Five Things Friday

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Happy Friday, friends! I'm working today -- hopefully without sinking into a pit of despair. You can pray for me. {And while you're praying, pray for Japan, if you know how. I don't, really. But I'm overwhelmed and sad for that region.}

Five things Friday; ready? Here we go.

1. My family cloth order came in and I love it. Love it. So soft & easy. I really recommend it! I knew you'd want a picture, so here you go. :)














{As a side note, I always find it hilarious when people take pictures of their bathrooms & put them on their blog. I don't know why. I mean, who really wants to see your toilet? But here you go. Now I can make fun of myself.}

{Well, now I feel the need to qualify and say there are lots of fantastic bathroom pictures on design blogs. I'm talking more about the "we just moved into a new apartment and here are the iPhone pictures of our toilet!" kind of shots. Like pretty much exactly what I posted above. Does that make sense at all?!}

2. I like this corner of our couch. It makes me happy. The pillows are all so cute. They would be even cuter if this wasn't such a crappy photo. I'll get to that in #5.














3. I don't intend for this to be a Purex blog or anything, but look at the sample that came in the mail today -- a full-sized bottle of detergent! Very cool. When I try it I'll have another giveaway -- if you're interested. Giveaways are good, right? Even if they're mostly for Purex products? {Free is free in my book.} I'm curious to know your thoughts on this if you have any.


















4. I say I'm all about sustainable and reusable, but I have a confession: I wear one-day disposable contacts. I feel wasteful doing this. But I'm not very good about cleaning contacts, and at least one person in this family needs to have good eyes! But I do recycle the plastic containers they come in if that counts for anything. Wes drinks Simply Lemonade like it's going out of style, so the I collect the contact containers in an empty SL bottle and then recycle the whole thing.


















5. My pictures are about to get a lot better {let's hope}, because I finally bought a camera! Now I just need to buy a memory card so I can actually use it. Oh, and read the manual -- I have a LOT to learn. But I'm excited. :)

Even more exciting is the fact that our credit card reward points bought the camera for me. They will also buy a second lens {when it goes on sale}, and I'll have a teensy bit left to put toward a cute camera bag. I am a huge fan of credit cards if you can use them responsibly. We put absolutely everything we can on ours and then pay them off each month. The Amazon/Chase rewards card is especially great for our little family, because hubs buys so many books from Amazon. {And really, what can't you buy from Amazon?! We order so much stuff from there.} You get 3 points for every dollar you spend on their website, 2 points for fuel & restaurant purchases, and 1 point for everything else. Yes, please. So we're getting rewards & building our credit at the same time; hooray!

And finally, that last picture is a tease -- I bought a new TV stand at IKEA! I'm going to try my best to take a nice photo with my fancy camera before I "reveal" it. Putting it together was a horrible process, but hubs and I somehow survived with our marriage intact. That makes the whole thing even better. :)

Do you have plans for the weekend? I'm going to relax, max {as my friend Katy always says}. Do laundry, scrub the shower, watch way too much television, etc. Productive and restful -- that's my goal. Have a great weekend!

4 comments:

katygirl said...

haaaaaaaaaaa hahahahah. somehow i missed this post but i am cracking up with the relax, max thing. i actually had so much to comment on and then saw that and literally laughed at my computer. i didn't even know i said that that often! hahahaha. you made my night.

here is more:
1. did you paint your bathroom?
2. did you make the ruffle pillow on your couch?
3. i don't know what kind of camera that is but it looks semi-similar to ours.
4. my nifty fifty lens is my favorite.

katygirl said...

p.s. i bought an app for 1.99 that make my phone pics look 10 times better on my blog. because sometimes they're just necessary.

Beth said...

Katy:

1. Well, we painted it when we moved in. So yes, but not since 2007. :)
2. No, but a friend of mine did. And the stitching is perfect. I'm jealous.
3. Canon Rebel XS!
4. I can't wait! I've seen it as low as $89, so of course I'm not paying $120 like Amazon wants right now. I'm holding out....
5. What app do you have? I have hipstamatic, but I never use it.

Amanda said...

I like your toilet handle! Ours are about 100 years old.

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