I am forever rearranging things.... I have always been that way to, I like the refreshing feel it gives around me. It may be even more now due to our current home being in a total disarray for the pending upcoming move.... (Nothing new on that subject either ... ugh). I only have so much out that isn't yet boxed, so more frequent moving things around helps me in not losing my mind with the clutter that is all around!
I am the type that cannot handle things not where they belong or disorganization, and living in a home that is partially packed away is starting to make me a little crazy!
A lot of my ironstone I haven't packed yet so I have that to enjoy and shuffle around :)
And my linens as well.... it's the little things, right! And fresh flowers always help too!
These linen remnants are of my favorite colors, I love beige and grays and of course whites. Gingham or checkered patterns as well... (Besides my other favorites ticking and stripes!).
|If anyone is interested in this adorable cow butter dish, I found it on Ebay (New) for $12 and free shipping!! I love anything with cows or goats! :)|
I really wish I would have grown tomatoes this summer, I LOVE tomatoes and I have been reading up on all that can be preserved and canned too, maybe next year...
I am going to be bringing in my herbs and trying to maintain them through the winter months for meals, as they can get ridiculously expensive to buy over the winter.
I'm a big soup maker too (not just in the winter months either) and I found a recipe on Pinterest last week that is so SO good and I thought I would share it here, it is a MUST try if you like potato soup! It is my new favorite to say the least! Sorry I don't have a picture to show of it, but trust me....you will love it! In fact it's what's on the menu for dinner again tonight too :)
|(Shameless Plug) These three bowls are available in my Etsy shop currently too! Link in the right sidebar.|
**The only changes I made to the below recipe is I didn't have any thyme on hand so I didn't add that, and I always use heavy whipping cream in my chowder type of soups not half n half, I think it adds to the perfect richness. And I used chicken broth in substitute of the five cups of water, I think that was key as well.**
Summer Corn Chowder
- 1/4 cut into 2-inch pieces 5 slices bacon
- 1 Bay leaf
- 2 tbsp Chives, fresh
- 8 ears Corn, fresh sweet yellow
- 1 clove Garlic
- 1/2 tsp Thyme, dried
- 1 Yellow onion chopped (1 1/2 cups), medium
- 1 lb Yukon gold potatoes
- 1 tbsp Honey
Baking & Spices
- 1/4 cup All-purpose flour
- 1 Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 3 tbsp Butter
- 1 Cheddar cheese
- 1 cup Half and half
- 5 cups Water