Watch out, the duvet will suck you in

There’s nothing better than getting into a freshly laundered bed.

Too bad you can’t see how comfy and cozy the white blanket at the base of the bed is. Even though we don’t sleep with the two velvety plush soo cozy grey pillows in the back, nor the yellow one in the front — I still like to have our bed made, warm, and inviting.

During the summer, we don’t have a duvet on the bed at all. Just a top sheet as it’s really hot in our apartment. Unfortunately the boyfriend doesn’t lke the noise of the air conditioner (which is in our bedroom) so we never sleep with it on.

This is our fall set-up for the bed. It’s my favorite time because it’s the nicest set up we have. The duvet is too small for the double sized bed, I had brought it with me when I moved to Ontario and I was sleeping in a single sized bed.

During the winter our duvet is a queen! lol I bought it extra huge just so we could all stay comfortable and not fight for the blankets in the night. Maybe I’ll take a photo of that once the weather turns nasty cold! :)

Large pillows | grey pillow cases | duvet cover | ofelia throw | yellow pillow was purchased about 7 years ago at a closing store sale (in fact, it was Chris’, from Steve & Chris, Mother’s store — which closed. ) Chris is also a Newfie, don’tcha know. I should’ve purchased two but I was cheap at the time.

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve had my eye on Courtney’s Nutella Chocolate Chip cookies for a while, and last weekend I finally got around to making them.

While the idea behind the cookie sounded great, and the batter tasted even better. Unfortunately, I didn’t really like the finished product.

The recipe called for a little bit more sugar than I am used to. I do like the recipe, and I like how moist and chewy the inside is, I’ll just definitely be using ½ cup sugar next time, instead of the full 1 cup. We could literally feel the granules of sugar on our teeth when we were eating them. Even when I used the electric mixer. I’m not trashing her cookies, because they were amazing. Just too sweet for our liking.

It’ll also be posted on my recipe page, once I tweak the recipe a tad! Don’t worry, I will still link back to her original recipe.

The linen closet makeover

Yeah, check that out.

Our linen closet was getting out of control and I wanted to take everything all out and give it a good haulin over.

It was in much need of repair.

Scott always asked me where his new contact lenses were, or where a toothpaste was. While I knew where everything was, he didn’t. It was too cluttered and so today I emptied out the entire closet. Okay, minus the top shelf where the guest blankets and sheets were.

I laid out everything on our bed and sorted through stuff. I ended up tossing out two grocery bags full of garbage.

Here is the after version.

I know you can’t see much since the lighting was off, so I’ll post some more photos below.

Side by side, first ;)

I know it’s not the best before and after, but I’m a hoarder when it comes to towels. Seriously, we have an abundance of them. We don’t use regular sized bath towels for drying off int he shower. I only use the best. Bath sheets. They’re like the size of a bathrobe once wrapped around you. Incredibly cozy, and makes it so much nicer getting out of a hot shower.

Yay for getting things accomplished!

Black Friday on Geek Alerts

Geek Alerts is having a sale for Black Friday right now where you can enter in SuperheroStuff promo codes and get a good discount on some of the best online stores and services. It’s a one stop shop for online shopping and getting good deals for people for Christmas. Who doesn’t love to save money so they can afford to buy more gadgets?

For instance, on the main page it’ll tell you how to get Best Buy’s great deals on Black Friday items and great door busters. They always keep a page of current Best Buy coupons so if you’re living in an apartment like me and don’t get flyers sent to your door, you can always find out whats on sale through them. Geek alerts has so many Uncommon Goods source codes that it’d be silly to shop else where.

Simply head on over to Geek News and Promotional Coupons to get the best deals this American Thanksgiving weekend.

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Or are you out right now doing some Black Friday shopping? I purchased one thing, and that’s a hand cream for my boss. Other than that I haven’t really started. I’m on a limited budget this year since Christmas flights are out of this world expensive. So not everyone that I got Christmas presents for will be getting something. Hey, I gotta cut back somewhere.