I'm linking up with the ladies of Blogger Tribe, rounding up my favorite things from the past week.
DOING... some reading with new cookbooks! I got the Skinnytaste cookbook recently, because I'd followed the blog for a while. I also picked up Chrissy Teigen's book Cravings while I was in the Amazon bookstore in Seattle, because my cousin had recommended it. Love them both! Beautiful photography and recipes I can make at home. I think that making new things via Plated has made me more willing to try new recipes, and I love my cookbook collection.
APPRECIATING... ARMY'S WIN OVER NAVY IN FOOTBALL! They hadn't won since 2001, so I literally waited almost half my life to see a win that I remember. I started the game wearing my Army sweats, but we had dinner/ballet that evening, so I put on my ring and some West Point earrings to head to dinner. We were seated near enough to the bar that I could watch the end of the game (I'd been streaming it on my phone on the way to dinner) and I CRIED. I cried over a football game, and I don't even like football. But I love my alma mater, forever and ever.
DESIGNING... I'm reorganizing my family recipe binder into my beloved disc-bound system, because I think it will hold more recipes and be more easy to sort. My cousin made this beautiful family book, and I've collected cards/recipes from other family and friends, so I want to make it more functional in format.
HUMMING... all the Christmas songs! I visited the original Starbucks in Seattle during a work trip this week, and it just felt like Christmastime with the red cups, lights, and chilly weather.
EXPECTING... more travel in the coming weeks! I have another work trip, as well as family travel for Christmas. I'm kind of tired; I haven't even unpacked my suitcase from my Seattle trip this week. But I'm enjoying downtime at home while I can. We went to see the Nutcracker ballet this weekend, and I also had brunch with my friend and caught Franklin's Dickens of a Christmas festival. Good winter activities!
THIS PAST WEEK...
- On the Blog: I did a post of some of the restaurants and food trucks around Franklin, TN.
- On Twitter: I RTed Mindy Kaling because I've been watching The Crown and this is so true.
- On Pinterest: I am going crazy pinning "dream house" things, including ALL THE BUILT-INS on Pinterest. Like this for a master bedroom.
- On Instagram: Macarons are my fav.
- Shopping: I think this rolling pin that also dispenses flour (for rolling dough) is brilliant!
What are you up to this Sunday?