Monday, November 28, 2011

Merry Monday

Hey-O! Hope everyone was able to easily get back into the swing of things after the long break! I did a little Christmas decoration completion today. I wanted to do something different for my dining room centerpiece this year so I searched Pintrest for ideas. I didn't want to spend a lot of money and wanted to use a lot of ornaments that I already had. After getting a few ideas via Pintrest I went with this.

Different candle sizes and heights, colorful glass ball ornaments, a gold strand of beads, all sitting on this huge serving platter I received as a wedding gift. It matches my casual china pattern and I absolutely love it but I've only been able to use it once. So I'm excited it's getting some use for the next month!

Okay this little one is currently buggin. As you can see she's chewing on a bone. She ALWAYS chews her bones at the very edge of the sofa and about every two minutes it falls off. Then she looks at me like "could you get that for me?" This goes on and on and on for an hour--sometimes two. I try to show her that it won't fall if she scoots back but she doesn't want to listen to me.
We've been chewing lots of bones lately. Holly is sorta in need of a teeth cleaning but both her NWA doctor and LR doctor don't recommend putting her under (unnecessary) anesthesia given her age. We cleaned her teeth 2 or 3 years ago. They aren't bad but there is definitely some plaque build-up which can potentially make dogs sick. The solution is bones. They can scratch the plaque off and also keep teeth healthy. Holly is thrilled with this news. She LOVES bones! (What dog doesn't?) However, it takes her FOREVER to eat. When I took the above photo she'd been working on that one for an hour. You can't even see bite marks on it! She'll go about two hours then get tired of it.

The healthy diet has been running smoothly. I've tried to be creative so I've turned to Cooking Light. I love that magazine! I made plain grilled chicken and had Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, Garlic, and Shallots on the side last night. Ehh. Just okay. I've had better tasting brussel sprouts before. However....

I made this for dinner tonight and it was fantastically delicious! Pan-Seared Chicken with Tomato-Olive Relish and Balsamic-Glazed Green Beans and Onions. Both were super easy and the green beans were kinda to die for. They're in the November issue. I highly recommend you try my tonight's meal soon! Yummy yummy.

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