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Friday, October 22, 2021

Simple Pleasures #12

Thursday is my day to shop at my favorite thrift store because it is senior and military 30% off day.

I do love a bargain and I have found many there. Last week was a dud week and after cruising through the entire store this week I had only found two things. 

digital bird print etsy

Just as I was getting ready to check out it started to pour down rain outside. Apparently, the building has a tin roof and the sound was thunderous. 

Needless to say, I was not leaving in that, so I decided to go behind the checkout counter and see what they had on the shelves there. I'm so happy that I did because that is where I found some treasures.

vintage etsy basket
I am needing to restock because my Etsy shop has been busy this last week and I always like to have fresh finds. 

Busy is a good thing.

Simple Inspiration

I have been busy looking for new opportunities in my life this year, and although it has been a bit of a rocky road, I feel like they are starting to bear a little fruit. 

opportunities quote

Lovely Reads

I love owls, and these glittery snow owls are perfect additions to a fall and winter decor.

If you are one of the many people who have added an outdoor pond to your landscape you will want to see this easy and inexpensive idea for a winter cover

Looking around my apartment I can see that my cleaning has fallen off a bit so I can really use these fall cleaning tips.

How to repurpose an old fall wreath to get you through Thanksgiving.

Yum!! Single serving poached pear dessert only requires three ingredients.

Favorite Gluten-Free Recipe This Week

Cooler nights mean comfort food to me and chicken noodle soup is one of my favorites. 

This is a simple gluten-free version and leftovers can be popped into the freezer for later.

gluten-free chicken noodle soup

Catching Up

Three great posts from the past week?

Fall Outdoors

Do you love spending time outdoors in the fall? These finds will help keep you cozy and warm.

outdoor fire pit

pottery barn buffalo plaid throw

JJill poncho

J Jill scarf

women leather boots Dillards

jcrew wool jacket

What I'm Reading

Maid the book

What I'm Watching

I'm currently enjoying two shows on PBS Masterpiece this month.

Season two of Baptiste is streaming one new episode a week. If you haven't seen season one you can catch it on the Masterpiece app.

Astrid, who has Asperger's syndrome, works in the library of the judicial police and helps in the investigations of serious crimes. Season one is available in its entirety. French with English subtitles.

simple pleasures week 11

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  1. Some wonderful finds this week. I hope you are feeling much better now! Take care of yourself my friend!

  2. Thanks so much for featuring my Fall wreath upcycle, Laura, I really appreciate it. I love all the finds you chose this week. They definitely make me want to cozy up. Your quote of the week totally hit home. I need to write that down in my journal ASAP! Sending you hugs for a happy weekend, CoCo

  3. I love the painting with the Eastern bluebird. I was fortunate in Texas to have them nest in my birdhouses. Haven't seen one since, but they are gorgeous birds.

  4. Oh Laura I absolutely love that J Jill poncho. I am heading over there. I have been looking for one for fall up here in the midwest. The soup looks so yummy too. Have a great day today and wonderful weekend. xoxo

  5. Great post, Laura. I am going to have to look up the two shows that you mentioned. Have a great weekend.

  6. You found some really wonderful things, Laura! I love J Jill-one of my favorites. xo Diana

  7. I'm so glad to read that your new opportunities are starting to pay off! I've got to read that book, Maid.

  8. Thanks so much for sharing my pond cover, Laura, that's so sweet!! I'm glad to hear your shop has been busy. Tis the season! Love that red and white to check it out now!!

  9. Delighted to hear that your shop needs restocking!


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