Daily Archives: April 13, 2010
This deal actually comes from my wonderful, deal-hound of a husband. This morning he sent me a link to one year of Dwell Magazine for (wait for it…) $5 over on Amazon. That’s a savings of a whole $34.50 off the cover price! Can’t beat that. Thanks for passing this one along Jared.
Photo via Monday.Paradox
Well day two is here and I had a lot of leftovers from yesterday’s 10 things, so that made today pretty easy. Tomorrow will be interesting since I will have no leftovers. It’s nice to see the box and garbage bag in the kitchen growing and knowing all that will be out of here soon.
- Supplies I have been meaning to destash. I have been compiling a box of supplies that no longer suit my current style but are still beautiful. I’ve been meaning to list them in my destash store and just have failed to get around to it. First sunny day I get I will photograph and list them here.
- A pile of binders. I have been hoarding binders when I see them on sale and it’s time to wake up and realize all my paperwork is digital now. I’m never going to use these and if I ever need a binder, I’ll just go buy one for a $1.
- A jewelry box. I have so many. This one only collects junk. I don’t need junk collecting junk. Donated.
- A gift box of those scented sticks. I don’t even know what they are called. You open the bottle, but the sticks in and put it in your bathroom. We’ll never use them. Donated.
- Winter sweaters that have seen better years. Time to purge my sweater collection. These sweaters what been well-loved in their day but no longer fit my current wardrobe. Donated.
- 50 craft clothespins. I think they were free. Maybe someone left them in the dorm? Or at the end of a church tag sale? I can’t remember but I don’t need them. Donated.
- One of many glue guns. This one is still in the packaging. Seriously? Why do I need more than one? Donated.
- Some vintage plates. I got these for a steal some time ago. I haven’t been able to date them since they are unlabeled. I really liked the rooster ages ago but now I’m liking them less and less. Donated.
- Red and green standard envelopes. My Grandma gave them to me ages ago figuring I would use them for something. Well, of course I haven’t. A lot of the things I’m getting rid of were given to me by someone else who was getting rid of stuff. Destash.
- A skirt that was given to me years ago. It was expensive, so I have been justifying keeping it for a while even though I haven’t worn it in forever. Just isn’t my style anymore. Donated.
I can’t wait for tomorrow. I asked Jared to just do 10 things this week. So I guess as a pair we will be doing 60 things. I’ll be sure to post his 10 but I can’t promise clear descriptions.
How is your challenge going? I know a couple of you have decided to take it on for yourself.
While the world seems to be going digital, the art of film photography is still alive on flickr. Check out the “I Shoot Film” photo pool for more beautiful shots like this one by voldy92.
Selected this photo today since it is so lousy outside. On days like this I want to grab a cut of tea and curl up on the sofa to read a book in the moody light. Oh well. There is work to be done!
So I did it! As I mentioned last week I was giving this roasted chicken recipe from the Pioneer Woman Cooks a try. Well it actually turned out pretty beautifully and was really easy! This photo was taken in gross natural light since it was getting to dark to take lovely photos, but you can see that the skin was nicely browned and the seasoning was baked in. The aromatics inside (onion, garlic and lots of lemon) made the meat flavorful and letting it sit to redistribute the juice really did create one juicy bird!
Plus, the whole meal cost about $5-6 with the veggies and we were able to get 3.5 meals out of it (with just the two of us)! What a deal! Jared gave this one his seal of approval and said it was totally a make again. I have to say I’m in agreement.
Tonight, beef stir-fry in the wok.