Monday, March 12, 2012

Monday Menu Makeover: Fish in Parchment

Fish in Parchment
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The first time I did this dish was super senior year in college (IE: I took the five year plan).  It was for my dear friend Laura's birthday who I have known since 7th grade.  I forgot about preparing fish this way for a while now, but it is the absolute best way to make fish!  The flavors slowly seep into the fish and it cooks in its own juices creating a very moist and subtly flavorful fillet.  

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Saturday in Suburbia: Loosing a Bidding War

House Hunting Tip of the Week: Bidding Wars STINK  
Not Becoming Emotionally Attached is Harder than you Think

Here we are in March, our last month on our regular rent rate and six months into the house search, and we are still not under contract. On Monday a new listing came on the market.  From the photos the house seemed wonderful; adorable front porch, wood floors throughout first floor, neutral paint throughout, updated counters and sinks in the kitchen, half bath, and master bath, and BIG rooms.    

Late morning on Wednesday we pull into the driveway in front of the drive under garage.  The quaint neighborhood with charming house after charming house already pulled at my heart, as well as the short drive into downtown Alpharetta, an area full of good old fashioned mom & pop stores.  Walking around the path to the front porch I let out a sigh, "ah, how ideal."  The curb appeal  was already apparent and with a few flower boxes at the rails on the front porch along with some color in the flower beds this house would be a dream.

From Curb Appeal on HGTV ~ What I envisioned for the front porch.