Sunday, April 29, 2012

Removing Wine Labels

No, unfortunately I don't have a new project to show... but I do have a great tip for removing those stubborn wine labels!
Tada!
It still took a little bit a work. Some labels are harder to get off than others but here's the secret.... the next time you're making dinner and using your oven, throw in a few wine bottles after you're done cooking. Let them sit in there for about 10 minutes and the labels will be peal right off... most of them anyway. I used the back off a butter knife to scratch off a few labels. \

After letting some bottles soak in my tub....
.... and still no success, this is the best method I've found so far.

*CAUTION*
Please be careful when doing this. Those bottles get hot fast! I used an oven mitt and a towel and sometimes they were still a little too warm for me to hang on to. Also make sure the bottles are completely empty of any liquid. You don't want to have it boiling up inside a bottle only to pull the bottle out of the oven and pour steaming liquid on your little toes.
And out of about 2 dozen, I did have one that just shattered on me. You should probably wear some eye protection. Luckily I heard this one cracking and set it down before it completely broke in two.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Photo Challenge

10 weeks ago when Jason left for Basic I knew I would miss him like crazy.... but I thought there might be a few things he would miss too. So everyday I took a photo of something that made me think of him... I should say, I took a photo everyday of ONE of the things that made me think of him. We finally got to see each other so I put the finishing touches on the book to give to him.
I had this pic laying around but I'd like to put one of us from
his graduation.
My 1st shot at binding. It was actually pretty fun once I got the
hang of it. Sorry there's no tutorial with this blog. This book came
together in a rush and I wasn't quite sure what or how I was going
to make it.
My stitches need to be tighter but still fun.
I found instructions by watching a video
on youtube.
Pic of the beautiful flowers he sent
Mail from him!
Some of my messages for him
I miss having a glass bottle with him
I miss watching the sunset with him
While he might not admit it I think he misses his little girl

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Beach Bath Redo

The bathroom remodeling is done.... almost. I think we're going to put in a new vanity so until we do that I'm going to wait to paint. But with the Beach Table done and a few more pieces finished up it's looking pretty beachy.
I had this old mirror sitting around so I painted it up
Same color on this little shelf
Add assorted beachy knickknacks
I already had these shelves in there but added
some jars, shells, sand and candles.
Next I took a couple of boards and found these 3 cheap
squares which work perfect
Again, I found some odds and ends
And glued them on the squares
I used epoxy to attach them to the boards
I used some fabric to hang it up
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