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Vintage mixmaster – thrift find

Vintage mixmasterCheck out the thrifted treasure I found! It’s a mixmaster with a milk glass bowl…and it works! Part of the fun of thrift shopping for me is the hunt and another big part is discovering the history of the purchase.
Vintage mixmasterWhat we have here is the Sunbeam Mixmaster Model 12. It was made from 1957-1967 and was the longest running classic model for Sunbeam. It has 12 speeds ranging from ‘folding’ to ‘beating’ with really cute descriptions like ‘one bowl cakes’ and ‘prepared cake mixes’. I can totally imagine a newlywed homemaker starting out with one of these back in the day!
Vintage mixmasterThis gem’s been well used and has a few little dings in the finish but runs perfectly. I gave it a good cleaning with soapy water and a magic eraser then tested it out with a batch of cinnamon honey butter. It works like a charm! The only thing missing is the original full-sized bowl which I’m now on the lookout for. Such a great find and only $5!

Map lamp – an Ikea hack

ikea lamp hackThere was this dark little corner on my bookcases crying out for light. When I spotted an Ikea glass lamp at the local thrift I knew it would work perfectly. Except it didn’t. The light was way too bright and glaring, totally distracting when I tried to read or watch a movie. I hate feeling like I’ve wasted money and it was the perfect fit for the spot….so, I hacked it.
Ikea lamp,hack, beforeI photocopied a page from a vintage atlas, trimmed it to fit and wrapped it around the glass lamp. My original thought was to modge-podge it on but I actually just tacked it where the paper joins with good ole scotch tape. Now I can change the map out if I get tired of it and I haven’t ruined the lamp. Cue the angels singing here.
Ikea lamp hack, afterBonus that the lamp ties in with my globe collection and displays my home town. Seriously, I love it when a simple plan works out and that my $5 was well spent!

Lemon sugar scrub – a 5 minute, $5 project

imageIt’s Friday before a long weekend…can’t you just feel the potential? I’m setting the next few days aside for some self indulgent rest and relaxation. So far my to-do list is: read, have breakfast outside, paint the toes and go for a run followed by a nice bath. I do have a craft project in mind too so check in on Monday for that! But back to the bath…I’m prepping this tub treat in advance. You should too!

Lemon sugar scrub

  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup oil (I use grape seed but almond and olive work too)
  • the juice of 1 lemon or 4 tbsp bottled lemon juice

Mix the oil and lemon juice in a bowl. Add the sugar and stir or whisk until well combined. It’ll be kind of grainy – that’s good. Spoon it into containers – I like the wee canning jars for this. Add a lid and you’re done! Makes 2 1/2 cups – perfect for gift giving.
imageUse this in the shower or tub on wet skin to exfoliant and moisturize at the same time. It’s especially nice after a workout.
A word of caution: if you use this in your bathtub, give it a rinse out afterward to get rid of any slippery oil left behind.
A note about oil: for locals, the Bulk Barn sells oil in bulk. I paid less than $2 for mine!

Alright friends, enjoy your weekend and relax!