Gosh I want to know you!
But I have been a horrible host here on this little blog.
I’m still dancing between wanting to get you just a recipe, no strings attached, and also wanting to bring to you my bright, joy dripping self. That’s why I wrote this post about more heart. And then I stumbled and fell away from that.
That changes this week. That changes on Thursdays… or maybe Saturdays? Or the ever quiet Sundays? I’ll play around with the day to do this post. Today it’s Thursday! Anyway, this is to share more of me and in hopes of hearing more from you I’m going to share my table, the best way I can through a blog!
So, my table:
Our dining room table is an excellent collector. He collects mail from the week and receipts from my purse. He keeps articles cut out from magazines and coupons torn out. He has pieces of paper with scribbles of a favorite quote I found. And his ability to balance all my cookbooks tall and sturdy has always amazed me.
He collects friends that gather and eat. He scoops up my food and cradles it through the night as we dish it from the bowls. He listens in on prayers whispered quiet, some bold, some desperate.
At the end of the week I go through the treasures left on that table & I’m going to start sharing them here every week. Maybe pictures of some of our gatherings? Maybe some fun articles I read. Probably some of my favorite recipes from the web. And hopefully a few of my favorite kitchen stuffs.
But I want to hear from you too, ok?!
What you found at your table at the end of the week. What articles you loved. What prayers you’re whispering.
Let’s do this. Together.
As a reminder, this is me. Signature messy bun and pink lips (although red has been fun lately!).
This is Beau, my husband. I’ve been calling him Beau since we first started dating and it has stuck.
The below pictures were taken in Italy. We went there last there last year for my 30th and we got to cook in Bianca’s kitchen. Bianca is the most stunning Italian woman I’ve met and she told Beau that he was an excellent cook. According to her he has, “A great way with pie dough and pasta dough.”
We fell in love with cooking after we fell in love with each other. You can read about it here.
A couple that makes homemade pasta together, stays together :) That’s a thing – right?
I turned 31 on August 11 and I have to say I am absolutely in love with my 30s. Here is a tribute I wrote to my 30s when I entered them last year:
TODAY. I bid a very sincere farewell to my 20s. To my 20s: you were so good to me. You were incredibly hard on me. I always felt like I was taking one step forward and too many more back. You were absolutely exhilarating. And unbelievably heartbreaking. You were confusing. Empowering. Freeing. Frightening. In you I drew so near to Him. I discovered what a stranger I am to this world. In you, I found the man who is walking me Home. I learned so much. I grew up beyond recognition. Now I leave you. Fondly. Hello, 30s. I expect nothing less from you.
I posted that on Instagram. Gosh, I LOVE Instagram. LOVE. And I post there often throughout the week. So I’d love to see you there too. Follow me and I’ll follow you? That sounds more creepy than I wanted it to…
Now, around my table this week:
Let’s laugh. Beau found this video about being a neighbor and I watched it 8,000 times this week!
Do you watch SYTYCD? I am obsessed and have been for about seven years now. When I married Beau I got him into it – he loves it too! This routine has been our favorite this season. Put a little pep in your day!
What are you cooking this week? Sumer has had me so very lazy in the kitchen. No less than 20 days this summer did I have popcorn and red wine for dinner (thank you, Olivia Pope). But I am jumping back into it full swing.
I want to make big batches of this chicken stock in preparation for fall soups! Thank you, Joy! xoxo
Right now I am reading this new book from Emily P Freeman:
My soul NEEDS this book. Especially entering into the crazy back-to-school fall season. This is one of my favorite quotes from the book:
May we be marked more by our small moments than by our fast movements.
This book is bubbling with so many deep soul breaths. Get it on Amazon today & hopefully you can have it by the weekend!
This last Tuesday Beau and I saw that there was a wine and floral arrangement class at Whole Foods. It was only $20 and we had lots of wine (they kept the juice flowing), got to put together two gorgeous bouquets, and learned some helpful tips. Then we were able to do some of our grocery shopping. Win. Win. Win.
We love looking for little classes like this at Whole Foods. Williams Sonoma also does classes like these. Simple, casual, cheap.
Lastly, my new favorite thing. Sweet potato noodles!
And Zoodles! Chicken Zoodle Soup recipe is up!
I have had my spiral vegetable slicer for over one year. I got it in great hopes of making ALL THE VEGETABLE NOODLES! And then somehow it got packed away. I rediscovered it this past week and have used it to make every weeknight meal.
Ok, that was from my table this week. Hold me to this? More of me, more of you. Recipes too but not without friendship.
To kick this off, tell me: what are your three favorite things about yourself? I am so excited to know you!
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