Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Long time, no post.

Today I'm at home sick, YB's at work, and the dog and I are curled up on the couch together.

Work has been busy for the two of us, and money's been tight.  I'm beginning to understand that that's our new way of life.  Dave Ramsey will start to become one of our best friends!  As soon as we get some time, we'll be painting some spaces in the new house.  But, until then, I'll be a bargain hunting maven!! 

However, since I'm stuck in the house today, I've been doing some online "window" shopping...
I am LOVING this candelabra from Wisteria.
Also from Wisteria:

I really want this Chicken Note Holder for my office!

And, I stumbled across these glasses today.  But, a few years ago, I purchased some that are very similar for a dollar a piece at a local antique store.

Aren't they adorable?!

Also, I would like to give a HUGE shout out to Kelly at Much To Do With Nothing.  I can see that her blog will serve to be a great source of inspiration for me while decorating.

Here's my current problem:  YB doesn't like painting wood.  Well maintained, pretty wood, gets expensive.  You know this, I know this, YB does not.  Taking him thrifting with me probably wouldn't work (he doesn't think about furniture the same way I do).  I should also mention that I would be more than willing to do all of this work since our new house has an ART STUDIO!!  Well, technically I'm sure it's original purpose was as a storage room, but I'm the new queen of the castle!!  Since YB's an engineer, and he's excited to be able to build things, we'll be building a work bench for my studio.  Plus, there's plenty of room for me to set up an easel. 

In other news,  the pot roast I made last night was a resounding success.  I can't decided if it should, more accurately, be called a stew vs. a pot roast.  
1. You take a big hunk of roast, dredge it in seasoned flour.
2. Sear it off (fat side first) in some olive oil in a large pot.  Once all sides have been seared and have a nice crust...
3.  Heartily slice 2 onions and put them in the bottom of the pot with the leftover olive oil 
4.  Dump 2 (16 oz) cans of diced tomatoes (any variety you like)
5.  Chop 4 carrots and 2 sweet potatoes & toss in pot
6. Add water/beef stock until roast is completely covered. 
7.  Simmer for at least 4-5 hours on med low.

With all of the above veggie chopping, you should be able to get out all of your day's aggressions.  So, at this point, kick back on the couch with a great glass of wine :)

It is now time for some Hot and Sour of my quick-sick-fixes!!
Adios, y'all!


1 comment:

  1. ERIN! I had no idea you were blogging!
    Love the candelabra and hope you are feeling much better!
    Good luck with the house! Can't wait to see your updates and some pictures!