Tea Rex

Hmmm… wordpress doesn’t seem to like me today. Hopefully this post works on the second go-around.

Happy Monday! I am incredibly fortunate to not be at work today, but rather taking another continuing education course at a local community college. In May I took Intro to Adobe Illustrator, and this time around I’m taking Intro to Photoshop. Holy moley — it’s awesome! I’m super thankful to have gotten the opportunity to take this class. Hopefully this will help me at work when I design stuff AND on my blog, so my photos can be extra pretty!

OK, two orders of business for this post. One, a quick bathroom update to keep you on your toes. And two, the funniest little gift that I finally got around to using.

Bathroom update: Brian and John worked like crazy last night to install the light fixture, toilet and vanity in our family room bathroom. I wanted to help out a little more than I did, which was barely at all, but the boys were bonding and the bathroom is pretty small. I’ll have to chip in more on the next bathroom. All we need to do now is pick out a mirror (Can you say Home Goods?) and install the towel rack I bought yesterday. With a few little decorations, it’s going to be adorable.

Now onto my funny gift. My friend Amy gave me the cutest tea infuser for Christmas and I just now got around to trying it. It’s such a funny idea and I pretty much giggle the entire time I drink my cup of tea.

Blog world, meet Tea Rex!

Isn’t he hilarious? You pop off his little, squishy head and pour in loose tea. Then he chills at the bottom of your mug!

Once he’s all loaded with tea, you plop him into your mug and loop the chain around your handle so you can scoop him back out super easily.

Douse it in water, and you have delicious tea that you can chuckle at while you drink it! The Tea Rex and the mustache cup… I have the most comical beverages ever!

If dinosaurs aren’t your thing (which is weird, but I’ll let it slide), there is also a tea shark, a tea submarine, a tea duck, a tea robot and a tea diver! Too funny! Anyway, I’ve pretty much shared with you the most epic gift ever. Buy lots for Christmas and birthdays and such. You are welcome.

Have a great week!

Home Improvement

Bathroom overhaul

I got sick of our third bathroom this weekend and decided to dismantle all of the ugly fixtures and update the ones I couldn’t quite remove yet.

It was super outdated, with lots of brass touches, chipping mirrors and cracking wood. No good.

So I just took it all out. I don’t even think I’m going to try and update any of it because the wood pieces themselves are ugly.

I’m honestly not sure when we’ll put it all back together, but I think it looks better with bare walls than it did with the old fixtures. Good bye,  brass!

Since I couldn’t remove the vanity quite yet, I removed the nasty, chipping brass handles and replaced them with brushed nickel handles that I pulled off of a cabinet I bought for my craft room. I still don’t love the vanity, but it definitely looks better with new(ish) hardware.

Ideally, I’d like to put something darker in its place. Here’s what I’m thinking.

So pretty. Add a new mirror and some brushed nickel fixtures and voila… it’ll be brand spanking new.