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In 7 Days We Get Our Pots & Pans Back!

I would even settle for just a small portion of our pots and pans back – maybe one small pot and another lid or two.  Right now we have only one lid (OK, so we only have one pot and one pan also) so I can’t make two things that need a lid at once.  Or I have to watch my food spatter all over the stove, which is usually what happens.  Fortunately, if you clean it up right away, it’s not too hard to get it off the stove, even if its pretty burnt!  I’ve learned so many little cleaning tricks from this one.  If I ruin my one baking sheet (which I have, several times) I have to figure out how to clean it off.  My newest and best trick?  Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide left in a paste for as long as I can manage (I think I found this one on Pinterest. Also, I refuse to pin cleaning tips and workout plans. FYI).

Yes, I routinely burn stuff to the bottom of my only pot

It’s hard to make a meal with one pot, one pan, one baking sheet, and one baking dish.  It’s taken some creative planning, as well as some creative dinner eating.  Not only do we eat on the floor, but sometimes we eat in shifts!  Although I have become pretty good at planning either one-pot meals (jambalaya is Nate’s current favorite) or meals that only require as many cooking vessels as we own.

I am looking forward to not having to think about that when planning dinner.  Want to make two things that require pots?  No problem!  Look!  I have two pots!  Fantastic.

7 Days

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For the next 13 (eek! hooray!) days I’m going to share some of the things I have missed the most over the past three months.  Some of them are so basic you probably never thought about what it would be like if you didn’t have them.  So think about it for a second.  I’ve only been without them for three months!  And that has been long enough.  But humans are amazingly flexible and I know if I had to, I could do this indefinitely.  I’m just super glad I don’t have to.  Other things are totally frivolous!  But things I miss nonetheless.

SO: In 13 days I get my nail polish collection back!  As the seasons change, I get the itch to paint my nails season appropriate colors.  In this case, the heat has finally broken (THANK GOODNESS) and I can think again, so I really just want my bright colors back.  Whenever I go to the store, I always look longingly at the nail polish section, scoping out the hottest new color.  Plus, I’m bored with the 2 colors I brought with me.  Totally frivolous, yes, but also, I have a million colors!  I’m not going to buy more just because I want one RIGHT. NOW. HUFF.

If I WERE to buy a color, I want this one

Countdown! In 13 days I get my:

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Friday Finds: House 8810

Oh my goodness!  A Friday Find that I actually found (from Pinterest, of course) and liked and wanted to share!  I genuinely like all my Friday Finds, but I think this one is cooler than the rest.

House 8810 is a web store from which you can buy all sorts of vintage inspired and quirky finds.  From kids toys to table cloths to iPhone covers, House 8810 is full of fun and interesting items.  I was lead to it when I saw this Personal Library Kit on Pinterest.

As an avid reader, the granddaughter of a librarian, and one who likes to hold on to her books, it seems like such a great idea!  I also love cataloguing and categorizing, so anything to help me do that is always a hit!  Plus, it’s just so cute!  So, I clicked through to the site and started looking around.

And OH BOY! did I find SO MUCH fun stuff!  Enough fun stuff that I made Nate come over and look through the site with me.  Here are a few of my favorites:

I really enjoy a fun dish towel.  I know, it makes me sound so cool.  But House 8810 had some really cute ones.  I immediately pinned one about coffee, of course, but I think my favorite one is this one:

It’s appropriate on so many levels.  1) I cook with a lot of onions. 2) The make my eyes tear SO MUCH.  I have tried every trick the internet has offered, as well as a few I learned while volunteering in the kitchen at the summer camp I went to.  None of them work.  I just try to hold out for as long as possible, then let the tears roll.  And I usually go grabbing for the dish towel at some point.  Wouldn’t this be a good one to grab? 3) I cry a lot, onions or not.

OK seriously, how funny is this lunch box?

I would love to carry it on a picnic in a park, spread out my picnic blanket, and open it up.  I think it would be quite amusing!

They also have a bunch of fun kids toys.  This is one I remember doing as a kid:

I think hand-held video games and phone games make stuff like this not quite as much fun, but I certainly had fun with them!

House 8810 has a ton of other fun stuff: so many cute note cards, adorable aprons, witty stamps and note pads.  It’s a fun site and I enjoyed perusing it!

I haven’t purchased anything from House 8810.  It’s currently hard to purchase anything since we don’t have any of our stuff and therefore don’t have anywhere to put new stuff.  But I really like the website and many of the items.  Perhaps I’ll keep House 8810 in mind for the future!

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