Showing posts from February, 2012

Fun with nail polish: Gray + Pink Glitter

I had a little fun with nail polish this weekend. I used two Revlon colors: Revlon Colorstay in 200: Stormy Night (a concrete/ cement gray) topped by Revlon 230: Popular (a ballet pink with lots-o-glitter).

The resulting color looked like a glittery lilac!

I got roses for Valentine's Day, and I reused the petals....

My wonderful husband got me 19 roses on Valentine's Day, and I couldn't bear to throw them out, and I'm not a fan of dust-collecting potpourri. So, when I found this great DIY post on how to use wilted rose petals,
5+ ways to use of wilted roses
it was "Game on.... challenge accepted."

I shredded the roses and saturated them with argan, grapeseed, olive and almond oil.

I put the shredded petals and oil into the food processor.

Whee!!!! Turning the petals and oil into a slurry.

Completely torn-up!

Then, I strained the oil from the petals. Note that the oil was a clear-straw color before this process.

Then, I bottled the oil.

After bottling the strained rose oil, I was left with the leftover petals with some oil.

Ah....rose petal bath time with a homemade bath bomb (I made them a few weeks ago).
Saint Salvage strikes again!

Red Robin Burger with a GLUTEN FREE Roll: YUM!!

I had the pleasure of recently eating at my local Red Robin in Mays Landing, NJ. My hubs ordered a Banzai Burger, and I ordered a Guacamole burger (no mayo), and gluten free, which usually means "wrapped in lettuce". To my surprise, they offered me a GLUTEN FREE roll!
(cue the drool). Here's what arrived:

It was SOOOOO GOOOOD!!!!!! As the commercial jingle says: "YUM"!!!! Thank you, Red Robin! You have earned my undying gluten free lovin'! Please don't ever discontinue this roll!

Quickie DIY: Leather Ponytail Holder

I've been going through a phase of pre-Spring cleaning.... going through clothes and accessories. I am swapping some on Rehash and I am donating some to Frugal Resale, and I am going to "upcycle" some.

So.... I'm obsessed with Pinterest, the online inspiration "Pinboard"; especially with DIY-ing. It inspired me to visit my local ".99 or less" type of store, and I bought:

A (blah) Goody ponytail holder, and a brown plastic "leather" belt that had a leather flower detail and leather strips for securing the belt. Both cost .69 cents each, for a total of $1.38 + tax. Here's what I did from there:

I cut the flower off the icky plastic belt, and I untied the leather strips. Then, I steamed the curled-up flower and wrinkled up leather strips.

I took a strong craft adhesive and glued the flower (it was still attached to a piece of the belt) to the Goody ponytailer. I used two other ponytailers to wrap around the two ends, and let it cure ove…