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!
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!