just checking in

27 July 2009

Just stopping in to let you know that the move went well, and now I'm in the midst of setting up my home! I love the area and cannot wait to share more about it; with that being said, my times with the internet are quite limited, so posts will be few and far between for awhile...

but they'll come...


12 July 2009

If I were overwhelmed with money to spend on the house, I would put in a bid for this lovely set of cane table and chairs--

--painted white (my answer to everything), wouldn't they look stunning in a nook in the living room or kitchen or even the bedroom? And no, I am not buying furniture off of ebay; scrolling through is simply how I appease my craigslist addiction.

collect for the day

GRANT, O Lord, we beseech thee,
that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by thy governance,
that thy Church may joyfully serve thee in all godly quietness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Book of Common Prayer 1928
Fifth Sunday after Trinity

This Week I ...

11 July 2009

  • worked 44 hours
  • continued reading Miriam's Kitchen (Elizabeth Ehrlich)
  • finished reading Winesburg, Ohio (Sherwood Anderson)
  • began reading The Vicar of Wakefield (Oliver Goldsmith)
  • finally attended the monthly potluck at church (as well I should have since they were bidding me goodbye)
  • painted my dining chairs bright white
  • found another dining chair off Craigslist and now have four white chairs and one vanilla-toned chair...ah well
  • walked with Kris and Brandon over a busy highway for an ice cream cone
  • began packing my books up
  • weeded out my alterations bins
  • witnessed the culmination of a $300 fine at the library (check your interlibrary loans carefully, people!)
  • settled on mints and aquas for my kitchen colors
  • got in to two waitlisted classes and now am taking all basic core classes
  • bought my pantry staples and cannot wait to use them!

This Week I ...

04 July 2009

  • worked 35 hours
  • continued reading Miriam's Kitchen (Elizabeth Ehrlich)
  • continued reading Winesburg, Ohio (Sherwood Anderson)
  • helped move Kristen and Brandon into their new apartment (closer to my family's house!)
  • came face to face with a thief
  • found the deal of the week at Salvo: $22 KitchenAid (sage green) with all three attachments
  • found the deal of the week at Thrift Store USA: 5 yards of off-white upholstery fabric for $1.50
  • dried my laundry on the sun-warmed deck
  • ripped the hideous orange-flowered fabric off my arm chair in preparation for reupholstering it; it already looks better
  • celebrated Independence Day at Kris and Brandon's new place with family and friends

secondhand inspiration

02 July 2009

Take a peek into this couple's charming renovation--as newlyweds, they have a very limited budget for housing and furnishing, but I think their mismatched pieces are skillfully placed and the colors tie it all together perfectly. See what you can do with thrift store finds and Craigslist?

images from nytimes.com here

found via Darling Dexter