I am rested and relaxed this rainy morning. Yesterday, I had the whole day and house to myself and it was bliss. I unpacked boxes, started arranging the kitchen cabinets, and prepping my baking station. Then I finished my latest book and was in bed by 9:00.
Today I am making vanilla bean ice cream with candied pecans and homemade caramel, as well as, chocolate chip cookies in my new oven! There are still a few tiles missing, the walls need to be painted and a few things tweaked before the kitchen is finished but a rainy day calls for baking.
This post is all over the place, clogs, quilted coats, an Instagram rant, an advent calendar and so much more.
Summer was all about puffy slides and sandals and Fall and winter are all about clogs. Lately, I have been seeing clogs everywhere, apparently they are the “it shoe”and have been since last winter. It is true what they say, everything old is new again. Clogs have been around for centuries and were traditionally made of wood to protect your feet. Over the years they have been made from leather and wood, molded foam, cork and wool and all sorts of combinations in between.
Clogs have’t been a part of my wardrobe in years, as a child I had a pair of red patent leather clogs with wood soles and I thought I was incredibly stylish. Then a few years ago a friend gave me a pair of Crocs which didn’t really suit me because for some reason they caused me to trip all the time. Last year I discovered Stegemann wool clogs and I fell in love. These cork soled clogs are comfortable and can be worn inside or out. I have been wearing my Stegemann around the house as slippers and I love them.
Get the look for less with these clogs.
Do you like clogs? What is your favorite brand?
Patchwork Quilt Coats
Last Fall I was watching Lauren Liess, one of my all time favorite designers/bloggers, on Instagram as she strolled around the Lucket’s Antique fair and she visited a booth that sold jackets made from antique quilts.
What do you think? It is not necessarily something that I even thought of as my style but I love the look and the idea. I am thinking of ordering this jacket for winter.
Are you a fan of Bonne Maman fruit preserves and honey? If so you may want to add the ever popular advent calendar to your holiday shopping list. I know it is August, but this Advent Calendar sells out every year.
Countdown to Christmas with 23 unique Limited-Edition fruit spreads and 1 honey. Each day, open the window to reveal a new exclusive flavor such as Chestnut & Orange with Spices, Pear with Cocoa Nibs, Strawberry with Star Anise and Apple with Caramel & Cinnamon that cannot be found anywhere else. Perfect for gifting or to treat yourself!
Instagram Reels-A Rant
Can I ask a question? Is anyone else bothered by the “noisy” and messy food prep trend on Instagram of some food bloggers? Lately, I have noticed several of my favorites throwing the ingredients into the bowls, turning the mixers on high so the flour or whipping cream flies all over the place and basically making a mess. While trying to make as much noise as possible while they crack the eggs and mix the sloppy ingredients together in a bowl.
Then at the end, they shovel the food it into their mouth or take the biggest bites so that the food is all over their mouth and face.
I don’t know about you but I don’t like it. I’ve followed many of these people for years and have even taken workshops from them and I am saddened that keeping up with the algorithm has made them think they have to do this for views.
Have you noticed this trend? Does it bother you?
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…
This week I shared kitchen updates, a whimsical movie you will love, and more on Monday Musings.
Cosy Fall Finds From Pottery Barn for every room in your house.
Bookmark this Moist Pumpkin Bread with Streusel and Maple Glaze your friends and family will love it.
And last but not least I shared my latest book list, interesting articles, great recipes and Fall fashion finds on Friday Favorites.
In Other News
Love the look of an Hermes Kelly bag but not the price tag? This bag is a great alternative.
This throw is perfect for cosy season.
I can’t wait to make this pizza.
UNTIL NEXT TIME
That’s it for this weeks post of weekend meanderings. I hope that you enjoyed meandering today and that when you leave here you pop over to see all of the things that Kim and Juliet have discovered this week.
If you missed lasts weeks weekend meanderings post you can find it here.
Have a wonderful and safe weekend.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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