Wednesday, September 30, 2009

one step forward, two steps back

Just when I start to think I am getting bits of this thing called domesticity under my belt, the Martha gods slap me in the face. Let me set the stage for you.

It's Monday night. Kyle and I have gotten back from the gym, and I start the dinner process. Honestly, everything was going well until I put the bread in the oven to toast. Here's some background. Sunday morning I made Kyle French Toast Casserole. He's been begging for it since I made it for my girls at a bridal brunch, which he was obviously not invited to. Wanting to make my hubby happy, I decided Sunday morning I would finally make him breakfast. Well, as it baked, it rose, and a bit spilled over into the bottom of the oven (the casserole was super yummy though!) I had honestly forgotten about it until I opened the heated oven to put in the bread, and smoke came pouring out. As I tried to get the smoke sting out of my eyes, and the bread into the oven...the fire alarm went off. Thankfully I have done this enough we sort of have getting the terrible noise to go away down to an art. We got the alarm down to a periodic beeping when I realized the pasta was ready to be strained. As I stupidly (I now realize) tried to hurry, I managed to pour the SCORCHING, boiling water onto my hand, rather than into the strainer. Real nice, Brit. At which point I remembered the bread. I opened the oven to be bombarded with more smoke, and some incredibly black, burnt bread. Thankfully, Kyle rushed to the rescue to drain the pasta and ice my hand. Thanks, babe. I am still on my journey to become a bit more domestic, but finding the journey is not all puppies and candy canes like I hoped.

In other news...We got one of our new pillows in! I'll put up some pictures when I get the other two in. I can't wait to see them. I'm also looking forward to our little painting project this weekend. Kyle and I are weighting our opinions with the votes to make a decision. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

I'll leave you with some photos of townhouse I'm totally in love with. Notice that shade of blue in the living room I happen to love in my own home? I love those little pink photos of blenders in the kitchen, and actually found a seller on Etsy who has something similar in blue. Hmm...may need those. I love the pink too, but don't think the Mr. would ever go for it. Anyway, the light airiness of this home with splashes of calm color here in there. I'm in love. The homeowner also owns a little boutique store, which is pretty much my ultimate dream. Katie Ukrop...can I have your house, and your store? Pretty please? You can see a full home tour here, or in the August 2008 issue of Domino magazine, if you happen to keep the old issues. I miss that magazine, and Blueprint, so much.


mere... said...

sorry to hear you had an off night, but they happen to everyone if that's any consolation. also, i'm happy to hear you all have figured out a system to get that fire alarm off - i was always surprised at just how loud and annoying it was at our old place. oh - and could you do something about chandeliers being so darn expensive please? i'm in love with them but the only one's i've found in my budget are either wall decals or made of cardboard, thanks!

jessica @ budgetsavvybride said...

I am drooling over those townhouse photos. WOW.

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