Sunday, June 30, 2013

Friday Favorites.

On Sunday.  I had a busy weekend.

1. I'm an aunt for the third time to a beautiful niece.  She is quite adorable and I can't wait to see what her personality is like when she gets older.

2. I was in a friend's wedding on Friday afternoon/evening.  It was fun and nice to see some people from college.

3. I was hungover yesterday.  No bueno.

4. I made chocolate chip cookies this afternoon for Sean to bring to a work picnic this evening. 

5. I'm in the process of cleaning our apartment.  Currently, the kitchen floor is almost dry and then all I have left to do is dust.  Dusting is what I do last when I clean so sometimes I half ass it and it is starting to show.  I need to get it together. 

Have a nice rest of your weekend!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Summer song obsession.

I have a new summer song - Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell.  It's catchy and I love it.  Robin Thicke and Pharrell were on Ellen yesterday and I've heard the song on the radio, but it's been stuck in my head since yesterday.  P.S. There's couple bad words and an adult phrase spelled out in balloons at the end... just a warning.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

My Patriotic Pyrex.

I have two pieces of vintage Pyrex I refer to as my patriotic Pyrex. 

1 1/2 quart Federal Eagle bowl

1 1/2 quart Americana casserole with lid

My mom found both of these for me.  The thrift stores in Mankato always have Pyrex.  I have never NOT found a piece of vintage Pyrex while there.  Both patterns on these bowls are gold.  I'm about a third of the way done showing you my Pyrex collection.  For my other posts, check out here, here, here, and here.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Friday Favorites.

1. I got a haircut a couple days ago.  I'm not sure how I feel about it yet.  The only person who could ever cut my hair exactly the way I wanted is 147 miles away.  That a long drive for a haircut and I wish there was some way to justify it, but alas, there is not.

2. Most days I legitimately have to think about how old I am because I can't remember if I'm 25 or 26.  Sometimes, I have to do the math.  I'm 25 and this should not be happening.  Is this normal?  Sean says it happens to him too.

3. It's been a long week at work, so I'm looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow.  Assuming this furball will let me...

My baby Boots

4. Sweet Jesus, the girls that live above us are incredibly loud.  I'm pretty sure someone and/or something is about to fall through out ceiling.  Hopefully next year at this time we won't have people living above us.

5. I registered for the Minnesota State Fair Creative Activities competitions.  I registered 14 lots so far this year.  I think I'm going to be the lady that needs a wagon or cart to carry everything in to the drop off.  I don't have to make everything for these 14 lots, but I wanted to register at least since there is a registration cut off in August.  Now comes the time where I begin to taste recipes.  The guys at Sean's work love when there are treats, so a lot them will be going there.

Well, I think I'm going to go and bake something.  Have a nice weekend!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday Favorites.

1. Impromptu pedicures with a friend from work today.  My feet are extremely ticklish and it turns out, so are hers.  We laughed and had a good time.  And yes, of course I got bright pink on my toes.  Also, my feet are so smooth!

2. I received my June Birchbox a couple days ago.  I got an awesome lip color from the Laqa & Co Lil' Lip Duo.  It's bright pink, so obviously I love it.  The past two mornings before work I swiped it on the lip color lasted all day at work.  I'm impressed with it.  I am definitely going to be ordering the full size duo from Birchbox so I can try out the second color!

3. I just finished reading Sisterhood Everlasting, the fifth book in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series.  It was fantastic and a great ending to wrap up the whole series.  I'm looking for more books to read this summer, so suggestions are welcome.

4. I'm going to attempt to make peach cobbler tomorrow.  We'll see how that goes...

I can't think of a number five, so we're calling it as four being close enough.  I'm going to take a nap or at the very least, fall asleep on the couch until Sean gets home from work.

Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Friday Favorites.

Let's jump right in, shall we?

1. I forgot to mention that I found a BETTER sewing machine at Goodwill.  A couple weeks ago, I stopped in and saw it with a $24.99 price tag on it.  More than I wanted to spend.  Then, last week I went in and it was still there along with another one.  There was no price tag on the one I had wanted a few weeks prior.  Sad face.  So, I asked an employee how much it is.  She verified no one else in the store was buying it and then slapped a $9.99 price tag on it, the same as the one right next to it on the shelf.  Lovely!  I did have to order a power cord off Ebay, but it works like a dream.  I donated the first one I found back to Goodwill over the weekend.

It's  Necchi 4575

2.  I made curtains for our guest room out of the lovely table runners Barbara, my mother-in-law, made for our wedding.  One of the first wedding things I pinned on Pinterest was of some beautiful fabric that I love.  I took two table runners and sewed them together.  Very basic curtains, but I love the fabric so much and I'm happy to have it hanging up in our home.  Picture shown below.  The left curtain is tucked back so Boots can sit on the dresser and look out the window.  She watches cat T.V. every morning while I get ready for work.

Kind of dark, but you get the idea.

3.  I'm totally turning a pair of too short pants into capris this weekend.  It will be lovely!

4.  I just got the mail and the Pyrex Barbara was mailing to me arrived.  So exciting!

5.  I'm looking forward to Saturday -- tomorrow.  I have some gardening (weeding, thinning out plants) to do so hopefully the rain will hold off for at least a couple hours.  It's been raining so much!  I don't mind because I haven't had to water my garden very much, but I'd like for it to actually be sunny outside and have blue skies.

What are you up to this weekend?

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Just to let you know...

I'm interrupting this Pyrex fest to let you know that my legs and butt hurt a lot from squats and leg raises at the gym yesterday. 

Also, you know this move? 

via Healthline

It burns so good.  I did as many of these as I could on Monday and a few more yesterday.  It is excruciating to sit up from a laying down position, a.k.a. get out of bed.  Yesterday I only did six of them, but after the first three I wanted to scream out in pain.  Like I said, burns so good. 

Sitting at work all day today is only going to make my legs stiff.  I need to remember to get up and walk around every so often.

Are there any strength training moves that are making you sore right now?

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

My Most Used Pyrex.

I have two Pyrex bowls that definitely are my most used.  They are the bowls that came with a mixer.  I've seen the mixer at a Salvation Army once with my mom, but obviously didn't buy it and I can't remember the brand of the mixer.  I use these mixing bowls multiple times a week.  They are my go-to Pyrex bowls.

No pattern on these ones.  Both are really great sized.  I see these all the time at Goodwill and other thrift stores.

The smallest bowl is my favorite out of the set.  It's the perfect size for mixing up a batch of pancakes.  I'm guilty of putting these in the dishwasher.  That's a huge vintage Pyrex no-no.  I've now been hand washing these though because I don't want to glaze that keeps the bowls shiny to wear off.  It doesn't seem the dishwasher has damaged them though, so I'm happy about that.

Next up, I'm going to show you my two newest pieces. 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

My Favorite Pyrex.

I have a little piece of vintage Pyrex that is my favorite.  It's just a little guy.

Friendship pattern Cinderella Round Casserole #473 - 1 quart

I just love it!

There are a few scratches on the red and orange pattern, but this is by far my favorite Pyrex pattern.  I love the little birds and I love the design.  The clear lid of mine looks like someone had put in the the dishwasher a few times, or used something too abrasive to clean it.  The design on the lid is a bit faded. 

It isn't in perfect condition, but I'm okay with that.  Not everything that is 40 plus years old is in perfect condition.  This is the first piece of Pyrex I found last fall at the Goodwill closest to our apartment.  I used to say that I never found Pyrex at that Goodwill, but now that isn't true.  I found two more pieces yesterday that I will show you soon. 

Anyway, now I've shared my favorite Pyrex pattern and piece in my possession.  I hope you all have a glorious Sunday!