My mom and I have had a "thing" about the words "myriad" and "plethora" since I was in middle school. Therefore, I use those words whenever I can.
When Chelsea and I went thrifting last week, I found the butter dish of my dreams. It may sounds quite silly to you, but I've been hunting for the perfect butter dish for several months now, if not a year. I was using tupperware... It wasn't good. I hadn't given in and bought something I didn't love just to have one. And I'm really glad I didn't. I love this dish. The vintage, deco-y design is perfect. I just love the little wood handle!
I also found that fantastic mug on the same trip. Isn't he awesome and grumpy?! He's also really really big, so I can drink a ton of hot cocoa without going for refills. On the bottom it says, "merry x-mas, gramp. love, beth. '81." If I was a grandpa, I would've loved to get this from my granddaughter!
I found this little guy on my lemon verbena plant. I've never seen such a bright display of color here in Michigan. Anyone know what it is? Other than gorgeous, of course...
Those cosmos I had up on my stove didn't stay beautiful forever. So, I threw them in the compost and plucked a leaf from my new coral bell plant. Isn't the purple perfect with the mint? Mint is the very best plant to use as a green/leafy detail in arrangements. It never wilts, it just starts to root!
This is little chipmunk. He was our friend. He would even come into the garden when we were out there, too, albeit quite sneakily. The other day, Eric saw one of the neighborhood cats slinking away from our house... With little chipmunk in his mouth... We are really quite sad about this.
Apple crisp!!! It smelled so amazing in the oven. However, this was my first time making it and I used a recipe I found online. There was too much butter and I didn't realize I could just pile on the apples... Eric's mom is giving me her recipe, which she made tonight. I had some and it is soo good!
Our kitchen while we were prepping for the tomato-peach-nectarine salsa we made last Friday. Colorful, no? Eric told me that it didn't look like our kitchen because it had so much color! It smelled so good when we were making it. You're supposed to let salsa "mingle" for a couple weeks for the best flavor... I can't wait that long!
Up next: Awesome cottage photos. And more water...