Sunday, March 29, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
So I found a sturdy cardboard box, boxed them up, summer came and went and then come November I needed the long sleeves again. I couldn't find that box of clothes anywhere! I looked everywhere. Lost. I went through all the boxes in the garage. Disappeared. I asked Dave, I called Ellen - no one had a clue. Gone forever. Sob!
Finally I just gave up, figuring they had gone to Goodwill accidently with the things the Pietsch's left for Goodwill when they moved to Sweden. I mourned most for my hot pink faux suede shirt, my black and red striped silk type shirt and my hardly worn, personalized black hooded KHS/Student Accounts/Mrs. Kossub sweatshirt.
A few weeks ago when in a fit of cleaning and organizing, I pulled this big plastic tub of food storage out from under the bed to see what needed to be eaten, thrown out, etc.
So now I want to know what did I do with all the food storage that was in here and when did I make the swap??? I was totally speechless when I opened this container. I do not remember doing this one teensy bit. Sheesh!
And while we're on the subject of that bedroom.
The question was posed a while back, asking where does anyone get things these days other than on Craig's list. While Dave does browse Craig's list from time to time, and we have made a purchase from it, we are still old school and go garage sale shopping. A few weeks ago, he came running into the house on a Saturday morning and said to hop in the car and come see what I thought. So I did, and I thought like he did, and remember that bed you guys have all slept on in the "guest room"? It's looking pretty good now with its new headboard and footboard!
And no comments about the afghan. I know the colors are loud and garish, but it is hand crocheted by some dear dear Tongan women and was given to us with love. I simply can't bear to part with it. May all who sleep in this bed feel the "specialness" of this afghan. You will never be cold, that's for sure!! It weighs a ton!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Be a Winner!!!!
Has anyone seen this before? I saw this on my friend Andrea's blog. I thought it was a cute idea and would play along.
So, the first five of you to respond (and follow all the other rules) to this will be hooked up.Here's the rules:The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make for you!
2. What I create will be just for you.
3. It'll be done this year.
4. You have no clue what it's going to be.
But you all know my "talents" so that might be a clue for you right there. Or maybe I'll branch out and surprise you!
So come on, sign up!
5.The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must re-post this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog. The first 5 people to post this same blog on their blog and leave a comment telling me they did will win something homemade by me! Let's keep the chain of love going around!!So what do you think? Sounds interesting and fun doesn't it?
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
All he did was pour a little on a rag, lightly wipe it over the handles and they are clean, brand new, out of the box looking clean!!
You won't believe this though.
You know that stuff on your stove burners that you scrape off with a razor blade because that's the only way it will come off? This stuff takes that off too! Granted, you have to let it sit on the burned on spill-over from 2 months ago for a little bit, but it WORKS!
The directions say to dilute it, but Dave, not being big on directions when he knows better, uses it straight out of the container. HE USES GLOVES THOUGH! And he's a smart man. Unless you want to remove your fingernails, I would recommend using gloves too.
Monday, March 2, 2009
We (who am I kidding - Dave) have planted these gorgeous lillies under our bedroom window. The bright bright orange against our new green walls bordered by the red brick is so pretty. I notice and re-notice them every time I go outside. Hopefully these lillies will thrive in the shade. So far all the other plants we've chosen haven't liked it there.
And, out in the sunshine....
We love going to the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach every summer. That is where we have found all of these pieces. They are fun and whimsical and I didn't realize until just last summer that we are getting a pretty good collection. Can't wait for this summer's selection - after all - things in an odd number are more pleasing to the eye!
And last but certainly not least.... a reminder for us all!