January 23, 2012

Westside Weekend

[Hello, handsome]
On Saturday morning, my sister and I spent a couple hours at the newish strip mall in El Segundo. Bennet went in for some grooming, we wandered the aisles of HomeGoods, and stopped into Cost Plus bc of a coupon that I thought I had. I found the perfect entryway table at a reasonable price, and I bought it after 20 seconds of hesitation. It's called the "Preston," cost about $150 with tax, and I do not regret it one bit. I DO regret trying to buy it with a $10 off coupon for PIER 1. Embarrassing. Woops. I guess Pier 1 and Cost Plus are pretty synonymous in my head.

[Hello, beautiful!]
The table matches perfectly with my beautiful flowers. But what to do about the lamp electrical wire? In house magazines and blogs, they never show the cords, but where do they go?! Somebody tell me.
[Ghost fondue]
My sister is a great cook and spoiled us all weekend. Mushroom barley soup (yum!) for lunch, and fondue for dinner. My parents really enjoyed the novelty of fondue, and it was my first time ever trying it too. She used emmental and gruyere as the cheeses, and we dipped sourdough bread, potatoes, broccoli, and chicken sausage. Yum! It was slightly too sweet after a while (the white wine in the cheese), but I definitely like fondue. Not for the lactose intolerant, though.

Also, FYI, my beached whaling was at a minimum. I did get to read my very first borrowed library book on my Kindle. I'm 25% through Loving Frank by Nancy Horan, and I am enjoying it so far. Frank Lloyd Wright is portrayed so romantically as the artiste, which is a bit exaggerated. Also the story is about 2 people who cheat on their spouses, and I usually hate stories with adultery (pink and blue thoughts only) but it's well written.

Last night, Monica and I met and worked on a little cooking project for the blog. You'll see tomorrow!

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