While it certainly is convenient to have a Target 2 blocks from work, it does have it’s drawbacks. Like yesterday, I went to buy some hand soap and sugar over my lunch hour. Ah, but getting the big soap refill is cheaper. And a bigger bag of sugar is more economical than the smaller bag. Oo, and I need peanut butter, better get the big jar of that too. Oh no wait, my sugar container isn’t big enough for a big bag of sugar. Better look for bigger containers too. No wait, those are all too expensive. What’s this? And it’s clearanced?? Only 3 dollars??? Sold!
And that is how I ended up lugging 2 very heavy, very large bags of stuff home on the bus and became the proud owner of a this lovely frog cookie jar, er, sugar container. I can’t decide if it’s cute or hideous. Maybe it’s hideously cute. Or cutely hideous.
The Squeakster sniffs the newest addition to the household. I swear, she sniffs everything.
I don’t have much in the way of an interior decorating plan or philosophy, but I do have an idea – frogs. Yes, my kitchen will one day inshaAllah be frog themed. When I moved into my apartment 4 years ago, my mom and I went thrift shopping for a few things I needed and came upon a pottery barn pot that had a leaping frog on it. Just what I needed to store my kitchen utensils in!
I haven’t worked much on that theme since then, because someone in this household who is not me is uber frugal and doesn’t think I need to spend money decorating my kitchen. The tide may be turning however. We went to the mall this past weekend to spend some gift cards and I dragged AbuS into William Sonoma to browse. While there, he fell in love with the espresso machines and decided we needed one. We test drove a few, but ended up only purchasing a much needed apron. However, an espresso machine has been added to our new “to get” list. We need a new microwave, a bookshelf and now apparently, an espresso machine (and an ipod touch, but that’s a different story).
In any case, I’ve rambled on long enough about nothing. I assembled what I have thus far for my funky green and orange frog themed kitchen. It’s not much, but it’s a looong way from the kid who had absolutely no desire to be girly and domesticish.