Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Musings...

My blog is an outlet for my writing, projects, and creativity. Since it's an outlet and I decide what goes up and what doesn't, here are some random musings for you...

1. I love my 1.5 sink and new faucet. I made 2 batches of muffins tonight and clean up was spectacular. Who knew I'd ever say that about clean up?

2. Undermount sinks are right up there with the telephone on lists of good inventions. You should have seen the "gunk" that was caught under the lip of our old sink when we removed it. I am not sure how many years contributed to that, but it was a LOT of nastiness. With the undermount sink I just wipe the counter right into the sink, no lip to get caught on. Amazing.

3. Speaking of the sink...in my post about the counters and sink I didn't give any credit to the "plumbers" that hooked up the sink. However...an anonymous comment showed up saying: "Looks great but who did the plumbing to make it all functional?". Hmm...whoever could that be? Definitely the Mr. He DOES have a point - him and his friend spent 5 hours on Saturday planning,shopping for parts, and installing the piping for the sinks and garborator. And it all works! No leaks, and above all that not hiring a plumber saved us a bunch of money. (Thanks dear, and our friend F).

4. While they were hard at work I may or may not have been doing this:

...getting my first ever facial, and then I may or may not have browsed one of my favourite home store strips along Yonge in Summerhill. I reasoned that I was "getting out of their hair". Right?

5. Poll: Who knew Kraft Dinner could go bad? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? I was going to have some for dinner tonight - the Mr. is out at hockey, I made 2 batches of muffins, and I have been battling a cold all week so I thought a little KD might be a step up from eggs and toast (which was my dinner last night). I usually make homemade mac & cheese,which means the KD in the cupboard had been there for a while but I figured it would be fine. When I went to stir in the "cheese" powder, it was more of a "burnt orange" colour, not the neon orange like on the front of the box. I tasted some and it was NOT good. Then I looked at the box. It DOES have a best before date. It said 27 Jun 10. Woops.

6. I know a post full of words is no fun...so here are some photos that inspire the bevelled subway tile we're going to use on our backsplash.

passage interdit by manyetikbant on flickr.com

 

From Paris to the moon

10 comments:

amy walters said...

Love when bloggers write posts like this. They're always so fun to read. I can't believe KD can go bad?!!! This info has rocked my world!!!

Lisa said...
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Lisa said...

I just found your blog and L-O-V-E it...I am reading posts at 5am, nodding and saying 'ME TOOOOOO" out loud to observations of yours like the beauty of undermount sinks! Well done!!!! I was going to send you a Liebster but notice that you already have one!

Carol-Anne (Use the Good Dishes!) said...

I agree with you about the undermount sinks...for someone with OCD, the idea of all that yuck under the little rim/lip thing used to keep me up nights! How I love my new sink!

(and I'm now going to check the dates on my KD!)

Martina said...

I love under-mount sinks and really wish we had one (we've yet to replace our counter top & sink) aside from making clean-up a breeze they look a lot more finished than the traditional over-mounts.

Oh KD going bad! My mom is kinda nuts and always brings us 925424lbs of groceries when she visits which always includes cases of KD (because you know, we're obviously still children and cannot feed ourselves and grocery shopping is life's biggest mystery, clearly). We're not instant anything people, so I always end up donating that kind of stuff to the local food bank now because once I noticed that the boxes had expired and it threw me for a loop. I just kind of assumed processed junk never went bad!

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

That subway tile is also going on my list. I love the bevelling. You have great taste girl (and guy)! I just don't get how a totally packaged, chemical laden food like KD can EVER go bad. What's in it that's even remotely natural? I am not saying I don't like it, mind you! Now that I have a teenager in the house there is no chance of KD ever going bad:)

Jorah said...

ok love that tile!! :)

speaking of favourite home store strips....i need advice! I have been trying to get to Toronto for a home decor mission for a while now but i don't know where to go! I need your help.....I have free reign on the city and a large vehicle to amass my purchases....where should I go?!?!

HELP! :)

Shannon said...

First facial? Yeah!!!

I LOVE them!!! its been way too long!

Michelle @ Ten June said...

Just checked out your new sink- gorgeous!! You (and the hubs/plumber, ha!) should be so proud!! : )

emily said...

Your new sink is fabulous -- and how funny that your hubby commented! I love the look of that subway tile!

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