Friday, April 29, 2011

Because I can

Because I live vicariously through other people’s DIY projects.

Because our trip to the beach has been canceled because our baby has the sickies (a cold).  I’m so bummed.

And because it’s almost the end of April and I have so few posts this month.  Let’s not talk about my allergies, umK?

I’m sharing Bryn’s tiling project


Be sure to read both Day 1 and Day 2.  She’s done a really nice job describing the process, the materials they needed (and didn’t need) and the little bumps along the way.  I so enjoy seeing a project through to completion.  Even if it’s someone else’s.  Heck, the closest we come to DIY around these rented parts is dropping our knives off at ACE to be sharpened.  Oh wait, that’s still on the To-Do list.  Sorry honey.  Maybe that will happen this weekend, you know, since we won’t be at THE OCEAN.


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Jeepers, Creepers

Where’d you get those PEEPS?

Chilean Miners


It’s that time of year again.  The Washington Post Peeps Diorama Contest is upon us- or the winners were announced in last weekend’s edition of the WP Magazine, just in time for Easter this weekend.  Has April whizzed by everyone else, or is it just me?  It’s finally warm here, and that’s a good thing since it’s almost MAY.  We’re not here to discuss the weather though.  We’re here to discuss matters of high design.  Ahem, PEEPS.

Who doesn’t love that marshmallowy goodness?  Especially when disguised as a Chilean Miner rescue mission, as portrayed by the winning diorama.  That one was pretty good, I’ll admit, but there were some other really impressive ones this year.

For example:



This one depicts the Metro escalator malfunctioning at the Foggy Bottom Station, oh and a fire on the tracks.  If you live around here, you know just exactly what that is all about.

Another travel-related entry:



Yes, those are Peeps getting full-body scans and pat-downs at the airport.  Even marshmallow bunnies can’t escape the TSA.

Another one of my favorites involves Tiger Blood:



Yes, that would be Charlie Sheen receiving a transfusion of Tiger Blood.  How on earth did they make those Peeps into little tigers I will never know.

See the rest of the 35 finalists (from over 900 entries) in a slideshow on the Post’s website.

Until next year!