Saturday, January 28, 2012
I went to Target last week in search of a toothbrush holder. Much to my chagrin I realized they were wildly expensive. Why would I spend $6.99 on a toothbrush holder? First of all, I am going to die of E.coli anyway because toilet water soars through bathrooms contaminating everything in a 100 mile radius. Second, if I can make it myself, for essentially free, than I will. My materials included a can of Bush black beans, a rubber band, some paint and sealer.
We bought a piano! It is the most beautiful piano in the whole wide world. You know when you are at the store and you find a semi-cute dress and then you look at the price tag and it only costs $4.00? All the sudden that dress is the most beautiful thing on this green earth! The same thing happened with this piano. I found it on craigslist for $300.00, a woman moving into a smaller house couldn't take her piano and was desperate to sell it. Michael and I drove to her house a few weeks ago to see if the piano would be a good purchase for us. I sat down, played all the keys, checked the petals and to my surprise the piano was in great condition. I played a little part of one of my favorite songs Claire de Lune. The woman selling the piano was so happy that I could play. She told me that she would sell it to us for $200 because she just wanted the piano to go to a good home. Michael told me after that we had everything we needed for our house now because, keep in mind we don't own any furniture for our living room, we had a piano and a bed. What more do you need?
Friday, January 27, 2012
I want a cute house. I want people to walk into our very "chic" one bedroom, zero furniture, partially painted, hoarder neighbor, "whats that scratching sound?" apartment and think, "wow, this is gorgeous!" But I am poor, we are poor. What is a girl to do? Solution: buy cheap crap and paint it! So thats exactly what we did. Allow me to introduce this cheap Ikea lamp.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
I have a problem. It is by far the most plaguing, bothersome thing in my life. It haunts me at least five times a week and anyone that has made toast with me before knows what this monster is: Condensation. Toast, when it comes out of the toaster all hot and crisp, is a beautiful thing. But all that deliciousness is for nothing when uninformed people put that toast on the counter. The cool counter condenses the steam from the hot toast and creates water on the counter that by proximity gets water on the toast. Might as well call it toast tears cause that water on the bread is... horrifying. My very talented brother made me a shirt for Christmas depicting this sad event.