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Happy Halloween!

With all the pumpkins sold out, a group of us craved out mini watermelons! The best part, you get to eat the inside! I actually like this idea better than the pumpkins!

idearabbit-halloween2014My character (with a bit of help from Sheepie), was based on NHK’s mascot Domo-kun!

idearabbit-halloween2014_2Throw in a candle and viola! Awesome jack-o-lantern!

idearabbit-halloween2014_3The other 2 pairs had really neat designs too. The middle one is based on the minion from Despicable Me.

What fruits or vegetable did you carve out from this Halloween?

Orgel IKEA Table Lamps

I was originally going to get the floor lamp version of Orgel, but got the table version instead so that I could put an artificial large floor plant (which IKEA was out of stock when I went to buy the small Orgel) instead. This lamp is going out of stock, so last chance to grab your IKEA Orgel! There were only 3 left on the shelf, minus one now since I bought one for my living room.

Quite easy to set up, though the wire that you’re suppose to place in the shade to hold up the paper shade seems like it could spring open and rip the shade, so you’ll have to be careful with that part, but other than that, it’s pretty easy to assemble. Yes, IKEA= assemble everything, which is why everything is at such affordable prices. I like the dangling switch to turn on/off, but I wish I could adjust the height. It seems like the pole is too high in my situation. However, good buy for $19.99 + tax



Kitchen Upgrade

The project to renovate and upgrade my kitchen came about from a broken dishwasher which was taken out and converted into a useful cabinet (see process and photos here). I thought, well if we’re going to get people to take the dishwasher away, why not replace the old stove and noisy fridge as well?

First, I went hunting for a new fridge and range. From my research, and looking at different places, I finally decided on buying them from Sears. They were the most knowledgeable, convenient, fair prices and good incentives, such as earning points on my Sears card which I later used to redeem interior decor.

Next was painting the neon green walls in the kitchen. Apparently, the previous owners thought it was a good idea to have these bright blinding green walls. I wanted to keep it simple, so I went with white. It also would match the rest of the suite which was also white.



After painting the visible area of the wall white, I pulled out the fridge and painted the wall behind it. It was tricky since the fridge would only come out so far until it hit the dishwasher in front. I had to slip through the small opening you see above and painted in behind.

The new Fridge 18.2CF was for $679.99. It was difficult or limited to find a fridge that would fit perfectly into the space I had. Since it was an old fridge that was there previously, it didn’t allow for modern fridges which were much taller. Luckily, I found one. I was a bit worried when the delivery guys came and said, ‘I don’t think it’s going to fit.’ But viola! It was a perfect fit, even better than the old one. Goodbye old white fridge. Hello new stainless steel fridge!





The wall behind the range was also green, so it was pulled out and painted white as well. Since the green was so vibrant, we needed to painted it over like 3 times.

Then the Range 30″ was delivered.  The range was $699.99 and the delivery cost (only one time fee even though they brought the fridge and range at different times) is $69.95


I highly recommend getting appliances from Sears. I was really happy with the customer service when I was looking at their different appliances. Very helpful and knowledgeable. The delivery was somewhat of a hassle since they delivered the fridge and range on two different dates. Prices are good and have been pretty happy with their products.