Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Wishing you the best for 2013!!!


Saturday, December 29, 2012


After a busy holiday week and the New Year fast approaching...
My wish for you is a quiet moment to

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Vintage Inspired Christmas...

Open the doors and let the show begin! Friday, November 30th is opening day for the Vintage Inspired Christmas Show at Monticello Antiques in Portland, Oregon.

We have been a busy bunch preparing for the show.  Here's a peek at what Worthy Goods has been up to...

Monticello Antique Marketplace is located at:
8600 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR  97216

The Christmas show runs November 30 - January 1
Hours on Friday November 30th:  8:00am - 6:00pm
Regular store hours: Monday thru Saturday 10:00 - 6:00
Sunday 10:00 - 5:00

Come by and be inspired!

Friday, November 9, 2012

'tis the season...

Currently I'm busy getting ready for the Christmas Show at Monticello Antique Marketplace.  At times like these my mind and hands never seem to stop working. Sleep is just a necessary inconvenience.

Sneak peeks will be available soon.  While you're waiting here's a little inspiration from pinterest. Some of my favorites!

To see more, go to my Christmas Pinterest Board here

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Black Walls. Hmmmm...

I am thinking about painting a room in my home black. Any thoughts?


It seems scary to paint a room such a bold color. But then again, it's just paint!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Camas Vintage Street Faire

The Camas Vintage Street Faire is almost here!

The Street Faire is a treasure trove of great vintage finds. Join Sara of Roost Reimagined and these talented vendors for a day of fun, food and shopping!

Roost Reimagined
Vintage Home
My Shabby Passion
The Cupbearer
Rickety Picket
Faded Charm
Elegant Garden Designs
Vintage Nest
French Kiss
Unexpected Home
Camas Antiques
Random Acts
Purple Pear
Lavender Hill Cottage
Vintage Market
Connies Crew
Kelly Julson
Interior Creations
2nd Bloom
  - Nuestra Mesa
 TNT Kettle Corn
 Maui Wau

The Street Faire is located right in front of Camas Antiques
305 NE 4th Ave.
Camas, Washington
Saturday, August 25 ~ 9:00-4:00
See you there!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Think Outside the Pint

My daughter Chelsea is competing in a cook off at The Bite of Oregon today. 

The theme is Think Outside the Pint. She will be making beer berry muffins. They are fantastic!

 Check out Chelsea's blog ~ A Duck's Oven for the recipe.

Go Chelsea!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Industrial Inspiration

Check out these beautiful rooms and ideas for incorporating the industrial look into your home.

Let's start with the dining room...
Onto the living room...

Now for some lighting...

Enjoy the weekend!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Half a century, but who's counting?

Happy Birthday to my amazing husband, Gary~ Fifty looks pretty darn good on you!

Friday, June 8, 2012


spon·ta·ne·ous  -

1. coming or resulting from a natural impulse or tendency; without effort or premeditation; natural and unconstrained; unplanned: a spontaneous burst of applause.

2. (of a person) given to acting upon sudden impulses.

This restaurant was featured on a local news channel this morning.

It was past breakfast time.

We were hungry.

This is what they were making.

Pork Belly Hash

Schedules were checked, phone calls made, shoes on and out the door in a flurry of cell phones and jackets.

We feasted on Pork Belly Hash, the Bad Ass Sandwich, Go Home Thomas and the Daily Special.

It pays to be spontaneous. We had a great time and found a new favorite hangout.

Toast is located at 5222 SE 52nd Ave in Portland, OR.  You can go to their website to find out more and drool over the menu.  Click on their name below.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Meat. Beautiful Meat.

I am a steak girl. Always have been. Always will be.
If it's grilled, even better.
This week's recipe features flank steak.

Start with a marinade and end with a rub.

1 1/2 - 2 lb flank steak
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp lime zest
1/4 cup red wine
4 garlic cloves coarsely chopped
1 tsp Vindaloo spice mix (Penzeys Spices)
1 tsp Adobo spice (Penzeys Spices)
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 Tbsp dried chopped onion or 1/4 cup fresh chopped onion

Start by scoring the flank steak. Then place in a 1 gallon zip loc bag.

Place all remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Pour the marinade mixture into the bag covering the flank steak. Refrigerate and marinate 6 - 24 hours. Turn the meat every few hours to keep the marinade evenly distributed.

Remove the flank steak from the marinade and give it a good rub down. Here's how...

Sprinkle each side of the steak with kosher salt and your favorite seasoning. We like Montreal Steak Seasoning around here. Then generously sprinkle more of the Vindaloo and Adobo spices over that. Now rub the spices into the meat getting it into all those lines you perfectly scored.

Your perfectly marinated and rubbed steak is now ready for the grill. We have a gas grill, but whatever your method make sure you pre-heat if for a few minutes before placing the steak on the grill.

We also love grilled veggies with our steak. Peppers and onions are the perfect accompaniment. Here's what you will need...

1 large onion coarseley chopped
2 red, orange, or yellow peppers (whatever you prefer) coarsely chopped

Throw them in a grill pan and onto your grill about 5 or 10 minutes before you put the steak on.

 Now place your flank steak on the grill and cook it to your liking. We are medium rare people. So it's about 5-7 minutes on each side. Watch it carefully and use a meat thermometer if you need to. An over cooked steak is a very sad thing.

To add even more beautiful flavor you can serve with chopped avocado, cilantro and feta cheese.

This is a fantastic dinner on a warm evening. My wine recommendation for this meal (and my new obsession) is New Age Wine. Serve over ice with a few slices of lime and you will be in heaven!



Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Aqua ~ Just a smidge please...

The perfect color this time of year. So light and airy. Aqua evokes that breezy summer feeling.
Love it!

What color are you seeing these days?

Enjoy the day!