Saturday, November 29, 2008

Taste of Thai

I heard through the grapevine that this is the "place to go" if you're in the mood for Thai. Can't wait to try.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Hammond's Gourmet Candy Canes

Another favorite that I am missing this year without having my store (We could never keep them in stock) These candy canes are absolutely beautiful, you could actually use them for decoration. They are oversized (7 1/2 inches and very wide as well) and taste delicious too (lots of different flavors, including clove), but they do run out, so order early.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wall E

Every year, the Yarn Queen bought us a new movie for Thanksgiving. So, whether she meant to create a tradition or not, I always feel the urge to buy a movie for Thanksgiving. We are not big movie buyers, but once a year is ok. This year's pick, Wall E, no particular reason ;)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Little Sleep Well by Favorite Things

Pajamas on Christmas Eve was always a tradition at my house. I created my own little twist, homemade christmas jammies. We'll see how long that lasts. I doubt I could convince any child over 8 or so to wear homemade jammies. I think this pattern will be perfect.

One of these fabrics, maybe? I was leaning towards a plaid, but the others are nice too.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Gary's Original Soft Caramel Popcorn Balls

I used to carry this line of popcorn balls at my store around the holidays. They are so soft and fresh and yummy. I know they sell them at the outlet mall in St. George, but I need to find somewhere closer to buy. They come in 4 yummy flavors.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Clam Dip

Made this for the big game today. (My niece's recipe) I swear it's like another holiday around here.

8 oz. cream cheese (softened)

16 oz. sour cream

beat with electric beaters

add 2 cans drained clams, minced or chopped (I only used one can of minced)

add worchestershire, garlic salt, and lemon juice to taste.

serve with potato chips.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Zipfy Luge

I love this super long Autumn that we're experiencing. However, this would be so much fun when it does finally decide to snow. Only weighs 3.7 lbs., nice for those long hauls up the mountain.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The King's English

Going here was such a treat as a kid. They had a cat wandering around and it is just the epitome of your mom and pop bookstore. There is actually a book written about this classic bookstore. Can't wait to take "W" there.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

My Noah's in South Jordan

Remember when I posted about Noah's? Well, now they have a new location in South Jordan. Definitely close enough to justify now. Perfect for holiday get togethers, business or family.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Downeast Basics Favs

I have a few favorites from the latest Downeast Basics catalog. Why not Anthropologie or some other cool place? Let's be honest. I can't afford it and I don't like to torture myself.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Holiday Cruiser @ Gap

I have a nice bike that is in perfectly good condition, but that doesn't stop me from wanting this beach cruiser. I guess they sold out of pink/orange already. This color was all that was left online. Comes in adult and child sizes.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Coupon Album

For any readers who are non-locals, that were really looking forward to a bolt today, here is a bonus. I know there are tons of coupon websites, but I found lots of useful coupons on here. Namely for toys and camera equipment.

Mighty Change Through Christ

Trying to convince PBTB that he would love to take me to this play put on by one of our local stakes. I think I will prevail, who can argue with free?

Friday, November 14, 2008

Pumpkin Pie Caramels on Etsy

Are you kidding me? A combination of two of my favorite flavors. A great addition to your Thanksgiving feast.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Zinn Bistro

Another of my beloved lunch spots. My favorite.....the basket of warm popovers and such that they bring out as appetizers. You really don't even need to eat after that. Perfect for when your have a girls date. But beware, go early, they close at 2 on weekdays and sometimes earlier if they run out of food.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Charley Harper Collection @ Old Navy

Where have I been? I love this new collection at Old Navy. What an unexpected little twist for them. They even have games, books, and puzzles. So cute!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Homemade Christmas

This year our family has opted to do a handmade holiday for Christmas. In order to do this you must plan ahead. No last minute shopping for us. Here are a few websites I've found with great ideas. Of course, I always like to visit Martha first, but here are a few extra.

Knitting needles, fabulous!

Number One

Number 2

There are so many fun things to make for Christmas

Some ideas I've made in the, knit anything (of course), knives (easier than you think), pjs, family history album (mostly a compilation of those stories that get told and re-told at family gatherings), burned photo cd (I have endless amounts of photos of family members, but they've never seen them), small gift scrapbooks, quilts, advent calendars, cement stepping stones, the possibilities are endless.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Restoration Hardware Stocking Stuffers

Restoration Hardware is my "go to" place for clever stocking stuffers. Lots of whimsical gifts, but my favorite part is that many are guy appropriate. (warning: not all items are what we like to call inexpensive)

Who could live without a mini Mr. Bill?

Halitosis Detector, that could come in handy.

My guy has a thing for yo-yos.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

An Interesting Prospect

This is a bonus for today. I find this very intriguing.

Jelly Belly Giant Candy Corn

This Autumn mix of chocolate, vanilla, and cinnamon candy corn is so yummy. I like to pick out all the cinnamon, they're my favorite. It's become a traditional treat.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Oak Leaf Wreath

I love a big beautiful wreath on the front door, especially around the holidays.  Remember when you used to be able to find a pretty good sized wreath for $20-30?  I swear I haven't seen a decent looking wreath, that's a decent size for less than $50 for the last 5 years.  What's up with that?  It must be a conspiracy.  I am pretty sure there are still enough leaves on the ground to make this leaf wreath.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

How To Cook Everything

The Yarn Queen gave me this cookbook a few years back. I use it all.the.time. I could probably do without any other cookbooks.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Citris Grill

I love this restaurant. Everything they make is yummy. But, my absolute favorite is the Grilled Goat Cheese and Apple Sandwich. You HAVE to try it.
PS....It has to be the Grilled Cheese special of the day, but it usually is.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Electronic Catch Phrase

This game is so much fun, even the game-avoiders will play it on both sides of our families. It's sad really. I don't remember the last time we played Cranium or Settlers of Catan.
PS......If you haven't already, go Vote!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Giddy Up! Riding Horse

It's that time of year to start thinking Christmas Gifts. Here goes, the first contender for "W" is this horse. I first saw one here (if anything watch the video, it's hilarious), but then I found one here for a lot less money, (PS, great toy site). "W" LOVES horses and rocking horses are good an' all, but they don't go anywhere, so I thought this would be perfect for him.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Dansko Professional Confetti Felt

After having "W", I wrote off shoes with heels. I'm just not as steady as I used to be. But this might be an exception. I've wanted some Dansko for a long time. I saw this limited edition pair at Heels & Toes at Gardner Village yesterday. I love them, but maybe it's the fiber. FYI, they are much cuter in person, the photo has no justice.