So many things, so little time to blog it out.
*I have been cooking and baking alot, lately. I find that my desire to be in the kitchen increases 10 fold, when the weather is cooler. It just seems “right”. Tonight I made my own version of Shepherds pie. Instead of mashed potatoes, I used onions, chopped potatoes and halved carrots and put them in a satay pan with butter, fresh oregano and some other seasonings and combined it with seasoned beef. It was delicious. I baked some Molasses cookies this week that made me drool. Horrendously fattening, but worth every calorie. Thanks Rachel, for the recipe! (PS–I needed a new pie dish and this was a cute one, at TARGET. Only 8 bucks and a fun, red color!
*We are enjoying the cooler weather and the season changing. Candles lit, candy out and festive treats headed to the mailbox! Don’t you love getting mail? It’s one of my favorite things and I have several faithful friends that send postcards, handwritten thank-you notes and packages. It just makes me smile. What’s better than a handwritten salutation?
*Excuse the cell phone pic, but I can’t help but share….my daughter stacks ANYTHING and everything. It’s really quite endearing.
I already took the “pledge” to not get rid of my authentic 1960’s bathroom. While it isn’t the “Mamie Pink” they are most often referring to, it is burgandy, grey and light blue….a combination commonly ripped out of homes today, for lack of inspiration and ideas on how to make it relevant. Take a hop,skip,jump over to their sites. Adore.
*Thanks for the great response on the RUCHE giveaway. You can enter anytime through Monday, October 5th! Isn’t it a fun scarf? And a addicting fun store?
*My latest acquisition that is changing our life. If you are like me, your husband wears dress slacks, collared shirt and tie to work each day (he really does look quite spiffy). That means some serious dry cleaning, laundering and sweating! Since I am not willing to pay for dry cleaning, we wash and launder each of Seans shirts and then iron them. For years. With an ironing board and spray starch. UNTIL. We got a fabric steamer. Life=changed.
*Currently reading (and highly recommend): “The Life You’ve Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People”. It’s amazing. Really. I am tearing through it.
*Lots of you have written and asked for specific items that will be sold at “The Attic” sale in October. You want to know how much things will be and how much of certain things are available so you can save your duckets. I so appreciate your enthusiasm. I do feel that giving a specific list of each thing on sale takes a bit of the mystery away from that night, but I am going to do a general list (think a PENNYSAVER ad) later this week that gives you a broad idea of what will be there. All I can say is you don’t want to miss out. I began the large process of organizing and pricing last night and several times I picked something up and said, “That is adorable! I want that! Oh wait….it’s mine….” So seriously….be there. It’s going to be swell!
And after speaking to Chef April….well, even if you don’t dig vintage….come for the sugar and sparkle.
Have a fantastic Wednesday!