The good kind of spoiled!

Hi friends!

Life has been BUSY! I had some work related travel, and was able to squish in some family visit time as well. I also had a birthday, and was throughly spoiled with gifts and kindness (and home made desserts… including pie, cheesecake, and my favourite, piecheesecake – which is a bottom pie crust, fruit pie filling, a layer of sort of cheesecake [cream cheese, whipped cream, and sugar I think], all covered with chocolate. It is. Amazing.)

Other than the desserts, a lot of gorgeous presents landed on me! Show and tell? Yes!

Mug + tea!

Super sweet mug!

Tea strainers!

Charming tea strainers! (I drink SO much tea. Especially because I’ve mostly gone off coffee in the last 6 months.)

Notions case!

Notions case!

Amazing notions case! So sparkly and green and useful!

Book!

YARN FARMY READING! :D

Leaf bookmarks!

Happy, green, leafy…

Leaf bookmark in action

BOOKMARKS!

Super special hand dye made by mom!

Yarn! Hand dyed! BY MY MOM! IN GREEN AND YELLOW!

Waterloo Wools prettiness!

In the Jungle!

More yarn, from Waterloo Wools, in a colourway called “In the Jungle”, which is super super pretty and amazing!

SO SPOILED!!!

Are you lucky enough to get yarny gifts for your special occasions?

Happy Things :)

There have been lots of happy things in the past week!

I’ve spent lots of time drinking tea…

This calls for tea.

Making (and consuming) fall-feeling desserts, like this Cardamom Gingerbread…

Tastiest!

Staying inside while perfect, gray days unroll outdoors…

Rainiest!

And hanging out with my furry, occasionally cuddly cat!

Furriest!

 

There’s a lot of knitting going on, too – but most of it is secret, for now :)

Honey & Hurraw

So, I ran out of honey.

Since it’s the season of yogurt-for-breakfast (in contrast to the other half of the year, which is oatmeal-for-breakfast season), I needed to pick up more honey asap. I like plain greek yogurt with honey and Susan Gibbs inspired granola best!

(I also needed to get the last dregs of honey out of the empty jar, and found this clever and tasty solution – which is GENIUS!)

So, I popped over to my local small grocer and picked up some of my favourite: Babe’s Honey! I have to say, although I don’t always buy locally produced food, I do try to… and when I tried local honey, the taste difference was SO HUGE that I haven’t bought mass produced honey since.

honey & hurraw

I also picked up some new lip balm! After reading about Hurraw balm on another excellent and local-to-me knitting blog, I was totally intrigued. I had to try it! I chose the Earl Grey tea flavour; how could I not?!

Growing up, I thought Earl Grey was just “regular” tea – it’s all my mom ever drank or had in the house. I still remember ordering tea in a restaurant as a semi-adult teenage person, and being stunned when Orange Pekoe was what came.

Anywho! I really wanted to try the Grapefruit flavour of Hurraw too, it smelledĀ amazing. I think it might be coming home with me next time!