Last week flew by and slammed right into the weekend.
The biggest news is that we gained a member of our family. This is our nephew Landon.
We hosted our first Halloween party in our new house. It was an intimate affair since we only invited the 3 other families in our neighborhood that attend Diva's school. It's always nice to foster a sense of community, especially when you have a common bond.
|Diva has a long-standing tradition of going as bizarre|
characters and this year was no different. She was
Violet Baudelaire from the books
The Series of Unfortunate Events.
I experienced something for the first time, I had two trick-or-treaters ring my bell then when I answered, jump out from the sides our porch in an attempt to scare me. It was cute...ish.
Diva and her buddies did quite well for themselves as they came back with their sacks bulging with sugary loot.
Engineer worked cuckoo hours last week and even over the weekend. :(
Diva had extra robotics practice for her upcoming meet.
And I spent the most fabulous day out and about in the SBC (Shreveport/Bossier City.) My friend Holly and I attended an open house for a locally owned design business/boutique. The food was wonderful and we had the most gloriously attentive and positive shopping experience. If you are in the market for neat household furnishings, a kitchen redesign, or beautiful lighting, do check out Barrett Appliance and Home Products in Bossier City and in Tyler, TX.
Our main purpose for going out that day was to go on the Junior League of SBC's Kitchen Tour fundraiser. I think there were ten kitchens on the ticket that you could go tour. The innovation in some of those kitchens was rather impressive.
Of course, we managed to hit several garage/estate sales on our jaunt. Between the two of us, we picked up some furniture, some shiny things, and some free stuff (because we timed it just right when someone was cleaning out their garage next to a curb.)
But the steal of the day was at the last place we hit. It was late in the day (read: everything was 50% off) and much of the inventory had left the building but I noticed some pretty crystal knife rests on a counter. There were 5 in the set and at half price, I couldn't pass them up.
It wasn't until I got home and peeled the price tag off to wash them that I noticed the mark.
The Steuben mark.
I paid a whopping $6.50 for 5 Steuben knife rests.
Man, oh man, I love estate sales of people with great taste and beautiful things.
On to our menu:
Wednesday- Grilled Chicken,
Thursday- Sausage Stuffed Zucchini, Strawberry Salad, & Roasted Onions
Sunday - Roast Turkey,
Monday - Turkey & Broccoli Mac & Cheese and Cabbage
Wednesday - Cheddar Turkey Casserole & Salad
Friday - Turkey Spaghetti,
This is part of MPM.