The Heystack // Vol. I
Links + thoughts from yours truly
I’m writing this while in the middle of updating our budget. A bit bored, I thought I’d come here to say “Hey” and give you a stack of links and thoughts that have occupied my attention the last few weeks. I want to make this type of post a regular occurence, and I’ll be calling it “The Heystack,” because it’s fairly descriptive of what’s happening here and harkens to my beloved days of working in agriculture. Without future ado, here’s the first (of hopefully many) editions of The Heystack.
I read “The Winners” by Frederick Backman. Did I laugh? Yes. Could it have been shorter? Sure, but if that’s the Backman tax I will pay it with joy. Did I weep? Of course. There are a few books/series that have made me the reader—the person—that I am and the Beartown series is one of them.
This fall, we’ve been doing The Minimal Mom’s meal planning system and it’s working SO well. I tried this a few years ago, and it didn’t work because I wasn’t honest about the meals I like to cook and eat on a regular basis.
File under “things TikTok made me purchase”: this vegetable chopper. Historically, my kitchen minimalist self has looked down my nose at this type of tool. It’s not as miraculous as folks claim, but I am loving it.
I recently used aforementioned vegetable chopper to prep the zucchini and mushrooms for this soup, which is a new favorite.
Christmas gifts for my children are on my mind. Gift giving is generally overwhelming for me. Surprising even myself, I really love purchasing and giving gifts to my kids, but it’s remains overwhelming. Last year, I gave myself a little prompt to help give focus and purpose, and it was very helpful. This year, the prompt is “tools for winter delight.” Winter is my favorite season, but I know by now we’ve got to be properly outfitted to make the most of it. Right now, the list for my kids is new bath things (towels, color drops, toys, etc.), refreshed craft and art supplies, nice mittens and hats, some games, and one or two toys from this list.
Finally, I restocked my tea basket for the fall. I wanted to re-ignite my passion for tea this year, and it’s been successful. I’m frequently reaching for the Jean-Pierre Champagne tea from Mother Nurture Wellness and a massive box of Taylor’s lemon ginger tea is in my Amazon cart.
I hope you’ve plans to enjoy good books, good tea and good soup this weekend!
Peace to you on this Friday 🍂