Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Pier 1 Chair

I need this chair. Actually, I need 4 of them. Maybe even six.


Why, oh why, must they be $139.95 each??

Damn you, Pier 1

Friday, March 20, 2009

Bathroom Remodel Update: Because You Know You're Curious

The shower is gone! So much for that being "the absolute last step of the project". I guess using the guest bathroom isn't that bad.


Just when you thought it couldn't get any messier...

My pack rat side won't let me get rid of the old shower door. We donated the bathroom fan from the guest bathroom, and look what happened - we needed a fan for our remodeled master bathroom and had to buy a new one for $30!
But realistically, what am I going to do with an old shower door? Maybe if our new walk-in shower opening ends up getting water everywhere, (Sexy Nerd swears it won't) we can use it again.


A hidden passageway between the walls of the two bathrooms? We are so totally adding that space to the closet behind the wall on the left.


Eventually, we're going to need to throw some things away.


Not the old cabinets though. I don't know what we'll do with them, but as soon as they're gone, we'll think of the coolest use for them ever!

Grilled Chicken Kabobs And Peanut Butter Cookies

 The weather in Albuquerque has been nice and warm lately. It's just right for grilling.

What is Sexy Nerd making for dinner?

Oooh! Yes, he needs to cook more often. Every other night just isn't cutting it anymore.

Biscuit has been enjoying the weather too, but she's taking a break to beg for scraps. Darn, if only dogs liked chicken kabobs. Oh well, more for us!

Being that he is a Sexy Nerd, he made some peanut butter cookies for dessert.

Hold on, Kitchen Pig!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Bathroom Remodel - An Update


The new sink area is coming along nicely. Eventually, there will be a mosaic counter top joining the 2 sinks. There will also be a big, sparkly chandelier here, as well as an electric fireplace.

Ooh, our "new" Jacuzzi tub is installed and ready for use. If only I had ordered the waterfall faucet sooner!

And you thought the bathroom photos posted the other day were messy!

This area is being torn out to make room for our new walk-in shower. Note the awesome pocket door for the water closet. We found it at Re-Store for only $15!

Does all this wood really need to be stored in the bedroom??

Sorry Pica. The old garden tub is not staying in the loft forever!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Bathroom Inspiration

Sexy Nerd and I are still trying to decide how we want out remodeled bathroom to look. Technically, the best idea may have been to have something in mind before we started tearing down walls and ripping up linoleum, but oh well. I just found this lovely bathroom:

Isn't it pretty? An all-white floor would be even better. The link to the blog where I found this photo is here.

*Update*
Our bathroom remodel is nearly done! Click here for photos.

Instant Hot Water Dispenser

How did I ever live without this?


It's perfect for making tea. And if you're like Paris, who claims this is a waste of money because it only takes a minute to heat water for tea in the microwave, I say to you PHOOEY!
:p

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Pancake Soup

I haven't had a chance to make this yet, but doesn't it look fun? Clicky here for the recipe, courtesy of the Delicious Days blog.

Sexy Nerd Coleslaw (because Sexy Nerds don't like coleslaw)

Thanks to Reeni, whose recipe for Toasted Coconut Cole Slaw & Honey Lime Dressing helped add some tasty sweetness to my usual coleslaw recipe.

Ingredients:
1/3C fat free Miracle Whip
1/3C fat free sour cream
1 Tbs honey
1 Tbs brown mustard
1 Tbs apple cider vinegar
1 Tbs lime juice
salt and pepper to taste
1/3 of a cabbage, cut into thin strips
1 large carrot, diced
1 celery stalk, diced
1 small handful of coconut, toasted until almost (but not quite) burnt
1 small handful of pumpkin seeds


Combine the first 7 ingredients in a large Tupperware container. Add the remaining ingredients. Put on the lid and shake well.

Does this look like a Sexy Nerd who doesn't like coleslaw? Even he cannot resist the awesome combination of veggies & dressing.
*On a side note, isn't he great for letting me take a photo of him while he tries to relax in his pajamas? He knew I was going to put this online...I think...
*On yet another side note, I just noticed that Sexy Nerd's robe matches the lamp shade. Ha!

Friday, March 6, 2009

When You Are Engulfed In Flames

This is my new favorite book.



So far, here are my favorite excerpts:

"Once someone sent a cake to my room, and rather than call downstairs and ask for silverware I cut it with my credit card and ate the pieces with my fingers."

""I mean, why not give someone a blowjob?" the driver said. "It's just a penis, right? Probably no worse for you than smoking.""

Awesome.

Monday, March 2, 2009

I Love This Mug

Someone, I have no idea who, gave me this mug for my birthday when I was in elementary school. Although I wasn't exactly thrilled to receive it, (after all, you can't play with a mug,) today it is one of my favorite possessions. I'd love to buy a set of mugs like this, but so far I haven't been able to find any others. Even eBay hasn't been able to help!

The teabag, by the way, is there because I have been coffeeless for a little over a week. I'm giving it up in hope of sleeping better. Instead, I have been having two cups of green tea for breakfast and a cup of "Nighty Night" tea after dinner. I've tried this coffee fast before and it never actually improves my sleep. However, I'd like to think that all the green tea is at least boosting my immune system. Maybe it will even improve my memory. I'll memorize the locations of all 50 states once and for all!

On a seperate note, all this random blogging about nothing has me feeling a little like comic book guy.
Worst Blog Post Ever.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

This Is What Happens When Sexy Nerd Gets Bored

*Update*
Our bathroom is nearly done! Click here to see all the ridiculous changes.

Here is our bedroom 2 weeks ago.

This was our bathroom 2 weeks ago. I'll admit, neither the bedroom or the bathroom were very well decorated or exciting, but were they terrible? Sexy Nerd thought so...

He has every other Friday off. I went to work and came home to discover a wall in our bathroom had disappeared! I caught Sexy Nerd and Pica, his partner in crime, gutting the bathroom!

I can understand removing the garden tub, but surely there is somewhere in our 2700 sq ft. house where it can be stored without blocking access to THREE rooms at once!

The loft has nothing to do with the remodel. Why, oh why, must it suffer too?


I was all for raising the sitting area with one step. However, as I pointed out to Sexy Nerd after he had already done this, we have no intention of re-carpeting any time soon, (I'd love to, but it's just not in our budget right now). Sure, here the exposed particle board doesn't look particularly awful, but I assure you this photo does not do it justice!

Wondering about the lump in the carpet pad? It's Pica.

It's best to just accept the mess for now. Remodeling is the perfect excuse for not making the bed. On a serious note, I can't decide whether to tile around the fireplace or paint it. Any suggestions out there? (And, just to reassure everyone, the photo is crooked. The fireplace is not.)

Sexy Nerd swears that this gaping hole in the floor does not pose any risk to either of our tiny dogs. He says that, on the off chance that Pica does decide to jump down there to explore, she'll surely jump back out as soon as he calls her. This is a Jack Russell terrier who I have unsuccessfully chased through our neighborhood twice, (if she weren't microchipped she would have been gone a looooong time ago!)

Our "new" Jacuzzi tub (new to us, at least) has been in the dining room for almost 2 weeks! The door has been on top of it for 1 and a half weeks! And the green dolly? Oh, you don't even want to know about the green dolly.

No, our kitchen isn't technically being remodeled anymore, (yes, the 'Sexy Nerd is bored' phenomenon has happened in here too,) but I think it's important to note that, although some people would compensate for having a trashed bedroom and bathroom (and loft and dining room) by keeping the rest of their house squeaky clean, we do not feel it is necessary.

I especially love the Pica butt toward the bottom of the photo ;)

Hooray For The Thrift Store

This dress was only $4!

Isn't the pattern cute?
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