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Day-Trippin’ at Starr Hill Brewery

Seeing as one of the best breweries in the country is less than a 2 hour drive from home, we had a full weekend planned!

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I made my first floor pillow…

That’s right I did it, made my first floor pillow!  Not only was this my first sewing project, but the very first project I’ve completed with my brand new sewing machine! (Thank you Hubs) Continue reading “I made my first floor pillow…”

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Date Night – Dinner at Station 2 (Hubby’s Review)

Tonight, my wife and I visited the Station 2 – Burgers, Fire & Brew restaurant. This building used to be an old firehouse that has been converted into a restaurant with a wide open dining area with an inviting atmosphere. As we entered the restaurant, we were greeted promptly and shown to our table. The interior was simple and modern with a twist of hipster flare. Continue reading “Date Night – Dinner at Station 2 (Hubby’s Review)”

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Sushi at Home – Date or Family Night

 

Sushi at home, Tuna Roll...

Although I have made Sushi a few times before, I am so glad I did a little research and a little chatting about a few secrets to making really good sushi!!

I wanted  focused on a few keys things, good rice, good grades of fish, uniform slices of veggies, and a good sharp knife.

For tonight’s sushi, I am making 5 rolls.  My sweet husband and I have chosen tuna, salmon and imitation crab meat.  Tuna will be used to make both a spicy tuna roll and a regular tuna roll.  Salmon will be used for a salmon roll. And of course, the California roll calls for the imitation crab.

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And Puppy makes three… for a lazy and safe New Years Eve!

Found these amazing little treats for our dog Lucy!! Hey, if we’re eating and drinking, she needs a little sumthin’ sumthin’ too! Thanks to Three Dog Bakery for these pupstries (or pastries for the un-cornies out there)! A PupCake and a Boxer Brownie!! Check them out at: http://www.threedog.com

 

 

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For the hubby and me, Cordon Negro Champaign with frozen grapes! Happy New Year! Hello 2012, Here I come!

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Want to Volunteer?

Want to volunteer in the Richmond, VA area but don’t know where to start?  Check out this great site, HandsOn Greater Richmond.  This site helps put volunteers and great opportunities together. 

Here are just a few of the organizations affiliated with HandsOn Greater Richmond:

“It’s easy to make a buck.  It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.” 

~Tom Brokaw

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Lots to see at the Plant Sale

On Saturday the girls, (me, my Mom and my niece) spent a beautiful afternoon at the Lewis Ginter Plant Sale.  Lots to see and purchase from trees to veggies, herbs to orchids.

Local farms and nurseries were out in full force.

Radical Roots Farm and Tricycle Gardens are familiar faces offering beautiful organic veggies, fruits and herbs.

Urban Backyard Edibles were also at the plant sale, offering a variety of services and beautiful raised beds.  Raised beds are great for renters or folks that are into small scale gardening.  Raised beds are also great for “square foot gardening“.