a french press cozy – this is one of those things that i see pictures of and think, “who in the world uses those?” then while visiting my parents i see them tie a kitchen towel around their french press to keep the leftovers warm. evidently my parents are those people in this world. so for my mom’s recent birthday i ventured into the world of french press cozies. this little exercise in crafting without a pattern has taught me that my basic math skills need a brush up…there is a smaller version of this one waiting to be wrapped around a smaller press.
omar and the boys broke out the smoker yesterday and the smell of barbecued chicken and ribs floated all around our house.
i will miss winter strawberries next year. i see them as an excuse to make whipped cream. last night was elisha’s first night in the bunk bed and that was all i needed to declare that a celebration was in order and strawberry shortcake with whipped cream a must. elisha thought the dessert and the bed were exciting.
sometimes it’s the little things that make me want to grab omar and kiss him. i walked into the kitchen, saw part of a lemon he had cut up and went to grab my glass to put some lemon in my water. guess who already put the rest of the lemon in my water? i then look over his shoulder and what do i see him making? cucumber and yogurt salad with dill. swoon.