Archive for March, 2012

Denim Throw Rug

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

…this is where mom jeans go to die…

Found this at allfreecrafts. check out the tutorial!

Jeney: It Smells

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

We sold our truck years ago.  I immediately headed to the bank to deposit the Cashiers Check and was able to go straight to the teller window because I was the only person in the bank. The new and slightly timid teller starts the transaction but informs me that she will need to put a hold on the funds unless the issuing bank can verify it’s a valid check.

She does.

They can’t.

The Boss Teller comes over to the Fledgling Teller and investigates. I’m sweating. Thinking about crying. And how will I explain to Troy that I just gave away our truck for free because they “seemed like nice people”?

Boss Teller informs me that if I can give her the last name of the people who issued the questionable check, she will be able to track it more easily. She assures me that it’s probably just because the check was issued on that day and most likely it will show up in the other bank’s system the next day.

This whole time, I smell poop. But there’s a baby at the window next to me now, so I think nothing of it.

I go out to my car, call my oldest son and ask him to grab the Bill of Sale from the filing cabinet and give me the buyer’s last name. I write it down, bring it back into the now PACKED bank and wait in line.

There’s that poo smell again. But there’s another baby in line behind me so I think nothing of it. Not really.

I finally get to the window after letting the entire line pass me so that I can get the same teller that I had before. The Timid Teller calls the issuing bank. Only, she just gives them the same information that she gave them last time. She never tells them the payor’s last name. I am about to interrupt her and tell her that the whole reason I waited in line a second time was to bring her this information that she requested so could she please use it? But then my attention is drawn to the palm of my right hand.

Poo. A portion of my palm is covered in dried poo. What to do, right?  I find a receipt in my purse, lick my thumb, smear the spit on the receipt and try to wipe off the now-petrified offense. Eventually, it relents. Only now, with the friction and the added moisture, it TOTALLY smells. Like, before, maybe only I could smell it, but now it’s emanating from my body like a Glade Plug-in: Death Edition.

So when she tells me that I have to come in again tomorrow to find out if the bank would have a record of the check by then, I don’t complain and instead just say, “Oh! Okay, thank you! Bye!”  Because when you’re at the bank with your baby’s dried poop on the palm of your hand? You really need to just go home



Happy Little Clouds; Happy Little Birthday, Jeney!

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Yeah, you’re right – this has absolutely nothing to do with upcycling.

But I think it’s hilarious – Happy Birthday Jeney!

(image source)

Guitar String Flowers

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Raiding my son’s room for this project!

Featured at apartmenttherapy.

Vintage Water Faucet Wall Hooks

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Simply pretty.

Found the at (winner winner) kitchendinner.

Upcycled Art: Epic Public Sculpture of Chairs

Friday, March 9th, 2012

In a word: Epic.

Read the article here.

Upcycled Classroom: Paint Chips to Teach Contractions

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

This is brilliant, colorful and fun!

Source: theeducationcenter.

Upcycled Garden: Wine Cork Garden Marker

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Better than making *another* trivet!

This great garden idea, and tutorial provided by mychiclife.

Six-Pack Tool Caddy

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

This is a cute idea – and comes with a tutorial.

Found this at catonalimb.

Upcycled Fashion: Silverware Ring

Monday, March 5th, 2012

These are pretty.

Found it, along with a tutorial, at throughthefrontdoor.

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