Happy Holidays….

I have the next 11 days off from my day job. And I can’t wait. I’ll be shopping and hosting and eating and enjoying. And next week I’ll relax and read and recharge. There might be a movie. There might be sushi. There will be yoga. And running. And a nap. Certainly a nap.
So, Happy Holidays to you all. Enjoy your time off. Remember to love and to laugh.
I’ll see you all next year. 

Sea Change….

Last week the day job had their annual holiday party and we went to Sea Change in the Guthrie Theater. It was a last minute decision because nobody could decide and they were the first place that could fit us in. I called about a dozen places but nobody had a table for 10. Turns out it was blessing. Sea Change is known for having sustainable seafood. And a great environment in the new Guthrie right on the river.

I started with Oysters (don’t ask me what kind, maybe East Coast?)

Then an appetizer of Tuna Ahi Poke.

The Lamb Empanadas.

Short Ribs. I know, I know, at a Seafood restaurant? It had to be done. Yep.

And finally, dessert. Caramel Coffee Pots de Creme.

Amazing. I can’t wait to go back.


A Little Something for Me…

I stopped by the Last Minute Handmade Market last night to see Jen and look what happened to find me! A beautiful fresh happy it’s winter scarf from Martha of ScarfShop! It’s so beautiful. I can’t wait to wear it. Every. Day.

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We have 9 days until Christmas. And today we’re headed to Macy’s 8th floor to visit the exhibit, “The Day in the Life of an Elf.” And then we’ll come home and bake Gingerbread men. Saturday we’re heading to a Mini-Nutcracker. Sunday we have a Holiday party to attend. Between all of that we’ll be singing carols and wrapping presents and sitting by the tree. I can’t wait. What are you doing this weekend?



The week of Holiday Decorations continues…. I’ve been seeing these Pomanders in Blogland and on Pinterest lately and knew I had to make a few. I actually hoped it was something Daughter could help me with, but it was tougher to poke the cloves into the oranges than I expected. (I did, however, get Husband to make one!) They smell and look great, now I just need to get me some holiday visitors.

fun finds

A (Melting) Ice Wreath

I made an Ice Wreath last Friday using this tutorial from Resurrection Fern. It was 7 degrees that day. But today it was 44. Needless to say, I think my wreath is gone. I’m all for rain, but in the spring, not December. I want snow, lots and lots of snow.

I guess I’ll just go pull my ribbon off the fence and make another one next week. The temperatures better plummet, or I’m heading north. Seriously.


A Little White Tree

I made a few more Holiday Decorations over the last few days, and I’ll be featuring them all week. First up is this felt tree that I found on Pinterest. And then followed the tutorial here. I love it. I love the texture and the white felt and the ball of bells I found at Michaels for $1,99.

Maybe next year I’ll make the wreathe. Hummm…..