This past weekend was a nice combination of some work and some play. It flew by fast, but we did a lot!!
We went over to our friends, Priscilla and Javier's place for dinner on friday night. Aside from eating lots -- sushi, pizza and salad.....with a precursor of assorted cheezie chips and cheetohs ...!, and ending with pumpkin pie, black sesame ice cream (yummy!) and green tea ice cream!.... the evening was full of fun. We had a blast playing pictionary......
Then on Sunday, we helped Jordan and Erika look at furntire at Ikea. They are moving into their new place this week and they are excited to be in their first "real" place that is all their own. They are buying most of their furniture at Ikea, the ideal place to buy items at inexpensive prices. They need a new bed frame, a couch, some night stands, a coffee table and a dining room set. I think they found the perfect dining room here, don't you think?
We spent aout 2 hours there and they were able to list down everything they needed. Jordan will return with his good friend, Alex later this week to pick everything up. They made good choices, and once everything is delivered and set up, I think their place will look really nice :)
We were hoping that the restaurant at Ikea would be open....but no luck. That place is massive and trying to find your way out of the maze of stuff can be quite the ordeal. We were hungry by the time we finished....so we bought subs before heading home. Later that day, they came back for dinner and we played even more pictionary after that!
Can you guess what I was trying to draw? ...(answer at the end of this blog post)
And what Jordan was trying to draw? (answer at the end of this blog post)
We cleaned out the fridge! This task was long overdue. We did this at Trevor's urging...thankfully he suggested this and actually made sure it was done. More hands make light work, and between the 2 of us we got the entire fridge cleaned in just over an hour. Behold, our work -- before and after:
The fridge is one of the hardest working appliances in the home, and mine takes a beating. It is subjected to spills and overcrowding and it never gets a rest, poor thing. To say that it needed some TLC was an understatement. And now that it's all nice and clean, I'm making an effort to keep it that way. So, if there's a spill, I wipe it up immediately. And I make sure that everything that goes in there is clean....I wipe off rims of salad dressings, jam jars, ketchup, etc. before returning them to the fridge. If I'm putting anything in there that is likely to leak like fruit or any meat I'm defrosting, I place it on a plate that is large enough to catch spills. And I will strive to throw out anything in there that is past its prime. I am known to keep things well past expiry date...!! Trevor found dressings that were so old plus yogurt and mayo that were
a few months old in there when we cleand it!
Have you cleaned your fridge lately? Why not do it? Let me know your story. Send me a pic of your before and after and I will post it on the blog when I get it :) And tell me what the oldest item of food was in there ..... i.e. my salad dressings that were over 3 years old!
One other thing I was able to do this weekend was make some curvy keepsake boxes.
One of these would be great for Christmas chocolate and the other one would be great for a masculine present or a gift card. The die comes complete with 3 little tags, so that you can finish off the box with a greeting. I used twine and gold cord to attach the tags to the above boxes, but anything you have will do -- ribbon, hemp, etc.
Have a great week all. Be happy. Be kind.
****answers to pictionary drawings*****
#1 - All in the same boat
#2 - Feeling under the weather