I don't have a lot of free time to update this blog, do a lot of crafts, or read many books. But, I was inspired by my friends posting her sewing room into a reality collection. (http://justdrinkacoke.blogspot.com/2011/02/ive-decided-with-popularity-of-reality.html)
I thought I could at least post my room that is out of control and people would understand why there is not much here at my blog. Maybe if I got this mess whipped into shape I would have time to have a hobby.
I have been getting very impatient with my living room furniture. I call it the "church foyer" furniture. Not only have I never liked the fabric, but the fabric has been wearing in spots and even got a hole punctured from the hide-a-bed. I like the shape of the couches, and they are in good shape other than the fabric. I couldn't decide whether or not to attempt to make slipcovers, or do new upholstery. I figured for the cost of fabric and time, it was worth looking to see what I could get on Craig's List.
So, I have been looking for new furniture - preferably leather. It is much easier to clean and much more classic. I have been casually looking at Craig's list. Unfortunately, for well-priced leather couches, you can't just look casually. So, I started to get serious about it. After looking at several, I finally found this one, and I got it for a great price. It is very comfortable, and the cushions are attached! I love a good bargain. Persistance pays off.
The first disaster happened as I was making bread. I forgot to put the extra water in. Looking back, it would have been fine if I had slowly added the water, allowing it to mix with everything that was currently in the mixer. But, I didn't do it that way. I added all the water, then continued to add flour. It wasn't mixing together, so I decided to turn up the speed on the mixer.
This is what happened.
The second disaster happened today. I was disinfecting the kids toothbrushes by boiling them on the stove. Well, I forgot about them until I was reminded by the oh so pleasant odor of melting plastic. This is what the toothbrushes look like now.
It took me about 1/2 hour to get the toothbrushes out of the pot, and another 1/2 hour to clean the pan and remove all the stuck on plastic. But, I did salvage the pan!
I want to move. There are no kids in our neighborhood. But, we have some work to do/finish on our house before we can do anything. One big one is the kitchen. It needs updating. When I was originally considering remodeling plans, it included things that would be for me. Now, I think what do I need to do that is enough to sell the house?
Option 1: Paint cabinets white. They have a lined look that painted white would look like beadboard.
Option 2: Reface cabinets - keep in current configuration
We don't really use many checks anymore. We write a check for tithing, the occasional school fieldtrip, and piano lessons, but that's about it. But, I did come across these cool temple picture checks. I think I may order them next time I need some.