Thursday, August 20, 2009

Perfect Microwave Rice

1 cup Adolphus long-grain rice
2 cups water or stock
1/2 Tbsp of butter
salt and pepper

Combine all ingredients in 2 qt Pyrex dish. Microwave* uncovered at full power for 10 minutes. Cover, then microwave at 30% power for 7 minutes. Allow to stand covered 5 minutes. *My microwave cooks at 1200W.

Monday, August 17, 2009

clark's room

The room is pretty small (with slanty ceilings) so we are limited in what we can do:

Here is a dresser i would like to use, but it's big--46 inches wide. i'm hoping we can use that in the room and i can use his existing dresser in my hobby room to store my growing masses of fabrics.

Here's a view from the corner--ignore the colors on these first two shots (I had to use the flash).

View from the bedroom door.

This is the wall the crib was on.

View from the windows.

View from the crib wall (the changing table is going of course).

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

More pics

These are the only two windows in the kitchen. I have also thought about doing roman shades on the playroom french doors that lead to the backyard until i can scrape up $500 for plantation shutters.

Here are the Ginseng (bloom/sand and rosebud/raspberry) tacked up together.

Here are archictectural sky and lodge lattice sky.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

from pantry over playroom (yikes)

view of family room (for context) ignore hideous country blue recliner and cluttered armoire
from kitchen overlooking breakfast room into playroom (right) and family room (left)

from playroom

from breakfast room
formal dining room (open to formal living). the front door and tile entry is just to the right of this picture. the walls in the living areas are SW restrained gold.

this doorway is between the staircase and the formal dining room and leads down a short hallway to the kitchen. i have an office on the left.

view of the kitchen from the hallway. i tacked some fabric up there to look at. also forgive the ghetto fan--it's impossible to bake without one here these days. i would someday love to beadboard that island and replace the counter top with butcher block.
view from my front door looking over formal living room.

view from kitchen hallway entry over formal can see half bath and entry to my room