I just did something very freeing. I threw away (donated to Goodwill) every cookbook that I've had for the past seventeen years that I've only used two recipes out of. There were like twenty of them. (I had to copy those two recipes first, of course.) Why was I keeping them all these years? Was it in case I got a sudden, late night craving for a recipe that had no photos, and I'd never made before? I think it was.
And I have a new rule about cookbooks. They must contain a photo for nearly every recipe, cause if they don't I won't make it. I'm pretty sure that has something to do with being an anticipator. I anticipate the goodness of the dish. Or something like that.
Speaking of food. Last night, I decided that I am going to photograph my dinner every night for a week so you could see what we really eat around here. Of course last night wasn't very exciting, because today was grocery day, and all we had left in the house were a few eggs, and ham, and fruit. Hey maybe this will be fun. It won't be staged. Which means I probably won't have a knife. Or a napkin. Or a glass. (We tend to be water bottle drinkers around here.) But it will be real. I did have a glass of water with a refreshing wedge of lemon in it last night. That was a joke for my friend Allison.
new things in my shop right now. This collection of funky orange and multi-beaded necklaces. (I'm wearing two of them here) All of them are different, yet similar. They go with everything, dressed up, or down, worn long of double looped. I'm in love. I wore two while grocery shopping today with a cute navy and white striped cardigan, white top, jeans, and navy Toms. And if you order some for Mother's day, (and let me know they are for Mother's day) I'll even gift wrap them for free. (Oh and my favorite things about these necklaces, are the tiny square silver beads- they catch the light. I also love the gold seed beads so you can pair them with gold or silver earrings. Some have little wood beads, and all have a pop (or two) of turquoise in there somewhere.)
my shop now and I love it! It's an 11x14 size and makes me smile every time I see it. Which is good since smiling is my favorite. Especially on Fridays. (You can order here!)
Happy Weekend Friends!