Monday, November 26, 2007

Gifts, again


Another wonderful purchase, found on Etsy. Who get's? Not tellin.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Catching Up

Thanksgiving 018

I love holiday weekends. First, I only worked for 2 ½ days, so it’s like having an entire week of vacation. Second, I got to catch up on house projects, and do lots of cooking. Third, I got to spend time with all of my family and friends that I love. Fourth, I get to blog! So, this entry is mainly about getting caught up on a lot of things that I never got to over the last week.


Stuffed Peppers 005

I need to share the delicious recipe I used from Smitten Kitchen for one dinner last week. Stuffed Peppers with couscous and feta cheese. Fantastic! I won’t print the recipe here, you’ll have to go to the SK blog to find it, but it’s well worth the click. The only thing I would suggest is to bump up the amount of spices a bit. The stuffing on its own tastes perfect, great for a leftover lunch the next day. However, in the peppers it is a little weak. I would add some fresh parsley and lemon zest, more salt and fresh ground black pepper. For full photos, go here.


paint job 050 after

This is the big reveal; our new Living Room. We worked very hard, between playtimes, this weekend, and got the living room and the hallway primed and painted. The finished color is Edgecomb Grey from Benjamin Moore’s Historical collection. Turns out, Pottery Barn likes it too. We have excellent taste. For before and after photos, try this.


Thanksgiving 023

That’s Abu & Mom, with Jackie’s dog, Freddy. We had a wonderful time gathering with friends and family on Thursday at Jackie’s house; then met up with other friends on Friday for an early dinner at American Flatbread in downtown Burlington. There is much to be grateful for. My family, the man I love, my home, no major snow storms yet, good food, and always enough of it. My job, my friends, and the chance to spend time with people I love, to share laughter and warmth. Clean clothes, money to spend, a car to drive. Good health, both physically and mentally, for myself and my loved ones; all this and more.

My wish for you is a beautiful, loving, peaceful, bounteous season.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Monday, November 19, 2007

Pick a card, any card

We primed the living room on Sunday, and now we really must pick a color. Our current thought process is this; if the walls don't become the focal point, then we can really pop the eye and have more interest and contrast with other color and textures with furniture, accents, art, and the like.

Here are the three front runners for colors, thank you, Benjamin Moore paint:

November Rain Elmira White Edgecomb Gray
November Rain, Elmira White, Edgcomb Gray. I like them all. Ugh! Too many choices. Any thoughts?

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Wish List I


The first item on my holiday wish list. From DWR. Cause, you know, it's a wish list. Plus, I'm redoing the living room, and it would look great in there.

More on wall color choices tomorrow.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Slackers R Us

I'm jumping all over, but I saw a posting on the Front Porch Forum today about the proposal at the Moran Plant in Burlington, and thought people should be aware of it. There is a City Council Meeting on November 13th with information being presented.