The storm has passed (with hurricane force winds on the coast)
and today the weather is expected to be a bit calmer
although still rainy and windy at times.
I still cannot upload to Blogger even when I reduce the photo size
so I hope you won't mind if I post a few photo favorites of mine...
Our family room flooring is done (except for the finish moulding) and for the most part I am very happy with it! We now have laminate in the kitchen, dining room and family room...this weekend we will do the living room and hallway. I am SO excited to get rid of our wall to wall blue carpet as it had become so worn, stained and smelly! We are moving away from a mainly blue color palette to a more earth toned one.
Our dogs, however, are not too happy with the floor and the other day the biggest one jumping down from the sofa slid quite a few feet, probably adding to this feeling (I felt bad as he is nearly blind and it must have been very scary for him). Since then we have added a area rug and I may add another one.
Recently we harvested some of our kiwi (fuzzy) and apples too.
I'm hoping that later today I will feel well enough to process them and the ice apples I bought a week ago when we were out and about...
I am SO tired of feeling sick and having pain:(
Thanksgiving will be quiet here --just the DH and I since my oldest moved south.
We will be having turkey (of course),
cranberry streusel sweet potatoes,
(links below on both of these veggie side dishes),
Before he left we did a Foodie Run in Portland and as soon as I can get them posted I will.
It is always fun to explore new places with him and I will miss that (but mostly I miss him).
The other day a huge Blue Heron flew over our land--
it was amazing! We also saw some Canadian geese.
I will be happy when the weather improves a bit so we can
visit a National Wildlife Refuge and the Jewel Elk Preserve !
Time to get some breakfast...but first 2 Scandinavian Christmas crafts links I liked :)
This is a 4 part series on how to make a julbock for outdoors Christmas decorating. Many beautiful photos of Sweden on this blog also.
A "how to" on making Norwegian heart baskets from felt. I have always liked the woven baskets made out of paper but I love these! This blog also has a large amount of posts on Nordic Christmas traditions-including recipes.
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Cranberry Streusel Sweet Potatoes
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