Three Things This Thursday

One

Chandeliers.

Last night, the Husband and I were lying in bed and I looked up at the light hanging above us. It looks something like this:

We’ve been to Home Depot a number of times to look for lights and, surprise, surprise! We can’t find a thing we like. We’ve even stopped by Rona and Lowes. On this particular thing, the box stores have failed us. 
So, what do we want? I’m leaning toward something like this:
(image from here and somewhere hidden within the ElleDecor archives)

Something with a little drama, but not too much. Our room is, after all, small. I think this choice is going to take a little longer yet, to research, search for, and find the perfect chandelier.

Two

This skillet cookie:

From this blog.

Does that not look unbelievably tasty? However, I have neither a cast-iron skillet in my house, nor a stick of butter. Or any butter. Really. It’s a sad state of affairs. I couldn’t even help our tenants out when they were making pumpkin pie and realized they had no butter either!

Yes, I need to buy butter.

And a cast-iron skillet.

Three

My unorganized kitchen cabinets. Oh, they’re terrible. Terrible, terrible. Nothing at all like this:

I need some of those canisters. I need a proper spice rack. I need a big tub for all our tupperware, so they can stop taking up space scattered all over. I need a system. I need to not forget that I stuck some tortilla wraps inside one of the cabinets I rarely open. I need to use the cabinets I rarely open. I need to finish installing all the shelves in the cabinets I rarely open so that I can actually properly use them.

I probably need some help and a good kick in the butt.

0 thoughts on “Three Things This Thursday

  1. Really? Definitely borrowing it! Though still planning on buying one… I love cast iron and they're not that expensive! However, tonight's the company Christmas party, so we won't be home 'til 9 or so, and will probably be stuffed.

    (If you hear the dog whimpering and take pity on her, feel free to let her into the back yard! She's usually pretty good on our long, extended days away, but I'm sure she'd love a romp.)

  2. I've seen some for relatively cheap at Walmart, etc. so it shouldn't be too difficult to pick one up. Definitely trying the cookie thing as soon as I get my hands on one! Let me know if you try it and if it was as delicious as it looks!

  3. I have a feeling we probably don't want one that's quite as grand as this one… our room is pretty small after all! But, as is par for the course with us, part of the big problem is that we don't really agree on what style we want! And a bare lightbulb just works so well…

  4. Universal Lighting on Cartwright has some pretty chandeliers with decent prices for a non-big-box-store (for a smaller bedroom, make sure to check out their "kids" section, since there's stuff there that's definitely not too kiddy, just smaller). And across the street is a place called That Lighting Place, which seems to be closing down and clearing out inventory. (There are also some other lighting stores on Cartwright, but those are the only ones I saw anything worthwhile at, for a price I could afford.)

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