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An MB DIY Craftiness

March 10, 2011

Hello! Tonight I was feeling crafty and decided to make super cute magnets outof the vintage Orange Crush bottle caps I bought at the convention this weekend. I love love love the Orange Crush logo withe the little flowers, and sifted through the trays of bottle caps we were selling and picked out all the ones you see here. Here are the steps for making your own bottle cap magnets! (This isn’t rocket science, folks, mainly just an excuse for me to post cute artsy pictures…) 1: Get yourself some super cute bottle caps. If you aren’t lucky enough to work at the Dr Pepper Museum, you’ll have to hit up your local flea market or antique store.

2: Buy some magnets and some super glue. Most of the caps I have were much deeper than the normal bottle crown (although two of those are featured) and it ended up the three of the magnets stacked up were the perfect height.

3: Glue all the all the magnets together then glue the stack to the inside of the cap. I just used one drop in between each magnet because they obviously naturally stick together, but I didn’t want them coming apart when I took them off things. I covered the entire surface of the magnet with a thin layer of glue before I glued it to the inside of the cap.

4: Let them dry and start stickin’ them on stuff!

Super easy and fun. I won’t be able to keep them on the fridge because it has to constantly be clear in case people come to look at the house, but I think I’ll take them to work in the mean time. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how I spent my Wednesday night other than updating all my Apple stuff with iOS 4.3 and catching up on The Office. Happy nerdiness!


Some Nifty Things…

March 4, 2011

Well, the excitement I felt at the thought of the 30 for 30 challenge being over with hasn’t really hit me yet. I haven’t even been able to wear my other clothes in any kind of imaginative way yet because of having to work a convention:( Sad day. But I did treat myself to a trip to Laverty’s, which I haven’t done in forever!! So much fun. Here are the fancies I picked up today…

So much fun! You all will be so proud of me, I resisted buying a giant green glass Owens-Illinois jug for only $15. I def don’t need it, but lordy it was pretty!

MB’s Day 30!!!

March 3, 2011

Oh lordy I’m sooooooo sorry I didn’t post this yesterday! I was lying down in bed about to write this post and I fell asleep and didn’t wake up til this morning. Anywho, I tried to do it up a little fancy yesterday for the final day and was pretty happy with the result. I had so much fun doing this the past month, and I have loved having a direct line to some pretty cool ladies everyday! I’ll miss all your stories so much. We must do it again another season!

MB’s Day 29

March 1, 2011

Another weird day, y’all. I am going to be totally honest and confess that I did not wear this today. I wanted to REALLY bad but it was too cold for no tights and too warm for tints and boots, and I literally cannot wear these loafers anymore. I chose them because they are a staple of my wardrobe, which is why I am in such a funk now that they are out of commission. However, it is a combo I have been wanting to try this whole time and it has never been white warm enough, except on the weekends when I don’t feel fancy enough to wear skirts. Oh well.

This is essentially what I wore today. It is almost an exact match so i didn’t bother taking a new pic.

But the challenge is almost over! I’m pretty excited to be able to wear my other clothes and start breaking in the pair of black Land’s End ballet flats in my closet that will replace the loafers. AND! It is Justin Bieber’s birthday everyone! Happy Bieber Day to you all! You must celebrate by singing “Baby” at the top of your lungs at least once today:)

MB’s Day 27

February 27, 2011

Le sigh. Today was another day of sitting around. I celebrated Nate’s sister’s birthday with his family today and I finished a big knitting project I have been working on. Now I’m getting ready to head back to Waco before watching the Oscars! Exciting stuff.

GIANT knitted scarf lol!

MB’s Day 26

February 26, 2011

Oh lordy, nothing is going on with me today. Just knitting and internetting and going to Hobby Lobby. I’m sorry my outfit is an almost match of what I’ve worn on the weekend before, but it is yet again a crazy new temp outside today, so there weren’t that many options. Happy Saturday to everyone!!

MB’s Day 25

February 25, 2011

Sad news, today may have been the final day in the life of my Gianni Bini loafers:( I’m going to be totally honest, in addition to falling apart they STINK. Sorry if that’s TMI, and they are nice leather shoes, but man! Not a good day in the life of my feet. I went with comfy today for our exhibit install, and I was just dirty by the end of the day (even dirtier then stinky feet:). Gianni Bini loafers, GAP adjustable cargo pants (rolled up), AE scoop neck shirt as an undershirt, Land’s End plaid tunic, and my gray scarf. Today was the opposite of yesterday; I had to go back inside and put another shirt on because it was so freaking cold! Ugh, weather, figure it out!