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Link Love for a Monday

September 10, 2012

I just can’t get it together enough for a legit post lately.  I’ll get there (I think.)  The weekends have a whole new meaning and yesterday was bliss: Pumpkin Spice Coffee (check here from last year if you want to make your own at home!), windows open and air a bit chilly, apple pie crock pot oatmeal cooking to prep for the week, kids in the backyard swinging, garden cleanup and new harvest excitement.  New schedules and schools kind of blindsided us with how much of adjustment it’s been, so it’s one foot in front of the other right now.   If you want to keep up, I’m around more on Instagram (@lillianranauro) these days!  So I thought I’d share links – I’ve been saving a bunch of these for too long.

– The cooling weather has made me want to bake more (even though I kind of stink at baking.)  This pizza dough that I tried last night is officially in competition to replace PW’s.  Also, these brioche rolls? I wish I could say that they were awful so that I could go back to normal and keep buying burger rolls at the store, but I’m not sure I ever want to have anything else with a burger again:) Up next this week: Homemade Sandwich bread (via Pinterest.) I think I’ll pair it with a great soup like this early this week while the weather is still cool.

It’s All Crap.  Seriously, it is.  I’m so sick of disposable clothing, but it’s so hard to sidestep without literally investing a fortune (that I don’t have.)  The kids have basically all consignment and hand-me-down clothes, but it’s difficult for me since I wear a bigger size than most and it’s not often that I find my size in places like consignment shops. Anyone out there have good luck finding plus-sized used clothing?

21 Quick Actions You Can Do to Simplify Your Life.  As we keep trying to work on projects to prep our house to sell in the next year or two, it all keeps coming back to simplicity for me.  In choices of pieces in our home and design and purchases for our home.  The everyday little things and trying to not bring clutter in make such a huge difference and it makes the everyday feel so much better when there’s to take care of and clean.

-I love this post about Growing and Harvesting Salad Mix.  Do you just grab a bag or container at the store? I realistically split about half and half with buying at the grocery store and buying at a farmer’s market and it’s almost always just mixed greens so that we get a variety.  We all technically know the process of growing, but it’s so nice to really stop and think about the work that goes into our food and feel extra thankful.  This fall, the plan is to build a cold frame for the winter to have some fresh greens. Anyone out there have one and have any genius suggestions?

-Are you having a new baby and stressing about designing the perfect nursery? Live in a small space that makes you feel guilty for not having one (this was/is us)? Please read this post at Clover Lane🙂

What are you up to this week? Anything wild and crazy??

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