March Favorites

I adore seeing what all of my friends and families are up to. I love to get all up in their biz and know what they are watching, reading, and listening to. What they are wearing, and what tea they are drinking. Just in case you are similarly inclined, here is what I was up to this month.faves_march

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Five Spring Time Must Reads

What books to keep you busy over spring break!

Hello lovelies! It’s been a little while, a thousand apologies. Between the holidays, family emergencies and some refurbishments, I had to take a little break from blogging. But I am back and ready to recommend some perfect spring time must reads! Spring officially just started March 20th so pick up one or two of these bad boys to start the season off right!

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Why You Should NEVER Buy a Bookmark

Why you should NEVER buy a bookmark ;)

I’ve been an avid reader since the second grade. I remember that so specifically because my second grade teacher had a wonderful library and when you finished your school work early you could choose a book to borrow from that library until the end of school. I read through that entire library over the course of the second grade and I haven’t stopped reading since!

And over the entire duration of my reading career- not once have I purchased a bookmark.

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What to read this October

My pile o books for the month! Check back next month to see what I think of these titles

Is there a more perfect month than October to curl up with a good book? The weather is cooling off here in Oregon, and the cold makes me want to lay in bed with a good book all day long. But the question was, what to read this October? I went perusing my local used book stores and found these beauties that I’ll be reading over the next month. Check back next month the see what I thought of them!

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Annual Pumpkin Patch Trip

The ol' annual pumpkin patch trip is one of my favorite days of the year. Kettle corn, farm animals and festival veggies make for a wonderful day. Happy Autumn!

Kettle corn and hay rides and corn mazes, oh my! It’s that time of year again! Pumpkin season! You may have noticed that I went a little pumpkin crazy on the blog, but I just can’t help myself. Everything about them is awesome! You carve giant smiley faces on them, bake them into pies, and there are a plethora of farms that dedicate the entire season to them just for our amusement! Pumpkin patches are a good clean source of family entertainment, a wonderful place to take family portraits and an extremely valid excuse to get some fresh air!

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Autumn Inspired Pumpkin Risotto Recipe

Autumn inspired risotto recipe to warm you up on a cold autumn afternoon. Roasted pumpkin risotto with apples and sausage! Unbelievably delicious!

As you may have read in some of my recent posts, gluten has decided to team up on me, and wreak havoc on my body- inside and out, anytime I attempt to eat it. Goodbye pastas, pastries and bread. I love you, but you have hurt me, and it is time to say goodbye. Finding other items to eat has been a bit of a challenge. Do you know how much of our foods contain gluten! A lot of everyday food items! I had become accustomed to eating everything with toast, or on a bed of pasta to help fill me up. So when I discovered risotto, it was a good day for me!

If you had asked me a month ago what risotto was I would have been able to tell you two things.

1.) It was a dinner item that came in a bowl.

2.) Gordon Ramsey talks about it a lot.

Risotto is just one of those foods that I happened to never have up until recently. And it wasn’t until I saw a recipe for a pumpkin risotto that I became interested in it. When I learned it was a rice, and therefore gluten free- that was it! I had to try it.

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