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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Turkey Day

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

I'm currently in NC with my family and my favorite travel companion, Gus. Since we are currently stuffing our faces and then going shopping, I'll be away from my blog until Monday morning, Nov. 30.

Please come back Monday for more Living with Annie and have a great holiday with your friends and family :)

Cartoon originally from here

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

One-Sentence Dinners: Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork

While in Nashville, my gracious host and dear friend Laura made this meal for us. Hers was this one from AllRecipes. Mine is the same but with some additions, Here, in one sentence, is my take on the recipe:

Combine one pork tenderloin, 1/3 cup french dressing, 1 pkg Lipton Onion Soup Mix, one onion sliced, and one can of whole cranberry sauce and cook in crock pot on low for 8-9 hours.

Ingredients Breakdown:
1 pork tenderloin 
1/3 cup French dressing
1 pkg of Lipton Onion Soup Mix (there's two pkgs in a box)
1 onion sliced

1 small can of Whole Cranberry Sauce
1 tsp of the following spices (optional): Salt, Pepper, Dried Chili Flakes, Paprika, Garlic powder

Literally, add it all together and cook it! Amazingly easy. 

What to do with leftovers? 
Make carnitas burritos! Saute up some leftover pork with red onions then add your favorite burritos fixings. Deeeeelicious.

Lots of Beautiful Blog Discoveries

Morning all. In the past few weeks, I've grown the number of DIY and Food Blogs I read exponentially! I've discovered so many gems that I'd like to make sure I spread the wealth and share them with you.

Here's a few to add to your weekly reading that are totally drool-worthy and fabulous!

Miss Mustard Seed's Creative Blog

A homepage for Miss Mustard Seed Creations, a home decorating and design business based in PA - this Creative Blog totally delivers on fantastic DIY projects and much, much more. She's got Before & After sections, Furniture Feature Fridays, and a regular feature on decorating tips and tricks!

A few recommended posts to get you started:
Furniture Painting Tutorial  
A look at Miss Mustard Seed's Office and all the project it contains 
Furniture Feature Friday Example 

Frugal Home Ideas

Run by Stef in Dallas, Texas - frugal home ideas is chock full of exactly what it advertises - wonderful and affordable ideas for the home. I especially love how she creates Powerpoint drafts before making over rooms in her home.

Recommended starter posts:
Beadboard Wallpaper in the Bedroom - Incredible Transformation
Crazy Easy Wall Art 
How to make Wainscotting on a Budget - amazing 

Pickles and Cheese

Run by Lisa in North Carolina (my home state, woot woot), Pickles and Cheese is a pretty incredible index of great DIY. Don't miss out on this blog.

These posts in particular:
Goodwill Lamp Re-do 
Decorating the Laundry Room 
Burlap Wall Art 

That's it for now guys. Gotta pack for Thanksgiving travel :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Living with London

At my relatively young age, I'm lucky enough to say that I lived in London once upon a time. A bit shortlived at 8 weeks, it was nonetheless remarkably impactful on my life. It was for my first film internship where I learned to do script coverage for the first time (an important lesson for my career in film and as a writer) and the way I met Gus over three years ago. Needless to say, my life would be quite different had I not spent a summer across the pond.

In reminiscing about the experience. I've gotten to wondering if there's any unique London items out there for the home. We've all seen the cliche pieces that are mass-produced in every Bed, Bath, and Beyond just like everyone's seen that iconic Breakfast at Tiffany's poster of Audrey Hepburn.

So let's take a look at some more interesting options for celebrating the UK in a chic and sophisticated way.... Click any picture to go directly to the specific store or site.

London Love II Print by ArtSharkDesigns
$15.00 plus s/h
Several other cities available including: DC, Los Angeles, Portland, Baltimore, Philly, and more!

Dance London by Shyama
10x10", Archival Print
$25.00 plus s/h
Additional London themed art available

London Bridge Union Jack Pillow by NakedDecor
16x16" Pillow Insert
$39.95 plus s/h

And lastly, even Ikea delivers on unique London-inspired home goods:

Vilshult by IKEA
55x39.25" Mounted Picture, Ready to hang

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