Hi everyone! What a wonderful week it has been! Sunny skies except for that bit of haziness that autumn brings, crispy air and a cool breeze. At 7:00 this morning it was 52 degrees. I love this weather! Although I haven't unpacked my fall/winter clothes, I did do a little online shopping in the comfort of my cozy little home! Some sweaters, a few long sleeved cotton tops and two pairs of jeans. I haven't dared to look at the shoes and boots yet! Yesterday I pulled out my favorite pair to run my errands in, but I'm sure we'll get another heat wave and I'll be back in my good 'ol flip flops again!
Despite all my running around in boots yesterday, I was able to throw together a quiche for dinner and it puffed up so nicely, I thought I'd take a picture of it. It's so simple and quick to make, we have it quite often. In a nutshell (or pie plate), I used 8 eggs whisked with 1 1/2 cup whipping cream, 1 1/2 cup of shredded cheese, 1 cup of chopped veggies and a handful of chopped ham or bacon. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Very simple! Your family will love you!
To help me squeeze into my jeans this winter, I have been stocking up on my favorite Greek yogurt. If you have this brand in your grocery store, try it! It's not as sweet as other yogurts and I love to have it as a late night snack. I have banned the Keebler elves from my kitchen and I am trying to get back on the right track with my eating habits. I know that being cooped up inside during the cold winter months I tend to cook and bake more, thus I eat more and I'm less active...so I'm trying to stock up the fridge with healthy things. Does apple pie count?
No fall decorations yet...I am waiting for one of my big boys to come over and bring my bins upstairs. In a way, I'm sort of avoiding it because I love each and every thing I have collected over the years and I want to put it ALL out. Then I get frustrated with the clutter. This year I want my mantel to be simple and natural, I want woven baskets filled with fruit, nuts and fall leaves. I want soft, muted colors. Tomorrow is Emily's day off and we are going to swing by Michael's and Hobby Lobby where I hope to find some silk flowers and leaves that aren't screaming orange. In a moment of de-cluttering last year, I tossed out my bags of faux flowers and swore I'd have no more collecting dust. Well, I've changed my mind, but I will not go overboard. Wish me luck!Lastly, on the reading front, I have been having a lot of luck finding good books. I have discovered that if you really like a book you have read, or a particular author, you can go to Amazon.com and look it up. There you will find suggestions for similar books or book by the same author. Genius! This is an incredibly good book that had me up reading until midnight last night. I'm not good at describing what a book is about and I definitely don't want to give anything away, but I really do recommend it. It's a page turner.
Well, this post is longer than I intended (and I thought I didn't have anything to say!), so I'll sign off now. Hopefully I will have some "fall" going on the next time you pop in! Hope you are all having a wonderful week! :)