Friday, November 11, 2011

Skyrim Release Party!

I had the day off today, so I took it upon myself to pick up a copy of the newly-released Skyrim video game for S.
I brought home lots of video-game appropriate munchies for him also!

Enjoy your 11/11/11, whatever you may be up to!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Spice Storage in the Kitchen

I love to cook. Love it. Over the years I have collected an exorbitant amount of spices, so naturally I need loads of space in order to store all of them. In our old kitchen we had lots of cabinet space, and lots of wall space..enough space for wall mounted spice racks. We had three nice, white racks that S installed, and I stuffed! 
 In our new kitchen we have about 4% of the space we had in our old kitchen. And of course I have about 100% more little spice jars!
For the first couple months we lived here in the new apartment my giant spice collection lived in a cardboard box  buried at the bottom of S's closet. I had kept the salt, pepper, garlic, cayenne, hot peppers, oregano & thyme stuffed into our only dedicated food cabinet. Nearly every time we opened the cabinet door the spices would come tumbling down! 
We needed spice racks! 
Unfortunately, one of the white spice racks we had at our old place did not survive the move. So I did some research and found some nice, inexpensive racks at IKEA. 
We trekked to IKEA and bought a couple with the idea to paint them white and then we would have four spice racks for me to stuff up again.
So, of course those poor wooden spice racks sat on the floor next to our kitchen for weeks after we bought them. 
That is just how S and I roll.

Then one day S surprised me and while I was at work. He painted, installed, and filled my spice racks!

Before - No Storage!
Before - Unfinished IKEA spice rack

Check out the After pics after the break!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

New Rug for the Living Room

One of the very first purchases S and I made for our new apartment was a fancy, shaggy rug. The living room is tiled, instead of hardwood like the rest of the apartment, so I wanted a rug as soon as possible to make the space more warm & inviting. We both searched for days online for a rug, but to no avail. One day we found ourselves in Home Depot looking for paint, and I saw the rug display. I convinced S to spend a few minutes with me looking at the Home Depot rugs, and what do you know, S found one that was perfect! Some pics after the jump!

5' x 8' Rug....almost as tall as I am!

Enjoying the shag.

Waves of blues and browns. See that tan wave? I've decided that this will be the first, and last, bit of tan/beige/bleh that makes it into our apartment!