smoke alarm.

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So we live in an incredibly small apartment. It also happens to be in the basement of a house, so we don't have a lot of windows. Our oven also sucks.... but what doesn't suck is our smoke detectors. They are very very sensitive to say the least. Whenever we decide to broil something, the oven creates an abnormal amount of smoke. The thing is, nothing seems to really even be burning! Yet there is enough smoke that could make people think our place is being engulfed in flames. Well the other day Trevor was making steaks, and he broiled them. Lo and behold our apart was full of smoke with in minutes of him opening the oven. Not just one but all three of our smoke alarms went off. These suckers are LOUD, and they do not turn off easily. You have to fan like a crazy person! Because we don't have a lot of windows opening them didn't help much. We had the door open but it was freezing cold outside. So the image here is... me and Trevor frantically destroying magazines as we ferociously wave them back and forth in front of the smoke alarm. By now we are cold, our arms are tired,  our ears hurt, and it seems like there is more and more smoke because I can't breath. This lasted for about 10 minutes and I am pretty sure we freaked the neighbors out...haha. So lesson is? Why do we ever need to go to the gym? We can just get a great work out right before we eat our streak :)

P.S. So I am wishing I lived Malibu. My brother lives there and runs into celebrities all the time. It isn't that I love celebrities or anything, but it would be cool to run into someone I truly am a fan of their work. For example today my brother ran into Katy Perry at the bank! Just a typical day for him... haha.

51 comments

  1. our apartment is the same way. you cant use the oven or the stove or the griddle or ANYTHING without our smoke alarms going off!

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  2. I hateee that! The community i workin is very old and the apartment appliances suck so their smoke alarms are contantly seeting off, and half the time it sets off the entire community smoke alarms! ughhh! the shreaiking shrill drives me nuts, and the fire department hates the false alarms :/
    and i agree, Malibu would be nice :)
    xoxo Inna :)

    @ www.innasdailyfix.blogspot.com

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  3. You are freaking gorgeous and have great style. So not fair that you are blessed with both!

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  4. Oh dear, damn smoke alarms. :) You look great, as always!

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  5. Our smoke alarms & oven don't get along either. Just preheating the oven can set off the alarms...

    I love that you're posting outfit pictures. I love those boots!

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  6. Slightly dangerous tip: cover the smoke alarms with plastic bags when cooking. do NOT forget to uncover afterward!

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  7. This is HILARIOUS.
    Yet, I am SO sorry!!

    Oh my katy Perry! How cool. I ran into Carrie Underwood at Nordstrom in WA, thats the extent of my celeb watch!

    xoxox
    www.stephanieandsuch.blogspot.com

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  8. I had an apartment like that the steam from the shower even set it off!! I am terrified now even in a much bigger house wehen anything gets smokey that I am going to set it off!

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  9. What a great outfit! I wish I could pull those boots off. In my previous house, we had a super sensitive fire alarm, too. I mean, you would look at it wrong and it would start blaring. Not. Fun.

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  10. I'm with you I want to move their too also the weather isn't half bad :)

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  11. Love your outfit! and the smoke alarm story is so funny. In my old house before I moved a year ago there was a smoke alarm right outside of the bathroom door and it seemed like every night me or one of my sisters would set the smoke alarm off from taking a hot shower. I swear the shower wasn't even that hot it was just a sensitive alarm. Anyway, no smoke alarms outside of the bathroom in the new house!

    xoxo
    Petchie

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  12. first of all, you are really pretty!
    second of all, i love your boots!
    and lastly, I agree...running into celebrities would be fun.. =)

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  13. that is the funniest story! Aren't little married apartments the "greatest" haha You look gorgeous! I am loving the new posts you have had this year. Your outfits are so great and I love your fun insights and ideas. Keep it up! :)

    --Shelby

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  14. I love your outfit- you are gorgeous, as usual! Our first apartment was the same way...probably the alarms wouldnt go off for an actual fire but when we cooked, without fail, it went off! That okay girl- someday we will all live in mansions and not have to worry about it;-)

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  15. I find that cookie sheets work the best at diffusing the smoke.

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  16. you should just take the batteries out next time :)

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  17. Perhaps next time, you should cook outside in a thick coat?

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  18. I'm not that into celebrities, either, but you can bet I'd be excited to see one!

    You are SO beautiful, by the way! :)

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  19. omgosh, i wanna run into katy perry at the bank! and iloooove those boots.

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  20. you hair looks amazing! I wish I could just shop in your closet, you have the best style

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  21. ooo I just did a post on blazers. love the way you styled yours!

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  22. The blazer looks great! I still can't believe what a steal you got. I liked Kira's comment. Do you think she's had some experience in this department? :)

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  23. loved that post bahaha & you are SO adorable!

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  24. Love the boots! I have incredibly similar ones.. also Steve Madden.. but they don't have the red stripe down the back. I kind of wish they did ;)

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  25. Adorable outfit! Definitely love the boots! xx

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  26. So something happened..and my original comment didn't post. LAME.

    Hahaha. Too funny. We actually lived in a house that had really sensitive fire alarms. There was a fire alarm located right outside of our bathroom door. So every time we showered (twice a day usually-once for me and once for the hub), and opened up the door afterwards, the fire alarm would go off because of the steam. STEAM! On top of that the noise from the fire alarm was shrill enough that it made our dog freak out. So every time the fire alarm went off he would start howling right along with it. I'm sure we sounded like a bunch of crazy people in the mornings. :)

    There could be something stuck to your broiler that is causing it to smoke. Try some oven cleaner?

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  27. I love this outfit and your hair is beautiful, as in all of your other posts. I am totally with you living in Malibu. Gorgeous.

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  28. Just became your 859th follower! Love your blog! You are just so pretty. I'm going to have to try out some of these recipes you have on here. Thanks for stopping by my blog! - Katie

    visit http://runningonhappiness.blogspot.com/

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  29. Thanks for finding my blog...you have great style...every time I cook something in the oven my smoke alarms goes off..scares the kids...and I don't even burn anything!

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  30. you are TOO adorable!

    and those boots...TDF!!!

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  31. Love this outfit and your blog!! you are too cute. following!

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  32. This look is beautiful!! So classic.. My favorite type of look.

    Thanks for the comment on my blog :)

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  33. Doesn't it seems smoke alarms are the only things that always work perfectly exactly when you don't need them too?
    So ironic ;)

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  34. I absolutely love your boots! So cute.

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  35. Thanks for the blog comment! I absolutely adore your style. So cute, seriously. That brooch headband- soooo want one. have a great day!

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  36. I love that look! your boots are great.

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  37. Haha been there! Evil smoke detectors. I love your blazer- I have been trying to find one lately. It makes the outfit with the boots :)


    Life As I See It.

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  38. I really love those boots (and running into Katy Perry at the bank is just funny!).

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  39. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your blog also and your style. You look gorgeous!

    ♥ Grace

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  40. you are so cute! love ur wardrobe, its fab! thanx for stopping by my lil ol' blog:)

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  41. hahahah "what doesnt suck is our smoke detector" thats funny

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  42. Haha love this story!
    And I wish I lived in Malibu too, wow I want to meet Katy Perry :D

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  43. Loving that outfit!!! and this story is so funny! that's what you get for trying to cook. looks like you'll have to eat out every night. darn

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  44. I loved the outfit!, I love all mormon bloggers, so great!

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  45. cute outfit! I have those boots in black and they are my favs.

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