Thursday, February 4, 2016

Under The Weather

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I haven't been feeling too good this week so didn't get a lot done.  I guess I did get a lot done, I just didn't get a LOT done.  My mother says I run everywhere instead of walking and sometimes it catches up with me and I kind of crash...

pom pom wreath

I saw this cute pom pom wreath on Pinterest and thought it would be perfect for my Granddaughter's room.

pom pom wreath

This is the one I made.  Sitting around making pom poms was just my speed this week.  I don't have a vintage plastic deer for it yet and I'm not sure I can afford one.  Vintage plastic deer are apparently a very sought-after item.  The ones I liked on Etsy were 2 for $34.  Hmmm.  We'll see...


In case you were wondering what winter in Houston looks like - and why wouldn't you be - this is the view from my car waiting for the kids after school.  Coming from Nova Scotia, I never cease to be grateful.

competitive cheer

Last, and certainly not least, it's competition season for our competitive cheerleader.  Galveston and Fort Worth (winner winner chicken dinner*) last month - San Antonio and Dallas this month.  This is Texas so I guess we don't really need anyone else to have "National" championships.  Teams do come from as far away as Louisiana and Arkansas.  Mostly just Texas though.

*things like they say in Texas.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Movable Monday

I could stay home today but I decided to go to the desert with Georgia O'Keeffe instead...

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Lighting Obssessed

I LOVE lamps, candles and lanterns.  In our house if you see an overhead light on it usually means we've lost something very small on the carpet.

Here are some very non-traditional lamps I'm simply mad about (as Holly Golightly would say)...

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Suppers That Don't Suck

Our favorite meal kit delivery service is closing.  Well, actually merging with another company that doesn't offer meal kits.  Anyway, I'm back to trying to figure out what to make for dinner.  I'm vegetarian, my husband is not but doesn't mind that I don't cook meat at home.  He can order it if he goes out.

Meal time is very hectic at our house so I really like to make something that doesn't suck.  I made a walnut pasta sauce last night that was described as "unbelievable" in the cookbook and it really was.  A very heavy paste.  Yuck.

Looking through my Pinterest board "Cooking is Everyday Magic" for some inspiration...

We made this Roasted Winter Vegetable Crumble from Joy the Baker at Christmas and it was delicious.  Definitely a keeper.

I would probably have macaroni and cheese for every meal but, sadly, my English husband thinks 'pasta isn't food'.

We LOVE tofu!  You don't hear that everyday, do you?  This recipe for General Tso's Tofu is easy and good.

Not a great photo - lentils are never that attractive.  This is a good vegetarian meatless loaf though.

West African Peanut Soup is one of our all-time favorites.  The addition of kale or collards to this one makes it extra good and good for you!

Then there's the best idea of all which is that my husband brings home take-out.  Our favorites are tofu lettuce wraps from PF Changs and pretty much everything from Loving Hut.  

Loving Hut is an all vegan restaurant we're lucky enough to have close by.  It's a bit culty-weird but at least it's vegan culty-weird.  The pho is a must-have.  So warming and delicious!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Beautiful Outdoor Spaces

Here in Houston we have two seasons - summer and not-summer.  We have to grab our chances to be outside relaxing in not-summer.  This week promises some days in the high 70's - perfect!

Some of my favorite outdoor spaces...

Friday, January 22, 2016

I Need New Sneakers

The last time I said that it was to my Mom and I was 15.  I will ONLY wear comfortable shoes so I'm loving this look...