what’s goin’ on…

I did my American duty and watched the President’s (last) State of the Union Address but I have to admit I am more excited to catch the rest of The Italian Job.

I got a nice email from Emily from the Curly Top blog.  Check out her cute graphics and recipes for making your own flavored cream cheese.  Yum.

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I’ve decided that our house will be painted in shades of Mud Australia porcelain.

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Although I still think this gray bedroom is gorgeous.  By flickr member the 10 cent designer.

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We changed quite a few of our light bulbs around the house to compact fluorescents.  For us, it’s that whole idea of doing just one thing.

I got Simple Sewing out of local library.  I think I may have to buy it.  I can never find dishtowels that I like and there is pattern to sew your own with a little loop to hang them up.  I don’t know why I never thought of that before.  That’s why books are my friend.  I am lacking in inspiration for our kitchen. But I think this might help.  River/Passion Vine by Amy Butler.

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We’ve been burning coal in our stove at home to reduce the amount of oil we use for our furnace. I have mixed feelings about the coal for a number of reasons but that’s for another discussion. It does make the air extremely dry which is great for my mold allergy but not so much for my skin. So I bought a humidifier.  I can’t wait to not want to scratch my skin off at night.  Aye.

From my window at work…

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So lucky we were the week right after we got back from Utah we got a mini snow storm in town.  We had a slippery walk home but our street looks beautiful with a fresh coating of snow.

And inspired by Bethany’s post I will tell you I am counting the hours and sometimes minutes until I hear the boy’s keys in the lock in the back door when he arrives home from his business trip.  Our bed is too big for one person.

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