We went geocaching in our neighborhood for the first time and we loved it! Geocaching is a free activity where people place hidden"treasure" and give coordinates and then you try to find the container that they have hidden. The containers can be small or large and they have small prizes to pick from (you swap out with little things you've brought) and a log to sign and date. It's a fun way to get outside and it's like searching for buried treasure (only it's not buried)!
Friday, March 25, 2016
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Many years ago now a friend of mine learned about a traditional Japanese restaurant from a friend of hers who had lived in Japan. The restaurant, Musashi, has great food. My family and I LOVE the ton katsu lunch. It's a breaded and fried pork cutlet that comes with miso soup to start, then the plate itself has the pork, a separate bowl of rice, a salad with an A-MAZING house-made dressing, and a scoop of potato salad. It's probably a good thing it's not close to us or we'd be there all the time. Oh, and the gyoza (dumplings) make Little Man super happy!
This time when we went we sat in the mat room. We took our shoes off and stepped up into the room and then sat on mats...and there was a space for our feet to go so we didn't have to sit Indian-style. We'd never sat in the room before, so it was a neat new experience!
Friday, March 4, 2016
I haven't shown you our wine set from Murano...from our trip to Italy! We ordered it while we were there and it was customized for us (with the family name and the year) on the bottom of the wine decanter before it was shipped to us. The glasses and decanter are all hand-blown and the gold leaf is hand-painted.
While we were waiting to take our trip to Italy we had Italian nights once a week where I cooked Italian food and used a few Italian words...now that we have such a nice set we'll have to keep having them!
Friday, February 26, 2016
Monday, February 22, 2016
Sunday, February 14, 2016
I just love SVG Cuts box cards. When I saw the latest kit I knew there were several I wanted to make. The first one I tackled were the tulips in a pretty little fenced area. Each tulip had three pieces that are each shaded with an ink pad and then glued together.
I usually try to make two cards at a time since it wastes paper not to...fortunately I already have two people I want to give them to!
Sunday, February 7, 2016
I made a veggie platter (and hollowed out a bell pepper to hold the dip).
On Pinterest I found a phenomenal recipe for Philly-cheesesteak stuffed mini peppers. THEY WERE SO GOOD! And easy too! Chopped onions, chopped green peppers some beef and cheese...super simple and they were a big hit. I also made peppers stuffed with rice that had tomato sauce. I topped a few with cheese and then left the rest completely vegan.
One of our guests saw this idea on Pinterest...spinach-artichoke dip in a football shaped bread bowl. And she brought pigs in a blanket too!
I also made these mini Oreo cookie cheesecakes (dyed so they were team colors). And I picked up Carolina Panthers cupcakes and another guest made strawberry cupcakes.
Our team may have lost, but the party was a success!!!