Monday, January 31, 2011

Things I Did While I Wasn't Blogging

I haven't been here much lately. I'm quite a failure at the whole scheduled blogging thing -- which is really quite weird as I tend to LOVE schedules. Just another thing about me that disappeared at childbirth.

In lieu of blogging, I've been accomplishing awesomeness elsewhere. Therefore I give you...

Five Awesome Things I Accomplished While I Wasn't Blogging

1. Roasted and pureed a ginormous Cinderella pumpkin that resulted in 2 loaves of pumpkin bread, 1 batch of pumpkin doughnut muffins, 2 dozen pumpkin spice cookies, and a dozen pumpkin-blueberry muffins. And that didn't even use it all. I still have THREE 15 ounce jars of pureed pumpkin in the freezer. That's a lot of pumpkin for $5.

2. Sewed an adorable Valentine garland. It was simple, I just cut out hearts instead of the circles I've done in the past.

Felt heart garland hung from mantle.

3. Stumbled upon my best Rescue Mission thrift store find yet. A set of eight of my pattern of Crate and Barrel dishes. The plates were 50 cents each. That's four dollars for a set of eight. Now if only I could find bowls. Now I don't have to fret so much about Linus setting the table.

4. Gave myself the manicure and pedicure that was long overdue.

5. I gave myself a manicure and the next day I decided was the perfect time to repaint the living room. Bye, bye manicure. While Linus was at preschool Monday morning, I cut in and applied the first coat of "Perfect Griege" to the living room. We then spent Tuesday climbing over paint supplies and scattered furniture until I could use the second day of preschool to complete the job. I even got a wee bit adventurous this time around and ended my Sherwin-Williams loyalty. I wanted a zero VOC paint. Sherwin-Williams doesn't make one available in super saturated colors, but Olympic does. Not only did I save brain cells, but I also saved money. And the paint -- awesome. I highly recommend it.

How about you? What kind of awesomeness are you achieving offline?


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

What a thrift-acular find! And I do adore the garland. Very sweet, but not cloying.
Grey is suddenly everywhere--I have found myself drawn to it instead of black more and more.

suzanne @ pretty*swell said...

Love this! You've inspired me to turn off the computer. Like, right now.