Hello friends – I hope your weekend is going well! We’re being hit with a series of strong rain and wind storms here in the Pacific Northwest (typhoon-like winds in some areas) and we’ve already had a ton of rain since Thursday. It’s kind of early for us to have this type of storm and they’re saying we could lose power. That wouldn’t be so good for us, since all our candles and lanterns are packed away!
On to this week’s things I’m loving – and a few links I think you’ll love! (as always, some of the links I provide are affiliate links)
Chandelier memories. Brian and I found this chandelier in a box marked $10 at a hole-in-the-wall thrift store in Lincoln City in the first years of our marriage (around 1990) before we even had a house because I knew it was a major score.
We carried it around (and replaced missing and broken pendants) until we bought our city bungalow where it was the star in our dining room. I wrote it into the contract when we sold the house that the chandelier was coming with us – by that time these chandeliers has exploded in popularity and were in the $100-300 dollar range in antique stores.
When we were able to install it in our ranch-turned-cottage dining room after painting, it looked even better than in our bungalow, since it could be seen from every room in the great room. I believe it’s found it’s “home” and I’m ready to let it go, so it will be staying in this house with the new owners. I will always have the memory of our thrift store glory days and the treasures we found and enjoyed, like this sweet chandelier, but I’m also ready to move on. Here’s to the next find!
The book I’m reading now: She Reads Truth by Raechel Myers and Amanda Bible Williams. I’m REALLY enjoying this book I pre-ordered through Amazon (I don’t do that very often, and when it came, it was like a present because I had forgotten about it!).
As you may remember, I love the She Reads Truth website and find that I can’t wait to dig into the Bible each morning with my fellow She Reads Truth-ers. (It was one of my 2016 goals that’s been very easy to keep!). This book feels like a wonderful extension of that, just using Raechel’s and Amanda’s personal stories along with the Bible to continue to point us towards Jesus. It’s like an encouraging memoir, if that’s even a thing.
The new ABC series, Designated Survivor. This was the only new series this fall that looked even remotely interesting to us, so we tuned into the pilot episode and were surprised at how good we both thought it was. I can’t remember the last time we watched a show ‘live’ (meaning in it’s current season) on network TV (PBS doesn’t count, since they aren’t really ‘network’), but we wait for Thursdays to catch the newest episode on the ABC app.
Yes, it airs on Wednesday nights, so maybe it’s not actually live, but 10:00pm is my book-reading time and I’m not about to give that up for a show, ha! We just stream it from our phones (with our Chromecast, which I shared in our gift guide here– it makes it SO easy), whenever we want. I do love this part of technology!
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Links To Check Out:
Thai roasted chicken thighs– making soon!
One-dish pasta dinners are a menu staple – this recipe sounds like wonderful addition.
I always wondered if I was using this kitchen gadget right.
Sriracha in chili? Brilliant!
Cinnamon scone…bread. Yum.
The trick for crisp chicken & turkey skin.
Next soup on the menu.
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