Do You Like To … Do It … Yourself?

If you get that movie reference … bonus points for you my dear reader!

Anyways, I was going to write this post about how I’m starting to loathe this “DIY” nonsense. After a long week of work and errands and more work and daily life maintenance and working out and being healthy and drinking and keeping a social life and not neglecting my family … I really just want to say “DIFM … B,” do it for me … bitch. In essence, “DIY” is a great way to get in touch with your creative side, that is, if you have the time … which I realize most of us don’t.

Especially with my recent Pinterest addiction (I swear I’m going to put myself in rehab sooner than later), looking through the “DIY” category of pins really makes me feel like a damn slacker. Like look at all of these fabulous crafty people making knit hats, flower arrangements, bracelets, wreaths, quilts and beyond. I assume some of these people have a full-time job and a full-time life, so where do they get the time to A. brainstorm these fantastic ideas and B. actually take the time to construct them. There are actual women out there who come home from work and say, “hmm … I could use a new bangle bracelet … TO THE CRAFT ROOM!” I’m more of the, “Yeah, I’ll drive an extra 10 minutes to search the mall to find what I’m looking for.”

There have been so many times I’ve envisioned the absolute PERFECT outfit and wished so desperately that I could just make it myself, yet lacked the proper skills slash materials, leaving me to just lust after my daydreams. I mean we all have to give in and “DIY” at some point because beauty maintenance for women can get EXPENSIVE. So I always give myself a manicure and pedicure instead of getting someone to do it for me. I pluck my own eyebrows for the most part, and I let the sun tan me when I can … a.k.a. I don’t step foot in a tanning salon … ever.

I was considering making this my “DIY” weekend since I wanted to save money and really want to indulge in this trend. So my hair is in dire need of being dyed, yet I really don’t want to go to my salon and pay $60 plus tip to get it done, so I’m considering using good ol’ box dye. But using box dye always makes me a little worried since I don’t want to look like Alvira after. So currently that decision is TBD. Also, I found a fabulous iPhone cover on Etsy that was just black with silver studs on the back … for $40. A little too much for a silly phone cover. So a friend of mine made a valid point that I could TOTALLY make that myself … which I could. Do I want to? No. Would the back of my phone probably end up a super glued hot mess? Totally.

You know what would be really so much easier? For me to spend the $60 to get my hair dyed and relax as my genius hair colorist works her magic, instead of me running around, mixing color and developer and getting hair dye all over my body praying three boxes is enough (since my hair is so thick). Also, it would be so much easier to buy the silly $40 iPhone cover instead of me going to a craft store, buying these studs, trying to construct them in a geometric pattern while super gluing my fingers together. But then I’m out $100 … but my sanity IS still in tact.

Look, I think “DIY” is great, for the right person, but honestly it is beyond annoying that they are pushing it for weddings, large events, things that you normally don’t or shouldn’t “DIY.” Weddings, for example, “DIY” is great for decorations, invitations, even flowers. But hair, makeup, dress, dress accessories? Really? Get of town … no seriously. What bride in the name of everything holy would EVER have the sanity to “DIY” her own makeup? Or put on her own fake eye lashes? Or create her own messy bun. This is the day that you “DIFM … B.” I’m no prima donna, but when I get married, I want a TEAM of people around me at all times … like I don’t even want to pick up a spoon and feed myself that day. Wanna know why? Because I’m going to be going out of my MIND with nerves. Sorry “DIY,” there is NO space for you when it comes to glamour on a wedding day. That is the day you shell out those dolla bills, yo so you don’t kill someone.

So will I have a “DIY” weekend? I’ll probably get down with dying my hair via boxed color. Although I think I’ve found the trick to “DIY” for the girl lacking patience and time … wine, lots and lots of wine.

One thought on “Do You Like To … Do It … Yourself?

  1. There is a saying that I like to use when people tell me I should ‘do it myself’ — my time is worth WAY more than the person that I’m paying to do it. Especially if its my wedding. Agreed AGREED. I understand the excitement of DIYing something.. and I completely agree, sometimes I feel like I want to. But most of the time.. I’d rather enjoy my time, and not stress out over how one little thing about my DIY project is wrong (and I would.. if something was wrong with what I made — I would probably restart).

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