thrifting around town

my day off is monday. coincidentally my monday errands take me right by my favorite local thrift store! rarely do i resist the urge just to take a quick peek to see whats new. i was especially glad this week to have found this awesome 1940's brownie. i have big plans for it! i hope to use it to take "through the viewfinder" style pictures.
today was 1/2 price sale. in which i found these adorable salt and pepper shakers and tons of vintage ribbon. i hope to get some plain brown wrapping paper, and adorn my presents with this fun ribbon. simple pleasures. 7$ indulgences are hard to pass up.


Mulled Wine and fall lists

so my friend crystal and i went to england two years ago. while we were there (in december) we had the pleasuring of drinking much mulled wine. and ever since i've had a hankering to make it my self. so here is attempt #1. not too bad. a bit spicy, but still rather tasty. i only wish she was here to drink it with me and give her opinion.

i've been totally obsessed with pumpkins this year. in fact i've actually made a list of all the pumpkin treats i've consumed thus far.

my pumpkin list:

- donuts
- lattes
- rice pudding
- roll
- soy milk
- bread
- martini
- pancakes
- coffee
- hookah
- cheesecake
- seeds
- french toast


autumn walking

i've made a fall list of sorts. things i'd like to do during this lovely season. and last night i mentally crossed another one off my list! crunching through the leaves at a specific trail near our home.


a little bit of everything

i've been slowly working on sprucing up my little space to work on projects. my newest little one being my wall decorations. i've seen this idea on various blogs. taking fabric and placing it in embroidery hoops. great idea for a cheap way to decorate your walls. plus when i get bored i can change the fabric out!
my only other project of late has been to condense my old cookbook i made a few years ago, and my new cookbook, with oh so many blank pages! to try and sort through my favorite tried and true recipes, and only keep them in my new book. plus it has all the pockets at the end of each category, to safely keep all the new ones i haven't tried yet. i'm a bit sad to use my homemade book a little less, but the new one is sturdy and will last for quite a while.

as far as cakes go... this one here was for my husbands grandma (oma) as she is always referred to. she is German, and a baker. it was my pleasure to be asked to make a cake for one very special lady. it seemed that she and everyone around enjoyed it. the party was held at McCooles. it was nice to have Jason's whole family together once again, as it happens so rarely these days.
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