If I Have to Learn One More New Thing, My Head Will Explode

If I Have to Learn One More New Thing, My Head Will Explode

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Pinterest is full of thousands of different DIY projects. No longer are we allowed to “play dumb” and say, “Well, I don’t know how to make that.” NO. Pinterest has taken away our innocence. Now, in the span of 10 minutes we can pin a zillion things and learn how to do them all from our own home.

  • Make your own toilet paper!
  • How to kill bugs without stomping them!
  • Make your own shampoo!
  • Learn to quilt in 5 minutes!
  • How to grow your own dirt!
  • Make your own no-soy, no-scent, non-GMO, non-carcinogen candles!
  • Grow all your own food in your bathtub!
  • Get your kids to stop asking “why?” (Okay, so I haven’t seen that, but I wish I had…I would totally pin that!)

No More DIY

Now, I am not saying that learning to make all your own stuff is bad. I really enjoy making things here at home. I love making all purpose cleaner, bread from scratch, and mouthwash. Making your own stuff is cool, man.

What I AM saying is that if I have to learn one more new thing to make, my head is going to explode. I may actually mean that literally. If you tell me I must start making my own cosmetics on top of everything I do already, I will sit down in the floor, eat a bag of chocolate chips, and sing, “I’ve got to run away, I’ve got to get away…”

I bet there are approximately 1.5 billion women who have gotten bright ideas from Pinterest and set out to start making their own yadda-yadda. And after one time doing it, the supplies were stashed in their basement where they now currently reside under old issues of Taste of Home magazine. Is that you? I myself would never do such a thing. *Cough*

No More DIY

So, instead of stressing myself out over learning to make my own deo or chapstick, I’ve decided that instead I will support someone else. And I have a great idea. Why don’t we all do that? Why don’t we find ONE good thing we can do – and market that…and we can bless others with our talent – and they in turn can bless us?

We can’t possibly do it all. So, why not purchase from and support someone who CAN do what we can’t. I’ve heard the argument: “Well, Laura Ingalls likely made all her own stuff.” Well honey, she also peed in an outhouse and wiped with a Sears catalog. And I have a hard time believing she made her own makeup and chapstick. Back in the “olden days” people supported each other – they worked together. They SHARED SKILLS.

So, let’s quit letting Pinterest dictate the stuff we’re going to do. Instead, let’s do what we know – what we’re good at. And share that with others.

No More DIY

Who are you going to support? When we support each other – that’s when we all excel.

Now, because Sara is awesome, she’s going to give away some of her fantastic chapstick! It’s called Little Lady lip balm – she actually sent it to Annie. But as soon as it arrived, I confiscated one tube of chocolate and Barry grabbed the other one. Poor Annie was left with one Orange Goji Berry. You snooze, you lose.

Three readers will win a set of three of Sara’s Little Lady Chapsticks (the chocolate mint is awesome!). To enter, leave a comment below telling me something you DON’T make. (If you can’t see the comment form, try a different browser.) Giveaway open to those with a US mailing address. I will take comments through Monday, February 3rd, 2014 at midnight EST.


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About Stacy

Stacy is the author of Crock On: A Semi-Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook and Keep Crockin': A Poorganic Slow Cooker Cookbook, and a stay-at-home and homeschooling mom to her two children, Annie (June 2009) and Andy (August 2012). After an “awakening” in March 2011, her family switched to a more natural, whole foods diet. She likes to blog about how to live on less than you make and how to eat good food while doing it. Her passion is teaching others how to save money and she tag teams with her husband in this endeavor. At Stacy Makes Cents you’ll find information on how to save money in the kitchen, how to have fun with your kids, and how to be thrifty in all areas of life. Her passion is teaching others how to live debt free. Make sure to follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest and more to keep up with her daily antics.