...but I was really busy today. So, yes, this is a total fluff post. I've been getting ready for the Pampered Chef party I'm having tomorrow. Why do you think I had to get new appliances?! Duh!
I spent the day cleaning the basement. Wait, let me rephrase that. I spent the day de-cluttering the basement. I bagged up several bags of clothes that don't fit Stud anymore. I also did about 4 loads of laundry that was sitting in the laundry room from about half a year ago. Pathetic, right? I had a couple of baskets of stuff I had washed, dried and folded at the end of winter, but then never took them out of the laundry room, since they were 'out of season.'
I straightened out Stud's room, but only a little. I told him he had to have that room cleaned before the party starts tomorrow. Yeah, I don't think that's gonna happen. He ended up spending the night at his buddy's.
I managed to completely clear off the island, which hasn't happened in a very long time. To be honest, what sparked this need to clear the clutter is the fact that my friend, 8741, will be coming to my house for the first time to attend the PC party tomorrow. My other friends already know I'm a total pack rat, and a bit of a slob, but I didn't want her to go running out of my house, screaming, so I thought I'd pick up a bit.
I also made a cake for tomorrow that is a Pampered Chef recipe. We were going to do it as part of the demonstration, but unfortunately, the cake needs to chill for at least 6 hours. I decided I would make one the night before, and then we could put a second one together at the show. But, then I realized that the second cake would be left here, and we couldn't have that! So, I told my friend I would just make it tonight, and she could just talk about how to make it.
This is the picture of the cake from the Pampered Chef catalog.
Here's my version:Admittedly NOT my best work, but I'm completely exhausted. It was the best I could do under the circumstances. I had intended to buy some Christmas candy (BESIDES the candy canes!) but I just didn't see anything I thought would work. I have a few pieces of chocolate in there, but you can't even really see it, huh? Oh, well, I can redecorate it tomorrow, before the show, I guess.
For now, I'm gonna hit the sack. I took some other pictures of what I set up tonight, but I don't have the energy to deal with Blogger right now.
July 21st, 2018 Bargains
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