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What I’m Digging

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Happy Friday, friends! A big burst of arctic wind blew down from Canada Wednesday evening, making autumn suddenly feel more akin to January ’round these parts. That first freeze of the season meant a mad dash to harvest all the remaining basil and peppers out in the garden. It also meant firing up the wood stove for its seasonal debut. My love of our wood stove knows no end. Whether I’m shoveling out ashes, coaxing kindling into flame, adding logs to the embers in the morning, or simply sitting at Huxley’s tiny table, in one of his tiny chairs working on my laptop while warming my back (all true), that burning hunk of metal makes me immensely happy.

In other news, here’s a smattering of this and that’s that caught my attention this week:

*I think I might’ve mentioned Bee’s Wrap on here before, but it’s so good that I’m giving it another shout out!

*Pumpkin scones with brown butter glaze from my girl Joy.

*While we’re talking about pumpkins, how about 3 delectable ways to use their seeds?

*What’s better than hot cocoa? How about serving it in an orange?!

*If I wasn’t in Chicago, I’d totally be going to this book-signing at Villagers for Beauty Everyday and Southern Makers. If you’re local, though, YOU should definitely go!

*I would very, very, VERY much like to do as Molly did and stay at Hedgebrook. Sigh.

*The absolute cardigan of my dreams (but, alas, not my budget!).

*Ordered these boots for Huxley, a gift to him from my mom and grandmother.

*I’ve been waiting for this show to come back on and the wait is now over. Season premiere is tonight!

*My buddy Nicole introduced me to Bat Dad. Hilarious!

Glenn’s wonderful parents are coming for a visit from Florida tomorrow. They’re bringing his 12 year-old nephew, Sammy, with them. Huxley and Sammy get along famously, so the next few days should be full of good times. Considering that I’m heading to NYC alone for a work trip Monday-Wednesday, that’s good news to this mama (they’ll all still be here during my time in the Big Apple). While my time in New Hampshire last month marked my first nights away from Huxley, he and Glenn did make the trip up there with me before heading off to Maine. This time, I’ll be staking out on my own. I’m excited for the opportunity to focus on work without interruption, and to see some friends while I’m there, but I’ll definitely be missing my boys!

Wherever you go this weekend, whatever you do, and whomever you do it with, may it be grand!

*I post a photo of Huxley here each Friday because, truly, he’s what his Papa and I dig the most. He’s very into being a tiny ninja at the moment, and found this “Bo Staff” during a forest stroll with Glenn the other day. 

3 Responses to What I’m Digging

  • jen says:

    We love Grimm in this house, too. Can’t wait for the new season!
    If you want a chunky cardigan at a much more affordable price, Minx on Lexington has some lovely options. I had to work hard to stop with one for now. :)
    Happy weekend, stay warm tonight!

  • Hazel says:

    So glad Grimm is back on in the US- it means we can’t be far behind!

  • Georgette says:

    Quite an interesting varied collection you have here! The recipes look heaven ; must try them. And I have been wanting to buy the Bee Wraps. The plastic thing is so passé now. Love the cardie and sharp little man boots! Thank you for sharing.