Friday, July 25, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
So far, I'm very happy with my choice. I had a coupon because now when you set up mail forwarding with USPS, they give you the option to get all kinds of coupons for your new home. Great for saving money, bad for cutting down on ridiculous catalog infestation.
The rug is actually very soft despite being an outdoor rug. It went on sale right after I bought it (of course) but my deal hunter friend advised me to call the company, and they adjusted the price for me. Double YAY!
I also got a bunch of other previously-loved goodies for the apartment and hung up some stuff on the walls, so I will post more pictures soon.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Easy, and so tasty! My grandmother tells me it's also possible to freeze the dough once it's mixed and shaped, so you can have fresh baked scones whenever you want.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
4 tsp. baking powder*
3 tbsp. sugar
1/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup raisins
3/4 cup milk
Combine all dry ingredients. Cut in shortening with pastry blender (or a fork). Add milk and blend. Turn dough out onto floured board and knead lightly about 1/2 inch thick. Cut into 6 triangles. Brush with milk, sprinkle with sugar, and bake in 450 degree oven for 8-10 minutes until brown.
*If baking powder is older than 2 months, double the amount.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Unfortunately, using the rooms in this layout didn't really feel natural. The living room felt cramped and the front room was too noisy for sleeping (and I can sleep through a nuclear holocaust, so that's saying something). So, I decided to swap the purposes of the two rooms. It will be weird to walk through the bedroom to get to the kitchen, and to walk into the living room to get my clothes in the morning. But I decided if it's too weird, I'll just switch it back!