New & Notable Mentions #1

I’m sharing some of this week’s new and notable mentions I came across online.

Like this blogger, I’ve always had a love affair with herbs. Although, unlike her, I never made a business out of it.

I enjoy this blog. It has a bit of everything as well as decorating tips I enjoy. One of her posts this week is about beginning to decorate for fall.

Additional blog posts I happened upon…

11 Best Uplifting Friendship Fiction Books For Women

Mini Cherry Pie Recipe (dessert for one)

Fall Decor Inspo

Health tip…

These arthritis gloves have really helped my hands and fingers. I haven’t had frozen finger pain since I started wearing them regularly while I sleep.

What I watched on TV this week…

Season 5 of Homeland – Here’s season 1-5

The Postcard Killings…A New York detective investigates the death of his daughter who was murdered while on her honeymoon in London. I saw the movie on Hulu, but here’s the book by James Patterson.

Read and enjoyed this week…

Jodi Picoult’s Small Great Things

What I’m reading now – Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner

Books I look forward to reading…

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave – Before Owen Michaels disappears, he smuggles a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her. Despite her confusion and fear, Hannah Hall knows exactly to whom the note refers—Owen’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey.

The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller – A story of summer, secrets, love, and lies: in the course of a singular day on Cape Cod

All The Little Hopes by Leah Weiss – North Carolina during WWII

Hill Women by Cassie Chambers – Finding Family and a Way Forward in the Appalachian Mountains

A cheap bit of decor I bought myself for $5.99.

What grabbed me for a second look…

Green oak trees painting

Totem stoneware vases, set of 3

Quote of the week:

“Novels and gardens,” she says. “I like to move from plot to plot.”- Bill Richardson, Bachelor Brothers’ Bed & Breakfast

Please get vaccinated!

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  1. The green tree picture is stunning. Would look great over your tv and bring color to that area.
    Eye would travel up and lessen the dark depths of tv with sunlite path under protective arms of trees. Green would blend with the red-orange flames in winter v
    Black items don’t feel like your ascetic. Stark. Just thinking out loud.

  2. Love, love, love this post!!! A little bit of everything. Please do more posts similar this!!!

  3. Thanks for the mention, Brenda!! I can’t wait to make Joanie’s tasty-looking cherry pie for one (I just bought some cherries at the farmer’s market and the timing is perfect) and am now off to Amazon to buy the prayer beads you bought…..I’ve been looking for some and these are exactly the price I want to pay.

  4. I love pie, so I’ll be giving the cherry pie recipe a try. So many good books to read!

  5. Lots of interesting links here , and I click on some. The cherry pie looks awesome, and I know that a garland of wooden beads is in my future!

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