Apr
02
2013
0


How To Tuesday: Slice a Pineapple, Smell Like a Kardashian

A couple of weeks ago, supermarkets across the US saw a spike in pineapple sales.  It may have had something to do with a little “science experiment” executed by none other than the Kardashian Krew.  Now, I’m not sure who I’m more disgusted by: them for showcasing such unladylike behavior on national television, or you for buying into it.  Either way, I’ve always been a fan of pineapple and it’s the perfect fruit for summer fetes, but it can appear to be a bit daunting in its native state.  Have no fear, chopping up a pineapple is much easier than one might have guessed and it’s also chocked full of health benefits other than those not suitable, however, still mentioned on TV.

xx,
WhyDid

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Mar
26
2013
1


How To Tuesday: The Easter Bunny Cometh

So, it snowed here yesterday, which reminds me of the story my mom told me of once building an Easter snow bunny.  Might be happening again this year.  Despite what the weather and that damn groundhog have up their sleeves, the Easter bunny is coming.  That means it’s time to decorate some eggs.  Granted I haven’t done this since I was like seven and I can only assume I was simply overseeing the procedure, so I thought I’d revisit this darling tradition.  Turns out dyeing Easter eggs?  Not so awesome.  But, if you must, here’s a quick tutorial on how to get perfectly pastel Easter eggs for your Easter brunch party.

easter egg dye supplies

diy easter eggs

xx,

WhyDid

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Sep
27
2012
4


WhyDid Wisdom: The Mysterious Case of the Missing Blog
Written by: WhyDid | WhyDid Wisdom

wordpress admin pageAbout a week ago, I stopped posting on WhyDid.  I just was not feeling the least bit inspired and rather than spam your feeds with insincere, lackluster, and subpar content, I gave myself a little bit of a mental break.  I felt as if I was at a turning point trying to decide whether or not I even wanted to keep blogging.  I love writing, but being the sensitive creative person that I am (read: spazz), I find it difficult to separate blogging with actual writing.  One always distracts me from the other.  And while I’m already 26,000 words into my first novel, that only equates to half and I haven’t touched it since my cross-country exodus.  Also, I’d be lying if I didn’t feel free when I got up in the morning and had time to do all the other things that I typically get distracted from when I’m crafting up snarky quality content for WhyDid.  Anyone who thinks blogging is “easy” needs to go ahead and try it.

When I was hanging out with some friends this past Saturday and we went to go watch one of my last How To Tuesday videos, the site frankly told us, “No Posts Match Your Search.”  Oh, perfect.  I couldn’t really deal with the issue at that particular moment because, 1). I wasn’t home, and 2). it was Smitty’s birthday.  After receiving a few more texts from friends and one very frantic one from my father regarding the disappearance of WhyDid, I had to delve deeper into this mysterious blackhole that had apparently sucked in my blog.  That’s when I logged into WordPress only to see the above photograph (screen shot).  Nearly four years and 1,120 posts gone.  Completely gone.  Was this WhyDid outage a sign that I should just quit blogging?  Oh stop it, Kirsten.  Don’t be so dramatic.

Speaking of dramatic, many were concerned about my well being.  As in like I deleted my blog and flung myself out the window.  Come on, I live on the third floor of my building.  At most I would have chipped a nail and minorly injured myself only adding to my heap of quickly amassing problems.  What problems, you ask?  Well, in the midst of all of this, I managed to leave my wallet in the back of a cab, the laundry I had so tediously separated into “wash and fold” and “dry cleaning” was all tossed into the same commercial strength machines, and shall we even get into the dating sitch?  Yeah, no.  So, needless to say, maybe flinging myself out the window might not have seemed so ridiculous afterall.  However, I managed to keep some kind of crazy zen like calm throughout one disaster to the next.  Not a single tear was shed, though there may have been a few glasses of wine.  A friend even commented that she had no idea how I’d been able to attend a one year old’s birthday party and socialize without letting on the slightest hint of stress.  My answer?  What was I supposed to do?  I very recently read a quote that said, “If you can’t control a situation, don’t.”  How simple is that?

I still have no idea what exactly happened, but the good news is this:  With the help of my dear tech savvy friend and a few painful calls to GoDaddy, WhyDid is back up and running.  And boy did I miss you guys.  I guess absence does, in fact, make the heart grow fonder.

xx,

WhyDid

 

P.S. thank you all so much for the sweet messages and for all of your patience.  You’re the reason I write.

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Aug
28
2012
2


How To Tuesday: Fake It Til You Make It

fake eyelashes1. Ardell Lash Grip Eyelash Adhesive, $4.99, 2. Japonesque Slant Volume Eyelashes, $8, 3.Tweezerman Mini Slant Tweezers, $12.50, 4. Benefit They’re Real! Mascara, $23, 5. NARS Eyelash Curler, $20, 6. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Oil Slick, $19

You know that one beauty product you can’t leave home without?  I would say mine is probably mascara… or Benetint.  But I would be willing to bet that the majority of you ladies are probably with me on the mascara tip.  So, what happens when you need to take it up a notch and really knock ‘em dead, but your everyday mascara just isn’t cutting it?  Well, that’s where fake eyelashes come in.  Perhaps you only think of wearing falsies during Halloween or a Broadway production, but you’d be surprised to find out just how many celebrities and regular ol’ gals are sporting lash enhancements on a very regular basis.  To be quite honest, I don’t often don false lashes because they make my eyelids heavy (I guess they need to hit the gym) and we all know that I can be a bit of a narcoleptic, so my lids don’t need any encouragement to shut.  However, I do love the look.  So below, find my tips and tricks on how to apply fake lashes without a fuss:

Time for your feedback…

“Eye” will see you next week.

xx,

WhyDid

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Aug
14
2012
0


How To Tuesday: No Fuss, No Muss Curls

poodle beach wavesLet’s be serious, this summer’s humidity has made poker straight hair a futile effort.  I tried this past week- left the house with hair that was sleek and sexy, twenty minutes later it was just crazy and kinky.  (Thank goodness for a quick fishtail braid).  Needless to say, this calls for an alternate hairstyle and unfussy curls are just the ticket.  Long gone are the days of pageant curls and Shirley Temple ringlets.  The modern take on curls is no fuss, no muss.  In this week’s episode, I’ll show you how to achieve the look with three straightforward methods (pun intended).

Editor’s note:  Yes, I’m an a-hole who kept referring to the Sultra Bombshell as the “Sulta” Bombshell.  Blame it on the humidity. xx

how to get gorgeous curls1. Elle Bobby Pins, $4.87, 2. Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray, $35, 3. Sultra Bombshell, $130, 4. Ultra CHI Dazzling Kaleidoscope Flat Iron, $99.95, 5. Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Anti-Humidity Hairspray, $4.49

And next week?

xx,

WhyDid

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