Apr 6 2011

pan grips [minimalist challenge item #48]

[item] 2 leather Calphalon pan grips

[purchase info] Purchased new from a department store

[time in my possession] Approximately 12 years

[last used] 3 years ago

[difficulty level in getting rid of it] Easy

[destination] Thrift store

[info] I bought these with my old pans years ago, but I don’t use them anymore.  I just use my regular hot pads.  These are kitchen fluff and not necessary.

Apr 5 2011

pineapple oven mitts [minimalist challenge item #47]

[item] Pineapple oven mitts

[purchase info] Purchased new at Ross

[time in my possession] Approximately 6 years

[last used] 6 months ago

[difficulty level in getting rid of it] Easy

[destination] Given to a family in need

[info] I have more of these than I can use at one time.  Not needed.  Cute pineapples, but not functional at all.  The floppy tops get into the food and they don’t protect well from the heat.

Sep 24 2010

when I grow up, I want to be a waterbed [day 121]

Fast food condiment packets.  Messy editable liquids in convenient, tiny portions, designed for eating ‘on the go’.  My favorites are the Taco Bell sauce packets with funny sayings on them.

I still feel like fast food eating is similar to retail shopping in a way, as I could be cooking and having nice family meals or changing my eating habits to save money and not be wasteful.  When I do eat a fast food meal, it usually is while I’m driving (and texting… no, just kidding) and usually includes french fries.  I like ketchup with my fries and I have a question.

How do you eat ketchup while driving?

Okay, I really thought everyone does what I do, but I was informed that nobody does what I do, or at least it’s a rare thing if they do.   Continue reading

Jul 28 2010

cleaning the garage [day 62]

Let me start by saying I’m not posting a photo of my garage.  It would scare people.  I did decide to start cleaning it.  I do this process about once a year, but I’m pretty sure that the stuff is multiplying like rabbits.  My house isn’t too big (other than the energy wasting high ceilings) so I really don’t have room for an art studio.  I decided yesterday if I cleaned out my garage enough, it could work as useable space.  If we only had basements here!

It’s ridiculous how much stuff I have.  Being an artist, I see everything as a blank canvas.  I do mean EVERYTHING.  I got a good portion of it cleaned out and sent an entire truckload to Frisco Resale.  About three more truckloads and I should be set.

I will keep you posted on the progress, as this will be a long term thing.  My goal is to have it done by the time the weather cools off.  Done, meaning cleaned, organized and painted.  Looks like I have plenty of time to do it, lots of hot weather ahead.  :)

Is your garage a ‘catch all’?