Out of The Hat

Making the Ordinary, Extraordinary

The Tailor is in

I had an old sun dress I loved, but I couldn’t stand the revealing bodice, so I decided it was time for a makeover…

April 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Fire and embers

I was a little shocked that my current project, an upcycling tutorial, is taking longer than the 5 days I had planned. So I have chosen, in the meantime, to … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Quinoa Bites

I have intimate knowledge of what hangry feels like. When I get hungry, nondiscriminatory growling at friend and foe and total strangers is perfectly normal. It’s not something anyone likes- … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · 7 Comments

Monthly Surprises: Julep Subscription Box Review

I recently subscribed to Julep Brand’s monthly box program. Julep is, of course, the brand that is most well known for their nail polishes and manicure tools that “make a … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

This Frozen World

The Potomac is frozen over at Mount Vernon’s lookout. It’s now snowing and covering up the grass which h ad been trampled free of last week’s snow, and is now … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Independence Day

Migrants You know, my grand parents moved to The States right before World War II, because they could tell trouble was brewing and they wanted no part of it. That’s … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Color Of The Weird

The Anti Color Of The Year Pantone’s color of the year is Radiant Orchid. Not normal orchid, mind you. Radiant. So it slipped into a vat of nuclear waste and, … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Summer

Summer comes in bright and yellow, bright bobbing flowers call out “Hello!” For cheer is here in this sunny world, and black eyed susans join in accord. What do you … Continue reading

May 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Southwest Nachos

Hot Sauce Scaredy Cat Ive reached food enlightenment. In my past travels <a title=”Loveland Cafe” href=”http://thegreatzambini.com/2013/04/23/loveland-cafe/”>to Colorado</a>, I discovered a culture centered on hot sauce. And <a title=”Benson Sculpture Park” href=”http://thegreatzambini.com/2013/03/14/benson-sculpture-park/”>statues</a&gt; and … Continue reading

April 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Monumental Repair

The freak Earthquake of 2011 surprised Eastern residents of the United States, as it was an unprecedented (for the region, it was pretty wimpy in the history of the world … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Today’s Playlist

Lately I’ve had a few songs stuck in my head. And I figure, if these songs are driving me crazy, they might as well drive you crazy too. But let … Continue reading

April 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

A New Angle

I’ve been playing around with experimental photography, as you’d know if you saw Night Lights. Today we are looking at shots taken from odd angles of a bridge over the … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

Improving Our Libraries

I feel that libraries are being crowded out by instant streaming and monthly subscription unlimited ebook plans. They’re sort of the dinosaurs of government, moving right up there with the … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Frozen In Time

A quick idea for today: freezing eggs. If you can buy a few more eggs on sale, or somehow you’ve got hens laying a bumper crop (if you do, I … Continue reading

March 8, 2014 · 3 Comments

Very Inspiring Poets

Very Inspiring Poet Award I posted the first edition of this poetry blog award here.  I’ll admit it, that post was written in my first year of blogging, and I … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

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