I’ve been checking in to this corner of the internet less frequently lately, and that change has been a pretty intentional one.
Make no mistake, I do not mean to give up Leaf Parade altogether — I’m just simply stepping back from it a little bit, letting it amplify –rather than fortify– my life. I’m not an extraordinarily social person, and so before I moved to Mississippi, I felt like I had all this extra time on my hands. Now that I’m here in Hattiesburg with Troy and he is a part of my full-time, face-to-face life, all I really care to do is spend that extra time with him. So I’m doing that — and standing by it.
Lately, we’ve been most caught up with the local real estate. We will put our current house on the market next week, and so we’ve been up to our elbows in grout cleaner, power washing estimates, and Zillow listings. We have already fallen madly with one house, and are hoping to scoop it up as soon as possible. I can’t wait to live in a home that is truly Ours.
And so, during the week, we put together easy lunches. And, in the evenings, we cook up quick, just-a-few-ingredient meals that we can eat the next night as leftovers too. I could share the details of all this with you, but it’s mostly just a menagerie of roasted carrots and defrosted, bulk-simmered spaghetti sauce.
Instead, I’ll share with you just the really special things. Like these lovely cinnamon knots that were a Sunday afternoon project that had me daydreaming about hot, milky tea and Swedish Christmas pastries… This batch makes an awful lot of cinnamon knots — so be well prepared to share!
(Credit for the first three photos goes to Troy.)