Oh me, oh my…

11/10/2011 § 1 Comment

Where has the time gone? It’s seems like just the other day I was in high school and my mom and I were running a little vintage dress shop online. When I left for college it became difficult to maintain so it slowly died out. I am happy to report that recently my mom revived the little shop, this time with a mixture of different vintage and antique items. You should take a gander at what’s available.

Especially if you’re into weaving, knittingsewing, or just generally awesome stuff. I’m sure she’d appreciate it.

Peace

-BL

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Bait Car: Learning to Take the Good with the Bad.

05/23/2011 § 4 Comments

Today began like any ordinary day; got up, went to work.  There were a few bumps along the way, but for the most part everything was fine, making for a regular day. Around rolled 3:00 p.m. and it was time for me to go home. As I’m walked out of the building I started fumbling around my purse for my keys. I couldn’t seem to locate them, but didn’t really think it odd because I always have that issue. [I call my purse ‘the black hole’.] Anyways, all I was hoping is that I would walk outside and find my car [Ruby] still sitting there.

Aaand.. she was. Phew.

But, my window wasn’t.

all that remains of my passenger window

Oh, and hey! There were my keys! LYING IN THE DRIVERS SEAT.

Apparently, when I left my car this morning my keys did not make it into my purse (big oops), practically making my car thief bait!

Luckily for me, this thief was not very bright. They went to all of the trouble to bust out my window, but just left the keys lying there? Forget having to hot wire the thing, they could have just been gone in no time! Not only did they leave the keys, but there was nothing stolen either. That’s probably because the only thing in my car is a bunch of clothes I was taking to donate. They could have had those for all I care. C’est la vie!

~~On a very positive note, I’d also like to mention Freshly Pressed and how much I appreciate everyone’s support and suggestions for the wine bottle uses! The lovely responses and feedback have far exceeded anything I could have ever asked for. Im so happy to be a part of the WordPress community and honored to have my post featured! A big THANK YOU to everyone!~~

Considering the excitement that’s come since FP, I’ll just add window replacement to my to-do list for tomorrow. No biggie.

I’ve got more content in the work and promise something fun very soon!

-BL

Practical Applications: DIY Guide to Repurposing Wine Bottles

05/20/2011 § 150 Comments

White Wine and I have a little thing going on right now. For years I have avoided it because I thought it was responsible for some very bad headaches. Recently I discovered I can enjoy a glass without consequence, so I have. I’ve enjoyed many. Now I’m left with a bunch of pretty glass bottles that I’d prefer to use in some way rather than recycle.

My friend is experiencing the same dilemma so we’ve been brainstorming ideas. The problem is, a quick google search brings up many results that all use fancy tools and special drill bits to make extravagant things. This brings me to my first topic in the Practical Applications series:

Alternative uses for your wine bottles! The quick and easy diy guide.

1. Wine Bottle Rolling Pin. I used one to make this.

2. Wine Bottle Vase. Plain and simple.

3. Wine Bottle Fruit Fly Trap.

My friend Shawn taught me this trick a couple of summers ago. All you have to do is leave about an inch of wine in the bottom, or alternatively use apple cider vinegar. The little suckers will fly in, and drown.

4. Wine Bottle Album (or book) Ends.

Fill a couple of bottles with sand (or water), re-cork and stick vinyl albums or books in between.

5. Wine Bottle Containers.

Use empty bottles to store rice, beans, pasta, and whatever else that will fit. You will likely have to invest in unused corks for this.

6. Wine Bottle Window Art.

Line your window sill with a row of bottles, empty or filled. If you’ve got mainly clear bottles you could fill with water and add food coloring for some added pizzaz.

7. Wine Bottle Beverage Container.

If you happen to make your own wine, why not reuse your bottles? Also you could serve other beverages from the bottles when entertaining.

There you have it! If you happen to have anymore suggestions, I’d love to know.

-BL

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