This week was a mostly at home week. J worked late pretty much every night — late being 1:30 am :/ At least on the days he’s out of the house for 16 hours, I tend to get a lot of work done. Case in point — I finally finished organizing my studio space, the first time it’s been totally usable since I moved it into the bedroom a few months ago. Hopefully I’ll have some organization posts up within the next few months; I’m really loving the space and the way that it works for me.
I also spend a lot of time working on my latest project: Holiday Extravaganza, which I’ll be announcing formally tomorrow. I’ve been working on this for a couple of months now and it feels really good to have the peices falling into place. I’m a sucker for the holiday season, and this seemed like a perfect way to celebrate. If you have a holiday project/product/service you’d like to share with others, make sure to check out the guest posting opportunity.
We finished using up all of the apples from my cousins’ apple picking excursion. We used the apples to make super delicious applesauce, an apple crumb desert, and a few just to munch on. Soups were also on the agenda this week, both a Mexican inspired tomato soup and a Tuscan inspired potato soup. I’m thinking that soups are definitely going to become a staple for us during the week. It’s a lot easier to have dinner ready at 1:30am if it has been cooking in the crock pot all day as opposed to trying to actually cook a meal at that time. I’ve found that trying to cook (even remotely) healthy things at 1:30 in the morning just doesn’t happen.
This week was for treating myself to some books as well. After finishing a fresh Game of Thrones marathon this week, I decided that I just couldn’t wait any longer and I needed to pick up the books (I picked up the first 4 in paperback from amazon because that was the most economical), I’m hoping to finish them this week, but that might be a little optimistic. Along with the GOT series, I picked up 344 Questions — a question book for creatives, and I am loving it. I’ll definitely do a review of the entire book once I get through it, but as of right now I’m already a big fan.
On Friday night J and I went into NYC to meet up with the awesome Margarethe and her too-cute hubby while on vacation from Norway. We had a late dinner at The Smith (ugh, so yum comfort food) and then we trekked down to the village to have desert at ‘inoteca (one of our favorite spots in the city). We had a hilarious time trying to get back to our car, with the subway only stopping at certain stations after midnight — and then forgetting where we parked; but all in all a fantastic night.