Bathroom Redo

– I dug these biscotti out from the back of the freezer; I think I made them for Christmas cookies in 2009. Amazingly, they still tasted just as good as when they were fresh. I always use the biscotti recipe from the Veganomicon as a starting point. The milled flax gives it a great texture. And I tried a new method of brewing coffee today. When I was at the supermarket last week, I spotted some coffee ‘teabags’, which were just regular coffee inside… you know… tea bags. Well, I have empty ones (for loose-leaf tea), so I thought I’d give it a go. The result was pretty good, if you like weak diner coffee (I do).
– Sometimes when I run my hand through my hair (if my head itches or something), instead of smoothing it back down, I’ll pull it straight up. Then I forget I’ve done so. Then, sometimes, I go outside. Not very often, thankfully.

– I couldn’t tell you why, but I was looking at this photo I took of Frankfurt, and I was inspired to rethink my bathroom design. I know it doesn’t make sense. But I decided to embrace the dumb brown-ness of the room (I hate those tiles so much) and go with a neutral color scheme instead of trying to bring in the shades of blue I wanted (see here and compare to the new). I’d still much rather have a white vanity base and a nicer light fixture above the sink, but the new look is still a big improvement — there’s a different rug that you can’t see in the photo, of course, and the whole (tiny) room looks much nicer in person.
The back of the wall cabinet had all sorts of water marks on it (from wet toothbrushes, I think), so I covered it up with a piece of wallpaper leftover from the piano room. When you look into the bathroom from that room, you can see both instances, as in the photo above. I knew I would have to get a new shower curtain and window curtain, which almost stopped me from bothering at all (money, ugh), but I stopped at the thrift store before I got banh mi yesterday, and I found exactly what I was looking for with the low, low total of $5. High five, me.

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