Mini Makeover

I moved into my apartment back in May. I consolidated from a two-bedroom down to a one-bedroom. In order to make things fit and work best for me, I opted to sell my dining table and chairs so I could use the dining room more like an office (I have bar stools and a couch … so I’m good for a place to eat). Since I moved in, the office area has been extremely cluttered and extremely annoying to me. So, I did a mini makeover on it. I thought I’d share the before and after pictures with you. I still need to take care of the window treatment. It’s certainly not staying the way it is in the after picture!

Before (This picture was actually taken on a super neat and clean day; imagine things MUCH worse):


OK, so I know it doesn’t look THAT different in the pictures, but it really looks a lot better, and it doesn’t frustrate me when I walk in the room anymore. Woo hoo! :O)

Kinda Gross … Kinda Cool

OK. I’ll be the first to admit that, at times, my apartment looks a lot like a bachelor pad (a pretty one, though). What I’m about to show you, however, is more the result of an experiment, not grossness.

I had some Oreos and skim milk a few days ago. I left the glass of milk out for maybe a day. Within a day, I started to notice the milk changing. It was thickening a bit. Within probably two days, the top had bubbled up. Within three days, it looked like this:

Notice that it looks kind of like the inside of a Moon Pie sitting on top of a glass of water. I actually poured off the liquid, and it was clear like water. It left this behind:

I’m beyond amazed. I mean, I never would have thought that a glass of skim milk would have turned into that in three days. Now I know. Oh, and please know that I have disposed of the blob. The grossness has been removed from my apartment. The experiment is over. :O)

Sweetgrass Bouquets

HAHA … I just remembered a dream I had last night, and I needed to share it with someone. Seeing as how it’s a little late to call anyone (12:50 AM), I decided I would tell you!

The dream started out with me being at my friend Crystal’s wedding (Crystal from camp … we’ve been friends for almost 10 years now! CRAZY!). She had these super weird (but pretty cool) flowers. The bridesmaids only carried one, because they were HUGE! It’s hard to describe if you’re not in my dream, but try to picture a normal, say, tulip. Now picture the bloom the size of a paint can, maybe even bigger than that. They were sort of cartoonish looking. If anyone could pull off flowers like that, it would be Crystal!

So, in my dream, I proceded to tell Crystal that I liked her flowers a lot, and then I told her what kind of bouquets my bridesmaids would be carrying (keep in mind that neither one of us is actually getting married right now in real life, haha). My wedding was going to be on a Charleston plantation, so my bridesmaids were going to carry bouquets of sweetgrass flowers. Some of you may be thinking, “What the heck is a sweetgrass flower?” If you’ve ever been to the market in downtown Charleston, you’ve likely seen the women weaving baskets of sweetgrass. Well, as you walk around town, you’re also likely to encounter men (typically, but sometimes women as well) selling roses made out of sweetgrass. I think they’re really cool. I have two of them that I’ve purchased on trips to Charleston (a short-lived “tradition” of purchasing one each time I went to Charleston, haha).

So now I find myself actually contemplating what it would be like to have bouquets of sweetgrass roses in my wedding. On some level, I must admit that I think it could be kind of cool! On another level, it could easily look really tacky!! Your thoughts? :O)