Oh, how pinteresting!
I’ve had a pretty productive weekend.
- packed my enormous walk-closet (a feat unto itself), books, and wine ( )
- donated a hugggeee garbage bag of clothing
- returned my $186 air conditioner that did nothing but squeak and replaced it with a $20 fan
- of course, deadlifting was involved if my day was productive
- on day 6 with no non-decaf coffee, I caved and bought a small cup at my favorite local shop
I know what you’re thinking…. “Juliet, how could you fit so much awesome into one day without celebrating?” FEAR NOT, MY FRIEND!
Wine tasting was involved. Yes, I am still doing my little paleo challenge, but honestly? Once a week won’t kill me and makes life oh so much more enjoyable. There’s a wine & beer store locally called The Vintage Cellar. I hold that store responsible for my wine-o ways. You see, they do free wine tastings every Saturday.
Add to that, they do these “closeouts” regularly and the staff is remarkably knowledgable/helpful. Their closeouts are basically when vendors are trying to sell them wine, they have to open bottles to see if they want to sell it. They get a small stock, do tastings with it, and sell it for dirt cheap until it’s gone.
EXAMPLE: Yesterday I got two bottles of a 2003 red blend (60% malbec, 40% cab sav), which regularly goes for $20 each. I got them for $5.95 a piece . ZING! They weren’t even scheduled to have a closeout, we just got lucky.
Speaking of wine……
I want to build a wine rack in my new apartment and was scouring Pinterest for ideas. I found these babies:
I think I like the idea of doing something similar to the one on the bottom. I want to either put it in a shelf or, if I use painted PVC pipe instead, I might attach a shelf on top of it and make it a stand alone, decorative piece. Mostly, though, I want my new apartment to look like a real person lives there. All of my rather sh*tty furniture is being disposed of in the move, to be replaced with other used, sh*tty furniture. The plan is that, while I have time, I want to get crafty and redo something old into something new.
Here are some other ideas I liked on the black hole that is Pinterest:
I *really* like that bookshelf a lot.
This had nothing to do with fitness, in case you didn’t figure that out.