Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Weekend Open Thread

Hi! Sorry for the lack of posts the last couple days. Between feeling a little flu-ish, Joanie being sick, Jackson being off school this week, and Drew working extra hours to cover the Olympics, it was pretty much all I could do to keep us fed, bathed, and clothed (and I didn’t even do all of that well). I’m gonna take the weekend to rest up and will resume regular posting Monday. Have a great weekend, everyone!

PS I stole this picture that Drew took of Jackson yesterday when he lost his second top front tooth. I think it so perfectly captures the sweetness of that age, of Jackson, and of the thrill of losing a big tooth.

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    GertietheDino February 23, 2018, 11:11 am

    I’ll confess, my mom kept all of our baby teeth. She then put them into scrapbooks for us. My mom is weird.

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    K February 23, 2018, 11:26 am

    Adorable photo!

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  • Moneypenny

    Moneypenny February 23, 2018, 12:45 pm

    That is an adorable picture of Jackson!!

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    Kate February 23, 2018, 4:21 pm

    What’s the Tooth Fairy paying these days per tooth?

    I’m psyched, I just did a market research interview via phone that was supposed to pay $200 for 30 minutes, but I talked a lot so it took almost an hour and the guy paypalled me $400!

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    • MaterialsGirl

      MaterialsGirl February 23, 2018, 4:51 pm

      AWESOME!! cash money

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    • Dear Wendy

      Dear Wendy February 24, 2018, 6:41 am

      Nice!!

      Jackson gets $2 bills from the tooth fairy- one for smaller teeth and two for big ones. The tooth fairy might also throw in a tube of fairy dust or some gemstone stickers, too.

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        Kate February 24, 2018, 7:44 am

        Not bad. My high school boyfriend used to get $2 bills when he delivered pizza to the strip club.

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      • Dear Wendy

        Dear Wendy February 24, 2018, 9:08 am

        I mean, it’s the same thing really.

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    Kate February 24, 2018, 12:41 pm

    For people who have been thinking about whitening your teeth with activated charcoal, DO IT!!! I bought CVS brand charcoal tabs in the laxative aisle (they say they’re for gas, haha), and emptied one out on a paper towel, dipped a toothbrush in it, and brushed for 2 minutes. My teeth are noticeably whiter after one time! Also, so cheap, no taste at all, and no pain. I can’t use Whitestrips and things like that because they make my teeth hurt so bad, and also are just really gross. This is amazing. It does make a mess in the sink and you need to brush your teeth thoroughly with toothpaste after, but damn!

    Also, the elf Need it Nudes eyeshadow palette (they have a few others as well) is a great cheap substitute for Naked. Look how pretty! And it’s small so it would be great for travel.

    https://www.elfcosmetics.com/need-it-nude-eyeshadow-palette/200115.html

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      Kate February 24, 2018, 12:43 pm

      Forgot to mention that the shadows are not just pretty in the package, they go on smoothly and pigmented.

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      Kate February 24, 2018, 1:02 pm

      And here’s a video of my new fave YouTube lady, Lisa J (she has the round Revlon brush hair dryer) brushing her teeth with some activated charcoal from Amazon. I still say just use the laxative tabs though!

      https://youtu.be/pnkAxjH5Nmw

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    ktfran February 24, 2018, 3:41 pm

    I love Jackson’s waves.

    What do you do when you lock yourself out and your husband is hanging with friends? Head to the local bar where everyone knows your name and drink way too much. Happy Saturday to me.

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