18 October, 2011

Ten Things I Love Tuesday

Welcome to 10TILT! This is a weekly post about things I've found around the internet that are, in my opinion, pretty darn cool. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's Ten!

1. This lovely romantic image.
I do not know the original source, as I found it here via Pinterest, but it is beautiful, peaceful, and looks like a perfect day.

2. This bike stuck in a tree. 
Bike in Tree
(click photo for source on Flickr)
This bike can be found Vashon Island, WA. I saw it while I was living there, though this photo is not mine. I also love the story Red Ranger Came Calling, by Berkely Breathed which tells a story about the bike which isn't necessarily true but lovely nonetheless.
(click photo to buy on Amazon)

3. This caramel apple... SOAP!
That's right, this is soap. Wouldn't it be the cutest little decoration for a bathroom in Autumn? Of course, you'd probably have to make a little plaque telling guests that this is indeed for washing your hands - otherwise they'll be wondering if you've gone bananas and started leaving your caramel apples in strange places around your house. Check it out on Etsy, here.

4. This gorgeous Autumn photograph
This was taken by Evgeni Dinev, a fantastic Bulgarian photographer. Even if you don't know Bulgarian, you should visit his site and get lost in his gorgeous landscape photography.

5. How freakin' CUTE is this necklace?!
I'll tell you. VERY DANG CUTE! I fell in love the moment I saw it, but unfortunately for me, it was sold. The artist, however, makes about a million other things that are wonderful and sells them in her Etsy shop, here.

6. Thank you, Nordstrom. Thank you.

7. Appropriate, I think, that number seven on today's list is Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
I adored this movie as a kid. Nowadays, you have to take it with a grain of salt and remember that it's just a story - not get all mixed up in the whole sexism argument. I still love all the songs and dancing, and yes, maybe I even love the story... :) but don't send me hate mail.

8. This idea for making "Blessing Bags" to give to the homeless instead of cash.
It includes not-immediately perishable food, and several hygiene items to help edify a homeless person's life - whether it's temporary or not. This blogger at Kids With a Vision gives a little tutorial on how to make them, and ideas of what to put inside.

9. This simple tip (from Real Simple - go figure) for cleaning up cobwebs.
(img cred. Real Simple)
They say, "To dust crown moldings, place a microfiber rag over the broom's bristles and secure with a rubber band. Then use the long handle to dust areas that your arms can't reach. No more circus acts (starring you, on a rickety, wobbly stool)." I always hated cleaning up cobwebs with a broom, because then I have to clean the cobwebs off the broom - and that grossed me out. I'm a wuss, what can I say? Now I can just toss the towel into the laundry and be done with it! 

10. And finally, this gorgeous natural serving platter, made from a round of wood.
(img cred. Borganic)
How awesome would this look sitting on your table at Thanksgiving (or any holiday, for that matter... I would probably use this all the time). Borganic.net offers up a tutorial and a video on how to make this yourself, at home!

What are your favorite things this week?


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