FABULOUS MOMENTS THIS WEEK
I planted beets this time for the first year. And I’ve been a really bad gardener this year. I completely let everything go in September. I just had too much going on and I couldn’t find the time to harvest anything. Then frost hit a few weeks ago and killed whatever was leftover.
I went out to the garden a few days ago though and pulled out these delish things. I’m so excited! I planted them. Didn’t take care of them at all. Almost completely forgot about them and they still grew.
I think I’ll plant beets every year now. Super duper easy. And I can’t wait to roast ’em!
I decided to take my 13 year old (I know! When did I become old enough to have a teenager? Geez!) on a mother/son coffee date this week. I just feel the tension between us. And sometimes I feel as far apart as 2 people can be. Me with all the motherly and perfectionist instincts. He with his juvenile and boyish instincts.
Needless to say, there’s a lot of personality clashing going on. And this was fantastic. What a great way to break it up mid week and just have time for the 2 of us. I think we’re going to do it a little more often.
There’s nothing like the beauty of autumn. I’m soaking it in and the temperatures this week have been unseasonably warm and I love that!
I took a walk the other and the beauty just stops me. In my heart. It just makes me take a deep breath and give glory to God for the beautiful landscape he’s given us.
RECIPE FROM 1 YEAR AGO
RECIPE FROM 2 YEARs AGO
FABULOUS FOOD FINDS FOR THE NEXT GATHERING
Look at this tantalizing dish from Cooking for Keeps. Creamy Butternut Rigatoni with Pancetta These flavors look incredible. I need a fork please!
I’m still not over pumpkin. I don’t think I ever will be. Loving these little cookies from Buns in my Oven. They’re White Chocolate Pumpkin and they look like they’d be perfect with coffee.
My hands are reaching in for these tantalizing Pulled Pork Nachos (from Crunchy Creamy Sweet)! Who wants to join me?
FABULOUS PRODUCTS I’M LOVING RIGHT NOW
I’m so in the mood to cook. I think it’s just what happens when November rolls around all you can think about it huge comforting meals. I’m craving mashed potatoes and gravy, roast chicken and other yummies like no one’s business!
And as I was browsing the internet I came across these good deals!
Currently Zulily is offering up Rachel Ray kitchen goods for as low as $9.99. This agave blue loaf pan is only $14.99.
Look at this gorgeous 3 piece Bubble and Brown Set for only $24.99.
Or this pretty Acacia Grinder is only $10.99! That’s a fantastic deal. I’ve been searching for a new pepper grinder. And they are stinken expensive!
FABULOUS BOOK I’M READING RIGHT NOW
A few weeks ago I had an extremely challenging week. One that left me feeling lonely and defeated. I happened upon a post by my friend, Crystal Paine.
She wrote back and offered to send me this book, Rising Strong by Brene Brown for free. I was so touched to know someone cared. I’ve dived right in and I’m already a quarter way through the book.
Failing and getting knocked down is a part of life. And even if I I’m failing there is courage in standing back up and not just rising but rising strong and helping others as they are down and out.
Quote from the book: “The truth is that Falling Hurts. The dare is to keep being brave and feel your way back up.
What are your thoughts on the fabulous finds this week?
Thanks for being here friends!
Til we meet and eat again,
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