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Bargain Hunting – Applications Available

Monday, April 18th, 2011

What’s Bargain Hunting? It’s a sale that happens at the Crystal Ballroom and offers tons
of amazing discounted merchandise that is made by indie artists
or sold in a locally owned boutiques
The next Bargain Hunting sale is happening August 28th from 12-5pm.

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If you’re interested in becoming a vendor and you’ve never done the sale before
applications are available here.
Returning vendors, your fast track applications were emailed to you over the weekend.
Questions?  Contact us.
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If you’re not already a fan of the sale then you’ll have to come to the next Bargain Hunting.
It’s the perfect shopping experience if you’re looking for fashion, jewelry, art, wares for baby, purses,
bags and more at ROCK BOTTOM PRICES!
Bargain Hunting is the mother of all clearance sales and I am proud to be
one of the three organizers of this event.  The other two ladies who run the sale with me are
Angie Heiney of Frock and Julz Nally of Handmade Julz.

In true Bargain Hunting fashion we had a cocktail at our meeting, just like at the sale.
One of the many things we love about the venue is the staff at the Crystal Ballroom always have the bar fully stocked for you linger while you shop drinking pleasure!

To receive more info about Bargain Hunting you can sign up for our mailing list,
located on our homepage.
Or you can become a fan of Bargain Hunting on Facebook and Twitter.

by: jen



Fast, Delicious Pomegranate Margaritas

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

We love a good margarita at DIY Lounge, but making them at home can be such a drag sometimes.  The neon yellow margarita mix you buy at most liquor stores tastes fake and making margaritas from scratch is an awful lot of effort (lime squeezing), which is both messy and time consuming.  This recipe is for those folks who love a margarita, but want it quick with no artificial flavors.

Have you heard of the Freshies line of mixers?  They are all natural cocktail mixers that taste great and are affordable too.  Most liquor stores carry them, but if yours doesn’t you can order their products online.  We’re adding a twist to our margaritas by mixing in some pomegranate juice.  Check out how fast and delicious this is.

Pomegranate Margarita:

1 cup of tequila
2 1/2 cup of Freshies Margarita Mix (add more or less mix depending on your personal taste)
1/2 cup of pomegranate juice

1 lime
Margarita salt for rim (optional)
Small glass pitcher

Pour first three ingredients into a small glass pitcher and mix.
Cut a lime wedge and rub on the rim of glasses.  Dip glasses in salt (if desired).  Garnish with lime wedge.  Pour yourself a delicious pomegranate margarita!

by: jen

Brass Monkey + Small-scale Upholstery

Friday, July 9th, 2010

This week I’m working on a small-scale upholstery project, which is what I’m calling it when part of a piece of furniture needs to be reupholstered but not the entire piece is damaged.  I will show you in a later post next week that it is possible to reupholster part of a piece of furniture with very little cost, a small amount of time and materials that are easy to work with, but the results are BIG.  Super stylish, custom furniture!  I need to do some measuring and draft a pattern (don’t be intimidated by this. I’ll show you just how simple it really is).  While I’m working out the details and getting the project together for my upholstery post for next week let’s make some cocktails!

You know that Beastie Boys song called Brass Monkey?  It’s always been one of my favorites tunes by the BBoys.  Here is the recipe for the cocktail that this song is named after:

Brass Monkey
1/2 oz
1/2 oz
4 oz
orange juice

Mix the rum and vodka together and stir gently in a glass with ice. Pour in the orange juice, and stir well. Enjoy!
Now that you’ve made your drink, sit back, crank up the BBoys song Brass Monkey and let’s ponder and scheme on our mini upholstery projects.
by jen