Thursday, March 29, 2012

How to Easily "Cut" Glass Jars

You find the coolest things on Pinterest. As with much of the crafting and design worlds, I am semi-addicted to Pinterest. I put the "semi" in there because I only go on the site a few times a week. Purposely. Because otherwise I'd spend a huge majority of time I don't have wandering around and pinning everything in sight.

If you haven't checked it out yet, you really should. Technically you need to sign up for an invite, but nowadays they're letting people in pretty quickly. And if you do find yourself hugely impatient to open the wonderland that is Pinterest, leave me a comment with your email address and I'll send you an invite. For those of you already on, you can follow me or feel free to leave a comment with your Pinterest link for us to check out.

The whole reason for that schpiel was this awesome video I found on Pinterest today on how to "cut" (break cleanly) a glass bottle or jar - using regular household items. No joke! String, nail polish remover (acetone), and a sink. And matches. Because yes, you get to play with fire and water. I'm going to have to try this just for that. Add to that the fact that the music on the video is Oingo Boingo, and how could I not share this video?!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Let's Talk Coffee

1/365: jan 1 First off, I'm sure you (all two of you!) thought I'd abandoned this blog, but I promise, I have not! One of my resolutions this year is to actually post about the things I've been busy making.

So let's dive into one of my favorite worlds - coffee. I'm pretty passionate about my coffee. It's something that's developed over time, my tastebuds gaining a love of stronger and purer coffee bit-by-bit. I get a lot of compliments on my coffee (hey, it's not bragging if it's fact!), and people asking what my secret is. But it's really not a secret. It's just the right choices in equipment and coffee storage. I will warn you now, this may be too high-maintenance and costly for some of you. It's worth it to me, but if that doesn't sound like you, you can skip the rest of this post.