Monday, November 26, 2012

Chain Smoking

All these awesome boxes minus the lung cancer! It started out with 4 boxes from the recycling bin....and then....

14 more joined the club! I didn't find these ones below in the rubbish bin (except for the diplomatique), I inherited them from a friend. I'm not entirely sure what I would do with the whole lot but I'm sure i'll find a way to use them all. MUAHAHAHA

Friday, November 23, 2012

I have to be one of the worst gift givers on this planet. Not in the sense that I always give incredibly useless and thoughtless presents but more like I cannot contain the secret. What can I say? I like seeing the look on people's faces when they tear the wrapper to shreds and unravel the prize waiting for them inside! The anticipation just kills me!! And yes, I am one of those people that would flip to the last page of a novel to see if it's "worth continuing". BAAAADDDD............

Let's step back for a moment - the hubster turned 30 yesterday. For the past few days I have been pestering him, RELENTLESSLY if he wanted to open his presents. He told me i'll be a creepy mom to our future unborn children, especially on birthdays and holidays. I'll be the kid and they'll be the adult in the PRESENT situation *chuckles*.

The hubster conceded to opening present #1 during the weekend. A bottle of wine called H├Ęcula - the "Spanification"of our namesake. He thought it was over... That's 1 down, 2 to go. I left him alone for a few days then ensued the barrage of annoyance.

Present 2 - Tuesday evening - the summarized version:

Shari: *dumps the present in front of hubster at dinner time*

Hubster's face: ???? wtf???

Shari: It's an external hard drive, open it!

Hubster: uh huh right... external hard drive. Why did you get me an external hard drive?

Shari: for the robot!! (i'll explain in my later blogs)

Hubster: you got me an external hard drive for the robot? You do know we have like 3 extras right?

Shari: *pouty face* no....

*30 more minutes of harassment continued

Hubster: I'm going to put this under my bike... like a Christmas tree.... to open on THURSDAY

Shari: *pouts*

He ended up opening the present Wednesday evening.

Tada! A second bottle of wine called Predicador by Benjamin Romeo.

Thursday Morning:

Matti opened this beauty. 

He's been dreaming about Jamon ever since I gave him a leg for his last birthday. I even told him the night before that it was a leg of Jamon but he refused to believe me thinking that I was only duping him. Funny how things go.

Now let me explain the difficulties of hiding 8 kilos of ham. We have 2 cats... last time I brought a box home, they completely surrounded it, like sharks, staking claim to it before I manage to put it where they couldn't reach but that didn't stop them from trying to reach the spot. This time I was smarter.... and hid it in my closet... mmmmm meaty aromatic smell of clothes.. but it turned out to be ok. I didn't smell like a vegetarian's nightmare and the cats didn't get to it.

The hubster was very surprised and happy :)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Cat 1

Scowly cat Jita......... has taken over the Pip Studio Pillow and refuses to move for hours.

Boomer cat is lurking around somewhere waiting to usurp her sister. Not that she likes to laze on it, she just likes the challenge of the attack and chase.

Friday, November 16, 2012

2 Down 1 to Go

Recipe for success:

1 x silicon spatula or a clean soft cloth
1 x roll of white vinyl sticker
1 x roll of mahogany vinyl sticker
5 hours (3 for the large table and 2 for the small)

Step 1: Clean the surface very well or else the sticker won't adhere properly

Step 2: Remove all hardware and legs

Step 3: Measure the sticker over the surface you would like to cover and cut to size. Make sure to leave about an inch extra around just in case the sticker shifts during application or the surface is uneven.

Step 4: Line up the sticker to the edge before removing the backing. When you start sticking it onto the surface, do it a little bit at a time. This would prevent the sticker from adhering to itself and causing you lots of bubbles and grief. While laying the sticker down, use the spatula to remove all the air bubbles. Continue this method until  you have covered the entire area. 

Step 5: Repeat step 4 until the whole surface is covered. 

Step 6: Attach the legs and the hardware back on and then you're done!

Tada! Temporary and reversible fix for furniture!

Socks... or no Socks... that is the question

The Side Kick

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

All Hail Dumpster Gods!

Look at these beauties we found at the side of the road, under a pile of rubbish! Though slightly water damaged (it was raining that day) and banged up around the edges, it's still in fairly decent condition.

We have big plans for the 3 of you!

Night Stand x 2 
Coffee Table

Sunday, November 11, 2012

New Beginnings....

So it has begun (albeit reluctantly due to many unfounded fears and laziness). Weekends are suppose to be lazy and relaxing. Not anymore!

With several projects on the go to let out my creative enthusiasm (it only gets unleashed once every 3 - 6 months or so, or when copious amounts of "beverages" have been drunk), I think it's time to stop being lazy and just do it. What ever "it" is....