Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween - Show and Tell Friday

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Happy Halloween and Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  I've been busy watching the World Series so I'm not prepared this week!  Yay San Francisco Giants!!! 
 
 
I'm just sharing a pumpkin candle from a few years ago!  I loved these little pumpkin candles I bought at a grocery store!
 
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Halloween Past and the crap I'm living with right now - Show and Tell Friday!

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday! I've been busy watching the Giants in the World Series this week so I'm going to share some old Halloween décor photos from last year!


It was fun last year, pulling things from all over to make a pretty Halloween vignette!



 
I took some of these decorations to work this year and decorated my cubicle!
 
This year at home I haven't put any Halloween décor out, just Autumn-themed décor. 
 
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I apologize in advance for this rant but this is what is consuming my life right now!
 
I think I mentioned I may have to move out my apartment that I just moved into in February of this year. I've been having so many problems here but the worst of it is I have rats in my ceiling space!  I've complained so much about this and many other problems (the water and/or the hot water has been shut off over 15 times since June because of their plumbing problems) and they have now allowed me to get out of my lease and get all my security deposits back.  I was happy until I started looking for a new place! The rent has gone up so much since I moved in here 8 months ago.  I'm not sure what to do next.  The offer they gave me was a verbal offer and I don't believe for a second that they are going to give me both my apartment deposit and my pet deposit back until I see it in writing!
 
 It seems really suspicious to me that I had been communicating via email daily and he made a point of setting up a time to tell me this offer over the phone!  I don't trust the management here at all. They have been telling me for months they are working on the problems and finally the water issue seems to be fixed but the rat problem is still there!  I've been talking to some of my neighbors and they are experiencing the same things I have!  What scares me the most is rats chew on the wiring in the ceiling and can cause fires! Our fire alarms have gone off and on a couple times for no reason. I think it's because of the rats chewing on the wires!
 
It's so bad...this is a gated community and I saw a clean-cut guy going through the mail that people threw out in the dumpsters! I called the security here and they told me to call the police! I called the police and waited over an hour and they never showed up! No wonder there is so much identity theft! No one cares! The guy was digging through paperwork and putting select things in his bag for over an hour! I even walked up to him and asked him if he was stealing people's identity and this was in the dark at 6:15 am!  He said no and mumbled something I couldn't understand and then reality set in and I thought I shouldn't really be confronting this guy in a dark parking lot all by myself!
 
  I'm going to look for a new place but it's not looking good right now!  Wish me luck!
 
Again...sorry for the rant but it just feels good to get it off my chest! I admire bloggers that are real and don't make their lives seem perfect...right now mine is far from perfect!
 
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

A New Soup Tureen - Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday! A nice neighbor of mine that has never read my blog or never been in my apartment saw this soup tureen at an antique store bought it for me! He's only walked by my apartment before but he thought it looked like something I might like. 
 
I'm on a main walkway so everyone can see in!  I told him I feel like I live in a fishbowl so on my birthday he gave me a fishbowl with gold fish!  They lasted about a week...I'm not good with keeping those alive and honestly although it was a nice gesture, I thought my goldfish days were long gone now that my kids are grown!
 

As you can see from my photo below I collect white soup tureens!
 
I wanted to put this one in with the others in my blue cabinet but it's too big! I'll always find a place for a new soup tureen though! 
 
 Now I think I'll have a soup party for some of my nice neighbors! 
 
 
Thanks to all of you that join in on Show and Tell Friday every week and thanks to all of you who leave such nice comments! 

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Note: Sorry for not having this post up at my usual time...6pm PT on Thursday night but the SF Giants are in the playoffs and I've been preoccupied with that!  I'm actually writing this post as I watch the game! Go Giants!
 
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Thursday, October 09, 2014

Revisiting Autumns Past - Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  One of the great things about blogging is going back through your own blog to get inspiration.  I found these old photos from 4 years ago at my old apartment. Oh how I miss my old place!  I've had nothing but problems at my new place!  I'm fairly certain I will be moving again once my lease is up in February. I hope I can find a place like my old apartment!  It's sort of bittersweet looking at old photos.  


I hope everyone is enjoying October. It still feels like summer in California. It's been in the 90s the last week or so!  Next month it should start cooling down here! It never feels like Autumn until around Thanksgiving here! Although I love the long days of summer I'm sort of looking forward to the cooler weather.


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Thursday, October 02, 2014

Cupcakes and my new KitchenAid muffin tins - Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  It seems like everyone is having a birthday lately!  It was my birthday last week along with many other people I know.  My friends and I at my apartment decided to have a "Libra" party because there are so many of us with birthdays around the same time. We had a potluck BBQ and I signed up to bring cupcakes!

The timing was perfect because the nice folks at KitchenAid sent me some muffin tins to try out!


Honestly, I thought muffin tins are muffin tins and there really isn't much of a difference! I was so surprised when I open the package and found these!  The are so heavy duty and they are small so I'm able to bake more cupcakes in my oven at one time because I can turn them different directions so I can fit more on the shelf!  These definitely feel like more of  professional bakeware than the muffin tins I already had!  They sent me regular size and also the mini size! 
I should have known they would be superior because I have so many KitchenAid products and they are all wonderful. I love my KitchenAid mixer that I've had since about 1980!


...and I'm happy to say that I received so many compliments on my cupcakes! 

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Update:  I wasn't just imagining there are so many birthdays around mine! I heard on the radio that September is the number 1 birthday month in the U.S.  It must have something to do with New Years and cold winters! haha!  My birthday, September 24 is the 6th most popular birthday in the U.S.  I never knew that! September 16th is the #1 date so if that's your birthday you share it with a lot of others!

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