Monday, October 8, 2012
It is Thanksgiving Day in Canada. Hubs and I stayed home and I made a lasagna. See here for the yummy recipe, which has been one of my go-to recipes for about 5 years. (Note: I never use the dried parsley, I use fresh parsley and chop it up. I think next time I will try chopped kale). Unfortunately I don't have a photo of the full lasagna, only the emergency slices stored in the freezer. (Emergency? Oh who are we kidding? Everything will be eaten by the end of this week!)
Kale kale kale.....I am trying to incorporate kale in my diet. I tried making my own chicken noodle soup last week, which turned out pretty good (aside from a slightly vegetal taste), I added some chopped up bits of kale in it. I want to try Dani BP's kale crepes, and I plan to try kale chips, which Gwynnie and everyone else seems to rave about.
Any other ideas for kale?
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Our renos are coming along swimmingly, the master bedroom and walk-in closet are now completed! For the before photos and full photo of the updated walls/floor, see here:
The master is painted Marble White by Benjamin Moore.
Take a look:
To see the closet before renos, see here:
The paint in the walk-in closet is Distant Grey by Benjamin Moore. The closet organizer is from Martha Stewart Living. I LOVE IT!!
Glamour Drops would probably agree.
We got our blinds installed, which will keep out the searing sun (at least in summer, anyway):
We are halfway done painting the basement, which was a little trickier than what we had anticipated, especially painting around the stairs. The previous owner attempted to make the basement his little man cave, and it feels like a dark dingy cave. Hopefully the basement will be done this week!
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Look at what I came across whilst browsing through my records.
The Cars debut album! I had no idea I had this record (I am thinking maybe Mom picked it up at a garage sale for me years ago?) and I was actually going to buy the record online once I bought a turntable! I have been listening to the songs from this album lately....so good. Moving in Stereo blends into All Mixed Up....love it. After I found it, I startled Hubs by my shrieks and OMGs and I CAN'T BELIEVE I HAD THIS RECORD ALL ALONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm about two months behind here but I was so excited when I heard Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill remix at the Olympics Closing Ceremonies in London (and watching the Spice Girls reunion, I'm not going to lie). It would have even been better had Kate been there to perform the song live! But since you and I know that will never happen, a new remix will have to suffice. I know I mentioned previously that Hounds of Love was my favorite Kate song, but ever since the summer, I have been listening to both versions of Running Up That Hill (the original and the remix), and both are incredible. I had to listen to the remix a few times to get used to the new version and new vocals (true to form whenever I listen to a Kate song), and then you get it. This one sounds more raw than the original and sounds great on the Ipod. Especially while you are painting!