A Sample Inspiration

Today, my coworker gave me some fresh tomatoes and peppers, so thinking about what to do with them, I decided to make a pizza from scratch 🙂  I first cut up all the vegetables.

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Then I made the crust and put the pizza together!

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I think it turned out pretty well and K really loved it, which always makes me very happy 🙂

Last week, I got on this free sample kick.  No idea why. I saw something on a website and decided that I just needed to collect all the free cosmetic and skincare samples that I could, so I set out to email as many companies as I could think of to ask for samples.  I am ashamed to say that I spent nearly an entire day doing this.  It was my current and fleeting obsession at the time, or as my mom calls it, one of my “inspirations.”  It seemed like a really great idea at the time, but after they started rolling in, the excitement faded and I was quickly embarrassed.  Here’s the haul so far:

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There seems to be no end in sight. I’m so ashamed that I rush to the mailbox first to rid of the evidence. I’ve sent my sister a ton of the samples because I know I will never use them and perhaps she can.

OCD will always be there and I need to do a better job of fighting these urges or giving into these “inspirations.”  I really like that word because it sums up exactly how it feels at the time.

Do you have any experiences like this? Probably not, but it’s always good to hear from you all.



31 thoughts on “A Sample Inspiration

  1. You could possibly donate them to some kind of shelter for woman..Or something like that! I think your inspirations sound fun..Getting something in the mail besides bills is a treat..

  2. Sometimes I go overboard with craft supplies and I give them to schools or my local library. Have you thought about giving them to a honeless shelter?

  3. I’m about to make some real fuckin’ hot sauce with ghost chilis, habaneros, and cayenne peppers and other shit. Daaayum you can cook…… Wish you’d cook for me or something? Haha……

      1. Yes I did and it’s the best hot sauce in the world I think. Bhut Jolokia’s have a good flavor.

  4. The pizza sounds delicious! I remember putting fresh tomatoes and chives from my garden on a chicken and cheese quesadilla, and the freshness just amazed me. I hope your meal tasted amazingly fresh too. We just can’t get enough of that!

    As for the cosmetics, I almost never wear any, but if I were to want to experiment I would prefer samples to the huge investment of trying out various brands. I just didn’t know that was available for the asking. Probably I would try hair products though. Every other day my hair looks fabulous and curly and wow, and the rest of the time it is a frizzball mess and all the grey hairs poke out. Ha ha, guess what today is… ponytail or bun, anyone?

    Now I’m hungry, but don’t feel guilt. Me and B will have a great supper soon.

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