Friday, September 7, 2012

I need more people visiting the house.....

Why, because it makes me clean the house!!!!  I have someone coming for lunch today, so on Thursday I was busy cleaning the family room.  The coffee table was over flowing.  Here is the before:

And here is the after:

Still got a lot more cleaning to do, but it was a good start.

I dug our first potatoes out of the garden to make a potato salad, they were good.   Also finally cooked the beets that Cindy gave me the other week........I know Cindy I was lucky they didn't go bad, but I kept them in the fridge since I got them.  Cleaned out the fruit in the fridge and made a fresh fruit salad, the recipe is here.

Had bought three chicken breasts with bones in, skin on.  So ttok two of them off the bone and flattened them out to and stuffed them.  The other chicken breast along with the bones I poached in water.  We had the stuffed breasts on Thursday night, and the cold cooked chicken will be good with more salad and homemade bread tonight.  Although time consuming it feels good to prepare things from scratch.

This week's "Home of the Week," is very nice, but very expensive.  Hard to believe it's just short of $5 million, but the property taxes are over $31, 000 a year.  Who on earn can afford that?  It has seven bathroom's which is a little strange for a four bedroom house, don't you think?  Love the back yard and thought the light fixture on the upstairs landing was interesting.  If I was given it and someone else paid the property taxes I wouldn't say no to this one!!!

This week's "Cottage of the Week," is great; however the price tag isn't, as at $1.6 million that's way overpriced.  It actually looks like a cottage, though I would get rid of the astro turf/artificial grass looking carpet in the porch and the dining room!!!  But hey that's just me........  Perfect getaway if you had the time, money and the energy!!!

The "Condo of the Week," is actually nice, but not for me.  Also at just under $2 million I could never afford it.  However if you have a high flying career and entertain a lot this place is perfect for you.  Love the views and it's not too far from downtown.  Though by the comments they are saying it is too far west of the city for true city people.  I could honestly imagine myself sitting on the balcony watching the world go by on the water.

8 comments:

Kaisievic said...

Your dinner sounds really yummy and now you have a very neat coffee table!

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

Those were Hardy beets I gave you Woman, so I suspect this is why they lasted so long? LOL I am happy to see I am not the only one with areas on the clutter rise needing push for company to come to get me to clear them !

Debby said...

I seem to be having the same problem with cleaning! Maybe I need to invite someone over so I can do a little deep clean myself. Congrats on geting some potaotes this year, we gave up when the temps wouldn't stay out of the 100's

Jane and Chris said...

The house of the week...for a Georgian house it's all a bit subdivision for me. The cottage...please do not let the people who decorated it anywhere near my house!
Jane x

Rose said...

Oh, I would take either the home or the cottage, but the condo doesn't appeal to me at all.

Cash Only Living said...

I'm like you. Our dust bunnies are so big they are growing legs but the only time I am inspired to dust is when I know people are coming over!

Evelyn said...

love the before and after and your menu! I have been cleaning upstairs becasue my oldest is moving out tomorrow (college)

Jane said...

That's exactly why I clean too - it's sure not for myself - it's amazing the amount of clutter I can live with before i HAVE to do some sorting out.