Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Why'd it snow, why'd it snow, why'd it snow?

So it's now Brittany Nethercott official: Winter has hit Rexburg. I was in denial Saturday and rebelling with a light fall jacket. Now the winter coats, gloves, scarfs and hats are out. I'm reminded of an EFY song "Go bring them in from the Plains." There is a line from that song I sing every time I go outside. "The chilling wind cuts to the bone, I cannot feel my feet."
However, this time makes me grateful for the things I have: comfy microfiber blankets, central heating instead of a stove, warm clothing, electric blankets, down comforters, heating in my car, wool socks, thermal underwear, boots, Cute winter coats, and a husband with a heart so warm, it melts my own. It also makes me grateful that I was not involved in the settling of this area before central heating!!
So even though we have entered the lone and dreary world known as Rexburg, I will (as Monty Python said it best) "Always look on the bright side of life." Even IF I de-snow my car every morning of OCTOBER!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

My new hobby

Lately, I've been spending a little bit of my time volunteering at the local cat shelter. I LOVE IT! There are about 100 cats. They're in a small house (a little bit bigger than a trailer I suppose). There is a closed off room to the side where the kittens go. It's so fun. I really enjoy spending my time there. All we need now is a "prescription" for a therapy cat and we can have one in our apartment =) We'll see about that one though.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Simply homemade

Ok, so it's not so homemade. But it's partially homemade! I wanted a floating shelf for my spices so we could get into our small cupboard. So I went to DI! I found TONS of shelves! After a few minutes (Ok so like 20) I settled on a dirty, dingy, 3-tiered, wooden shelf. I came home and sanded the sucker and gave it several coats of navy spray paint to match my valences. All and all, it was a good buy =)

Shelf = $3
Spray paint = $2
Sanding sponge = $3
Having less congested cupboards and oven tops? = Priceless