We know this is a totally cliche introduction, but… Can you believe it’s November already? November means turkey, new desktop backgrounds, and that our 2016 Reminders of Grace Calendars are officially on sale. In fact, you’ll start receiving your orders in the next couple of weeks. WOO HOO! It’s not too late to order yours. Click here to go straight to the shop.
November also means we’re linking up with Gold & Bloom and In Residence to share what we’re currently up to this month. It’s going to be a busy month for us fulfilling orders and participating in our first craft fair, but we’re excited for everything to come! Keep scrolling to learn what we’re currently cooking, planning, smelling, appreciating and anticipating.
Jenny: Chili! I’ve made it at least once a week for the past month. It’s such an easy dinner that I can throw in the crockpot before work and it will be done when I get home! Then, we have leftovers for dayssss. Leave your favorite chili recipe in the comments – I’d love to try it!
Sarah: Baking pumpkin everything- tis the season! My favorites have been my pumpkin streusel muffins and these pumpkin cookies. Also, do you ever feel like you make the same things for dinner over and over? I was in a rut so I challenged myself last week to try these new to me recipes: sweet potato hash and lemon herb chicken and rice. Matt and I enjoyed both recipes and they are easy weeknight meals! I will definitely be adding them to the rotation.
Jenny: Our first craft fair – Crafts & Drafts – is on Saturday, November 14th and we’ve been in a planning frenzy making sure we have everything together. We’re so excited to join other Memphis makers, and we hope this is the first of many craft fairs.
Sarah: I love gift giving! Matt and I have started planning what gifts we want to purchase for our friends and family for Christmas. Any brilliant gift ideas are welcome!
Jenny: This is a tough one, but I would have to say fall candles. Sarah is probably going to answer this the same way, because she is totally to blame for my new candle addiction. I used up a pumpkin pie one in less than a week, and now I’m working on an apple custard. Yummm!
Sarah: I am so glad to be influencing Jenny. But for real, all the fall candles, please and thank you. My favorites are the Boulangerie Jar Candles from Anthropologie- it’s an addiction. Both pumpkin souffle and oatmeal cookie smell heavenly!
Jenny: Any sunshine I can get. The past two weeks have felt like one long and rainy gloomfest. Now that daylight savings time has come to an end, I’ll be soaking up as much sun-time as possible. If you pass me laying in the grass in the middle of Court Square during lunch hour, just try not to stare too long. 😉
Sarah: Residency is tough. Some months, Matt and I’s time together is slim to none. October was a wonderful month because his rotation allowed him to be home every night for dinner and most weekends. I am appreciating the “normal” things we have been able to enjoy together this month.
Jenny: Friends + Family time. It’s been over a month since I’ve seen any of my family, but this month I’ll get to spend time with both my family & Daniel’s. Not to mention, November means Friendsgiving, and I can’t wait to share one big meal with all of our friends.
Sarah: Decorating for the holidays! I know, I know it’s only the first week of November. Don’t worry, I will wait until after Thanksgiving to decorate, but I am already dreaming up how I want to decorate for Christmas this year. Partially because Jenny and I have been creating Christmas prints for months now, it’s hard not to get ahead of myself.
What about you? What are you currently up to?