Thursday, December 24, 2009

Best Meal Everrrrr

I feel that I must share the meal I had last night with all zero of my readers. I went over to Guy (my stepdad)'s Mother's house for a pre-Christmas celebratory dinner. To start out they presented us with shrimp cocktail. It was so fancy, I almost passed out. Of course my mom decided to not be fancy, and thus ate the spinach leaves that were lining the glass around the cocktail sauce....yeesh, some people have no class. (Just kidding, mom. You're the classiest woman I know).

So after the shrimp cocktail came this amazing spinach leaf salad with pecans, apple slices, carrots, and raspberry vinaigrette dressing. This went down the hatch pretty fast. You just can't beat Feta cheese.

Next was the main course: An individual dish of sweet potato casserole (my FAV), a juicy/tender cut of beef tenderloin, and a cute little roll. Oh and the over the tenderloin was drizzled a mushroom gravy that tasted pretty close to what I imagine Heaven tastes like. It's hard to form words to describe how yummy this food was. Just try to imagine the best beef dish you've ever had and multiply it by 100. Got it?

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Ornaments Galore!

If you need some last minute ornaments for your tree, look no further!
Just listed a ton of new Shepherd's Haven ornaments at low prices. Donny makes the cutout shapes and other participants at the Day Center paint them. My favorite is the blue star ornament :) Enjoy! Click on the pictures to see them on etsy

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Laura Lombardi. I'm coveting this necklace!

I REALLY wish I had $175 to buy one of these. So cute. LauraLombardiJewelry makes these and I pretty much think that are amazing. Anyone want to buy this for me for Chrismas? Please?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Shop MY Town!!!

Etsy gave me a wonderful idea this morning! Here's a list of items from shops around my town: Jackson, Tennessee. Jackson is a small-ish town between Nashville and Memphis. Jackson is known as the home of Carl Perkins, Casey Jones and the Casey Jones Museum. Enjoy these items from Jackson, Tennessee and let me know what you think! If any of you Jackson folks ever want help with your product photos, let me know! I'd love to help you out :)

I came across apple cozies for the first time on etsy and I've seen some adorable ones since I've been here! This one appeals to my inner child. It reminds of the good 'ole days when Lisa Frank stuff was all I wanted for Christmas. Enjoy this AWESOME apple cozy or "apple sweater," as I like to call it, by kris0376. Who, by the way, has the same name as me :)

Up next comes one dang talented potter: claydogstudio. I'm so impressed by this work. It was hard to pick just one item from this shop but I think this Honeycomb and Bee Luminary Candle Holder with Golden Honey Glaze. She throws her stoneware pieces on the wheel and then hand carves them. So good! Enjoy this great candle holder and visit her shop to see more great stuff.

Now comes....dum da da dummmmm JEWELRY! Etsy has such a huge selection of jewelry. You pretty much can't go wrong! Here in Jackson we have a wonderful jewelry maker: jaijohnson. Her apatite and freshwater pearls earrings are TO DIE FOR! I love the way they look tangled and mangled and have those gorgeous blue stones in the mix. Enjoy!
Alright that's all I have time for today. I am an etsy seller but I'm also a college student...and class is calling. I hope I've left you with a great sampling of what Jackson, Tennessee has to offer. Enjoy your Christmas shopping this season.