Back when this was making the rounds of Pinterest, I knew I wanted to attempt a copy cat project. I even devoted a Friday Finds post to the DIY elements. I hurriedly ran to Safeway, secured a six pack of Red Stripe and promptly drank them all throughout the course of weekend football watching. Then I got stuck. Or rather the labels got stuck. Turns out Red Stripe prints their labels right on the bottle rather than a sticker. Hrrmm. The project stalled out with a bundle of wheat and some cute signs I found at Michael's, waiting for an answer. I tried Papyrus thinking that I could get a roll of wrapping paper that would cover it up. I bought a sheet of orange gift wrap that looked more like a Diwali theme than a subtle Thanksgiving one. I was desperate to make things work - even to the point of paying $5 for a stinkin' sheet of wrapping paper that I knew wasn't jiving. I charged on, channeling my inner Tim Gunn, trying to make it work.
Then Katie Bower announced the fall Pinterest challenge and I knew I had to persevere. One morning as I stood in line at Peet's, steamed milk froth filling my senses, I was struck by inspiration for a work around. Actually, the idea hit once I had my drink in hand. The cup insulators.
I’m a Defense Consultant with a tendency towards pulling office pranks, taking lunch breaks, and drinking Wawa shakes. I’m also an English major with a serious obsession with alliteration and rhymes. While I’m not keeping America safe, I’m priming, sanding and painting. Or increasing our fresh veg intake. Or pontificating on my newly minted status as a wife. All the while, I’m getting myself into Lucille Ball-esque scrapes and making Jim Carey-esque faces. Post-wedding, I’m bringing blogging home to explore renovations, recipes, and reflections.