Friday, January 29, 2010

vintage envy

do you get vintage envy? i do, when i see a blog post about some awesome deal someone found at a rummage sale, i think, "Man, when do i ever find something THAT awesome?"

well todays the day ladies (and maybe the occasional gentleman)

may i present........

oh yeah!
i went to good will this morning looking for a lamp (can you believe it?) for our guest room (i broke the cheap schmultzy one that was in there this morning while assembling the bed) i thought, "well, any lamp will do" i just needed some light in there and then i saw her.... and i thought, that one will need a little make over and a shade, but i think it will work.

then, i spied her sister oooohhhh, 2 lamps that match? thats rare.
then i took her off the shelf and noticed that beneath all the dirt, dust, grime and a coat of antique white paint. they were...wait for it... the same green as my kitchen walls!!!
and look!!! 2 bucks each!

now i dont have to envy Liz.

and Mom, i hope you dont think theyre hideous because theyre going in your room.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

gee, your hair smells great

look what i found!!!! i shall be making mine sans lavender, since i am allergic to it. maybe if i add lime i will smell like a margarita. yum. theres TONS more so go see what you could be making insted of buying

Tousled Beach Spray Recipe for Hair with UV protection, for colored hair 

1 cup warm distilled water
2 tsp sea salt
1 teaspoon hazelnut Oil
1 Vitamin E caplet (poke and drain)
5 drops Lavender essential oil

Combine all ingredients in a bottle. Shake well before each use

To Use: Apply a small amount to damp hair and work thru with fingers.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

The boy discovered that the old cd player he has in his room has a tape deck. 

i showed him where the old box of cassette tapes was and he set out to try out every tape in the box (except the ones i swiped due to inappropriate content; primus, social distortion and ben folds five).
Van Halen won a thumbs up ("its, like, just music, but deres people singing...dats rock and roll.") as did a sampling of the mighty, mighty bosstones ("dats what im talkin about.")
while roy buchanan  and keb'mo were not so well received and got the boot before they even had a chance. maybe he will grow into the blues.

D and Fatty hang out and sort through music together
D figures out just how you get this thing to play

Saturday, January 16, 2010

vintage jars at a great price

check it. i got these for  50 cents each at the local good will. they are some type of vintage jar, the have seams on each side so theyre molded the smaller ones have ridges on the top and near the bottom say "duraglas" in a script. the big ones dont have much for distinguishable marks, just cAc stamped on the bottoms and some random air bubbles. if you know anything else about this type of jar, im dying to know.  add a little wire and i plan to use these as luminaries on my porch this summer. 

this is a fun shot from our short outdoor excursion to the river this afternoon. i hope X wasnt marking the spot.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

dashing through the snow

we had our first snow of the winter this week. starting on thursday morning and flurring quite continuously until this morning, id say there is probably about four inches of accumulation.

the fluffy kind of snow that you only get when its downright frigid outside, this is not snowman making snow. i stayed out for about 20 minutes before my toes were numb and my chin felt frozen.

hope it warms up at least to 30 next week.

Monday, January 4, 2010

knitting update!

as i was reading your nice comments and checking in on Tricia's blog i turned to see something truly horrifying...

all my 3 hours of knitting work wound loosely around The Boy and the loose end being chased by Fatty. i didnt know whether to laugh or cry.

looks like im going to have extra practice casting on. and i decided i want a fatter scarf so i will be starting over this evening. 

look at me go!

i learned to knit!! Thank you, Katie for inspiring in me the confidence that you tube would be a suitable teacher.