The idea of sharing my favorite finds from around the internet (or interwebs as the people at 8,000 feet like to call it) is really a cool idea for me. I love being able to tell you about what other people out there are doing and doing well. I hope you find it fun too!
Christmas || Aka Design + Life is getting me in the Christmas spirit! As far as I’m concerned, any time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is fair Christmas game! And now I’m getting excited 🙂
Blog || Maize Hutton is that blog that has had my attention this week. There are such cute designs and ideas here. I absolutely adore these ornaments and her Antropologie inspired mistletoe (I really want to make this for Christmas) but the whole blog is pretty cool.
Home || Picture frame on Pinterest — I love the idea of using an old window as a picture frame. And, luckily for me, I have one at home! Now to just find the wall space to put it up…
Food || Avocado & Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash from Jeanine Love & Lemon looks absolutely amazing doesn’t it?!?!?! She is a vegetarian, which is just fine by me, but Nate doesn’t believe you can have a meal without meat and dairy. I saw this and thought it would be a perfect post-Thanksgiving meal… and for my carnivore hubby… add some leftover turkey and top with cheese.
Fashion || The Berry has a ton of cute fashion ideas in this post. This one looks like it would even be great for winter. Cozy and comfy, just my style!
I hope you are having an amazing day with your friends and/or family! And I hope you have many, many things to be thankful about on such a food-filled day!
There are so many things I am thankful for every day but to list a few here:
- I am so thankful for Nate who I love more every day and who I can’t believe I’ve been married to for almost a year. Its been one great year!
- I’m so thankful that I live close to my brother and sister in law. Its been great getting to know them more and getting to do life with them so often.
- I’m so thankful for wonderful parents who love and support me and who will be moving so close to me soon!!
- I’m so thankful for my Cambodian family who I miss every day!
- I’m so thankful for friends [even the ones I hardly get to see] all over the world. I’m so thankful for Facebook so we can stay in touch.
And, I’m thankful for Cranberry Relish from Zehnders [and that they have the recipe online]. You know I’m eating some today!
Our oven is currently broken. I didn’t think it would be a big deal, I mean, how often do we really use it?? Often, apparently! Luckily we have great landlords/friends who are at our house measuring the location to get a new one soon.
But in the meantime, Nate and I wanted to make something that didn’t require a stove. And then I started to think about the Swedish Meatballs that we used to make at my Dad’s old restaurant. They sounded delicious. So I jumped online and Six Sister Stuff came to the rescue with their Slow Cooker Swedish Meatball Recipe.
And they were delicious!
Nate and I paired them with some noodles and cooked carrots.
As I thought in my previous Baby Blanket post the weather was not very nice this weekend… so I got to spend quite a bit of time turning my circles into squares and I’m pretty excited about the way they turned out! Now I just need to crochet them all together. If the weather stays the way it is I’ll have plenty of time this week!
Every time I make Cowboy Cavier I think of my Aunt Dawn, she was the one who introduced me to this delicious dish a few years ago. I just joined a book club at work where they do a pot luck lunch. I thought this would be the perfect dish to introduce myself with. And people loved it! I can’t say I’m surprised 😉
Tablespoon.com has the recipe I used.
Looking online, a few other people added avocado to it… maybe I’ll have to try that next time!
I love when I see different blogs that post some of their favorite this through out the week. So why not do that here too, right?!?!
Blog || OneSheepishGirl has so many cute ideas and pretty pictures. I spend *a few* hours reading thru everything she has on her site and I was so inspired.
Strong || This Painting on Etsy made me thing of someone with so much strength. On days I don’t feel so strong its a beautiful image to go back to.
Funny || I couldn’t stop laughing at this. Seriously… Hahahaha!
Food to Try || Half Baked Harvest has a recipe for Butter Chicken. I haven’t had that since Cambodia (I know, the irony) but it sounds so good! Doesn’t it just look delicious.
Well, its been some time since I last checked in and I have to tell you I didn’t mean to leave you hanging with my story about fly strips… I’m so sorry! But now I’m back and I wanted to let you know that I have figured out how to crochet!! It only took a few YouTube videos and a few small patterns and I was off, ‘hooked’ as Nate has told me!
I’ve made a few different things so far (pictures hopefully to come soon) but what I’m working on right now is a blanket that I found from Pinterest (don’t you just ❤ Pinterest). Three Beans in a Pod was the one who made the pattern so I have to give her credit for the cool idea.
So far I only have the about 3/4 of the circles made but this weekend we are supposed to be getting a blizzard so I have a feeling I’m going to have some time to work on the blanket. The circles are turquoise, yellow, and brown. I had to really contimplate if I was going to use the yellow I have at home or buy some… mostly because the yellow came from my Grandma Poll’s collection before she passed away. But, in the end I decided that yarn left in the drawer was being well used.
Before you get too excited about me making a baby blanket, its for a friend of mine who is pregnant, not for me!