• Kitchen Layout

    If you’re wondering what the other side of my Kitchen looks like, well, it looks like this:

    Yes, that monstrous white refrigerator needs to be replaced with a COUNTER-DEPTH stainless steel one. Yes, I need a rug. Yes, I need a tall, industrial looking garbage can to the right of the fridge. Yes, I need two more vintage locker baskets to put on top of my china hutch. Yes, I need a tongue-n-groove ceiling painted white or pale blue or pale green. Yes, I need all of the appliances to be stainless steel. Yes, I need new light fixtures. Yes, I need a beadboard backsplash to cover the army green colored paint that’s on the wall there now. And, YES, I would LOVE to have white marble counter tops with grayish-black veining….EVEN THOUGH they’re not practical.

    The door on the right side of the picture leads in to our Master Bedroom.
    No, I haven’t shown you that room yet, as there is NOTHING to show.
    It is literally a room with a mattress on the floor and an antique dresser pushed up against one wall. No joke.
    We sleep in the much, much prettier Guest Bedroom,

    and will continue to do so until we can afford to fix up the Master.
    I know, it’s weird, but that’s how I roll. :-)

    The doorway to the Living Room (on the right) is the one we opened up to give the house a more open floor plan feel. Before, you wouldn’t have been able to see the piano in this shot:

    Switching gears, a lot of you have posted pictures of your Halloween decor on your blogs. I have seen a lot of spider-related decor this year.
    But you haven’t seen spider-related decor until you check out we found in the Kitchen sink at our house last night.

    I know.
    I’m freaking out too.
    I could BARELY sleep last night.
    Kevin killed it with Raid and we scooped it up into this five gallon bucket.
    I’m kidding.
    It’s a tupperware bowl that previously housed Guacamole, but HONESTLY this suckers body is about two inches in length!!!! When it’s legs were outstretched it was like four inches from tip to tip. {{shudder}}
    We did a search online and the only thing we could figure out was that it was a Black House Spider. And, YES, they are venomous. Not lethal, but definitely venomous enough to warrant a trip to the E.R.
    WHY!? WHY did this thing have to wander into the house!?
    I am so jumpy now. I feel like everything that touches me is surely a Black House Spider.
    If anyone knows anything about this wretched creature and would care to share, I welcome all info.

    Okay, enough creepy stuff…let me end this post by showing you a sneak peek of something my Mom is creating for letteredolive.com:

    We’ll be launching soon…just anxiously awaiting some custom labels and getting everything photographed and added to the website. Won’t be long now, I promise!

    Layla :-)

    PS…Did I mention that last month a COCKROACH crawled across MY FACE in the middle of the night? Oh yeah, I said it. About fifteen minutes after that I found it hanging out on my ARM. I’m dyin’ over here people… :-(

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