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.
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.
This one was for sale.
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.
Herbs De Provence Chicken
Fancy Cole Slaw
Garlicky Mashed Potatoes
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!