Monday, June 6, 2011

What I've Been Up To Lately

I'm still in my funk.

I can't seem to snap out of it.

I blame the weather.

It's been raining and cold for days...I feel like I'm in Oregon, where ironically it's been warm and sunny all weekend.

Funk or not I've been striving to really get some things around the house done, because no matter how much I do there is always something else that needs to be done.

So, the last few days I have...

Finally put hooks on my groovy wall sticker coat rack that I bought here, so that instead of just looking like pretty wall art

it is now a proper coat rack

and now my coats have somewhere to live other than the back of all the chairs around the dining room table.

I also managed to paint this dresser that we inherited from Dom's storage was one of the pieces that we thought we had ridden ourselves of years ago but alas surprise! it was in a storage unit. I might ultimately sell it but I think it turned out rather nice. Unfortunately I forgot to take a BEFORE picture, but it looked similar to this, same color, same condition:

and now it looks like this:

I have also managed to discover the wonderfulness of the spaghetti squash, have you heard of a spaghetti squash? It's AMAZING. You poke some holes in it, put it in the oven for an hour, cut it in half, scoop out the seeds and then run a fork along the sides and it comes out in long strings like spaghetti! Add some homemade spaghetti sauce and voila! It's absolutely delicious and a fantastic substitute for pasta!

I know the rest of the world had a nice sunny weekend and you probably didn't spend near so much time indoors painting furniture and cooking, what fun outdoorsiness did everyone else get up to this weekend that I missed out on?


  1. So sorry you're still in a funk. I think everyone gets that way occasionally - sometimes for no good reason. It just feels like something is "off".

    I LOVE the trompe l'oeil tree coat hanger. That is SO cute! We don't have a coat closet, so something like that would be fab! The dresser looks amazing. I have been looking for a white dresser for Babe's room, but just haven't pulled the trigger on anything yet.

    Spaghetti squash is the best! Unfortch, one day I realized our grocery store prices it by the pound, so one squash is $5, which I think is stupid high to pay for a VEGETABLE! I eat mine with butter/margarine and parmesan cheese. :)

    I went to Canton (huge arts and crap place) w/ a friend of Saturday, then church on Sunday. Oh so exciting. ha ha

  2. That coat tree is the coolest thing I've ever seen! I have serious envy.. I might end up being a copy cat. :-) I'd heard so many people that like spaghetti squash but it scares me.. is it really that good? Does it taste really squashy?

  3. what a cute idea for a coat tree!

  4. the coats are on the rack! i love it. such a cute idea. and everyone told me i was nuts when i first talked about spaghetti squash! damn you all! kidding.

    miss you and love you and ps -- the dresser looks great.

  5. I love that coat rack. What a great idea. So creative!