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…


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.


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


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


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.

In Gratitude


This Monday morning I am grateful for…

~a wonderful vacation to the Northwoods of Wisconsin.  (Lots more to come in tomorrow’s post.)

~those family members and close friends who pitched in to help keep the Fagan suburban homestead running in our absence 🙂

~Downton Abbey.  Oh my.  I have recently discovered this show, and have been devouring the DVDs ever since.  It’s like a great British novel brought to life.  What could be better?

~the leader of our book club for choosing The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society for our next read.  I am thoroughly enjoying being transported to the isle of Guernsey in the 1940’s each and every time I unfurl the pages of this novel.

~peas and beans just bursting in our home garden.

~a first hand learning experience for my girls.  We plan to head to the local food pantry this week with our first donation from our school garden.

~the Mason jars strewn across my countertop, just waiting to be filled with all kinds of canned deliciousness.

~the fermentation frenzy that is about to begin this week…woohoo!  Kombucha, yogurt and kraut oh my!

~all of you gathered here today!  Wishing you all much happiness and health this week!