Sunday, December 19, 2010

Crafty Bastards

This craft fair will never be forgotten with a name like that. The Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair was the highlight of my fall; thanks to my friend Carrie for inviting me and introducing me to this amazing event! Its seems a little wrong to be writing about this now since it happened over two months ago but I just couldn't resist. I have had a lack of motivation to blog lately but this post has been in the back of my mind since I went.

The craft fair is in Washington DC and is completely packed with crafty people so I was hooked instantly. Carrie had gone before a couple years ago with her sisters and loved it. This is not your normal craft fair, well at least I had never been to one like this. There was booth after booth of inspiring crafts from clothing to purses made out of vintage book covers to jewelery, soaps, hats, photography and anything else you could think of. They even have a break-dancing competition going on. I had never seen one before it was awesome!!!

Carrie and I both left the fair with some great treasures, I have some pictures of mine below. I thoroughly enjoyed this and WILL be going back for sure next year!!

I was pretty excited about the short button scarf I had seen one on a blog that I follow and I thought to myself I would love to make one...but since I have forgotten how to crochet and I don't know how to knit I bought one :). I still would like to make one once I learn the skill. It's a great scarf, keeps your neck nice and warm without the extra fabric hanging down. The dish is hand made pottery, she had the most beautiful designs. The pouch is made with the cutest fabric. And the cuff bracelet is made from two materials, the bottom turquoise is seat belt material and then the top is like a tapestry, very pretty pattern. Below is Carrie and I with our memorable t-shirts.

Also I dyed my hair reddish...I guess you can say I'm all decorated for Christmas :)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Special Meal

The tradition I'm about to share I got from my family, and now Jordan and I have adopted it. When Thanksgiving comes around, no matter where we spend it, we always have our own special meal together another day. As a kid I always enjoyed this. This year we spent Thanksgiving with Jordan's family and it was really fun, with just the six of us. Jordan's Mom wanted it to be just us since Jordan and I will be in WA for Christmas. Unfortunately, I took not a one picture of the family to share:(

So anywho on the Saturday after Thanksgiving Jordan and I had a yummy meal, just the two of us. I decided to go with:

Cornish Hens w/Cornbread Stuffing
Macaroni and Cheese
Green Beans w/Shallots and Toasted Hazel Nuts

I was pretty excited about the small menu, sometimes I get a little excited and make way too much for two people. I got the Cornish Hen recipe the day before by watching the Barefoot Contessa and she just happened to be making the Hen's as well. So I copied her. except I made my own cornbread and she store bought hers. This stuffing was the best I have ever had! The mac 'n cheese recipe I get from a Church cookbook I have, it is my all time favorite.

Hooray for Family traditions!