So that I didn't feel to guilty about watching the morning shows I decided to do a bit more Thanksgiving day prep... The vegetables... Let's start with Brussel Sprouts...
I never really understood this vegetable and do not get the appeal. I suppose it's kind of a cute little green... but how do you prepare it to bring out the fabulous flavor it's supposed to have? I welcome any recipes you want to send!
Next Green Beans....
Not really the season for fresh, but we've always had these on the table so they are washed and ready to go!
Onions and Mushrooms...
These are sauteed and ready to go into the stuffing. I did a little extra to top the pizza for tonights dinner.
This will go into the stuffing too, but I wanted to keep it seperate.
Determined to take Bambi out in the colder weather, we headed to the beach. Since the snow hadn't fallen to the 750' level we would be fine going over the pass.
Brent and Kat had told us about the Sea and Surf RV Park and it's every bit as fabulous as they said it was. Three tiers of fully equipped spaces line the beach. We tucked into the corner on the second tier for a bit of privacy and let's be honest for a bit of a buffer from the giant waves. Our view was amazing and the weather freezing! We are thankful for an extra little heater that kept us warm inside.
We worked on a little project; attaching a laminated counter to our existing space. We've been using this incredible little bit of counter but unfinished.
Here's a little sneak peek of the valances I'm making for my living room:
I had wonderful valances in my living room until I painted and then they didn't quite work. So I enjoyed the openness of simple wooden shades and let a lot of natural light shine in. With fall in full swing and winter just around the corner I needed to warm up the room.
I used Cadmium Herringbone 20mm for the loops to hang over the knobs, which matched accent wall, Sherwin Williams 6395Alchemy and fabric perfectly!
When it comes to wrapping gifts I typically use lots of Ribbon to complement the package. But since Amber started making these sweet bags for her gifts I knew I would have to give it a try. She comes up with great ideas and I copy her ; )! My bags do not have the awesome patchwork pattern, so I added a bit of ribbon to embellish them.
This first one was for the blanket I previously posted about...
And this bag was for my niece who is super excited to be having a girl and loves the color pink!
I really wished I had taken a photo of the sweet pink blanket I made for her baby, but imagine soft pink flowered flannel on one side, super soft pink fabric on the other with lots of pink and green ribbon around the edge.
The baby shower was today and she loved it!
Amber has a link to making these bags on her blog : )!