Friday, June 24, 2011

Friday, I'm in Love

...with my new house!  It's sooo cute, y'all; I can't wait to show some pictures of it.  A. and I are finishing up the kitchen tonight.  It's been really hard for us to cook at the new place (and eat, really) because we've been doing prep work for food/meals on the kitchen table.  Therefore, we picked up a totally sweet stainless steel worktable for counter space.  Sam's Club, you rock.  It was the cheapest one around, and it holds up to 1000 pounds.  I don't know why I got really excited about the weight capacity because we're not planning on putting anything remotely that heavy onto the table, but the point is, we could if we wanted to...

On Tuesday night, I christened the oven with my chocolate chip pear yogurt cake, and it did a very fine job.   As of tomorrow morning, though, kitchen activity should be LIVE in the sense of, routines will be formed, serving dishes and fondue pots will have found their permanent homes and normal operations can take place with ease.  Yessssss.  

I've decided to do a series on Fridays called Friday, I'm in Love (Rock it, The Cure!).  It may be a summer 2011 trend, or it may become a permanent staple on R. in the Real World.  Maybe we'll have a vote at the end of August?  In such postings you may read about a fabric, a flavor, a trend, a funny story, a person, a color, an R. kitchen staple, a picture, etc.  So for today I have two:  my new cottage and the organic blueberries I got at the Pen Park Farmer's Market on Tuesday. I used to hate blueberries because I thought they tasted super grainy, but then I discovered that I was eating all the wrong blueberries.  Sheesh.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

At Last

...Niknak got married on Saturday!  I can't say enough wonderful things about the wedding; Niknak and Al rocked, the people rocked, the event rocked, the food rocked, and the list goes on and on.  You can see a sneak preview of one of her wedding photos here by Katelyn James, who is an awesome photographer and such a sweet person.

What else is new...

I have officially moved!  Did I tell you about my awesome new cottage?  I can't remember.  It was built as a bed and breakfast in the 1930's, it has a working fire place in every room except the two bathrooms (aka, a mantle to decorate in every room), it has hardwood floors, and it has laundry machines (Thank You, Jesus.)!  It's in a really cute neighborhood in Charlottesville and I'm excited to share some pictures, as I'm sure most of you think I've completely quit snapping photos these days.  Oh, and all the walls are white, which I think is nothing short of classic in an old house.  My new roomie A. and I are in the process of moving stuff in, and I have some cleaning to do at my old apartment, but I'm just so happy my big move is out of the way.  It's kind of hard to have a big move when you're just going a few miles down the road, versus across the country, because you get in this mindset with all the little things:  Well, I'll just leave that here for now and take it over to the new place.  And then you end up driving back and forth until you get nauseated.  Anyone with me on this one?

Oh, and I made Julia Child's French onion soup recently.  It was so delicious I couldn't believe I made it.  Seriously, make it, it's one of the cheapest meals you can fix.  It got me out of my cooking strike, even though I've been wanting to go to Chipotle every night for dinner. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Great Balls of Fire

Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire, it's been forever since I posted.  I mean, I just went to Design*Sponge and didn't even know that they'd given their website a whole new facelift.  What's become of me?

I like posting in lists because that's what my life has consisted of lately:
  • The lease on the cottage my friend A. and I are renting starts TODAY, praise the Lord.  I've been fighting sewing curtains until I get moved in.
  • The Crafterdinner girls and I are having a jumbo YARD SALE this coming Saturday in Charlottesville.  I'm literally up to ears in boxes at my current apartment.  There's hardly room to walk.  
  • Thank you, Lord, for linen.  I just ordered some linen trousers for this 95 degree summer weather so I can look semi-professional at work and not be miserable in the attire.
  • Happy anniversary to my mom and dad; they've been married for 31 years today.  They are awesome.  Speaking of weddings, Niknak is getting married in less than two weeks.  Zomg.
  • It's June.  Does this blow anyone else's mind?
Here's to celebrating slacker bloggers (that's me)!  This slogan should read more like, "Here's to bloggers who have real lives and live them!"  :)  Sorry for the sarcasm.  Tootles for now.