Friday, February 20, 2009

life, swedish style

yay! the new IKEA opened this week in charlotte, nc. i did not go to the grand opening. i don't know how busy it was, but the news showed people camping out for the opening giveaways and prizes. i'm not a fan of crowds, so i waited ....

mom and i went today. when we arrived, we went directly upstairs for breakfast. then, she spotted the kid section with toys and away she went.

because of this initial distraction, we ended up going through the showroom backwards. it became obvious after realizing everyone was coming towards us, and then ... there were those big arrows painted on the floor. oops.

we had fun, and i got a couple of things.

pretty glassware and tray

yay! glassware! ... i do not need anymore glasses. my cabinet is full. but, these were so pretty, and cheap. and about 3 minutes later, i found the matching tray (didn't know there was one 'til we stumbled upon it).

i also picked up this ice tray.

swedish fish

can you really pass up on swedish fish at ikea ?!

Monday, February 02, 2009


... yeah, bread ....

i made bread. i acquired a bread machine (my second, first one "died" with first use). i've made a few loafs, but this one so far has been the best.

yum YUM! ... the flavor of onion bread! i made this loaf first for a gathering of friends, but i was low on time for the process. i chose a cycle that would not or could not produce a good loaf.

second time around, for myself ... pretty darn good!

i just got a couple of books today from the library ... i may have to turn in early for enough reading of red mars or the bread lover's bread machine cookbook.

either way, it will be good.