Happy Friday! It’s been a fantastic week at our house… life is good and I can’t wait to soon share all of the exciting things going on. For today I wanted to share some links of things I have seen, heard, and tasted over the past week, as well as some recent interviews I’ve done.
Seen: Alice always wows me with her unique and comfortable style. Her home is the coziest each Fall, and I want to move right into her photos. She recently added some bentwoods and a new amazing light fixture to her dining room, and the whole situation had me drooling. (Please pin from original source).
Heard: Emmy just started learning to play the cello at school, and has been practicing each night. As of now, she loves it, and I’ve discovered I love listening to the cello. In looking for some inspiring music for her, we came across Brooklyn Duo, a pianist and cellist who play current music. We’ve downloaded a few of their albums from iTunes, and this song is one of our favorites.
I hosted a brunch at my house yesterday and we listened to this and it was perfect background music and several of my friends commented on how lovely it was. And it helped mask the sounds of my dogs barking like crazy.
Tasted: Speaking of brunch, I made a couple of cleaner eating quick breads- a pumpkin chocolate chip bread as well as a banana bread. It was officially the first day of Fall, so I figured it was time to break out some pumpkin something… right? I was patient.The pumpkin chocolate chip bread was a recipe I found on Nesting with Grace. Brooke made hers in a bundt pan, but I used a regular loaf pan and just baked it for about 10 more minutes as it was thicker this way. The gluten free banana bread recipe I used was good, but not great. I love the texture but I think the agave gave it a unique flavor… so I may try another natural sweetener like honey or maple syrup next time. I also made egg cups with eggs from our chickens and homemade peach salsa with farmer’s market produce and tomatoes from our garden. I added a little cottage cheese as well, and they were delicious!
And finally, I’ve been very fortunate to have been interviewed by three of my favorite ladies lately! You can find my thoughts on blogging at Charlotte’s, my thoughts on owning a business at Wendy’s, and more about creativity and furniture makeovers at Suzanne’s.
Well, the kids are out today so we are headed off to hike with some friends this morning. Have a wonderful weekend!