Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are!

Hi everybody!  It looks like summer is finally saying goodbye and I already miss her.  This weekend was the perfect mix of chores and fun.  I went to an estate sale and found these beautiful pillows.  They were each $5.

I noticed them in the photos they send out a few days before the sale, I was sure someone else would have grabbed them but I got there right when they opened.
 I also found a killer toy chest for $10.
 I put a lot of linens in there.
I also had to have this handmade patchwork doll, $2.
 I have been redoing my office a little.  I got rid of the stained zebra rug and added this beauty!
I also hung some new photos.
I found my largest Russian scarf for all of $5 at another estate sale.
This will keep me warm this winter.

I enjoyed the company of these two darlings!
 Fiona was pretty excited to be rocking her very own pair of Kiss Me Kitty mermaid leggings.
 They were perfect for this game!
 I love this kid!
 They had glow in the dark pirate mini golf.

 And I discovered my hair glows under a black light, good to know right!

 We did some thrifting :)
 I about died when I saw this.  One they took out the vintage label and sewed in their own and two this is not our Vintage Vixen, and there is only one of her.  IMPOSTURE!
These are my neighbors and they have been married over 50 years. On Saturday they took me to a furniture consignment shop.

 We had fun:)
Chris and I enjoyed lunch out in the country.

We live right by an urban growth boundary and this is pretty much what is looks like around our house.
And finally I am trying to make something new each week.  This was what I made last night.
Start with a pint of fresh tomatoes cut in half, a teaspoon minced garlic, a 1/2 cup of chopped basil, a medium onion and 2 teaspoons of olive oil and a pinch of dried oregano and a lil salt and pepper. Mix.
 Cover the bottom of the baking dish with tomatoes.  Place chicken on top and cook at 450 for 15 minutes and then flip and cook for another 15.
 Then pull out cover with mozzarella cheese and put under the broiler until it looks like this!
 Chris loved it and so did I!
What will I do next week?  Got any quick and easy recipes you wanna share?  Em, my blackberry vodka is all made and hanging out in the corner until December, thanks!


Curtise said...

Ooh, lots to enjoy here, Krista! Those cushions, the blanket box, and the rug with the huge flowers are fantastic, and the massive Russian shawl is really beautiful. You're on a roll with finding great stuff at the moment!
Love the mini KMKs as modeled by Miss Jumping Bean Fiona, your neighbours look like such a sweet couple, and how very dare anyone take our Vix's name in vain?!
Wow, you day trip ;looks... well, trippy, look at the size of those mushrooms. Dinner looks great - I'm coming over, OK? Love ya! xxxx

thorne garnet said...

you made out like crazy on those pillows! So much work went into them, how nice that they get a good home. And the shawl, ha, it's bigger than you!

mondoagogo said...

This post is full of awesome, I don't know where to start. So I'll just say, yay Junko! I love her stuff.

Natalia Lialina said...

How wonderful! Everything. Lovely pillows, I'd pick them too. And the shawl of course! And your office is so colorful, especially with the new rug. Dinner looks delicious!! I must try to make it as well. I plan to go grocery shopping today, so I'll keep your dish in mind. :)

I usually cook not complicated recipes myself. Do you ever roast the whole chicken? It's easy and sooo yummy. Olive oil, salt, pepper and plenty of your favorite herbs (I usually do either Italian herbs like oregano, basil etc or simply Italian mix; or I go rosemary and thyme). I also love garlic. Just rub the chicken with the mix. Add a few pieces of butter under the skin if you want it to be crispy. Roast for 1.5 hour at 400 F. I usually add a little water to the tray, so the chicken doesn't dry out. Bathe in "the juice" a couple of times. Add any vegetables about 30 to 40 minutes before ready (cubed or whole little potatoes, carrots, zuccini etc). You can also rub the veggies with herbs if you want to. It takes a long time to roast, but really not much work. And always tasty. :)

Love and lots of colorful goodies xxxxx

Melanie said...

So much goodness here - where to start? Just looking at the scarf all winter will keep you warm. What a beauty. The glowing hair photo, bwa-ha-ha, I love that. Who needs Photoshop? Fiona and your neighbours, how great to be surrounded by so many cool people. Now I'm hungry - time to stuff my face. I'm afraid I am recipeless. Oh, black light pirate mini golf, I desperately need a game, and your carpet - WOW!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

What a beautiful post, full of joy ... hello Peetee snuggling up to the gorgeous new cushions! I love your recipe and overjoyed at the news of pink hair under black light - made my day that did! Glow in the dark pirate mini golf - my god it couldn't get any better!! Your office is heavenly sweetie. Big hugs to you and your beautiful new shawl. xoxoxoxo

Beth Waltz said...

Your office will be a conservatory of floral bliss during the season of cold and damp -- that rug is magnificent and sings in perfect pitch with the pink wall (and your glowing hair?).

A set of those crewel work pillows! Well found, indeed. And the toy chest, which I'd use as a purse stash or a shoe stash. One can never have too many stashes.

Fie on those who glommed on Vix's name! Can nothing be done?!

Carina Rosenholm said...

The rug , the pillows and the scarf are so amazing . Time spent with loved ones are the best .
That chicken sounds perfect for us - we have loads of tomates from our own greenhouse that needs to be taken care of now when the cold have arrived .
And yes you are so right , the first price with my dog means that we are competing at the next level now , a bit harder .... but we have started the the training for it . Open class , you need two first prices just to move on from that .
Love and hugs !

Bobbi said...

The new Russian scarf is stunning! I wish I could find something like that. The new artwork for your office is too cool.
Pirate mini golf looks super fun. You always seem to have the best times with your friends - says a lot about you!
Dinner looks yummy. I'm not a good cook so no recipes here. :)

Miss Magpie said...

Right when can you make me that tomato thing for dinner? I'm on my way!

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Those pillows and that chest are pretty much EXACTLY what I have been searching for!!!!! So jealous! That scarf in amazing. I'm drooling. Loving the art and the office rug. All of your excursions look so fun.

Loulou said...

Those pillows are so excellent, as is the glow in the dark mini golf!

Vix said...

I was so blown away by all the fabulousness on your blog this morning I couldn't find the right words! That bastard massive shawl and the cushion covers are incredible as is the Ottoman and even the freaky doll isn't too scary!
The new rug makes my heart sing! The art is gorgeous.
Fiona makes a great model for the KMK leggings, doesn't she? Love the picture of her jumping!
You've got nightclub hair. We need to go clubbin'!
Your neighbours are too cute and dinner looks delish!
Love you! xxxxxxxx

Forest City Fashionista said...

We would have got into a fight at the estate sale because I would have wanted to buy all the same stuff as you! The blanket/toy box is sooo cool. That is one "bastard massive" scarf (to use a Vix phrase) and will look fab with every coat you own.

Great redecorating job on your office with the rug and art.

I would definitely play glow in the dark pirate mini-golf.

Helga said...

Loving those cushions, and your new office rug is to DIE for!!! I am also swooning over your Russian scarf. It's amazing. I love you in black, as you still stick out all bright and zingy!
Mmmm, I love to try new recipes, and guinea pig G at least 4 times a week! Every 2nd Monday I host a vegetarian night, and I always try new stuff then too.
Blackberry vodka?! OMG! I have been meaning to make some flavoured vodka.

Tammy McGill said...

Haha I loved the jumping bean Fiona comment. Thanks for that, its a new nickname :)
The new rug looks great. I'm bummed I totally forgot about the estate sale. I want to steal that cool chest you got.

Ariane Lasalle said...

You have found fabulous stuff Krista!
I love your pink office,the rug is awsome, never seen something so bold and so pretty
The russian scarf an amazing find, and so versatile,you could wear it a million ways!

Take care lovely

Yes were my cupcakes cool! I sent a pic of my dress the cupcake place, they thought it was a super idea, i was real please with the results.



peaches mcginty said...

You have glow in the dark hair! that is so cool! and glow in the dark pirate mini-golf! how fabulous! there is so much fun here and gorgeous pieces, well done on the cushions and the beautiful office rug - your neighbour's and Fiona are amazing, so much fun! x xx

freckleface said...

Bloglovin won't show me all the photos so I'm going to have to imagine how great your glow in the dark hair is and the fab new rug. However I can say I LOVE the cushions and the to-die-for Russian shawl. Oh that tomato dish looks great, i wonder what i could substitute for the chicken.. Oh, look at where you live, how amazing to have all the benefits of a vibrant town, but be nestled in the countryside. Good choice Kristalicious! Xxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

I am now rather upset because 1 you mace me hungry with that gorgeous looking food and 2 my hair isn't pink anymore therefor doesn't glow in the dark :(

Loved the pillows and scarf your so colourful its cheers me up as its a bit dull and chilly here at the moment



Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

I was drooling over the crochet blanket, although the pillows are really sweet too. Okay, recipes.

Put two large tablespoons of mayo (I like safflower mayo by Hain) in a small bowl. Add some dumpling sauce (or soy sauce) and stir. A few drops of toasted sesame oil is nice, and perhaps a tiny bit of agave syrup. You can also add a crushed garlic clove. Makes an amazing (and simple) dip for raw veggies...broccoli, sugar snap peas etc. also good on grilled chicken. You can adjust all the proportions to taste. :-) Sometimes I add a mango-ginger chutney for the sweet element instead of the agave etc. and grated ginger root is also a great addition.


Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

Oh yeah, that giant scarf is FABULOUS. Love it so much. XXOO

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

Sheesh! Too much awesome in one post. I don't know where to start!! Your new office rug is SUPREME. The Russian shawl thing is DIVINE. Your hair under black light is AWESOME. Your neighbors are ADORABLE... and you are an... ADJECTIVE too!!!

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

LOVE that carpet! Where did you get it?


Kari S said...

Bahaha! The black light picture made me belly laugh. I got a picture i'll put up, I'm pulling almost the same face. What the hell man I want to go to the glow in the dark pirate golf place! And the food? Good lord woman how are you not like a size 20? Looks amazing though, doesn't it always when it's that cheesy. Mmmmm cheese.

Trees said...

So much to love here Krista! I've been to a very similar glow in the dark mini putt - weird right? I'm loving your new rug and that amazing Russian scarf. Also your neighbours look so very sweet.