29 July 2011

20 bucks

What can you get for $20?

Bryce figures I should be able to find a hair spray that doesn't stink. :)  He gave me a hug on Sunday then promptly cleared his nose.  and I quote, "I don't care if it costs twenty dollars - buy a new hairspray that doesn't stink!"

Any ideas or suggestions?  I'll probably go spend a few minutes in the hairspray aisle getting high 'til I find one that 'doesn't stink.'

24 July 2011

Sunday Inspiration

Last night I watched a Design Star episode on Hulu and they were designing apartments based on current fashion.  Oddly enough, this morning after putting my outfit together, I knew what I needed to do in my front room and dinning room to spice things up.

I loved the stripes under the cardigan and then I added the 2nd print and was in heaven. ;)

 I owe it all to these shoes.

So the translation into interior decorating:
Bright color + 1-color print + multi-color print = MAGIC
Currently I have green Venetian plaster and green faux finish in the two rooms.  The dinning room is basically all black/brown and green.  Do you understand the need for more color and pattern?  We eventually will get new chairs (we've been saying that for 2 years now), but for now I want to upholster them with a bright pattern and give the chairs a new coat of high-gloss paint.  Then using the same pattern I want to add pillows to the couch and chairs in the front room.  It does have an orange chair and gray/blue curtains and I love the yellow striped pillow - so I'll add one more multi color print  to spice things up a bit.

This is what I'm working with:

I'm thinking Kate Spade meets Pottery Barn:

I love big bold stripes and bright colors!

Lady like - but still fun floral??

So I obviously don't know what kind of multi print I'm going to put with my yellow stripes, but maybe you get the gist of what I'm saying.  I think it time to add some party to these rooms. :)

So if you see any fun patterned fabric send me a link or name.

09 July 2011

2 chopsticks up!

I realize that  where I live in th country outskirts of Atlanta isn't the most happening place and it's actually far from a lot of stores and restaurants others may take for granted - and I love and miss.  One example is P.F. Chang's. Now, I don't want you to start making incorrect assumptions - if I did live reasonably close to a P.F. Chang's I would not be eating there with any kind of regularity because we're cheap and I don't remember seeing any coupons to eat there. 

What I'm saying is when you're pulled out of civilization and all you have is a Wal-Mart and you have a hankering for some good - but cheap - chinese cuisine.  You're saved.  Wal-mart sells P.F. Chang's Home Menu frozen dinners for 2!

How perfect.  And how delicious.

These have become our go to for a 'reward' dinner. We usually have at least 4 in our freezer.  They are so easy (non-stick skillet and lid and 12-15 minutes) and we like the flavor.

Now, as far as telling you if they taste like what you get at P.F. Chang's actual restaurant I don't know.  Send me a gift card and then I can tell you. :)  Remember.  I don't live in civilization.

This is the Shangi Beef and I love the greenbeans!  This one must've been Bryce's plate because it has a few less greenbeans - I hog some of them when I dish out...shhh don't tell him I'm sure he'd be really upset about missing out on greenbeans. :)

 I haven't looked at the health information on the bag - and I don't plan to anytime soon.  So just get your own bag and after you eat it decide if you want to ruin a good thing by reading what's printed in that white box on the side of said bag.

"So go ahead and let P.F. Chang's Home Menu conquer your craving for distinctly bold Asian cuisine at home."