These curtains were about 16 inches too long.
I got a deal on them from a friend who is getting
out of the drapery business.
I didn't want to cut and hem them in case I want to use them somewhere else (I like to mix things up)...and I am lazy.
Hellooooo Stitch Witchery. I love this stuff.
Just iron on and
Presto! I might iron on trim along the border.
(The iron curtain rod is on sale at Pottery Barn).
Aren't these roses from the grocery store pretty? Still going strong after five days. The mirror, by Ralph Lauren, is about 15 years old. It's versatile as it used to be in our bedroom.
Easy Grilled Lemon Chicken Papparadelle
Since we have lots of Meyer lemons (a thin skinned, juicy lemon) on our tree,I dreamed up this simple, tasty recipe and pretended I was on a cooking show.
- Marinate, for one hour or longer, two boneless skinless chicken breasts in the juice from two lemons, three table spoons olive oil and salt and pepper
- Grill the chicken breasts while the pasta is cooking. When the pasta is cooked, drained and squeeze the juice of one half of one lemon on it (it soaks it up).
- Meanwhile, in a skillet, warm three table spoons olive oil over medium heat, add four chopped garlic cloves and once the garlic browns, add a 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes and two tbs. butter for two to three minutes
- Put pasta in bowl, add chopped chicken, pour garlic oil from pan over it and 1/3 cup grated parmesan, zest from one lemon and some chopped basil. Toss together. Serves four people (or two teen aged boys).
4 Minute Brownie Pie?
This is from my friend, Nancy's blog, A Communal Table.
On the patio...
I love this new...
umbrella stand on wheels from Pier One Imports. It makes is so easy to move your umbrella with the sun and it has locking brakes.
This fountain was broken but I fixed it myself. HIGH Five!
(It was just all plugged up).
At the base of the fountain, on the pebbles, I've tossed shells collected in places like Belize and Florida (come to think of it...is this legal?). Since we are on an island near the ocean,
there are shells in our sandy dirt anyway.
What random things are you up to
at your house?
at your house?
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