Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Crazee Crafteez fabric label is out!

Crazee Crafteez fabric label
Originally uploaded by manueb
After a lot of brainstorming, designing and re-designing :) We finally came up with something that made us both happy!!!
Printed on PaperFabric, not straightforward... because the instructions say to let the ink dry for 15min. We tried, but the ink ran out, so we actually threw away a few sheets :( My guess is, let dry overnight!
Now I can sew my own designed labels on my creations!! Pretty awesome.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Chocolate goodies for thanksgiving

A liitle thanksgiving 'extra' (more of a xmas-y thing but whatever)

With pistacchios, walnuts, pine nuts, pecans, dried cranberries, dried aprictos, semi-sweet and bitter-sweet chocolates :)

Double yum!!

Thanksgiving 2007

Thanksgiving 2007
Originally uploaded by manueb
This was our delicious meal, maybe some would say less traditional:
- green beans almondine with lemon
- potatoes and red and yellow bell pepper piperade
- turkey with porcini mushroom gravy
- cranberry/pear/ginger chutney
- plain ol' stuffing
- corn muffins
- pumpkin pie
And of course a good white Becker wine :)

all the recipes from Bon Appetit nov 2007 issue

Gabe - nov 19 - week 12

Gabe - nov 19 - week 12
Originally uploaded by manueb
New this week: Gabe can grab stuff, hence, his little blue bunny rattle!

One of my cool bday gifts from Shad

Gabe - nov 23 - week 12
Originally uploaded by manueb
The swinger chair!!!! It's so comfortable, I am going to love sitting in it with Gabe! Except of course, since I got it we lost 40 degrees over Thanksgiving and it's kinda freezing on the back porch! brrrr

Monday, November 19, 2007

My Bday - Thanksgiving potluck in our backyard

We had a great time with a few friends yesterday, a nice thanksgiving potluck in our backyard... and it didn't even rain like it was supposed to!
It was a really nice day :)

Monday, November 12, 2007

Hangin' out in the hammock

I cleaned out the back porch yesterday while Shad was mowing - to each our own crappy task :P

I changed all the dead light bulbs, and dusted, cleaned out the nasty bugs... So we had a nice appetizer in the hammock all three of us, Shiners and some lobster terrine :)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Praying Mantis vs Stink Bug ; who's gonna win?

We found both bugs on the back porch (super yuck, and what's the point of screening???). I asked Shad to kill them, but he was like "no we can't kill them, they're wonderful creatures"... whatever... He put them in a jar and we watched them for a while... They got in a fight! But we released them before any damage, Shad is soooo sentimental :P I was rather waiting to see which would kick the other's butt!!!! hehehehe