This Little Pig

More fun x-mas gifts for the farm. I’d been eyeing this little pig at Festivity in Va-Highland for a few weeks. Thanks, fam!

Country Weekend Cooking

Have received some sweet and thoughtful Christmas gifts for the farm. This one’s from the wonderful Marissa Cherson, who has worked with me over two years at our PR shop. Marissa, can’t wait to try out some of these recipes…maybe even this weekend. Thank you!

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Mike’s To-Do List…Part 4

Price new heat pump. (Yep, ours is dying.)
Meet delivery guy for twin mattresses/boxsprings for Arielle’s room. (The air mattresses just aren’t cutting it anymore.)
Get a new electric garage door motor. (“Bud,” our neighbor, tells us this one hasn’t worked in about 10 years, so Mr. Smith just always left the garage open, no matter the weather. Guessing that means the ‘hood’s safe.)
Patch, paint entire garage.
Set up Adrian’s new Foosball table. (Christmas present)
Design, build stone outdoor BBQ pit. (Okay, my idea. Mike’s in no hurry to tackle this one.)
Tear down old dog pen in front yard. (Build nice new one in back yard.)
Review To-Do Lists – Parts 1, 2, 3 and 3.5.
Tell Claudia to stop making these @&%^($!+# lists.

I get by with a little help from my friends.


Like the new look of this blog? I was going for a more country-comfy, less-amateurish feel, while avoiding it all appearing too Blogger-y…too template-y…or too slick. But when I hit a wall with the banner and fonts, and needed to learn how to install code and a widget, Jessica Karp came to my rescue, as usual. Not only is Jessica a super-talented Web designer, she’s one of the coolest chicks I know (and Adrian D’Avanzo thinks so, too). Pay a little visit to jessicakarp.com. Thanks, JK!