Thursday, April 30, 2009

Inspiration: Traditional meets Modern

Saw this on Plastolux. I impressed by how they integrated the addition into the original home! It's obviously different but it still works well all around. I've been fantasizing about how we can add an addition to the back of our house, too...seeing this makes me want it more!
Granted our house isn't two stories tall nor do we have that much backyard space...but, it's still a great inspiration nonetheless. I think we'll be able to save up and do this from our "keep the change" program.
I especially LOVE the backyard with the fireplace that's actually shared in the living room! I like two for one deals....
I like the idea of a 2 sided fireplace that can go perfect between the dupe units in the backyard. We actually want to build a fire pit, either way...we want some hot burning flames outside. Tsssss.....HAAAWT!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Get Caffinated VIA Instant Caffee

This is totally old old news. I'm trying to post all the things I was suppose to months ago! With Jessee who's a manager at one of Starbucks shop in Seattle, so we got to try the Starbucks instant coffee, VIA before it came out! COOL HUH!? But I guess it's really not so impressive sounding anymore since it's everywhere now.... I still have to share that so it makes me feel more special. It worked! :D
But mostly I wanted to share how we all became big fans of these well packaged practical little packets of instant coffee powder. It's so good that you'll want to snort it....oh yeah.
Not only are we in love with the packaging that reminds us of clever Japanese packaging, the taste itself is bold, flavorful and STRONG. It definitely gets me really caffeinated for a good amount of time.

Best part is that we won't have to risk getting bad coffee outside of Seattle...and Italy. I admit it, after living in Seattle for nearly 10 years now, I've become a total coffee snob and I'm damn proud of it!
So no more drinking watered down flavorless coffee on the airplane, in the hotel, at restaurants...or even at your relatives who still drinks Folger's. Sorry relatives.....
Thanks Starbucks VIA ! I can now stuff my pockets full of these babies wherever I go....

Saturday, April 25, 2009

We're Growing!

The dupe got bunch of vegetable seeds and we're growing them!! LOOK! Well...we actually started in end of March. So don't be surprised if you see the plants a foot taller in the next couple posts. :P
This is my first time growing vegetables from the seeds, so this is totally exciting to see these cute little greens growing out of the soil and watch them get taller and taller each day! I know nothing about growing vegetables, so I've been getting lots of great tips from everyone. One great tip we got was putting the seeds in the fridge for couple days and then plant it. This way, it tricks them in thinking that it's warmer weather and then they'll wanna come out! Silly plants...they don't know any better.
Here's what we're growing! Egg plants, beets, cucumbers, peas, peppers, arugula, heirloom and cheery tomatoes, cilantro, dill, chives, basil...Eventually they'll all go to our backyard! I just hope we can keep them alive and to produce some awesome vegetables...otherwise I'm gonna be really sad....and pissed. I'm keeping my fingers crossed...permanently, so that'll ensure all the plants will produce awesome vegetables.