Friday, October 22
Thursday, October 21
Thursday, October 14
Tuesday, October 12
Monday, October 11
I was lucky to spend the day with one of my beautiful goddaughters today! We were very productive: we baked apple bread (recipe from the Wall Street Journal), cleaned the bird cage, read all of the Angelina Ballerina books I have in my possession, made lunch together (bratwurst in sautéed onions and peppers, potato salad, pickles, and macaroni and cheese with bunny pasta), worked on coloring pages, rode her scooter, and watched several episodes of the old Angelina Ballerina cartoon. It was nice to spend time with a three-year-old again!
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Friday, October 8
I just put together a garland of bouquet garni. Most of them are made of parsley and rosemary, but I also have several of parsely and sage. I'll use these little bundled herbs in soups and stews and maybe even on our Sunday roasts. I had never heard of bouquet garni before, but @rue.dauphine.paris mentioned making them to use in her kitchen a few weeks ago and they intrigued me! I'm debating where to store these once they're dry: In the cupboard with my spices? Maybe hanging near my braided garlic? For now, I'll enjoy them as a garland in the dining room.
Thursday, October 7
Tuesday, October 5
We put up new window film in the master bathroom! I love the change and feel like it's a better match for the tile and general style in here. Everything feels more elegant and cohesive now. The film is from Artscape, which can be purchased both online and at Home Depot (maybe other places too, I'm not sure). We needed two different coordinating types because of our window sizes.
Monday, October 4
I really love the changes that we made this year to the garden (espaliered pyrocatha bushes) and eterior of the rectory. Painting the walls and painting the shutters and doors sage green made such a gigantic difference. I feel like it has really elevated the look of the rectory and I feel such joy when I see it now!
Saturday, October 2
Friday, October 1
Eeek! I spotted this dream of an antique marble pastry table on Facebook Marketplace yesterday and it is ours today! I have seen tables like this for sale several times and they have always been too expensive or fallen short in some way. This one was exactly what I wanted, the correct size, and right in our budget. It can be used in multiple ways and is currently acting as my desk. I am so thankful to my husband for seeing my vision, driving to get it with me, and helping to set it up!