We’re I’m playing a game called “Table Switcheroo.” It involves me changing the tables around our living room/main room of the house’s couch. There have been a few options, but I think I’m sticking with the small round campaign ones.
First, I cleaned off the lucite console and lugged it over.
Then, I went decidedly smaller.
We will discuss the awesome lamps later.
We’re sticking with these for awhile.
I like their smaller scale. The room feels lighter. However, they’re half the size of what we used to have there. I’m sticking with them as I believe their scale is fine. Here are some pretty photos that show I’m right – little tables by sofas work.
Then, one of my favorite rooms of all time.
Katie Ridder is like whoa.
Posted in Furniture, Living Room, Our House, Uncategorized | Tagged Campaign furniture, campaign side table, campaign style, end tables, side tables | 2 Comments »
I walk (ran more than planned) The Color Run. It was fun but three days later, I’m still trying to scrub color off my body. The back of my heels, my cuticles and other “dry spots” seem to the hardest to clean. This is me, Jenny K and Jenn afterwards.
The Mister took this photo of me and I changed it to my Facebook profile photo. My father asked me why I was dressed like a zombie.
We painted the ceiling in the kitchen. The Mister used the wrong paint (semi gloss and plain white) to do touch up awhile back. Not using flat made the biggest difference and left our ceiling spotted.
He was fearful that we’d have to cut in the whole thing but it was much easier than that. We were still glad he taped the molding so he could roll as close to it as possible. He lightly sanded the spots, which made a vast improvement, and rolled the whole ceiling. I did some cutting in, where some stain got on the ceiling when they were sprayed, and we’re pretty pumped with the results.
So much better.
Sunday night, I did my first coat of touch up paint around the room. Monday night, I did my second coat. It was to cover up the residual spray. Unfortunately, we had to have the cabinets sprayed after they were installed to get the doors and moldings (made by our final cabinet maker) to match the boxes (made by our first cabinet maker). So, we’re glad to have it looking better and I’ll share photos and details of that later. Right now, I got a cute baby to show you.
This fresh baby was born Friday morning. Congrats and love to Kia!
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While reading the most recent issue of InStyle (April 2013), I was shocked to read that lead is in many of the lipsticks in the marketplace. In 2012, the FDA reported levels of lead as high as 7 parts per million in some. The legal limit for candy is is .1 parts per million. The FDA states it allowable because you don’t eat lipstick. However, I think we can all agree that we ingest small amounts and lead is nothing to take lightly. You won’t find “lead” listing on ingredients, so you need to check your favorite shade out. You can see your shade’s score at http://www.fda.gov or www.safecosmetics.org. You will get sucked into safecosmetics.org. Here is their section on lipstick which states that 5 of the 10 most lead-contaminated brands in the FDA study are made by L’Oreal USA.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is a safe bet as they only make lead-free versions and their Lip Tar comes in a large amount of colors.
The whole line is 100% vegan, PETA-certified and cruelty-free!
Posted in Healthy Home, War Paint | Tagged L'Oreal, lead, lip tar, lipstick, make up, makeup, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, vegan | Leave a Comment »
You should get the new look on Pinterest. It has some great improvements. I still want to be able to search for pins within my own boards, but we’re getting there.
We went to the flea market – mostly on a fern buying frenzy.
Image by me
I only bought four ferns but two are “Big Daddies.” We’re keeping them in the sideroom until it’s a little warmer. They’re currently behind the curtain.
We filled in some holes from a painting that was on the wall and around the hole for the medicine cabinet. Afterwards, we used our original can of paint and it looks awful.
So, we’re going to have to fix that. I’m trying to use this a “We should repaint the bathroom anyways” moment. I’ve felt the paint needed to be lighter in there for awhile. So, I’ve bought a couple testers and I’m currently waiting for Tester #3 to dry. It’s a “half tone” of the original paint color. I asked the gentleman at Home Depot for a half tone and he asked for an explanation of the term. He obviously has never watched Sarah Richardson.
Additionally, we realized how bad the air vent looks. So, we bought a replacement and it’ll go up as soon as we decided what to do about the paint.
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I love squash and try to make a pan of it to eat for the week. I makes a great breakfast. I’ll share a couple different versions of my squash casseroles (you gotta mix it up) and today I’m sharing the cheesy version. If you nixed the cheese then this would be Paleo friendly and pretty clean eating. Here it all is sans cheese and before being baked.
Here’s a breakdown of what you’re looking at:
- 3 smallish squash
- 3 smallish zucchini (The squash and zucchini almost weighed 3 pounds total at the grocery.)
- 2 tablespoons of butter (cut into “pats”)
- 1 whole 6 oz can of black olives (drained and cut into halves)
- 1/2 of a 14.5 oz can of petite diced tomatoes (drained)
- 1 pound of ground chicken (Cooked in a nonstick pan with no added fats – just heavily seasoned with garlic powder, black pepper, Onion Onion and Spinach and Herb Mix)
I put it all in the pan (ungreased), add some extra Onion Onion and garlic and mix it all together. I chose to add cheese because it’s delicious and we have a bunch of sliced provolone. (I bought too much.) So, I simply laid sliced across the top.
Then, I baked it on 350 for about twenty minutes.
This makes about 8 servings. I simply put a serving in a Fiestaware bowl and heat it in the convection oven. I heat it on 350 for around twelve minutes.
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This week I made a new cover photo for Facebook. I took this quote and this beautiful piece of art.
”Fly By” by Michelle Armas
Then, I ended up with this.
You should be able to click on it and save it as the full size image which is 851 pixels by 315 pixels.
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The weather was great this weekend. It really felt like Spring. The flea market is next weekend and the March market is the kick off to the Spring and Summer flea markets and yard sales. We went to Lowes and was excited to see this by the front door.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
We went to Lowes to buy a medicine cabinet for our bathroom. We haven’t installed it yet as we’re doing some patching to smooth out the edges where the old cabinet was. You can see what I’m talking about in the photo below.
It obviously makes The Mister feel very glamorous.
We hung a bunch of art in the office.
All of this plus two other pieces.
The walls in our home office are gallery style. I’ll have a post on it soon. The wall when you walk in hasn’t had anything on it, so it looks much more finished.
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