Not So Bad for a Lazy Girl

September 3, 2009 at 9:09 am 17 comments

Well, Roots & Ringers (can I call you that?), it looks like I’m going to get through this week with writing only one actual, quality post. Monday was a happy birthday post to my sister, Tuesday was an actual post, Wednesday was a guest post, today is a 101 in 1001 update, and tomorrow will be my Seven Quick Takes.  So uh, sorry.

It’s been a while since I’ve taken a look at my 101 list and I was quite nervous to do this post. I didn’t really want to write some grand opening and then hear crickets when I actually addressed my progress. So let’s take a look at what I’ve accomplished since my last update. (For the full list, go up to the top and click that button that says “101 in 1001.”)

7. Paint our bedroom
I finished this daunting task. It took quite a while. You can click HERE to read a post from when I was in the middle of the process. I’m aware that I owe you pictures and I’d like you to know that it’s on my Labor Day weekend to-do list.

12. Send out 10 cards, just because.
I’ve sent out a total of 3. As of last update, I had only sent 2… and while I’m aware that I haven’t made much progress, I also know that I have until March 31, 2012 to send out 7 cards. Even I can do that. Anyways, one went out today. It’s a good one!!

26. Host a Pampered Chef party.
It’s planned but not complete yet. If you live in Houston and want to come but didn’t get an evite, let me know! You can come. I only sent it to people who I thought might find joy in a night of playing with kitchen gadgets. Or if you live in Houston and don’t want to come, but want to buy something, I can arrange that too. I full intend to get a pizza stone, a garlic press, and maybe one of those doobers that you pour your drippings into so it can separate the fat from the good juices.

33. Get 3 more Avon customers.
Another in progress. I’ve got 1 more. I’m really not good at this. I can tell you all the live long day that I think they make the absolute best eye liner and that Stephen thinks they make the absolute best fruity smelling shower gels because the bottles hang in the shower, but if you even blink when I’m talking about it, I’m going to assume you’re not interested and change the subject. Basically, I suck at sales. And that’s okay. I really am only a rep so that I can buy the products. But it doesn’t hurt to sell a bit so I can support my addiction.

34. Spend a Saturday cooking a freezing meals.
Done! Lauren and I spent a Saturday making a total of 27 meals. We plan to do it again in a few months, once were out of freezer food. Or maybe sooner, I’ve already eaten 4 meals.

62. Finish the bathroom.
This is done but not technically done. Stephen needs to hang one more towel hook and put the vent cover over the vent. That’ll be done this weekend, and I’m aware that I owe you pictures of this too.

67. Buy something from Etsy.
Oh how I love etsy.com! If you haven’t visited that site, you really should. I just bought a custom laptop case from GlamourDamaged for $20!! It’s not here yet but I’m so excited. Check it out!

laptop case

75. Eat at 10 new restaurants.
Four down, six to go! I’ve added Rudy & Paco’s and Sunflower Bakery, both in Galveston. And Dolce Vita Pizzeria in Houston. Stephen and I ate at Dolce Vita on Sunday night. A friend of his from high school was in town and invited us to eat with him, his mom, sister, and a couple friends. This is no regular pizzeria, my friends! They had this pizza called Taleggio. Oh good Heavens. Taleggio, arugula, pears, and truffle oil… on a pizza. To be honest with you, I didn’t know what taleggio was until about two seconds ago when I googled it. Apparently it’s a type of cheese. A type of cheese that I very much want to try on it’s own because if this pizza is any indication of how to-die-for this cheese is, I’m all in. Yall, I’m still dreaming about this pizza. Drooling about this pizza. Considering kidnapping the chef at Dolce Vita and holding him hostage until he teaches me exactly how to make this.

97. Replace the lights above my vanity.
I’m considering this done. I decided against buying new lights because every light is at least $45 and I’d have to buy too. So instead I decided to GO GREEN! If it’s actually green to buy a can of spray paint and spray the ever-living-daylights out of these nasty gold fixtures. I sprayed and sprayed and lost some brain cells. But it was worth it. They look great. They have a brand new life. And since I only spent $10, I saved $80! Go me! Yeah, pictures of these will come next week too. LAY OFF!

So that’s it. That’s actually quite a bit more than I thought I’d have complete. I’m kicking butt at this challenge! I’ve still got a ways to go but feel like I’ve made a dent in it.

Hope you’re all having a good day. See you tomorrow with my randomness!

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  • 1. osarah  |  September 3, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Ooh I love Etsy. I have yet to actually buy anything from anyone on there, but I love browsing!

  • 2. Erin  |  September 3, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Etsy is the best! This inspires me to make a list and actually be productive before this kid arrives.
    And, thanks a lot- now I am drooling and must somehow get that pizza to southern Florida before the end of the day. 🙂

  • 3. kelly  |  September 3, 2009 at 10:59 am

    doober = brian witzsche saying. did we talk about him say this all the time the other weekend in galveston? lol!

    dolce vita…you went there and didn’t tell me. oh my, you are in trouble. next time you go, you need to try the blood orange spritzer. its divine…but very potent. you liked the taleggio?! i’m surprised you did since you don’t like mushrooms and it has truffle oil on it. i think that pizza smells like stinky feet (with no nail polish). you know the odd smell of that whole restaurant…yup, its from that nasty cheese! the place is still awesome though (besides that one pizza).

    you can get rookie cute collars off of etsy. i just got riley a new one for our 2 yr anniversary.

  • 4. Lindsay  |  September 3, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Sending out cards is easy. When I’m bored I sit down with a piece of paper, go all old school, and write someone a letter. Since you might have some down time at work, you might do that. Also? I can’t wait to see your light fixtures. I was there for the sanding but never got to see the finished product. Can’t wait!

  • 5. Sarah  |  September 3, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Okay, I just ate at Dolce Vita for the first time a few weeks ago and it is SOOO good! It is super close to my fiancee’s house so I have no idea how I missed this one.

    Another great place is Bistro Calais (off Bammel and Westheimer). It’s French, not pizza, but still completely delicious. One of their appetizers is fried goat cheese, smoked salmon and capers and it was so delicious! (I just recently went there too…so that’s why I am freaking out over its deliciousness)

  • 6. Taryn M. Peine  |  September 3, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Oh my gosh I AM OBSESSED WITH TALLEGIO! I would eat an old boot if they dumped enough truffle oil on it…

  • 7. mom  |  September 3, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    I’m hungry!

  • 8. Lyndsey  |  September 3, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    I think your posts this week have been fun, but I am in the mood to hear a Chelsea story. 🙂 And see tons of pictures!

  • 9. 2nd Cup Linda  |  September 3, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Excellent list. I have one that is about 10 items long that I’m working on. I have trouble finding time between working, chores, cooking and exercising. Something has to give, and it’s usually projects. I’m glad you’re tackling them, though.

  • 10. Samantha  |  September 3, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    The laptop case is too cute! And that pizza sounds so delicious. We have a little italian restaurant like that here, and although they have some interesting pizzas, they don’t have one like that!

  • 11. timlinzrowland  |  September 3, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    I sold Avon for 3 years and I feel the same way you do. I basically gave some people a book and said, let me know if you need something. I never acutally made money because I would figure up how much I woulkd make and then spend it on something for me.
    I love Etsy!!!!! I spend LOTS of time browsing for gifts to get people!

  • 12. Rachel  |  September 3, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    You are more productive than you give yourself creit for… I’m glad I don’t have to share my “ToDo” list with the world… or Andrew’s “honey-do” list for that matter, because it’s just ridiculous. He’s had stuff on that thing for YEARS.

  • 13. smile steady  |  September 4, 2009 at 12:26 am

    I’ve wasted more hours of my life on Etsy than I care to admit, but I still haven’t made a purchase. I need to get on that!

    And I’m having a really hard time imagining that pizza…

  • 14. Ashley  |  September 4, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Good progress! I can’t wait to see the bathroom pictures.

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