Monday, September 21, 2015


Last week we had a lovely break from our late summer heat and gladly welcomed overcast skies, raindrops, and cool breezes. With this change in the weather, the fall decor came out from storage, chili & cornbread was on the menu, and our first batch of pumpkin muffins were baked. Each year I love pulling out my holiday decorations, and adding a few things each year to my stash. A trip to the pumpkin patch next month will get us some big pumpkins to adorn the fireplace & the front porch, and then we will be ready to enjoy my most favorite time of the year!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015


This summer, Derek and I have become slightly obsessed with Naan bread. I have always had a fond taste for it, but it wasn't until this last year or so when I converted Derek to the pro hummus team (he previously would make fun of me for eating hummus, and now he begs for me to put it on the grocery list each week!) that his interested peaked. This flat, oven baked bread hails from India and is so versatile! You can dip it in hummus or curry, or use it as a bread for sandwiches. The other night, we used Naan to create individualized flat bread pizzas and they were delicious! This was the perfect easy dinner to enjoy during this last summer month, with the doors and windows finally wide open & enjoying the breeze.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


Although still very much summer, the weather is cooling down in the evenings and making it much more enjoyable to be outside! Last Friday we gathered things up for a picnic at the park down the street from us. Dark clouds started to roll in, giving us the perfect hazy evening on the grass. I think it's safe to say that the upcoming Fall months will find us at the park more often and enjoying the already cooler temperatures and changing leaves.