Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Color me stalker....

But this post is for the sole purpose of creating a list of food recipes that I WILL try to make in the month of February. They are all from Mary Ellen's Cooking Creations. If you haven't seen her blog, you must check it out. Once I give ALL of the recipes a go, I'll blog my results.

Grilled Ciabatta Bread Salad

Macaroni and Cheese

Grilled Salad Skewers

Scalloped Potatoes

Tortilla Pinwheels - I plan on bringing this to a Yorba Linda shindig on 2/21!!

Now I want to eat my blanket.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My simple life

It's been a simple week for me. Mr10yt was out of town for work again. It gets lonely, but thank goodness I have my two dogs, Sophie and Caleb, to keep me company. The good thing about Mr10yt being out of town is that my best friend lets me dogsit her dogs so that I have extra protection since Soph and Caleb are wimps. Max and Mia are super good guard dogs. They come over when Mr10yt is gone and stay with me until he gets back.

OC Nesties had a gtg on Sunday, January 24th - potluck and books! Friends, eats, and reads are one of my favorite combinations. WeezerMonkey did a great recap here with a lot of photos! Too bad my camera isn't as nice as hers otherwise I would have posted my pics too.
Everyone was such a good houseguest and it was so nice to see everyone again. I love my girls.
Lowlight of the party - some of our nesties were sorely missed. Highlight of the party - no one got shanked.

To keep myself busy when Mr10yt is out of town, I've! I've made it a point to declutter and get organized for 2009. That is my goal this year - to get my house and head in order. I'm on my way!

Closet before:

And closet after (with about 75% less stuff - I swear I have no clothes anymore):

Next projects:
- paint guestroom
- clean out guestroom closet

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

When the cat is away, the mice do paint

And so it begins. Mr.10yt is out of town again and I found myself home from brunch with nothing to do. I decided to get a can of paint and finally do the walls in the powder room. The faux-textured blue paint in there has been an eyesore to me for almost 3 years. Good riddance!
After 2 hours or so of painting, I'm done!


And after. Still need to finish the little parts on the cabinet and find a picture to put above the throne. Home Depot's Behr paint in Benjamin Moore's color Pismo Dunes. Apparently HD has the formula for this color and it was a perfect match. I don't care what people say, Behr is A-OK with me. I used 1 coat and it covered fine and was easy to apply.