i just can't decide how i feel about viking ranges. is it possible to have one without having that stainless steel backsplash thing? have you seen that? can you show me?
i'm telling you, it gets nasty. it takes longer to clean up dinner than to cook AND eat it.
(see illustration for dirty areas)
you have take the grates off, wash the insert things, scrub off the stove top, wipe down the backsplash, wash off the grates, wipe off the oil that has splattered everywhere else, and hope it never happens again this way. but it does.
yesterday on AT, there was a house tour of a really cool prefab. when i saw this pic, i thought hmm, that looks like my shower curtain. i think that's terribly neat, how that works out like that. art imitating nature. success.
one of my new years resolutions was to subscribe to a few of my favorite magazines, and save some money by not buying them in the grocery store for a million dollar more. i did martha last week, for only $19.00, and that includes 1 year of living, 1 year of the FOOD magazine, and a free gift.
and of course, the champion of the middle class, your favorite mill worker and mine, j edwards humble abode.
from aol-- "Former Senator and trial lawyer John Edwards has a sprawling estate in North Carolina, including a 10,400-square-foot main house with two garages, a recreation building, and a barn-like building housing a basketball court, squash court, swimming pool and various rooms, including one they call "John's Lounge," according to the Carolina Business Journal. "
see this is working so well b/c our heat is kaput. so its like they are in a cooler at a flower store! (along with us, the cats, some tropical plants that hate it, and the tile floors which are horribly cold)
to recap, here's what we've learned = turn your heat off, have flowers longer.
we saw atonement on friday night. very pretty movie, with lots of snazzy outfits. keira knightly says NO a lot in a very sharp british accent. it reminded me of brideshead revisited -- for the 3 of you out there that have read that lovely gem.
it was barney's shot at an in house 'green' brand.
we have a local boutique, uniquities, that has a huge sale every winter, where jeans are like $30 - but you have to just grab at them while fighting 43 other girls, and hope you get something your size that you like.
which i did about 3 years ago, and i ended up with a pair of loomstate jeans. they were way too long, and i've never had them hemmed, but i'vepractically worn them OUT. i wore them throughout the entire holiday season to parties.
they have really cute details, like custom messages stitched inside the zipper and polka dots on the pockets. and they are made of 98% organic cotton (2% lycra so they'll stretch over my bulbous thighs) in the usa.