New Countertops: Last week was very full, and I was in quite a tizzy about all the big choices I have to make regarding home dec decisions that I have never had to do before. I am happy to say, my husband and I decided not to DIY the countertops in the kitchen and ordered a new set from Home Depot.
We chose the Wilson Art HD River Gem. It's laminate but has the look of granite rock with the double bullnose edges so the laminate goes all around the edge to the underside. I don't actually adore granite for myself, so I'm happy to find the look without the coolness of the hard surface.
New Book: Pretty Little Potholders. This is darling. I saw it at Barnes and Noble last week. I don't usually grab a hardback book out of the bookstore but look for it on the second market on Amazon. However, I finally joined the members club thing and got extra off and couldn't help myself, although since it wasn't a best seller, there really was no significant discount off.
There is a sister book called Pretty Little Patchwork, but I held off. I've got the Last-Minute Patchwork book and have to get through that one. Back to the potholders, I bought the heat-resistant lining at Hancock's, I think, already, so one day soon, to go along with the new countertops and kitchen decor, I'll have pretty little potholders, too.
New Recipes: I was in the mood to cook something different Thursday but couldn't decide and it was after 3:00. So, I told myself, "Just open one of those myriad of cookbooks and cooking magazines you have and make whatever you open to!" Thankfully, I picked up the Kraft food and family magazine that comes every couple of months. I made this yummy, Easy Italian Stew and luscious Cornbread Souffle.
New To Being Tagged: Ollie from Oliver Rain tagged me for a meme. It is a "6 Word Philosophy of Life." Good one for me; I am full of sayings. I'm supposed to tag six bloggers, but I really don't know any of you that well to tag and don't want to worry you with blogging responsibility. I hope Ollie will understand, but I am happy to play myself. Here it is - the condensed version of what I always tell my children:
It Only Matters What You Do!
What I usually am telling them at this point as one says, "You never tell him to stop." Or "You always take her side." OR "If that person does that to me, then I can ..." I try to teach them that it doesn't matter what the other person has done, it only matters what you do. You set the tone of the relationship. You set the tone of what is right and what is good. You can't change the other person (though I have tried to change people numerous times). You must be the example and be responsible for your own actions.
I'm too worried to tag anyone, but if one of your six-word philosophies jumps into your head, just comment on this post and direct us to your blog, so we can be further enlightened.
Finally, a new piece of furniture this morning, but that will be another post, as I need to break the news to my husband .... and then get him to go pick it up!