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03 June 2009 @ 12:04
So, uh... Due to upcoming events... That upcome in 19 days O_O;;;  
LOL 'upcome' *sniggers and bes five*

endalia asked me if I'd posted a birthday list, and I realised a) I hadn't really thought about it and b) no. xD I guess being dirt poor and god, I AM going to go there, in love has meant I haven't really been looking at purchasing anything or looking around at MOAR STUFF.

But there ARE a few things I 'need' or at least want a lot for the great betterment of quality of life, so I thought since I'd been prompted, I'd share. Basically my list this year looks like this:

New Curtains.
Holy JEEBUS but we need curtains. The three windows in my room are horridly clad in one kind-of see-through curtain that came with the room that's seen better days, and two forest green single bedsheets.

Oh yeah, bedsheets.

When we first altered my now-bedroom into the lounge room (before I moved into it as my bedroom, but AFTER Ali moved out of it as her bedroom xD) I was going to just pin those sheets to the curtain rod cause I KNEW if we tacked them they'd stay there FOREVER, but Mum was insistent. Now, what, four years later? Guess what we still use as curtains?

Now that moonlapse is moving in PROPERLY and we're rearranging the whole room, I'd REALLY love it if the curtains were also fresh. And ACTUAL curtains. A mixture of fabrics like this maybe? Something like this with a blue or brown solid co-ordinate?

A Recipe Binder/Book
Yes, I do have not-so-secret aspirations of one day being a stepford wife (with some caveats about dishwashers etc, naturally xD) and I've gotten to the point where I've decided keeping recipes on my machine is dumb. Also, you can't just stick recipes you've cut off the back of a flour packet for bacon and cheese damper onto your laptop. It tends to obscure the screen.

So far all the ones I've found have had chicken tabs on them. Which is like BLAAAH, although I've had some suggestions of getting one with the chicken tab and either removing the tab, or filling it with pictures of poor, defenceless chooks. xD

This has been the best one I've spotted so far but surely there's other options...

PS: Kikki.K's new Luft range? ADORABLE!

And. Um.. That's it. O_O;; There's sundries I'd like, like more storage boxes that fit into the IKEA Expedits cause I have too much stuff already. Pretty bowls/trays I can put bangles/necklaces onto/into - that kind of thing. I think I remember commenting the other day that I had a definite lack of pretty orange and maybe blue jewellery. There IS my Amazon wishlist... OH, and I always need more patterned stockings/tights. O_O;;

Amandasimrouge on 3rd June 2009 04:15 (UTC)
i also entertain dreams of being a Stepford wife/Martha Stewart, and have a recipe book/"housebook". I took a big giant binder, and some plastic filler sheets from the stationary or office supply store. i either write out recipes by hand and make them all prettiful with colored pencils and doodles and such, or i paste the recipe cards onto paper and then slip it into the plastic.

the best part is that the binder and filler paper are both really cheap, and if you fill it up you can start another one. i also like to put in "tips" about house-cleaning or wrapping gifts, and my favorite book quotes. one day i want to give it to my daughter.

plus, i feel like the housebook is more cutesy, since you can put your own personal touch on it, instead of a ready-made recipe book. :) haha sorry if i rambled on, it's been my project lately haha.
nettness: Sims 2: Lets eat cakes! (me)bondchick_nett on 5th June 2009 04:26 (UTC)
That IS a really lovely idea, LOVE the heirloom aspect of your plan too.

I'm not too big a fan of the plastic sleeves, but you're totally right that they make sense -- you can get stuff all over them and they will wipe clean. Although I am a little partial to the whole "the best recipes are the ones with the most spatter on them" theory. xD
~NightChild~night_child80 on 3rd June 2009 04:22 (UTC)
Sorry, this is rather OT... but I luuuuurve your Merlin icon.
nettness: Merlin: Arthur Pendragon - an explanatiobondchick_nett on 5th June 2009 04:24 (UTC)
BWAHAHAA! Its HILARIOUS, right?! xD I have no idea where the quotes are all from originally though. xD
Jessica: buffy :: cute ducks!kittenishgirl on 3rd June 2009 07:25 (UTC)
I just bought that Kikki.K recipe book here in a store in QLD. The chicken tab would very easily come out. And it's GORGEOUS and amazing quality. :D
nettness: sims 2: My Self-Sim :D YAY!bondchick_nett on 5th June 2009 04:21 (UTC)
I looked at them briefly when we were in Melbourne back in April. But we were at Chaddy and looking for clothes for Greg so I didn't get a GOOD good look.

tomecidetomecide on 3rd June 2009 17:01 (UTC)
how much fabric do you need for curtains? <3
nettness: Sims 2: OMG YAY! (me)bondchick_nett on 5th June 2009 04:20 (UTC)
I am TOTES UNSURE! But considering we have two single sheets up there, I'm guessing THOSE dimensions xD

So a minimum of three 60"x90" (approx 1.5mx2.3m) fabric lengths - more if we're mixing it up a bit with cute alternative fabrics/top valance things or something? xD

The curtain rail that's above the bed currently has started to be REALLY creepy bent. Greg and I actually got out of bed this morning at 3am and move the bed away from the wall cause Greg was stressed out that he was going to wake up to me being dead from curtain rod impalement in the night.

Funny thing is I'm SO used to the bed being by the wall now that this morning when I stuck a toe out to touch it, and it WASN'T THERE, I thought I was going to fall out of bed and muffled-ie screamed. xD xD

Edited at 2009-06-05 14:05 (UTC)
hotrod_duckhotrod_duck on 4th June 2009 13:48 (UTC)
your list is missing this
nettness: Twilight: He sees you when you're sleepibondchick_nett on 5th June 2009 04:15 (UTC)
Re: your list is missing this
LOL! I've seen that before, and I love the illustrations, but I actually REALLY dislike the Great Gatsby! xD

Its like, no one is likable, they all go and do dumb things, no one communicates, then they die. Its Romeo and Juliet all over again, with less star crossing and more passive observers. xD xD
hotrod_duckhotrod_duck on 5th June 2009 09:30 (UTC)
Re: your list is missing this
yes but romeo and Juliet didn't have a hit n' run..... although i'm sure theirs a 'modern' interpretation in which the whole benevollo thing is done as drive-by