What I’m In To

As I move throughout this week, I find my mind wandering to a few special things in my life.  Today I bring you those lovelies I’m in to this week…

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The Bela Lugosi lilies in bloom in my garden.  Who doesn’t love a day lily named after the actor who played Dracula?

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These vintage dishes my mom found for me at Salvaged by Sonya, a fabulous antique shop in downtown Rockford.

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The Pioneer Woman’s Pots de Creme.  There are no words.

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My new yogurt incubator.  I purchased my kit at this store, but you can also order the exact same one from this website.

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.  I have been purposefully taking my time in reading this book because quite honestly, I don’t want it to end.  You know those pieces that you are so sad once they are completed because you feel like you have just lost a friend?  That is how I feel about this book.  It is truly just a lovely tale.

What I’m Into This Week

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Whew.  It has been one of those weeks.  I know you all understand what I’m talking about…One of those weeks where all of a sudden you look at the calendar and realize multiple days have gone by without your noticing.  Yes.  That has been my week.

I think one reason for the craziness is I seem to have had my hand in a bit of everything this week.  So, with that said, here is what I’m into this week…

  • My girls had a few friends over and they made some Valentine’s Day ornaments using the “Salt Dough” recipe from Paula Deen’s My First Cookbook.
  • I just finished reading Radical Homemakers by Shannon Hayes, and let me tell you, it is a fabulous book!  It gave me a whole new perspective on homemaking as a means of ushering in social change.  Amazing.
  • I also just picked up another book by Shannon Hayes, Long Way On A Little.  It contains great insight into the world of eating closer to the source, and also has a ton of great recipes and project ideas.  Hopefully you will see some of this in action in upcoming posts.
  • It’s not only non-fiction on my reading list this week, I also just started reading Gone Girl for my next book club gathering.  It is a bit on the creepy side, but it is definitely a page-turner.
  • A dear friend of mine just passed along this link to a great homemade fruit snack recipe.  My youngest and I made four batches already this week and they are being gobbled up as fast as we can make them.
  • I started a crocheting project with wool from this farm.  It is working up nicely, and  rest assured there will be a picture of the finished project coming soon.
  • I’ve been perusing this thrift store and this one, and this antique mall lately for some new dishes.  I’ve come home with a lot of cute sweaters…and not so many dishes…ha.
  • My oldest daughter and I are looking forward to making quite a bit of cheese today with our kit from New England Cheesemaking Supply Company.
  • I want to redecorate our main bathroom, and I’ve been looking to make this project as the focal point of the room.
  • And last but certainly not least, I plan to try out two more pie recipes from A Year of Pies, my new favorite cookbook.IMG_0610