Here is just a little bit of cute to send you off on this Tuesday. Image source is from the lovely blog Tick Tock Vintage. I have bangs and somehow they never turn out quite this cute. A gal can dream though.
We are having a delightful rainy Monday here. The sun still hasn't come up and the sky is deliciously dark. I've been feeling a little busy lately which is always frustrating. I think I feel most like myself when I'm on top of things. I have the day off which makes this rainy day feel even more special. I'm thinking this morning I'm going to cozy up with some tea and watch the morning news.
In the mean time here are some delightfully cozy things I want to make,
I have recovered from the deathly cold I was suffering from the last few weeks. Life has been pretty mellow around here the last while. My grandparents are coming in to stay with my parents this weekend and I'm looking forward to spending time with them.
Oh yes, and the rain started today. We had our first rainfall in weeks and it was wonderfully cleansing. I loved driving in the rainy drizzle to work this morning, fall is really coming.
I hope you had a wonderful week and coming weekend.
I have become completely smitten with the blog so fawned. This lovely blog is a personal journey shared by its author Desiree Fawn. I relate to her on so many levels. She has a mad love for simple living and also raises chickens (how I long for chickens). Her writing style is personal and insightful and her photographs are lovely.
Oh gosh so many people already know about A Cozy Kitchen. Am I the last one to discover this blog? Never have I seen so many recipes that I would want to make. Usually when I leaf through a cooking blog I see a few recipes that I would consider making. Not this blog. Oh my, I want to make everything from Roasted Strawberries on Toast to Avocado Fries. Looking through the many detectable recipes I realized I had already made one of A Cozy Kitchen's recipes - my post on Baked Eggs and Tomato Sauce from Tasty Kitchen was originally a Cozy Kitchen recipe.
I haven't had the blogging zest lately so my posts have been sparse. I'm thinking the coming fall will inspire me once more. I've been sick for about a week and a half with a pesky cold and try as I might - it will not leave.
So this is my current view right now. Beautiful soft folded towels and tea. I'm not sure how much longer my tush will occupy the couch but I'm certain it will be another hour or so before I stir for some grapes and maybe a banana.
Speaking of fall - where is it? Our weather here has been so warm lately. Combined with my cold it has made me extroadanarily cranky. I haven't felt like knitting or sewing or even cooking for ages. I'm praying this zombie like phase I'm in is only a phase.
I hope your weekend has been delightful so far and if you are experiencing this late summer heat I hope it is welcome. I think of sunny swims at a lake or forest summer strolls and how this weather would be better spent.
So much love!
P.S. I have read so many poignant and heart warming blog posts and articles about the 9/11 attacks which happened 10 years ago today and have found it so moving. I remember that day and the feeling in my heart when I saw those towers fall. We will not forget. My heart goes out to everyone that has been affected 9/11.
Days like today put small colds into perspective and make me really think of the bigger picture of life.
I'm feeling so inspired by this Better Homes and Garden photograph. This lovely kitchen is a cottage remodel in upstate New York. I love the idea of painting the beadboard that lovely blue shade. My eyes go right to the blue plates on the second shelf to the left. Open shelving is so dreamy in photographs, I wonder how much of a pain it is to keep organized.
We are experiencing a very late summer here. I remember this time last year my cucumbers were about the size of zuchini's - this year they are about the size of a snap pea right now. Our season started off slow but has picked up and the days here feel as though they are getting warmer and warmer. Today is the last day of my beloved vacation. Work starts tomorrow and real life begins once more. It feels as though the summer has gone by so quickly.
We went away last week with my parents camping/staying in trailers. It was fun but I was again happy to once more come home. I find when we go away our diets kind of crash and I suffer from it greatly. It's nice to be home to lots of fruits and vegetables and my cooking.
I also came home to my bean plants producing. We had a nice crop this year. I'm going to save some of the seeds from these beans and plant some more next year.
The muffins in the top photograph are delicious Blueberry Banana Muffins. I used this recipe from Tasty Kitchen. I
really liked the recipe and it is somewhat nutritious. I think I ended
up over cooking my muffins by about 4-5 minutes. I will be making them
I hope your summer has been/was wonderful. I'm starting to really get excited for fall foods (mmm soup!) and the coming of cooler weather. Before we know it the Christmas season will be upon us and after all, it truly is the most wonderful time of the year <3