Wednesday, August 14, 2013

it's the little things

This has been a pretty freaking fantastic few days. That was a lot of alliteration, but it needed to be said.

It has felt so, so, soooo good outside. A little humidity here and there, but we're currently on the couch with windows open. Pumpkin Buttercream candle lit. Sipping red wine. Perfect. It's the little things people. It's surprising how thrilled I get over such small details.

The past few days sure didn't disappoint either. I tried out a great new brewery in town called 50 West for happy hour Thursday. It was right up my alley, and I can't wait to take Will there. Then on Saturday I finally convinced Will to pick out some paint samples. I'm not sure the colors are perfect, but it's so fun to get the ball rolling on operation: paint. And while at Home Depot, we found the cutest, comfiest deck set for basically pennies. Thank you end of the summer sales.

I cooked up a storm and made my favorite soup zuppa toscona, and roasted my first whole chicken. I used this recipe, and it was to die for. Ree never lets you down. Will raved the entire way through dinner, and when we had it again the next night. I have a feeling I'll be repeating that meal for many years to come.

Our lawn is a train wreck, and the treatments on that started today- thank goodness! I never thought I would have a care in the world that pertained to any type of yard maintenance, until now. When you own a home, and put so much blood, sweat, and tears into that home, and the dreaded crab grass takes over, it's a pretty big slap in the face.

The rest of this week will be hectic, but there's also plenty to look forward too. Thursday I'm taking by best friend (who was our maid of honor) out for a celebratory birthday/new apartment dinner. Then Saturday we're going canoeing with a big group of Friends. I am pretty excited for both, so hopefully the next two work days FLY by.

Happy Wednesday!

jamiedawn said...

girl you are a cooking genius! i can never let jon read your posts... he'll be so jealous. the poor guy gets spaghetti probably more than he would like :)

Kristin said...

ahhhhh, that soup is my fav, thanks for sharing!

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