Jul 30, 2010

Master Bath D-Day 2

Master Bath D-Day 1 is here. Technically it occurred last year so maybe it was more like Day 0.5. But this post is about demolition, so we won't worry about the details ok?

First, we cleared out the bathroom:

Can you believe we stored all that stuff? Are we that high maintenance? I swear I'm not one to use products on my face or in my hair. I just buy things in bulk like toothbrushes and bars of soap.

Then we removed the drawers in the built in sink vanity:

Ready for one of the grossest things you'll ever see on this blog?

Yep, that's about half a decade's worth of hair. Someone ELSE's hair. [Insert shudder here. Repeat.]

Then we unscrewed the pseudo-built in vanity from the wall:

And removed it completely:

Next we removed the sink:

Here's a shot of the under side of the counter top (I think it's original to the house):

Here is after the sink vanity removal:

Then we drained the toilet and removed the tank and eventually the toilet as well (although I only got a shot of the tank removal):

What makes this worse than the kitchen demolition is that it is upstairs. Imagine carrying a toilet downstairs. And a sink with a counter top attached. And the vanity...

Jul 28, 2010

Meet: Noe

Meet my new friend, Noelani:

Here are her legs:

I suddenly want fresh baked doughy Pillsbury biscuits...

Jul 27, 2010

Hit a Wall

Remember this post from last year? Well since so many of you inquired, and I always give the people what they want, here's what we did:

Care to know what it looks like now, nearly 7 months later? Well not that different. Until recently... stay posted.

Jul 22, 2010

Done Deals

If you remember this post and this post, then you know that I like buying food and I like a good deal.

Here's my results from a trip to Vons. If you can't tell what I got, well here, let me list it for you:
  • A box of cereal
  • organic milk
  • orange juice
  • pomegranate blueberry juice
  • 2 cans of baked beans
  • 2 jars of peppers (jalapeno and cherry)
  • 3 jars of pasta sauce
  • butter
  • 2 boxes of spaghetti
  • 2 broccoli crowns
  • 3 ears of corn
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • a loaf of sourdough bread

Total: $32.66

Next up, Ralphs:

  • 8 rolls of paper towels
  • a bottle of shampoo
  • 24 rolls of tp
  • a head of lettuce
  • 2 bunches of 'red tag' bananas (but they're still green, see?)
  • 2 containers of organic strawberries
  • a cantaloupe
  • 2 organic avocados
  • a bag of organic baby carrots

Total: $26.72

Together that's less than $60. And it includes organic stuff and cleaning stuff. That's a good deal people. Right?

Jul 21, 2010

Meat Market

These bad boys make a great appetizer. What's the secret?

Halfsies (pork and beef). Take that Ikea!

Jul 19, 2010


We have all kinds of sprinklers on our property. We've got the standard pop up kind:

A slightly taller and older pop up kind:

The really tall stationary kind:

The kind that I mow over:

And the old timey kind:

The last one's my favorite. Because it sprays high. And you can run through it. And so can dogs. Know anything about sprinklers? Do they have more technical names?