We went into Detroit this past weekend. It is an interesting city because parts of it seem vibrant and then you drive a block and it is a ghost town. I loved this fire station that we saw. Detroit has some amazing buildings from the early 1900's.
Over Thanksgiving weekend my sisters and I will be having a serious tea party with my four year old niece. Feather boas are encouraged. For our high tea we will be making cucumber sandwiches. This recipe looks like a good place to start, minus the mint (I have allergic reactions to mint, I prefer my lips and eyes to remain unswollen). I think I may substitute parsley for the mint.
I was telling some people that I associate snowflakes with blue because when you draw a snowflake you use blue! They had never heard of anything so strange. So I ask you, if you were to draw a snowflake what color would you use?
My husband and I are starting the preliminary search for our post graduate school move. We have so many cities on this list so we are starting to research them so we can eliminate some. First up, San Jose, California. In the Bay Area and recommended by a friend. Pros: California Warmer on average Metropolitan 11 hour drive to parents Cons: Very Expensive Crime Rate higher than the National Average Expensive No major sports teams (by major I mostly mean basketball, football, and baseball- Pro and College) this is a big one for the husband.
Median Property- $610,000 Median Family Income- $84,857 Median Age- 34.1 Population- 889,309 Crime Rate- (the national average is 100, the lower, the better) Personal Crime Risk- 101 Property Crime Risk- 67 Restaurants- 3,475 via money magazine
My family has a cabin in a small skiing community. I love it. It gets so much snow that you can't use the front door during the winter. I can't wait to go up there during winter vacation! I saw this suitcase on Caitlin Creer Interiors, it would be perfect for our cabin.
I am going to my sister's house for her first big Thanksgiving. I can't wait, both of my sisters will be there! Since I am arriving the day of Thanksgiving we aren't sure if I can really contribute to the cooking festivities. So I am hereby lobbying for the centerpieces. Here is one idea I like.
I have been researching vernacular landscapes for my historic preservation class, I thought I would pass along some of the goods.
The Anasazi built these cliff dwellings in Southern Colorado (you can find cliff dwellings in Utah as well) in the 1200's, they are now the Mesa Verde National Park. They are quite simply amazing. If you go to Mesa Verde, you may as well stop by the four corners and touch four states at one time.
photo found here Who would have guessed that such a thing as a tator tot casserole exists? To honor this new found knowledge I decided that a backwards party is in order, for Friday the 13th. This could be very fun.