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Monday, October 12, 2015


It seems that lately our weekends have passed and we are left wondering what we did. Occasionally, we have quiet weekends at home, but with my husband teaching on Saturdays and me catching up with classes laden with busy work and monthly live sessions, it seems like there is little time for play. 

This weekend, however, being a long weekend, it seems like we did sneak in a bit of time for ourselves. 

My brother and his girlfriend flew in for the long weekend. It was nice to catch up. We don't get to see each other that often, since he lives in Florida, so this was a treat. 

This weekend was also my niece's first Homecoming. She and her friends clean up well. 

I also explored my new cookbook, Against All Grain, and tried out a couple of recipes, like this bread. It was a pleasant surprise. And it's fabulous toasted. 

These chocolate chip cookies, also from the cookbook, were fabulous!

So, so good!

The rest of the weekend was spent enjoying fall. The colors have not yet "popped" here in my corner of the state, but the yellows and greens were lovely, nonetheless. 

Pumpkins, cider, and gourds. Oh my!

Lastly, I love John Oliver. Often, in my opinion, he is right on point, and so funny. I was mentioning to my husband this weekend that I wondered how Columbus Day is still even a thing, forgetting that John Oliver did his own take on this day last year. My husband said that in South America, it is celebrated as something like a Discovery Day. 

Ok...fine...discovering a continent while you're convinced that the world is flat...fine. 

But Columbus Day? How is this even a thing? ~Courtesy of John Oliver. 

Hope you had a great weekend. What did you do?


  1. Your niece is beautiful! Love all of the Fall activities! Here from Twitter :) xo

  2. How fun to spend time with your brother! My siblings and i all live in different cities so it is so fun when we are together!

  3. I mean if it's an important holiday there - it should be important here too LOL! Sounds like you have a perfect weekend - glad you had some time in with your brother! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. It was great to see him. It's hard when you're separated by 1800 miles. It looks like you had a great weekend too. :-)

  5. Hi Darcy. :-) It was great to see him. It's hard when you're separated by 1800 miles. It makes getting together that much more meaningful.

  6. Those cookies look so yummy♥♥

  7. That bread looks delish, and grain free! Yum! I am so loving all the colors of Fall.

  8. Hi Kelly, looks like a busy and active weekend. Happy you got to see your brother and catch up, and then, your niece looks so pretty all readied for prom, as do her friends. Your cookbook digs look lovely too. Glad you had an enjoyable long weekend to catch up on things! The fall is such a busy but plentiful time.