So last Thursday, Mum and I decided it would be a great idea to buy a box of local, organic, vegetables from a local co-op. The moral of this story is that I now have to learn how to eat/cook with things that aren’t variations on pasta in a box.
We’re starting our adventures with Kale chips. Because of course we are.
Mum had relative success with the Kale Chips. I am notoriously bad at following directions. But I try real hard.
So here’s how it went down.
Kale + olive oil + salt + ground chipotle pepper.
should prolly buy better salt…
And that’s where I made my first mistake. You see, all of the recipes call for sea salt. I just had table salt. So my chips were way way wayyyy to salty. The chipotle pepper was a nice touch though. I mixed it all together. I did not measure anything, on principle.
The next step is spreading them out on a baking pan and ovening them at 300 for 20 min.
yeah I pretty much just piled them on there
They got mostly crispy (except for the ones in the middle)
So I ate a few and they were tasty. A neighbor came over and had a few more. I ended up throwing them out because they started to get soggy on day 2 even with paper bag storage. Better luck next time.
Side note: Complicating the whole “ovening” things is the fact that my oven mitt, while adorable, is almost entirely useless for picking up anything.
So I have some before and almost immediately after photos of my bedroom. The purchase of new furniture as mentioned previously was the reason I chose to update my bedroom. It’s also smaller and more manageable compared to the combo living/dining/study room.
I had much more to say earlier but my draft vanished as I was using an old out of date version of chrome. Anyway here are the pictures.
Before: Notice the tons of closet space (be jealous Em), natural light from a south facing window, and the curtains it took me a year to purchase and install. The dresser and bed are left over from college. Everything else from before that.
closets and junk and space
old dresser and closet sorted by color
ye old pile of junk
So last weekend I purchased a headboard and two dressers so now my bedroom looks more like this:
new stuff yay!
yes i need to fix that bottom drawer
the headboard is the biggest accomplishment. I’ve been looking for one for ages.
So this weekends projects include picking up a quart of paint for an accent wall, cleaning all the things, fixing the dresser, and eating tons of fruits and vegetables (more on that later)
Any suggestions on bedding or accent colors is much appreciated. Cheers!
So this week featured a momentous occasion. Emily had a birthday. She’s older now!
Birthday’s are always interesting for the Drott sisters. Our parents didn’t believe in birthday parties, and we were usually on vacation (spring break for me, end of summer for Ly), but we always went out to dinner as a family to celebrate. For Emily, that meant sombreros.
Aw she’s so cute!
Happy Birthday Emily! You’re the best big sister!
Unlike my older, wiser sister. This is my first time to take on Apartment Therapy’s Style Cure. I’m going to live blog it to the best of my abilities with the understanding that I will get distracted halfway through.
So Day 1 started off with a Style Interview which was equal parts enlightening and embarrassing. My taste is all over the place but i lean towards shiny, colorful, interesting, and old. This probably explains why all of my favorite furniture comes from consignment stores.
After that we were tasked with going out and finding things we love. Emily already did a decent job of showing off her style in the previous post but now I want to show mine.
First interesting plants:
I love plants
Then the interesting home accessories including obligatory throw pillows
And finally the furniture I actually bought at a consignment store (my absolute favorite consignment store. I got my dining room table and chairs from there, way back in the day)
Two mahogany dressers and a red oak headboard. The best part is that they agreed to deliver it all for only $60! The boyfriend now owes me dinner because he doesn’t have to carry all that up the stairs to my apartment.
Last but not least the ones that got away… desks
The writing desk isn’t practical for a desktop computer and the partner desk was sold by time I made up my mind and returned to the store. I’m still holding out that Mum will buy the writing desk so someday I can inherit it when I have a place of my own.
This emphasizes the family truth that most of our “heirlooms” came from other people’s garage sales. I’m totally okay with that.
So this is the start of a new and beautiful era for us. I just wanted to say hello and call dibs on the first post in classic younger sister mode.