Hello and haaaappy autumnal weekend!
It seems like summer is the time when most people find themselves more and more out and about in the great outdoors. But for me, fall is my prime time. The cooler weather, the creep of slowness, the changing flora, and knowing that this too shall not last, is what leads me to enjoying more time outside every autumn.
So when I read about friluftsliving, I realized I’ve unknowingly taken my love of cozying up the hygge way and moved the idea to the great outdoors. Maybe that’s why it was no coincidence when I listened to this podcast, I realized I too am not only looking at nature differently, but also how much more present and appreciative I can be moving forward and powering through the rest of 2020.
I love being inside, all cozy and safe and where I am in control. But outside…outside is where there’s so much more to see, explore, breathe in, and live.
This weekend, make it a point to get outside, look around, and appreciate the beauty that is. Because a little escapism and a whole lot more appreciation of everything around us is definitely what we need more of these days.
But first, let’s dig into this week’s list of Friday Faves.
Need a smile? 15 signs that have no right to be this funny. Worth it.
Did you hear about the secret drawing behind the Mona Lisa?
Binge alert: 35 TV show classics to rewatch now.
Can’t they just leave it what it is??? Instagram wanted to be like TikTok with Reels and now they’re copying Snapchat with disappearing DMs.
Remembering the fast food buffet. I still miss the Wendy’s salad bar.
Our neighbors just had a new baby so I took this dish to them for dinner, but with chicken. SO GOOD!
Craving healthy? These zucchini boats say jump in!
This banana bread laced with maple looks DIVINE!
This is sure to become a new baking trend: Julia Child’s French bread. Wow.
This rice recipe is features all the fall-forward flavors. How’s that for alliteration?
Beefy, cheesy, these enchiladas have it all.
Go veg with these enchilada stuffed mushrooms.
This take on a favorite casserole made into a hearty soup is made for a king.
This risotto dish has just the right spice and always right sausage.
I still need to put my shepherds pie recipe up on the blog, but until then, enjoy this sweet potato version.
Breakfast hits October with these pumpkin pancakes.
Pumpkin sugar cookies that look like pillows.
This cauliflower dish is a sweet and saucy side, or heck, make it the main!
I’ve totally done this –> Pickle brined chicken!
This spicy veg stew has so many flavors you’ll never miss the meat.
Got apples? Make applesauce. In the crockpot.
I’ve seen this handheld vacuum sealer in a couple of this month’s magazines and am intrigued. Does anyone have it?
After living with everything as straight lines for so long, I’m totally digging this home’s curved furnishings. And rammed earth walls? So cool.
What to plant in your garden now so it’s full of color next spring.
I listened to this podcast while walking and it’s a good, motivational thinker.
50 uplifting Halloween costumes, to wear, somewhere?
I’m thinking I need to plant tulips this year and these varieties are GORG!
These wooden vases are seriously cute.
12 white sneakers to love that aren’t nurses shoes :) .
I love these organizational bins for my kitchen drawers. Different sizes so I can mix and match.
Totally getting these wifi power plugs to remotely turn on and off the Christmas tree lights from my phone.
Now, get out and do some friluftsliving we talked about earlier. Happy weekending!
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