I am so excited for the weekend – we have lots of fun things going on. My little sister is coming to visit and will get here after work tonight. Some family friends are stopping on their way through Virginia tomorrow to visit for a little while, and we’ll be celebrating a friend’s birthday Saturday night. And, at some point, we’ll have to find time to get the garden planted!
It’s going to be very busy, but really fun.
I don’t know about you, but I go through phases with things. I get really into something and am a bit obsessed for a while before finding something new to focus on.
And right now, these are my current obsessions.
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. This is probably the 10th time I’ve read the book, and I love it more each time.
Barefoot Contessa Cards. I got these from VeggieGirl, a great friend, and absolutely love them. I sent one this week as a thank you card to a family member, and they just make me happy.
Dark chocolate from Trader Joe’s. I actually remember to stock up the last time we were visiting my parents who live 6 hours away. Now I’m trying my best to hoard them until we have another trip to see them.
My newest obsession! Not just coffee (that’s always an obsession). The newest coffee shop here, Lucie Monroe’s, is my favorite. They make coffee the right way (not making huge vats of their “coffee of the day” and letting it sit), the place is cool, and I love the décor.
Last weekend when I went to buy us some coffee before church, I also picked up this bag of coffee beans to try. The beans are fair trade/organic and they’re roasted over in Floyd, VA. This blend (specifically made for Lucie Monroe’s) is my new favorite. Caramel-y and smooth. It’s been a nice way to wake up in the morning this week.
I can’t say enough about products from Homestead Creamery. We buy their milk, butter, cream, and ice cream.
So far we’ve tried Black Raspberry, Chocolate Pecan, and now this: Espresso Chocolate Chip.
And it is so, so good. Super creamy, strong coffee flavor, big chunks of chocolate, and made with local milk from a local company. It doesn’t get much better.
What are you obsessed with right now?