As we finish out the last hours of 2011 I thought I’d take a look back at the year. It has been an especially busy one and we’ve seen lots of changes.
So you remember how I said I’m one of those people who waits til the last minute with Christmas? Yeah, I’m still working on gifts. Oops.
With New Years parties looming, I thought a party dip would be an appropriate recipe today.
This time of year I find myself even more drawn to sparkly things than usual. That means something from a girl who has been known to stop walking along the road to admire shards of broken glass. So, in the interest of making sure everybody has a little something shiny to wear the next few nights, I thought I’d share a tutorial for making some party earrings.
When my little brother and I were younger, we always woke up ridiculously early on Christmas morning. I know my parents had a rule about how early we were “allowed” to be awake. I’m pretty sure the rule was only in place to ensure they got enough sleep, not out of a misguided attempt to actually keep us in bed. By 5am we were almost always both wide awake. We’d sneak out of our rooms, down the hallway and into the living room where the tree was.
It took forever, but my top for Christmas is finally done.
This past summer the Mr. and I bought a half of a pig from a local farm here in town. It’s heritage, Tamworth pork, which means it’s higher in fat than the pork you typically get at the store and far more flavorful. Half a pig is a lot of meat though. Our chest freezer was packed to the top right after we picked it up. I try to put pork on the menu at least once a week so we use it quickly.