Even though I wear about 10% of my clothes these days, I still enjoy the seasonal closet switch and clear out. This ritual makes me feel like one day, things will get back to a new normal. Here is what the closet looks like these days. The knits (sweaters, sweater dresses, and sweater skirts) are in heavy rotation.
I used a rare weekend off work to tackle the incredibly complicated Tartine morning bun recipe. While they ended up far from perfect, they tasted pretty delicious.
Some leftovers from the holidays, and a clean slate for a new year.
I achieved a reading goal this year that I never thought I would – I read 52 books in 52 weeks. I suppose there is a slight upside to being home all day, and focusing more on books and less on screens.
The below books are from my last batch. I had tried and failed to finish The Luminaries for years, so I thought it was a great book to finish this challenge with.
Including the best donuts ever.
These were also excellent, and 4 of the 5 by women authors.
I have been wanting to make these cookies for so long, and finally got around to it this weekend. I added vanilla to the white dough and espresso to the brown dough, which gave the cookies just a bit of oompf.
They were perfect for a little tea time.
This was a really solid set of five. My favorite was The Underground Railroad but they were each fascinating in their own way.