Monday, December 31, 2007

Does it get any better than this?

This is my new spice rack and vinegar/oil holders next to 2 loaves of freshly baked bread. Does it get any better than this? You can only see one tier of the spice rack in this picture but behind it is 2 more. Not bad.

I had to take the rental van back the day after christmas. I still haven't blogged about x~mas but it is mainly cause I can't find my digi cam and that is what I took all those pics on. Grrrr....

Anyhow the day after, Joey went to work and I took the van back. I was sad to see it go. It was a lot of fun to drive and having a vehicle big enough to toss everyone in and just go somewhere is a good thing. Hopefully one more month plus a few days give or take and we will have our own.

I felt kind of bad a few months ago when we rented a van for a few days for a trip and my 3 y/o, almost 4 was sitting in her car seat in the middle and was clearly enjoying the ride and she was like, "Is this our van mommy?"

Uggghhhhhhhhhhhh. :( No sweety it isn't. Daddy is going to buy us a MUCH better van soon! lol

SO I stopped at Target and of course they were having their 1/2 off sale on all things Christmas. I told myself just a few things.

I wound up with 2 Christmas cookie plates. One is a snowman, one is a penguin, $2.00 each. I got a penguin that is a cookie jar and matches the plate, I think it was $7.50. I bought a much needed spice rack. Joey and I have been looking for one for a while. I seen one at Costco for $25.00, good price but it seemed flimsy. I just can't seem to find the right combo of good price/good quality. Not really having much room left on my counters either.

I found a small one and I think that will be a perfect starter one. It was $10.00. I found a spiced vinegar/balsamic vinegar/olive oil set as well, $5.00. I also found a panini press, $8.25. I think that was it. I seen a box of gingerbread mix/cookie cutter on sale for 1/2 of what I bought one for weeks ago. I haven't even used the one in my kitchen yet! I was kind of tempted to buy one and bring the other one back. hahahahaha But I was like is getting $1.75 back worth the hassle and time and the line and ......

I will post more pics later of the other stuff. Did you catch any after x~mas specials?


Arden said...

Hey, it's nice to meet you! I envy your spice racks. I have to empty out my cupboard every time I need a spice, specially those seldom used one.

I understand about the van situation. We have a huge white van that isn't pretty to look at (think prison bus) but it is a huge blessing.


Jasmine's Journey said...

It is nice to meet you too. :) Yeah I have a rack in my pantry JUST for spices. I buy in bulk at Smart N Final, but then my small cupboard I keep all the small containers of spices in there. That is the cupboard that is clogged and I figured a spice rack would help. Now I am thinking all it means is I have 3 DIFFERENT places for spices! lol

Oh well. Maybe as I use the small containers up I can pitch them.

Well that is good you have a van. I am sure it probably uses alot of gas though if it is that big. *sigh*