Monday, August 4, 2008

Weekend Re-Cap

What a fun weekend! Busy, busy, busy me! Friday morning I headed out to hit a few garage sales. Pickins were slim, but I did manage to find a couple cute things. Of course, forgot to take pictures of the small stuff, but here is a picture of my bigger finds.

This cute wood shabby chic headboard and bed side table only needed some distressing with my trusty electric sander and a knob upgrade and voila, instant adorable.

I headed back home to do a little housework and rest up for my evening out with my honey. We dropped off daughter and two of her friends at a "Cute is What we Aim For" concert and headed on over to the Portland Spirit boat.

We were a little early, but that was okay as we were able to walk around the waterfront a bit and had fun seeing the preparations for this silly event. The Red Bull Flutag.

I snapped a few pictures of some of my favorite entries.

Lego plane

Squirrel plane

Oregon State Beaver plane

Pretty soon it was time to board the boat, but first a picture. Say cheese!
Everything was lovely. The staff, friendly. The music, perfect, the food delicious. My honey planned the whole thing all by himself. I was very impressed as I'm usually the social director in the family.

Here's a funny story from our boat trip. The "cruise director" introduced the pianist and told us that she is happy to take requests. I joked with my main squeeze, "I wonder if she knows 'Muskrat Love'?" He dared me to ask so I did. She did a decent job playing it and I don't think anyone else on the ship recognized the song, but we giggled the whole time it was playing. Okay, maybe you had to be there, but it was pretty funny. I know, we are the biggest dorks ever.

We got to see some fabulous houses as we were cruising down (up) the river. Here a few I snapped.

This one was for sale.

This one was a mansion.

This one was so cute. Much more my style.

Saturday morning was spent cleaning and cooking. My in-laws came for a short visit and to celebrate my honey's birthday.

On the menu for the birthday dinner:

Herbs De Provence Chicken
Fancy Cole Slaw
Garlicky Mashed Potatoes

Here is the recipe for my Fancy Cole Slaw:

1 1/2 c. mayo

1 t. vinegar

2 T. sugar

1 bag of Cole slaw mix

1 c. golden raisins

1 c. coarsely chopped walnuts

2 apples, peeled and cut into large chunks
Mix first three ingredients together in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and refrigerator at least one hour before serving.

This recipe is very adaptable. You can use dried cranberries instead of raisins. I added extra carrot this time just because I had them on hand. Also, if you want to get really fancy, you can candy the walnuts before you add them to the salad. Just mix 1/4 cup sugar and walnuts in a pan and cook on medium heat until sugar is melted and walnuts are coated. Pour nuts onto a plate and let cool. Break up when cool.

I love making this salad in the summer. It is a great barbecue side dish.
Well, this post is getting long and I didn't even get to Sunday yet. On my next post I will share with you our Sunday, a little project and I got tagged for another Meme. This is one I haven't done before so should be fun.

My honey and his Mom (recognize the $5.00 chairs?)

Have a great Monday!


Connie said...

You are such an adorable couple, sweet chick!! I don't think I'll be looking for houses in THAT neighborhood though! Whoooooooa. Your mum-in-law does NOT look old enough to have a son that is uhhhhhh 35?!!? Well, you know what I mean, chickee bean!

My Shabby Roses said...

Lisa, I think we need a picture of your backyard. It looks so wonderful with all the green leafy plants! The table looks beautiful too.
I thought it would have been fun to go to the Red Bull Flutag. I did see video footage on the news, it looked like a good time.
Love your finds this week-end. It always makes it so nice when you don't have to do much to the pieces.

Jenny said...

Yum! I am going to try out the cole slaw recipe. I am needing to jazz mine up a little. :)

Auntie Joy said...

Hi Miss Lisa,
I think the mansion is actually a country club,golf course... As far as Muascrat Love... well Muscrat Susie and Muscrat Sam that is one of my all time favorities!!

Timi said...

Muskrat love is one of my favorites! It's one of those songs that when you hear it,it just makes you smile and want to sing along. I use to play that Captain & Tennille album over and over. Yeah I said it.......album.
David Cassidy..I Think I Love You and Hootie and The Blowfish I Want To Hold Your Hand are two other songs that always make me sing along too.
You always have the best finds! I'm goin junkin today. I hope I can find some fabulousness.
I need to try your coleslaw recipe. It looks nummy.
What a fun weekend. I think we drove by those houses on our way home from Canyonville this last weekend. I was thinking they were lovely and huge and........who would clean that?
Have a great day

Kim's Treasures said...

Oh whar a great dinner boat trip! Lucky girl!!
Have a wonderful day!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

What a fun day!!! It is extra fun when you don't have to be the cruise director.

LOL about Muskrat Love! You are soooo silly!

Happy b-day to Mr. A Thing For Roses!!!! That cole slaw looks yummy!!

Have a great week,

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blueberrybuttons said...

Love your ideas, you are so talented. Thanks for sharing!

Lallee said...

It looks like your hubby had a very nice birthday celebration. Your coleslaw sounds really yummy. I think I will have to give it a try. I never would have thought candying the nuts would be so simple either! Thanks.