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Feb 7, 2015

Home Office Makeover Pt.1, What's With The Weather? Queso Fundido Recipe, Ready For Heart Day :)



Home Office Makeover Pt.1-
Well, it started with a chair... It's Dave's birthday today, and I decided to buy him a new, home office chair. Out running errands I gave him the option of choosing one with me, or I would choose. So... we bought a nice, new black one. While we were at the store (O.Max) and I saw a nice, small desk. We had a large thrifted one (above) that was really too big for the space. So, we bought it. These 2 photos are the "before pictures". It's stuffed in with the canning cabinet, various storage, backpacks, and a hodge podge of  other "stuff". Time to clean! The "after" pics will be posted in the next week!!! Stay tuned...





What's With The Weather?
It was 65 today, what the heck??? We raked leaves, I put the rest of generic winter stuff away, and had the garage wide open. We did some maintenance on the coop (some more fresh litter), and Dave raked. What month is this, May? I really hope this doesn't mess up our shrubs and perennials. Lots of rain headed this way, avalanches in the mountains and flooding. BUT the sun was FINALLY out and BLUE SKIES! After weeks of fog, inversion and clouds I LOVED IT! But it's worrisome....




Queso Fundido Recipe-
After seeing this on the Pantry Challenge at Goodcheapeats.com I decided to try it. Verdict? Too greasy for us. I will try a modified, different version with ground turkey and 1/2 the cheese. But the idea is good- spicy meat with melted cheese, on warm tortillas, cilantro and salsa. What's not to love? I served it with Trader Joe's Green Hatch Chili Salsa (wonderful!) and Red Salsa. Yummy.



Ready For Heart Day :)
After taking down the rest of the generic winter stuff, I put up some fun things for Valentine's Day. I bought the heart above 75% off last year, the week after VD. It's a fun thing to do, buy now, use later. I also found this for $3.50 at Goodwill last year and saved it for Spring (even though we're not there yet!)-



Adds some pink!


A little something in the kitchen...

5 comments:

Kristina said...

Cute decorations. I think I'll get some fresh flowers again. They always perk us up. That meal looks delicious too.

Nancy po said...

Thanks, I love flowers too!

Leigh said...

Belated Happy Birthday to Dave. Great chair choice. The Queso Fundido looks really yummy and your modifications sound really good.

Nancy po said...

Thanks, that's actually his old chair. I'll unveil the rest soon...

Mindie Dittemore said...

I love the flower sign. I need more art work in my home. Thanks for sharing on the (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop. I can't wait to see what you share next next time!

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