Sunday, January 12, 2014

Retro Television turned Liquor Cabinet/Bar

Photo:  Relax Shacks

I don't have a liquor cabinet, but love this idea!

This was a post by Derek at Relax Shacks in response to a reader's email who was building at 10' x 15 foot tiny home and wanted suggestions for adding a bar for entertaining.

It would be fairly simple to make once you found an old TV that you want to use, remove the tube, hot glue some fabric inside, maybe add a small glass shelf or two and a touch light and it would be ready to go.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Know Your Rights Infograph

The infograph below from Online Paralegal Programs is a useful tool to be aware of your rights should you ever be pulled over by a police officer.  

Know Your Rights

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Bacardi Zombie Cocktail

What a befitting drink for Halloween.

Although they tout the tropical tiki-themed drink is good enough to bring a zombie to life, it sounds like if you have more than one it could also turn you into one, but it does sound delectable.

My apologies for not participating in "Countdown To Halloween" this year and lack of posting, but have been busy in my off-line life:)

(This was posted on Bacardi's Facebook Page)

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Inexpensive Personal Photo Wall Art using "Engineering" Sized Prints

It is hard to believe the above cost around $9 and using one of your favorite photos, you could do this also.

Frugal Babe posted how she did this with a photo on a flash drive and a trip to Staples (an office supply store with a copy center) and ordered an "Engineering" sized print that is 2 feet by 3 feet for under $4 and took about 10 minutes.  I had no idea this was possible, which is why I am sharing this here as it is a unique and frugal idea.

The frame for around $5 at Goodwill before hand to decide what size picture she wanted printed and she placed the picture in an area away from the sun to prevent fading.  

For more pictures and details visit Frugal Wall Art With Engineering Prints.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

World's Oldest Showgirl

Dorothy Dale Kloss is the oldest living showgirl at the age of 85.  To watch her dance she is even more spry than women even more than half her age to tap dance the way she does.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Graduation Cap Gift Jar

With graduation just around the corner, here is an almost free clever packaging idea to give a grad - a "graduation cap" jar from a recycled jar, some felt, a button and embroidery thread.

Depending on the size and shape of the jar and the present, such as a Smartphone, an Ipod, gift cards or cash, or print out a picture of a larger item, then tuck it inside a piece of white printer paper rolled up to look like a diploma and tied with ribbon.

For further instructions to DIY your own, visit Crafts By Amanda

Saturday, May 4, 2013

" A Loja Vazia" - Reverse Shopping Store

For a winter clothing drive for charity in Sao Paolo, Brazil an agency by the name of Loducca came up with the idea of having an empty space (Loja Vazia means "empty show") in a mall where people could bring in their pre-loved clothing  for donation and then stylists would arrange donations on displays, but at night pack everything up for donation and the store would be empty again.

This was done at BRMalls Shopping VillaLobos and over 3.2 tons of clothing has been collected. It has been so successful and with other malls expressing interest have open sourced the concept so now kits, blueprints and promotional materials are available to anyone for free.