Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wanting something pretty... put my TV on. Currently it's sitting on an old Ikea-like desk that I got from a friend. It's a light wood finish and it's got some crayon scribbles on top from the younger days of her cute daughter. I made a curtain to cover the cords that hang down the back, but I'm getting bored with it and want something

This is what it looks like now:

I was a little too lazy to hem the curtain to the correct length...but I also made it around midnight the night before I hosted my step-mom's baby shower, so I was a little rushed.

Anyways, last weekend I took a little trip to Kudzu Antique Market to look around and see if I could find anything. {I love Kudzu!} Here's the first piece I thought about:

The piece is massive! I have no idea what it was once used for, but it was old, on wheels...big, red, and beautiful! Unfortunately the price on it was a bit out of my budget (not sure what the budget was, but definitely out of it). It also didn't really have a good spot for a dvd player to reside, so I left it there for someone else to find.

This is what I really, really wanted to bring home that day:
I think it's an old school cart of some sorts...but I'm probably wrong. Painted green metal with a few rust spots, the doors open out and would be a great place to store books, dvd's, odds'n'ends, etc... I'm a sucker for old metal things {which explains my metal basket collection}. Unfortunately, this piece was even more outside my budget than the first one, so it stayed at Kudzu.

I wish I still had the Scoutmob deal for Kudzu. Maybe they'll do another one? Anyone have any suggestions on other places to look for cool pieces of furniture?


Sunday, January 9, 2011


It snowed the day after Christmas in North Carolina and was pretty much the "perfect snow". It covered the ground, but didn't stick to the roads or sidewalks. That was the first white Christmas I remember...ever. Pretty cool thing to experience as a Southerner.

{tree at my grandmother's house}

{throwing snow in the air}

Now, it's snowing here in Georgia and we're all freaking out! The grocery store shelves are empty, restaurants only have frozen {read as fry-able} food left, and we're going into our third day off from work/school...except for me because I live a mile from work and can walk there. Anyways, the snow was absolutely gorgeous Sunday night when it was coming down. So light and powdery. The roomies and I went for a walk that night and it was so neat to only hear the snow falling.

{late night walk through the falling snow}

{snow building up on our back staircase}

{people sledding in the cemetary}

Snow Day 1 was filled with snowball fights, sledding, walking into town to the local pub, and snuggling up on the couch. Snow Day 2 involved working a little bit, going to the pub, working a little more, snuggling up on the couch at home. I'm hoping that Snow Day 3 gets back to normal. I can only take so much free time. Apparently I'm better at getting things done only when I have a million other things to do.

Oh, and cookie sheets work really well for sledding down driveways and hills, but be careful because they go really fast on ice and you might not be able to use them for cookies after you're done.

Happy Snowpocalypse!

Thursday, January 6, 2011


This year I bought the Snow & Graham write on calendar for me and the roomies to use. The images for each month are so beautiful and the little squares on the bottom half will hopefully enable us to keep up with each others schedules.

...but this one has me totally rethinking that choice! Using chalkboard paint to make a calendar on your wall. Such a cool idea.

{image found here} about it??


Monday, January 3, 2011

Pumpkin Waffles

With a leftover can of pumpkin puree I was able to spice up my Saturday morning waffles and boy were they tasty! I used Aunt Jemima pancake/waffle mix and made a batch according to the directions. After that I added in about 1/2 a can of pumpkin puree, a tablespoon or so of cinnamon, and about a 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Mix it all together and you're good to go. The aroma of the cinnamon and brown sugar was so amazing. After the waffles were done I topped them with some leftover cranberry relish and they were good to go.

{Then I had a little too much fun editing the photo with the PictureShow iPhone app}