1. I made a quesadilla to use up some elderly tortillas
We had two tortillas that had been sitting around for a while, unloved and unwanted.
So I made a quesadilla for lunch, and I added a sliced jalapeño.
2. We DIYed some closet shelving for Zoe
When we bought this house, the closets all had wire shelving, which is serviceable, but not fantastic.
The main issue is that it’s annoying to not have a solid surface to set small things on.
And Zoe’s closet had a particularly poor set-up, especially when it came to places for hangers.
Mr. FG bought a board to use as a shelf, cut it to size, and we primed and painted it. He looked at some of those melamine-coated closet shelf boards, but they seemed less durable than a regular board, plus it’s hard to find the coated boards in the correct size.
Simple for the win!
(What paint did I use? Benjamin Moore Advance in Cloud White OF COURSE.)
Then we ripped out all the old shelving and installed new brackets, the new shelf, and a closet rod.
This is much more serviceable for Zoe, and all we had to buy was a board, a rod, and the brackets.
I’m still in the process of filling the zillion holes left in her walls, but I’m almost done.
3. I fixed a small fan
I’d been using this tiny fan to help the bookshelf dry overnight, and it suddenly stopped working.
I noticed some hair was wound around the blade, so I took the fan apart, removed the hair, and now it’s working great again.
A small fan is not an expensive item, but I am always happy when I can fix something instead of throwing it out.
4. I used up some sticky marshmallows
Using up marshmallows is not exactly the most virtuous thing to do, but I am going to count it. I mean, I did pay for the marshmallows, so if I threw them away, that would indeed be wasteful.
I had two bags of marshmallows in the cabinet that had gotten sticky and formed a large lump of marshmallow.
Luckily, their combined weight was right about 10 ounces, so I made a batch of Rice Krispie treats and my girls were seriously gratified.
Rice Krispie treats are stupid delicious for how simple they area. So good!
(And in my opinion, the pre-made ones in the packages are seriously inferior. I dunno what they put in them, but something tastes really weird.)
- made coffee at home (I have a lot! Ha.)
- soaked and washed all my painting supplies for future reuse
- made fried apples to use up some bruised ones from Hungry Harvest