Saturday, December 7, 2013

Christmas Decorations!

Hello Everyone!
As it is December, I thought that it would be a good idea to show you the Christmas decorations in my room and house. In my room I have a Christmas tree with lights and ornaments.
My Christmas Tree! 
One of my oldest ornaments, and my favorite!
Harry Potter ornament
Dalek ornament
Another one of my favorites. There are about six of them, in different candy shapes.
This is the wreath hanging on my door that I made with my mom. (Ignore the Hobbit poster beneath it)
A nice Christmas tree smelling candle in my room!

We also have the family tree in the living room with all of our family ornaments. For my little sister, we have an "Elf on a Shelf."
The family Christmas Tree! 
One of my personal favorites, I got it at EPCOT in Walt Disney World
Cute ornament from Salem, Mass. I think that it is nice and simplistic and pretty. 
Our Elf on a Shelf, "Changey," hiding amidst the nutcrackers. 
I hope you guys are enjoying the Christmas season! What is your favorite Christmas tradition? Mine is seeing the sunset from the beach on Christmas Eve?

Monday, December 2, 2013

Happy (Late) Thanksgiving!

Happy late Thanksgiving! Hope everyone had a great day and an even greater dinner. Here is our Thanksgiving table and my Thanksgiving plate:

We had turkey (obviously), my mom's homemade cranberry sauce, green beans, cornbread and sausage stuffing, biscuits and gravy. My favorite thing was my mom's cranberry sauce which she uses two bags of fresh cranberries, some orange juice, some cinnamon and she lets that cook until it is the consistency of a loose jam. It is then put into the fridge until dinner time. My contribution was a Spiced Apple-Cranberry Pie from William Sonoma. I unfortunately did not take a picture, but it was very good! 

Hope you had a good Thanksgiving and happy December! I will post pictures of my Christmas decorations soon. 


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Fun in Massachusetts

For the past few days my family and I have been in Massachusetts before Thanksgiving. On Sunday we visited Plimoth Plantation which consists of the Wampanoag Homesite, the recreated Plymouth from the 17th century, a craft building and a barn. It was really interesting to hear the opinions of the role players from the 17th century. They spoke in old English accents and they are really in character. I would recommend Plimoth Plantation to anyone. Afterwards, we went to a local restaurant for lunch where I got delicious Arancini (Italian rice balls) with a side of spinach. Here are some pictures from Plimoth and lunch:

The Entrance Gate 
Duck Stew being made at the Wampanoag Homesite
A great view from the walkway between the Wampanoag Homesite and Plymouth village
The recreated village
A woman making lace in the craft area. Amazing!
One last beautiful view!
A nice mug of tea on a chilly day!
The Arancini with mozzarella and parmesan
On Wednesday we went into Boston, even though it was rainy and chilly. We wandered around Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market doing Christmas shopping and exploring. For lunch, we met up with one of my dad's friends and ate at Wagamama. I first went to Wagamama in Covent Garden in London this past summer, and I loved it! It was the perfect place to go on a rainy day. Lots of soups, noodle bowls, curries, etc. The best thing to warm you up. After that we went on Newbury Street to do more shopping and go to a little coffee shop called Pavements which I absolutely love. I got the pumpkin cupcake and a hot apple cider. Yum!
Pretty Christmas Tree in Quincy Market!

Faneuil Hall in the Christmas spirit!
Christmas Decorations in Quincy Market
Pretty stars in the Rotunda of Quincy Market
Dad's Firecracker Chicken at Wagamama
My Chicken Ramen
Mom's Yaki Soba
My sister's red velvet cupcake and my pumpkin cupcake
Mom's latte with a pretty design on top
A happy face on my apple cider!
For dinner, we went to the Legal C Bar on Market Street in Lynnfield where I got the steamed lobster. I only get this when I am up north and I wasn't disappointed.
Now back home for me!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Beginning

Hi! My name is Kara and I love to cook, travel, eat, do makeup, and whole lot of other stuff. Making this blog is a spur of the moment thing and I do not really know what will be on it. I hope that this will be successful, but who knows? Thanks for coming on the adventure with me!

Here is a selection of photos that I have taken over the past two years:

Empire State Building, New York City, USA  2012

Salou, Spain 2012

Barcelona, Spain 2012

New York City, USA 2012

London, England 2013

London, England 2013

Plymouth, MA, USA 2013
Thanks for reading! See you next time!