Saturday, April 9, 2011

French press, living room, and a rag rug

Look what I found at Goodwill a few weeks ago-a cute little French press for 49 cents.  Ain't it adorable?

Now-I'd never used a French press and wouldn't know what one was if it wasn't for the internets.  Anyhow-I picked up some new coffee-as opposed to the old coffee that I have here because I hardly ever use it.  I googled French press-so I could learn how to use it.  Well-first of all-I bought the wrong kind of coffee.  The internets says you should buy coarsely ground coffee-I bought finely ground.  It's because you'll get more sediment-and I got a lot of sediment, but it didn't really bother me.  The taste was better than when I make it with a coffee pot-but still not quite like Starbucks.  But, oh boy-I gots meself a little caffeine buzz.  I'm a tea drinker at heart, so I probably won't use it much-but it's nice to know that it's there and also-it's pretty to look at.  :)

***The internets also says that coffee from a French press can raise your bad cholesterol, because it doesn't filter the oils like a paper filter does-or something.***

Yesterday-I cleaned the schmutz from the living room.  I sit here to make rag rugs and every nook and cranny gets covered in lint.  It gets to be a real mess with the fabric and lint strewn everywhere. 

This is funny-after I cleaned the mess, Rocco had no place to bury his rawhide.  He wandered around looking very confused and then finally went upstairs to bury it in the schmutz up there.  Okay-maybe you had to be there to think it was funny.  :)

Here's the latest rag rug-Mae.  Mae Flowers.  Cousin to Gennifer.  She's mostly greens and yellows-thrifted sheets and tees.

I'm headed to my youngest sister's place today for a Thirty-One Gifts party.  Have a nice day!


Rhonda said...

I'm glad you explained what a french press was - I'm not a coffee drinker either, so I had no idea. Very cute though! Ahh, spring cleaning! The cedar in my living room needs washed - 1/2 of the walls are "slanted" and the dust settles in the grooves. I hate it! Mae is very pretty - love the pastels

Dawnie said...

Your house looks beautiful! I love looking at your pretties. Your french press is adorable! I didn't know what it was but it is cute and I love coffee so how fun. Could you make tea with it since you love tea. I have bought loose tea before. Love your newest rug!! Would I be a pest if I asked for another. I would gladly exchange for something I have or some cash... I would like one for our camp porch. I would like a very busy one like the one by my laundry because it will have a lot of foot traffic. Also, I will have some "Holly" at camp.

Anonymous said...

I think Mae is my most favorite one ever!!!! Beautiful Holly!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

I love Rocco. You better go mess things up for that dog again. He needs a good hiding place (from what, no one knows -- but him).