Some updates....

Over the past few weeks, I have been so busy that I have missed posting some things. Thought I would bring  you up-to-date. I showed you a couple of weeks ago the package with my new shower curtain. Here it is finally hung up.

My bathroom is beach themed with sea shells, tans, browns and blues so this was a perfect fit. And at $11 it was a bargain. 

I have a baking dish that is old. Allen had it when we got married 35 years ago and said his Mom had given it to him. Not sure where it originated. It's my favorite thing to bake brownies and cakes in, but it doesn't have a lid so I have to cover the finished product with Reynolds Wrap so I rarely use it.

Until now. I went to a Pampered Chef party and they now have a stretchy silicone "lid" for 9 x 13 pads. It even has an air vent in it in case you are baking something that needs covered, but  needs to release moisture build up during cooking. It can withstand temps up to 450 degrees. I am loving it. 

I also ordered something that was cheap but has become one of my favorite kitchen items. Toast tongs. They are bamboo so won't burn or scorch when you get your toast out.

Do you ever use flat bread? My favorite way to use it is for personal pizzas. It's delicious. I spread some Ragu Traditional Pizza Quik sauce on my flat bread, cover that with browned sausage crumbled up and then cover the whole thing with colby Monterey jack cheese. Bake it at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. It is delicious. You can substitute your own toppings and your own cheese, but that's the way I like it.

I have been looking at charms to make me a charm necklace. One thing I wanted was an initial and something beachy. I went to Hobby Lobby and found my B for just $1.99.

And this has a star fish which I love, the blue bead to remind me of the ocean, the red to remind me of the sunrise/sunset and the pearl for the sea from an oyster. It was $2.49 with 40% off coupon so I got it for $1.49

I already had a long chain that I use to change out charms on so I used that. I am so happy with the result.

But for times I don't want a bunch of charms, just more of a 1 charm medallion style, I bought this and can change it out onto the same chain. This one was also final cost of $1.49

I see all these people who take a piece or two of furniture and cover it with a piece of wood or counter top to create a desk or work space. Something similar to this.

Since I still can't find a work space for my desk that is big enough that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, I've been thinking about what I could do. The other day, I happened to remember that we used to have a TV in the middle bookshelf unit so we took the shelf above it out so it would fit and I have never put that shelf back in. So I went looking for it. The wood is not an exact match and it isn't long enough, but for a temporary fix I was able to lay it across my file cabinet and my printer stand and have a big work station and temporary desk until I can find what I really want. 

So far it is working out a lot better than the tiny desk I had. 

I went to work yesterday and a friend of mine was back from her trip to Nova Scotia. Check out what she got me. A thimble for my collection and a tiny moose since Thirty-One has a moose pattern now. How cute.

Well, there we are. All updated. Now to leave you with a little mid-week humor. This cracked me up.

Happy over-the-hump day!


Sandi said...

"Look, a menu!"


Terri D said...

Laughing at the bears! Your gifts are great! I think your desk idea is perfect! Why keep looking? You have done it! The Pampered Chef lid is a great idea. I haven't been to a PC party in ages and ages! Love your shower curtain! Good find!