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.
Not done with your shopping? Here’s your chance for local and handmade. At the Last Minute Handmade Market. Really amazing, amazing work. Tonight. South Mpls. Be there. I will.
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?
I found these on Design Sponge last week.
They are amazingly beautiful. Especially when the light hits them.
And they’re really, really easy to make. Check out the tutorial here.
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.
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.
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…..