Monday, September 27, 2010

Home Stuff

The Kitchen is Painted! The U.G.L.Y. wallpaper boarder is finally down! 2 years, 1 marriage & a husband later the kitchen is getting a make-over. So far we have new counter tops, sink & faucet, stove & refrigerator. This week we will put up a back splash, hang some shelves & decide what we are going to do with the cabinets. I love the idea of open shelving, but I've heard it's hard to keep the dishes clean from dust and grime. But maybe some pretty glass door on the cabinets would look nice? Maybe a combo? The kitchen is so tiny, so we really can only do so much to it. But anything is better than what it was!

We spent a good portion of Sunday in Ikea. That place sucks you in and dulls your budget senses. We went to get some dvd storage shelves and ended up with a entertainment center, dvd shelves, desk, chair & vase. But as we were going to check out I realized that we really didn't need all this stuff, so we left. This was over heard prior to check out:

Me: You know what, we really don't need this stuff.
T: None of it?
Me: Not right now, the living room is fine as it is.
T: Okay, let's go.
Me: Let's go hide our carts!
T: We'll just move it over here around these bins
Me: (loudly) We'll just leave it here and come back after we use the BATHROOM.
T: Why did you say that? We aren't coming back.
Me: Well they don't know that!
T: sigh

Tonight I am starting 5 nights of pre-planned dinners. I am so tired of not knowing what to make. So I made a menu and went shopping.
P.S. Trader Joe's has really cool pumpkins right now.

Monday: Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs, Salad & Crusty Garlic Bread
Tuesday: Quinoa with Spicy Chicken Sausage, Acorn Squash
Wednesday: Tortellini & Gnocchi with Mozzarella Chicken, Green Beans
Thursday: Chicken Tortilla Soup w\ Blackbeans, Bread & Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Friday: Flatbread Pizza & Salad

My other goal is to get the Halloween\Autumn decorations out this week!


Kristina P. said...

This is why I can't go to Ikea often. I suddenly need all new things.

Michelle A'etonu said...

um....can i come over to dinner at your place? funny convo at ikea! i've never been to an ikea because there is never one close to where i live. i can't wait to get to germany!

Rachel said...

We do that all the time when we shop! We end up not buying ANYTHING after countless discussions while aimlessly roaming the store trying to decide. Ikea is fun but it really stresses me out. I'm glad we don't have one nearby, actually. I want your recipe for tortellini as I have a bag in my freezer now. I usually make a soup but want something different.

Pamela said...

I envy your menu planning skills. I'm still working on that! Great post.

very married said...

how long have you had this new header?? did i miss something?

kel said...

Thank goodness I have never been in Ikea.. I get the catalogs and want to order everything!! At least you ditched the stuff!!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

I always struggle with what to make. I have so many ideas but then when it comes down to it I want something quick--either that or when I am in the mood for something I'm missing ingredients.

P.S. I totally agree with you about Vanessa. I just try to ignore her presence so as not to risk blindness.

vmichelle said...

I like your groovy new banner! It's so much fun redecorating and remodeling (after it's done) ;-)

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