Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I thought these knitted items were just lovely when I ran across The Velvet Acorn on Etsy. They look so warm and I love how this knitter's creativity shows through each project. What's more is she makes them available in the most lovely colors. Isn't the Sydnie Slouchy just perfect for a little girl? I want the one above for my little guy, and this for myself.
We had dinner at our place with my sister, her roommate, and the F's with their baby girl. It was so fun and, surprisingly, I wasn't very stressed about the evening. I even took a nap this afternoon! We had Pork with french fried onions and mushroom gravy, red potatoes with butter and chives, asparagus cooked with coconut oil, acorn squash, and LGF brought some of the most delicious brownies for dessert. I. Am. Stuffed. And newly obsessed with baking acorn squash. Have you ever tried it?
1. Halve an acorn squash
2. Scoop out the seeds and stringy stuff
3. Put a daub of butter and brown sugar in the hollow
4. Place (skin down) in a pan with 1/4" of water at the bottom
5. Put in the oven at 350˚ F for 45 min. to 1 hour or until soft when you poke a fork in it.
6. Let cool for a few minutes, scoop out the insides and enjoy!
Hope you have a lovely evening. Dishes are done—I'm off to bed!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
I loved this post on Simple Mom about eco-friendly gift wrapping options. I must admit that I pride myself a bit on spending absolutely no money on wrapping items and still making a gift look lovely. It's quite fun. My method is generally the "reuse" one, but I would love to try Furoshiki. Have you heard of it? The great thing about it is people generally don't throw fabric away, so the recipient might just reuse it, too! You never know how far it could travel. This simple mom blogger has several great ideas to share in addition to these. I also love the little story she tells of her dad, raised by parents of the Great Depression, who always painstakingly unwraps gifts in order to preserve the paper and ribbons. Why don't we do that? I'd love to hear about your creative wrapping endeavors!
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
I have watched The Parent Trap 3 times in the last 3 days. Yes, it's true. I hardly ever watch movies, but Cody has been gone visiting graduate schools, so Seb and I have been on a vacation of sorts. Hehe... I think he likes it, too. It put him to sleep last night!
Why do I love this movie? Because they meet boys named Wilfred, they eat Fig Newtons, Maureen O'Hara is breathtaking, they carry hard suitcases (why did we ever move to duffles? How dumb.), and because the Grandpa is awesome—especially when he manipulates Maureen O'Hara into refreshing her wardrobe and hair before visiting her ex.
So, in an effort to share my love for this film, I've compiled a few things for you.
- Have you seen Design Sponge's Living in the Parent Trap? I love it.
-Also, I'm completely taken with the California Ranch house in the movie. I love little cottages and cozy furniture, but if I ever got the chance to live in a place like this, I would probably faint.
-My Parent Trap picks: plaid shirt, checked shirt, dress, sweater skirt, red lipstick, bench, pendleton throw.
I hope you're inspired to pop this movie in at the earliest opportunity and that you fall in love with it either for the first time, or all over again.