Thursday, March 25, 2010

spruce it up!

The king of the castle is tired of this kitchen set so we browsed the furniture stores and found a fun set to replace it, but first we needed a home for this baby.  We found one, so adios after 23 years, thanks table, but we must part ways.  You will grace someone else's kitchen for awhile.
This is a before picture of our lounging leather sofa from Italy.  As you can see, our dogs destroyed it but thanks to the Leather Medics in Countryside, we will restore it.  We almost bought a huge microfiber set, but I get attached to certain things and this is one of them.  Happy times indeed.  A little sprucing up and it will be good as new.  This was a huge investment and is very well made.  Some things are worth repairing.  Mike's friend, Adam, asked if we will still allow the dogs back on and I looked at him, and said, "of course, they love their spots."  Spoiled, aren't they?  I'll let you know how the refinished version looks in a few weeks.  Meantime, we will all be rug rats.

It's time for some Snapple fun facts.

All scorpions glow.

Children have more taste buds than adults.

The original Cinderella was Egyptian and wore fur slippers.

More babies are born at night than during the day.

There is a museum of strawberries in Belgium.

Pomology is the study of fruit.

The human brain takes up 2% of human body weight but uses 20% of its energy.

100% recyclable, old newspapers are great for washing windows.

Hawaii has its own time zone; is further south than Florida; is the only U.S. state that grows its own coffee.

An average man spends about five months of his life shaving.

A strand from the web of a golden spider is as strong as a steel wire of the same size.

The planet Saturn has a density lower than water; it would float if placed in water.

More turkeys are raised in California than in any other state.

The spotted skunk does a handstand to warn its enemies before spraying its stench.

Six year olds laugh an average of 300 times a day; adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.

If I laugh, just a little bit... Cat Stevens xo