Hello Friends! I am going to try to be super positive but what a crappy month it has been recently. Not personally just life in general. I have officially decided not to read the news all weekend, and I have turned off my phone notifications as I kind of cannot deal with it any more. If the world ends can someone let me know! I am definitely ready for some coffee talk and maybe even a double espresso this time.
Being in Northern California when we think of disaster we think of earthquakes; never fires. The fires up North are horrific, and surreal. I saw a piece on the NY Times with drone footage and it doesn’t seem real at all. Looks like something from a movie. My heart breaks for everyone it has effected. I read a story about a couple who survived the fire from the safety of their neighbors pool, as they watched homes and trees burn around them. Grab a box of tissue …
A few weeks ago I mentioned how I was on the mad search for some new boots, and that this year I was going to be super proactive. I usually wait until November and have no luck. Well, I ordered two pairs and an anxiously waiting for them to arrive. I am only keeping one! Now, that I have boots out the way, I am looking for a new winter coat. I got rid of mine a couple years ago as I thought it would be easy to replace. NOT! I have been without one and when we go to Boston in the winter, I freeze. I thought the world of winter coat options would be my oyster come October, and I am wrong. Almost all of the ones I adore are sold out already, and now the big 40% off sale is gone at J Crew. One. Two. Three (would be fun). Four (not sure about gold buttons). Five (not a coat but love the pink blazer). Six (tried this on cute but not sure). Seven (going to check out this week). Have you seen any cute winter coats I should check out?
I love taquitos but never make them at home, mainly because they are usually fried and I hate frying food. The other day I stumbled up on a great baked recipe from Maria over at Two Peas& Their Pod, and I am thinking I need to make a this week. Sometimes I enjoy snacky food along with a salad for dinner. Do you ever do the same for dinner?
Man oh Man, Heidi has outdone herself again. Earlier this week she posted about a hamburger vegetable soup that brought back memories of something my Grandmother use to make. I think she even called it hamburger soup and I believe she put ketchup in it, minus loads of vegetables. Fast forward to later this week, and darn her, she posted about sloppy joes. I have not had one of those since my teens. Maybe it is because we need comfort in our lives right now, or maybe not, but I am making both of these in the next couple weeks. Have you ever tried hamburger soup?
Hoping you have a GREAT week!