I like to surround myself with pretty. And bookish. And good to eat. And more pretty.
The photo above was yesterday's breakfast. I had a rather genius epiphany this week about the muesli I've been making-- I add just a tablespoon of cocoa powder to the honey mixture and ohhh....it all turns to chocolatey delight. It's fabulous. You have to try it.
I've also been in the mood to curl up with some gentle, old timey books and I'm rereading a biography on LM Montgomery that I've checked out of the library so many times I just went ahead and ordered my own copy. It's so good. I think when I'm done (again) I'd like to talk about LM Montgomery-- or "Maud"--as I've come to know her more in-depth because as cliche as it sounds...I feel like she's a kindred spirit. In the good and the bad aspects of her, I can see myself. It's an interesting perspective. Artistic temperaments are never dull!
I also checked out a volume from the library that combines Anne of the Island and Anne's House of Dreams. I think I read Anne of the Island in the 7th grade and its rather murky in my mind, and I dont think I've ever read Anne's House of Dreams. I've decided I'm going to immerse myself in this Montgomery kick (as I'm apt to do when I get enraptured with something) and try to read all the Anne books I haven't read. I've read the first one several times, but never pushed through to the others after I initially read them as a kid. I also have all the Emily books from around this seventh grade period (really, did I ever grow up? How am I 30, I still feel like a middle schooler?) and might reread them too. I know I liked them, but I can't remember a thing about them now.
And while in this dreamy, old timey world state of mind, I happened into a store by the craft store today and found this pretty little top that instantly reminded me of Downton Abbey and so instantly it was mine. Which is funny, because I'm not much of a clothes shopper. I'm more of a 'bi-annual clothes expedition' type shopper. But I just had to have this. It's so Lady Mary, don't you think?
Oh, and I've been meaning to ask you, have any of you tried the honey and spice mask I posted about the other day? I've been faithfully applying it each night (or morning if I forget) and I really like it! Its soothing and gentle. And a bit ridiculous how easy it is to make. I hope you've enjoyed it if you've given it a go!
Well, on the agenda today is the sewing of one Dorothy-style skirt for a little girl who has requested a Wizard of Oz themed birthday party. Her birthday always brings the daffodils and tulips, and its just around the bend!
Talk with you later,