8.24.2010

Miss Fix-It


Let today, August 24, 2010 go down in history as the one and only time I'll probably ever blog about tools and hardware and fixing things that don't involve a zipper; it's unlikely to happen again in this lifetime.

Truth be told, I would love to learn how to do small household repairs, but when things break, I tend to panic and just call dear old Dad : )

You see, for the past month, my toilet has been running constantly. So much so, that I don't even notice it anymore. That was, until I received my water bill last week and it shot up from $8 last month to $24 this month! I've been calling my apartment office repeatedly for the past few days, but alas, no one has come to fix my potty yet : (

So I've decided to take matters into my own hands and fix the thing myself. This has the potential to be either highly empowering or horribly disasterous, girls.

In my sudden urge to learn the ropes of home repair, I bought this helpful guide on Amazon last night.

Ever the fashionista, I also set out in search of some cute fix-it supplies. Yes, that's right, I went looking for stylish tools. I mean, if I have to get down and dirty, I might as well be well-accessorized. Y'all know how I roll.

I vaguely remembered an email I got from the fantabulous peeps at Cynthia Rowley a couple of weeks ago announcing the new line of tools she designed.

Couture tools? I'm all over that.



Suddenly, I'm filled with the insane urge to tighten a bolt or slice open a box with something much more hardcore than my pink safety scissors.




Why that Cynthia, bless her heart, she even designed a tool bag that looks like a tote! Très chic!



I still haven't decided completely on what I'll wear to tackle this little home repair, but I still have a couple of days before my book arrives, so I have some time to ponder wardrobe decisions ; )

Be blessed, lovelies-

Photo credits: Cynthia Rowley

20 comments:

  1. So cute!! I actually bought a pink tool kit when I moved in to my first apartment haha. I'm sure Gabe enjoys using a pink hammer every time he has to hang something for me :)

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  2. This is awsome. You just made me laugh! Thanks girl!

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  3. I am dying over here!!!! Not because you are fixing things but because ONLY YOU would find fashion sensible tools!! They are so stinkin' cute :)

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  4. I love the fashion tools! Excellent find!

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  5. those are too cute! one of my moms friends gave me a pink tool set for college graduation (that i have yet to actually use) but i do enjoy entertaining my mind with the things i could accomplish with the girly equipment! good luck! and i think the staple gun is my favorite, it's too cute!

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  6. Well how freaking cute!! I think we all need these!

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  7. Too cute! I have a hot pink tool kit, but I can't say it has caused me to tackle any home repairs, yet :)

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  8. I love those tools! I just saw some just like them yesterday while out shopping. : )

    Let us know how it goes! I have a running toilet too. : (

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  9. Ha! Love the tools! And be careful with the potty.. I may or may not have tried to fix mine in my old apt...only to have accidentally made a flood in my bathroom where the fire dept had to come shut off my water. It was embarassing. And awesome. All at the same time. :) Good luck!!!

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  10. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. I must get myself some of these classy tools!

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  11. wow those tools are awesome! It makes me want to break out a sweat just so I can use them.

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  12. Good luck on the toilet! You sure do have the cutest tools for the job!

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  13. Love the fun tools! If ever I tried to be handy, I'd certainly buy those!

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  14. Oh my goodness! I.have.to.have.all.of.them!!! Like immediately! I'm sleeping on it just so I don't purchase every single item I can find :)

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  15. Tools are good to have! And if you have to have them, they might as well be cute! My hubby & I got married in November and that 1st Christmas, my parents didn't give us much b/c we were coming off the wedding, so our only gifts were tools and I almost cried! hahaha! Now I'm glad we have them! :)

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  16. Oh my gosh - I need that flashlight and toolbag! I've been looking for a power screwdriver that is painted pink for all my theatre set building but I haven't found it. Maybe Cynthia Rowley could help?

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  17. Okay, If I'm going to buy some tools (instead of calling my dad..) these are the tools I want! How can you not like tools if they have cute designs? I'm so glad you posted this!

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