

Smartphone addiction is definitely a thing, and as a person who already struggles with turning off the internet, surely having a whole computer in my pocket would be like an alcoholic living above a bar. To make a long story short, I have a smartphone now. I went fearfully into the transition, kicking and screaming. A month in, I've found that by setting some ground rules for myself I've been able to moderate my behavior. Below are Alissa's Personal Guidelines for Responsible Smartphone Use.

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A kitchen sink organizer made of antlers

I wanted to get the sponges and other scrubbing devices out of the sink and out of the way, in such a way that they would only drip into the sink while drying. Most of the organizers I'd seen were supposed to sit in the sink, taking up valuable sink real estate (I have a small sink). So I built this solution instead!