I’m here, I swear! It’s been a busy month for me. I had a bunch of doctor’s appointments and have been going into the office alot. I’ll be back to regular daily updates this week. I do have a few little updates for y’all in the meantime:
I had to get rid of the image page in the interest of saving space. You of course, can still find the images on my Facebook page!
Also, in the interest of saving space, I’ll be creating a new blog soon for just the singles. Be on the look out for that!
Daria and I are still obsessing over the album purses I had previously posted, but now we’ve got some accessories and T-shirts to add to my “want it now” list. I think she’s been hiding in my drawers and shopping bags as a sign too.
You should make your way over to Vling! to check out their jewelry and more. I definitely want the artist palette necklace, but the bracelets are pretty neat too!
If you’re not really into jewelry, there’s always these T-shirts from Junior Massive in Austrailia. I definitely want the bird one! They do ship internationally as well.
Have you guys seen examples of albums used in fashion? Where’s the Project Runway challange for this?
Okay, that might be a tad extreme. But that should show how excited I am for this! Dogfish Head Brewery has teamed up with Deltron 3030 to create Postive Contact – a beer / cider hybrid. It was released in a box set of six 750-ml bottles with a 10-inch vinyl EP of four new Deltron 3030 remixes created exclusively for this project, and a list of Deltron 3030-inspired recipes from a small group of renowned chefs.
I was lucky to snag one of the albums before the hipsters got their hands on them (one of the many perks of working in a liquor store) so look for that entry soon! And remember, drink lots of water to fight off those hangovers!!
I’ve been thinking about switching up the appearance of the blog for a while now. Ya know, make it fresher, not so dark but I wanted a similar layout. Then, I happened across a theme called Yoko and figure it’s just as fitting as Piano Black for a music related blog! Dawson’s in shock as you can tell, but he’ll have to get over since I’m pretty happy with how everything will look.
In other randomly related to the collection news, I’m so close to having 500 albums entered!!! If I stay on track, I’ll easily surpass 500 by July. I’m trying to set tiny goals for each month so I don’t get overwhelmed or burn out. I’m proud of the progress so far, so on I go, song by song, day by day! At least I have Daria’s precious face to curl up at the end of the day.
I figured it would only be appropriate if my two little fashionistas presented this link for purses made from recycled albums.
When I was in college my mom and I happened in a store that sold similar purses and it’s been stuck in my head since. They were small, between a wallet and clutch size. These new ones seem to be a lot more refined than those originals. I love everything about these from the lid to the use of both the cover and album. I absolutely can’t wait to get one! What would you get?
Cover to Cover Purses
Dawson is a TV junkie. Seriously, he loves TV and video games (especially Mario Kart) and even has his own “spot” on our couch. One of his favorite shows is “Tanked” on the Animal Planet. you should check out the link below to learn more about his favorite show!
What does Dawson’s TV addiction have to do with this blog? Well, the guys at ATM made an AMAZING tank from an old juke box! I know, crazy right? You can catch the guys as they show it off to the new owner below. I suggest you do, because this fish tank is seriously incredible!!
Watch the Reveal Here
Daria is pretty lazy and prefers to snuggle up, so we found some simple craft ideas for those old albums. We hope you enjoy!
Ultimate Guide to Recycled Vinyl Record Crafts
Make Bookends From Old Vinyl Records
I’ve reached 400 albums entered and am certainly getting a lot more done lately. I’ve surpassed 1000 views which is waaaaayyyy more than I ever thought I’d have at 280 posts. I want to thank you all that follow along, like my posts or just stop by to check it out once a while because that’s what motivates me to keep going! I hope you all enjoy the links, pictures and albums. Let me know if you stumble across any great links you think I should post and please don’t hesitate to keep those comments coming!
As with every update, here’s your adorable kitty pic!
Unfortunately, I’m having some issues with my internet connection at home so I’m not sure how long it will be until I get everything back up and running. I wanted to give you all a little heads up since I may not be able to get any album posts up today. I’m so close to having 400 albums entered too, I hate hitting a snag like this. I’m about as annoyed as Dawson is after bathtime about it!
Once upon a time, Daria and Dawson had a batch of kittens – Nub, Stub, Sad Face and Hipster. Nub and Stub were the boys and had little itty bitty nubs for tails (still do, I ask their adoptive father all the time). Sad Face and Hipster were the two girls. Sad face was named for her constant look of “I’m going to cry at any second” and Hipster because of her awesome blond patch that can be seen in the hipster holy ground of Allston.
I figured a burst of kitten happiness would be just the way to say thanks to all of you have that have been reading along! I’ve received so many likes and follows recently it’s hard to keep up!!! I appreciate all of you following the journey as I go through this process. I really hope you’ve enjoyed the updates and everything else.
This weekend I’ve managed to get so many albums entered, relax and enjoy some sunshine. I actually got a bit ahead of myself with the images and Excel sheet so I’m excited for everyone to see what I’ve been up to! I’ll try to contain myself a bit so it’s a consistant amount of posts each day for all of you to go through. Thanks again for reading and I hope everyone of you had a great weekend!