Monday, January 25, 2010

Mish Mash

Hello friends, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend that was either productive, relaxing or a little bit of both! That last one is definitely the weekend I had. On Saturday Jeff and I repainted what is soon to be my office/hobby room/guest bedroom. It is now a blank slate for me to decorate! I'm torn between doing a Moorish look with lots of bright Mosaic tile type colors or giving it a quiet relaxing New England feel (like in Practical Magic). I'm leaning towards the first one as I feel a big splash of color could be fun. A lot will depend on what color the sleeper sofa I eventually buy is. I would like one that transforms into a full size mattress and is around $300. If you see anything send me an email!

The rest of my weekend was pretty relaxing. I bought a new pair of chucks that were only $12! I'm bit embarrassed to admit this, but I already have four pairs of chucks and i only bought these because they are in the same colors as this blog. Oh, and my mother told me to. I couldn't be a disobedient child now could I?

On Sunday one of my dearest friends came over and we enjoyed a great afternoon filled with food, mimosas and facials. I definitely want to recommend the Cornish game hen recipe I used along with the blog it came from. I have prepared this recipe twice now and it's both very easy and tasty. It is one of those main courses that looks a lot more impressive than its preparation is. As for the blog, Dianasaur Dishes focuses on making good low cost meals. I have made several of her dishes now and have been quite pleased with the results. I am also trying to practice her recommendation of taking a moment to think of food presentation when I'm at home. I've been practicing on our breakfasts and have found I really enjoy adding another layer of creativity to my cooking.

Lastly, I want to recommend a blog for my friends who have no yard. Life on the Balcony is a popular site that covers all the different types of plants you can grow on a patio or in an apartment. Even if you just grow a little herb garden and a few tomatoes it can save a decent amount of money and make your cooking more fun!

1 comment:

Helen said...

I can personally vouch for the tastiness of that game hen. And the wonderment of the afternoon! <3