Saturday, September 13, 2008

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)

Friday, September 12, 2008

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)

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Juliette is Here!

My cousin Johnnie Ann had her baby Thursday. Her name is Juliette Ruth, and she is beautiful! Mommy and baby are both doing great. They went home from the hospital today. Here are a few pictures from the last couple of days. Enjoy!