30 September 2011

see you, september

September flew by. October, for a lot of reasons, is my favorite month of the year, and I'm looking forward to enjoying the crisp autumn days. That reminds me, I have a granny square blanket I have to finish so I can wrap myself in it during this cooler weather!

What is your favorite month?

PS - first photo: my new wrist worms from Sandra Juto. A gift from my husband. I love them so much!

26 September 2011

20 September 2011

Kanelbullar and brick paths

I've been listening to a bit of autumn-themed music lately. Blue skies are gently turning to overcast; wind gusts take fleeting breaks in exchange for calm.
What is your favorite autumn music? Magnolia Electric Company has always been a favorite, but lately I have been enamored with the Swell Season.  So good :)

Below, a photo taken with my phone while taking a coffee break (fika!) from work. The coffee shop is on a corner of a street in a small town where we live, and for some reason we chose a busy time to sit outdoors, as so many cars were moving about and people were driving like chickens with their heads cut off. It was a bit stressful to watch!

This week has been incredibly busy (worked through the entire weekend, putting in 12 and 14 hour days in a row) and it's finally starting to calm down a bit.

 The photo below is of kanelbullar, a Swedish coffee roll. Sadly, they were made from a box, not from scratch. But we bought the mix at Ikea, and when we made them it smelled just like Ikea. So perfect for a fall day. They were very good, especially with a cup of strong coffee, sitting by an open window with a sleeping dog warming your feet.

I think there is a theme starting on this blog: coffee and food. And autumnal things. Oh, if it could be autumn all year round, I would die happy.

09 September 2011

Fall: Recap part 4

Photos are from my honeymoon in Portland, Oregon back in 2009. In the order they appear:
Butternut squash ravioli at Cafe Reese
Latte art at Coffeehouse NW
Portland International Rose Test Garden
Next three - all taken at the Japanese Garden
Menu at Broder

I hope you enjoyed the last few days of posts. I will be back soon with something else! Or, maybe, more of the same... :)

07 September 2011

First week in September

Mosley The Dog.
Almond milk/yoghurt Smoothie with strawberries and blueberries.
Mosley, unhappy from his surgery in his cone.
Friday evening coffee
Making granola bars
Lingonberry preserves with cream cheese on toast makes a rainy day much more bearable.

The weather shot up to the eighties, so disappointing! But I think it will be cooler around next week, sometime. Can't wait!

06 September 2011

Fall: Recap part 3

I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air.

-Nathaniel Hawthorne

02 September 2011

Fall: Recap part 2

Hope you had a good week.  Have a lovely weekend. See you Tuesday, with part 3.

01 September 2011

quick note

You'll notice I changed the title and header image of the blog. I may eventually redirect the blog over to another URL ( I originally started out with printgarden.blogspot.com but made that private about two years ago. I may change it over to this at some point). Just wanted to let you know that you are still at the same place, just a little change going on over here! And of course I will let you know when and if the redirect is happening. :)

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