|Even the weeds are pretty this time of year. ;)|
I continue to be weaker than usual but so far I can still do a little at a time. My daughter-in-law came over for dinner last night and brought the DVD of Frozen with her. It was a delightful movie!
She and Mr. Christopher are in the process of buying a house in the subdivision where the country road by us nears the highway. They would be living only a couple of miles from us. Which is okay because we are not the type of in-laws who show up unannounced. ;)
Soooo... here is what happened in my world this week through the lens of a camera. :)
Well, I'm glad that her choice was Handmade Gatherings: Recipes & Crafts for Seasonal Celebrations & Potluck Parties. I enjoy Ashley's blog and I have one of her other books... so I shouldn't be surprised I'd find this one delightful to read, to look at, and full of great recipes (and this one has some crafts!).
Handmade Gatherings is unique in focusing on potluck style parties and get togethers. I haven't tried any of the recipes but just reading it on the deck in pleasant weather with a cup of tea at my side has been enjoyable. I will try a few of the recipes before putting it in the pretty bag where I keep "stuff for Stephanie". You can find more information... here.*
The Kindle version of the book the movie is based on has been available for only $1.99 (as a tie-in to the premier) so I downloaded it after enjoying the film. It adds so much depth and background that the book is quite enjoyable, even if I do know the ending!
You can check to see if the Kindle version of Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio is still reduced... here.* I highly recommend it. It is not the usual Amish book but it is faith based, published by Guideposts. Perfect summer reading!
Decorating by Tweaking
It still didn't look quite right until I remembered the wooden bowl with the flat surface that once belonged to my mother-in-law. Wallah! A perfect use of kitchen counter real estate and everything else fit in nicely around it. :)
The "go to" bottle of canola oil is still next to the stove but everything else is grouped in the wooden bowl including olive oil, a bottle of GMO free canola oil for salads, and various vinegars.
That little salt shaker next to the wooden duo is my husband's. He says the wooden salt shaker is too slow. Can we say "Type A" personality?
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