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What We’re Into: 2.22.2013 Edition

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We just started a new menu plan and daily schedule that I’m excited about and will share more details in the near-ish future.  One of the new features of our supper plan is a Friday night nosh of popcorn, apples, cheese, and beverage of choice. Jammies and sweats  are optional. We made this recipe for tonight’s inaugural supper, it’s a favorite.



I was all inspired last week to start juicing and bought produce and fruit for that purpose, only to realize that I’m also a procrastinator. My fresh herbs adorned a pasta dish, the apples were snacked upon and I’ve been drinking the lemons in my water. All day. Every night. So refreshing.  So much for being a juice-head.


There’s a farm market just around the corner and down the hill and they’ve been closed all winter. They have a countdown on their sign of how many weeks untll spring. They say it’s 4 weeks away and I can’t wait. I’ve been dreaming of spring and a little garden. I have plans to have a little pot garden out in the yard, filled with basil and mint and cilantro. Maybe a tomato plant as well. There is nothing like fresh tomatoes in the summer time. Or mint for mojitos. Or basil for pesto.

Inspired by 

Design Mom’s Living with Kids Series, this is a whole series of family homes around the world. I loved it and am so inspired to be more creative in my own home.  http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/living-with-kids-erin-allan/

One of my favorite bloggers and online mentors wrote a book (her third) and then wrote about some of the process. http://simplemom.net/how-i-wrote-a-book/

I want to host a spring party and I want to use this idea, somewhere. It’s just so cute and so springy! http://www.marieclaireidees.com/,un-marque-place-en-citron,2610153,687.asp


Paris, My Sweet by Amy Thomas. This was the book I bought just before we moved out East and I loved it. Its the story of a year in Paris and all the hardships and beauty that the author experiences. I read it again this week as I needed a little inspiration as to why we choose the hard and beautiful things in life. Read it. But stock up on chocolate first, you’ll want some.

When the Darkness Doesn’t Lift by John Piper. It’s a brief 79 pages but it’s packed with truth. My biggest takeaway: it’s okay to be depressed and its a legit struggle. It’s written from a balanced Christian perspective and I found it helpful. It’s residing on my night table for the time being.

Also on my night table, 4 books about food (I just can’t stop reading them, seriously), a book on container gardening (see above paragraph on dreaming), a book by the lovely Mireille Giuiliano (I also can’t stop reading books about France) and a couple chick-lit books. My library card is the best investment I’ve ever made.

Are you a juicer? What books are on your night table? What are you dreaming of?

Happy Weekend!!

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  • TropigothMama (@StarlitHome) February 22, 2013, 6:07 pm

    NOT a juicer, at all! :) I like to eat fruit out of hand, veggies in EVERYTHING, and herbs get added to dishes that cry out for them. My Kindle is loaded with some fantasy (the Beautiful Creatures series), a peaceful parenting book or two, and “Trim Healthy Mama” (by Serene Allison and Pearl Barret) :) lots of inspiration!
    I’m dreaming of sunshine and our anticipated North Shore trip tomorrow….

  • ramblingtart February 22, 2013, 6:12 pm

    I dream of being a juicer but end up making crisps and tarts instead. :-) books: Golden Compass series, Women who run with the wolves, bread machine baking, and a great book on depression. Dreaming about a getaway with my man some day. Hopefully by the sea. XO

    • Breanne :: This Vintage Moment February 23, 2013, 8:53 am

      I need to get Women who run with the wolves from the library again, I had to return before finishing it. =( I love your variety of books. Getaways by the sea are always a good thing. =) XO

  • Jenn @ A Simple Haven February 22, 2013, 7:23 pm

    I am a juicer about twice a week. I aspire to greater frequency of juicing. Your books sound great! On my shelf: Anne of Windy Poplars, Peter Pan, At Home in Mitford, Heartfelt Discipline, and Read for the Heart. I can’t seem to finish one before starting another!

    • Breanne :: This Vintage Moment February 23, 2013, 8:56 am

      I love Peter Pan too! It’s one of my favorite books. I admire your juicing, do you have a juicer? I always have a stack of books on the go. =)

  • Breanna Spruyt February 27, 2013, 1:10 pm

    I love my vitamix… That’s my juicer… Sometimes we lunch on fruit shakes… I’ve got a couple of sippie cups with largish holes and the babies just sip away. A straw and cup for my big girl. I haven’t gotten into veggies yet, maybe that will come with the garden this summer. Oh, and a side note, my bosh blender is great, and I once thought that it was sufficient, but my husband insisted on the vita-mix, and I guess I use it 2x as much as I ever used the bosh….. all blenders are not equal. (Kinda hard for me to believe that I actually wrote that!) Books… I like to read what I call ‘fluff’. If I’m going to relax reading, it might as well take no mental work. Mostly light romance -Wick, Oke, MacDonald, Montgomery, Austin-(believe it or not, it makes me appreciate my husband even more), and old( 1940′s), thick Woman’s Annuals. Just cleaned off my bedside table… It is getting bad when the books are sliding off.

    • Breanne :: This Vintage Moment February 27, 2013, 1:39 pm

      I would love to get a Vitamix someday, I’ve heard many great things about them! I always have one relaxing type book on the go as well as all my other reads, I need to unwind somedays. =)

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