Saturday, July 25, 2009

Raspberry Lime Layered Jello

Ignore the half missing plate...I didn't have time to take pictures of my gorgeous presentation before company arrived. I was just lucky to have a few left over at all.
This was so good! I made these little goodies for dinner the other night. I was inspired by Adventures of a Food Slut who used eight different layers to make her rainbow jello. I didn't have the time or more than four flavors in the pantry, so I stuck with just two.

I highly recommend trying this sometime soon!

Not the AFTER pictures I promised...

I know I promised you after pictures, but I can't find the card. Its really not that big of a deal. I can take more pictures, that just requires me to have a clean bathroom for about 5 minutes in a row....and that just hasn't happened lately!

*Edited to add to Homebody's Thrift store Thursday.

So, instead I'll post my latest Goodwill treasures.

My total for the trip :$17 even.

Guess how much I paid for the Bumbo chair...$3! I don't even need a Bumbo! I bought it knowing that my friend Karen might want it & if not, I could sell it on ebay. (She does, so I can cross one birthday gift off the list.)

The black & white thing is a skirt. Its for my sister. There's always cute stuff in her size, which can be a bummer when looking for stuff for myself. But atleast thats two birthday's crossed off!(Julie & Karen, just act suprised, k?)

Monday, July 20, 2009

My Bathroom - The BEFORE

I'm going to tease you a bit, just a little bit. Not because I like to make you wait, but because I forgot my memory card with the after pictures! So, after pictures will come tomorrow. Until then, take a look at the before pictures of our "new" bathroom. Now, I hope you're sitting down, because the following images are NOT pretty.

Bathroom window, not terribly awful, other than the fact that it leaked and the window casing (that was suppose to be repaired before we bought it) was rotting away.

Awesome mirror and medicine cabinet. Aaron was the only one tall enough to look in the mirror. Have you noticed our pretty green tile yet?

Doesn't this picture make you want to jump right in and take a soak in the tub?
By the way, its hard to see, but the edge of the vanity actually is sitting on the side of the tub. I've never seen that before.

The linoleum wasn't bad. There was some water damage to the floor, so the sellers were required to fix the floor before escrow would close. If any of you ever need to replace a floor like a professional, here's how you do it.
1) rip up existing linoleum.
2) cut out the bad parts of the boards, but only the bad parts.
3)replace them with scraps of wood and lay a sheet of whatever wood you have laying around on top.
4)not level? that's OK. Just pour on a gallon of level quick.
5) place down some nice linoleum...but heaven forbid you glue it down. Just use double sided sticky tape around the edges and call it good.
See, even a complete moron could do fact, I think one did!

This is the only problem we haven't been able to solve. We're thinking about putting in a bi fold door for the bathroom. Anyone have any suggestions? At least this way I'm almost guaranteed that my children will shut the door when using the facilities.

Come back tomorrow to see the 94% completed bathroom!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

My Nose Hurts

The air is so dry here in Atwater. Today, my nose is so dry that no amount of moisturizer is easing the pain. My skin screams at me daily to take it somewhere moist.

So, does anyone have any recommendations for a really GOOD moisturizer? What about a cleanser that doesn't dry out my already dehydrated face?