Well hello, hello. We’re back today with another Diary post, where I show what I’ve been up to over the past two weeks, according to my iPhone’s camera roll.
Mike is on a mission to perfect the Big Green Egg grilled pizza and I am excited to go along for the ride!! I could eat pizza every night of the week, so I am in full support of his mission. We’ve been experimenting with different dough recipes though haven’t landed on a “winner” yet. We keep joking that it’s going to be a long winter so we have plenty of time to get it right.
I love Tate’s cookies and have been treating myself to a few every night after dinner. I decided I wanted to try them all and see how they measured up. So I picked up a couple of bags of the holiday flavors and they’re both delicious. The Gingersnap tastes homemade– it tastes like real ginger, not imitation. But the Cinnamon Brown Sugar Cookies are next level. They melt in your mouth! Highly recommend.
They sent me one and though they’re sold out, you can sign up for a waitlist to be notified when they’re back in stock. Chappy Wraps are fantastic– everyone in the house, especially the pups, love them.
This just about sums up the past couple of weeks! Usually I burn myself out during the holiday season. (It’s the busiest time of year for bloggers!) But I’m committed to closing my laptop and taking evenings off. I’d say six out of seven nights I’m able to really step away and it’s made a world of difference for my mental health. I usually get into bed and needlepoint for an hour while watching Youtube or TV (currently going through every Annie behind the scenes video ever created & Sabrina on Netflix).
And a less glamorous day? Standing in line to get tested for COVID. I was annoyed we were exposed (because it wasn’t super clear when the person found out they were positive 🙃) and though the chance was super tiny (the exposure happened outdoors), we wanted to be safe. Well… cases are surging and getting a test is not easy. We stood in line for hours in 40 degree rain. I was so annoyed but relieved to get a negative test result!
Now that it’s really getting cold out, we’ve been lighting a fire almost every night! It’s a nice way to make an ordinary day feel special.
I stepped up my gift wrap game this year!!!
Just love how it looks!! Talk about sparking joy.
These two little men. They love perching on the couch in the living room and looking out the window. (Their collars are for our invisible fence by the way; I get a lot of questions about them in DM!)