Friday, December 20, 2013

santa and jingle balls

Everyone has been sharing their Christmas home tours, so I thought I'd share mine as well.  Don't worry, it won't take long.

Here's the extent of my decorating this year.

This is actually a very special Santa that Phil's dad bought when Phil was just a wee lad.

Wee Lad?  I just made it sound like Phil is Irish or Scottish or something.  He's Italian.  I'm a little bit Irish, but mostly Polish.  Shocker. 

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

baby, come back!

 Baby got IS back!!

(Sorry Sir Mix-A-Lot, I'm definitely more a "Baby Come Back" girl than a "Baby Got Back" girl.)

Although technically, it's not a Baby Grand.  It's a "Medium" Grand.  For those of you who give a flip.  Trust me.  Size does matter.  Inches do count.  

I remember the girlfriend of a friend,
upon seeing my yummy Yahama said,
"Oh...that's cute."


This is cute:

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Monday, December 16, 2013

laminate, daminate!

Did you notice the sneak peak of my flooring on my earlier post where I showed off my newly-installed upstairs toilet?  No?  Slackers.

If you've been following along a while, you know I've been trying to get as much as possible for the house made in the U.S.A.  Flooring was a big one.

I wanted wood flooring throughout the house, with the exception of tile in the full baths.  (Phil is still sad and pathetic about having no carpet.)  Phil didn't want solid wood...he said it's too thick and raises the floor up too much.  Strike one.  So, engineered flooring it is.  He also wanted click-and-lock so he didn't have to nail or glue.  Strike two.  We both wanted made in the U.S.A.  And a wood that wasn't super-soft.  And in our budget.

Because Baby needs new shoes.

Okay, Baby wants new shoes.  Especially boots.  Baby loves boots.  Boots are my favorite.  It's the only thing about cold weather I really like.  It was so nice of you to bring up the subject of boots!  But please stop getting me off-topic.

That pretty much gave me about 3 to choose from and I didn't like the color or style of any of them.  If you've been following the baseball game, we've just struck out.

I was ready to sell my first-born to come up with some extra cash; then I remembered there aren't many out there in the market for an (almost) 23-year-old dependent.

Those hopes dashed, we bought laminate.  Yep, you heard it here first, folks.  The brand is Quick-Step and it's made in the U.S.A.  The color/style is called Burnished Walnut and it's gorgeous.  

Here's a picture from the manufacturer's website:


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Thursday, December 5, 2013

that d@mn cat

We interrupt our regularly-scheduled programming of Stuff and Nonsense to bring you a very special episode of That Damn Cat.

I'm sure by now you're familiar with our Schnauzer, Eddie.  Yes, those are underwear he's nuzzling.  They were clean at the time.

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