Thursday, February 24, 2011

Is That My Office, Or Did the Filing Cabinet Throw Up?

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. (

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.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Craigs List

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.

New Haircut

On Friday, I finally did it. I cut my hair short. My inspiration picture was this one of Winona Ryder.

Many of you are responsible for encouraging me to go this direction. To quote one friend, "go for it, it will always grow back."

So I did it, and now I will wait for it to grow back. This short cut is one more thing I can say I tried, but I will never do it again. This is the wash and dry version. I think I look 10 years older.

One more item off the bucket list . . .

Kitchen Disasters 2 in 3 days

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.

Bad idea!

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!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Vote for the Desitin Bandit

Disney is having a contest for the "Messy Baby Faces." I thought DD2's picture smeared with Desitin was worthy of the contest.

You can vote using this link.

If you have ever registered for any disney site, you can use that username.
If not, you can register, and opt out of all the future e-mail offers.

You can vote 1x a day during the contest.

Thanks for your support!

Friday, June 12, 2009

To Paint, or Not to Paint

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

Option 3: Gut the kitchen.

Please vote.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Cool Checks

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.