Some Interior Decorating

Hello!  Happy Summer!

Let’s face it, there’s not a lot of decorating that can be done in a small space like a van without taking up room that may be needed for necessities.  Or it will make the small space too cluttered.  Or something you just don’t want to bother with.  For me, I wanted to do a  few things but still have the items useful as well as decorative.  At least that’s the way I see it at this point.  As you know, I am not living in the van so that tune could change in a hurry, but it’s the way it is at this point.

Pinterest is such a marvelous resource for anything and everything you think you may want to try, and I got this idea from there.  Throw pillows with NO SEW covers that can be changed out with the seasons.  Or changed because you wanted a different color scheme (like that is going to happen frequently in the van!  Ha!), but the point is, the covers are easily changed, don’t take up a lot of room, and can give an instant lift for a different season or a different mood whether you’re an RVer or dwell in a sticks and bricks.   What more could one ask from a throw pillow? 🙂

This is super easy to do.  You will need fabric measuring twice the size of your pillow plus the height of your pillow. Wash and iron the fabric if you desire (trim frayed ends)

Now:
*Lay the pillow on your fabric, right side of fabric down, facing away from you
*Fold the fabric so the top and bottom of it meets halfway on the center of the pillow
*Fold the ends like wrapping a present (into points)
*KNOT the ends loosely and adjust the folds to your liking then pull the knot tight.  DONE!

Tuck in the ends if you want, or leave the tails out.  Either way is way too cute!  Easy peasy and you can change out that pillow cover any ol’ time you want.

Thanks for stopping by Two Dogs.  Hugs, Shawna

A Cup of Joe Please

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by Two Dogs.

It was crazy last week with a two-day trip to the valley for a family birthday, a trip to the vet with Charlie Barkley to get his jaw plate and screws taken out, grocery shopping, and on and on.  I actually had a different post set up for today, but changed directions.

Let me ask you a question. Do you like coffee?  Come on over to my place for the best cup you have ever tasted. . . 

I was searching for a French press the other day to replace my plastic Melita drip cone.  The coffee from the Melita was OK, but nothing compared to a drip coffee maker. But a coffee maker like I use at home just doesn’t seem practical to haul around in Freedom, and since I have no electric in the van at this point, I went on the hunt for something better; and found something amazing.  At least I was hoping it was amazing, because it  sounded amazing.  It’s amazing.  Really.  Amazing.

Let me introduce you to the Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker.
This is a stock photo, not my own. 
 

I ordered it from Amazon and it arrived within a couple of days and I immediately tried it out.  BEST CUP OF COFFEE I HAVE EVER TASTED.  Kid you not.  No bitterness whatsoever.  Rich, smooth, delicious.  Then I made a latte — same thing.  BEST LATTE EVERI will leave it to you to Google and read about the Aeropress’s fabulous attributes and just why the coffee comes out so good — if you’re interested in the best cup of joe ever — but I have to tell you, I am hooked on it.  And the best part?  I can take it along in Freedom and never be without my morning cup; or two or three.  Yes, it’s that good. 

So, in the bigger scheme of things, I am putting my electric drip coffee maker in this year’s garage sale and the cheapo espresso maker that I have to baby along to make a latte (it’s ancient and the knob to turn in on has seized up, but I can get it to work by plugging and unplugging as needed) in the trash.  

I am going to have another cup of THE BEST COFFEE EVER out on the back deck and enjoy this fabulous weather. Have a fabulous week friends.  

Hugs, Shawna