I've been working non-stop this year, with no longer than 4 days in between each job. It's a blessing to have so many opportunities, but I'd be kidding myself if I said I didn't need a break. It's really easy for me to get caught up in my work, because I genuinely love what I do, but I'm the first one to admit that there are other things in life that I can concern myself with. Like signing up for health insurance, or finally getting glasses.
Well, it turns out that the universe could tell how bad I needed time off, because I was unexpectedly gifted with a week off. It was glorious. I got to catch up on sleep, read all the books I'd been letting stack up on my nightstand, and do so much fall related cooking and baking. I think I've been taking myself too serious for the last couple of months, and all the recipes I've been posting have been accompanied by some heavy writing. This post is a little break from that, because there's no harm in lightening up a little. I feel lighter now, I got a week off and now I can hit the ground running until the holidays. I'm happy, I'm healthy, I'm safe and I've got so much to share with you. For instance:
I watched Heathers for the first time and honestly... what???
I found a new sparkly soda to be obsessed with.
I bought myself a Dutch Oven for my birthday and it's honestly the best thing I've ever done. It was on sale at an outlet mall in New Orleans and I truly believe the sale was a gift presented to me by the universe. Also can't stop baking bread in it. Like I literally can't stop myself. I made 4 loaves of bread in one week and I've another in the oven right now. I've been using this recipe, but have been experimenting with different flour combinations & toppings. I'll post some of my favorite adaptations soon.
This may or may not be related to the bread thing but yesterday I went shopping for new jeans and all my nightmares were realized when I had to ask the sales associate to bring me a larger size not once, but 4 (!!) separate times. I don't have a link for that, I just thought it would be relatable and funny and also the jeans look really cute on me. Okay fine, here's a link.
My dream man Tom Hanks wrote a book and it's beautiful and funny and sad and just lovely. Read More