I haven’t done a Naming the Good Stuff post in so long (almost two months)! They make me so happy though, and I’d love nothing more to start doing these regularly on Fridays again. This one is going to be short, just a way of popping in and sharing what’s been good in the past week.
First up, my dogs have been so lovey with each other! I guess they missed each other while we were in Europe (they were boarding at different facilities - they have very different needs), because they’ve been more tuned into each other than I’ve ever seen them. To be honest, Willie and Jellybean have never been best best friends, but they’ve been constantly looking for each other, sniffing, kissing, nuzzling, and it warms my heart so much to see it. They have a brotherly relationship that is only getting better with time, and I’m so grateful for that.
Second, I’m so happy that I’ve gotten a chance to blog more regularly in the past week! It feels great to get back into that routine. This past week I blogged my September goals (better late than never huh?) and my simple Fall house decorations, plus this post! I already have a really fun post written and pre-scheduled to go up Sunday, so keep an eye out!
Third, I just wanted to share a snap of these lovely little buds I spotted on a hike the other day! They reminded me of spring, even though it’s almost Fall.
Fourth and last, the pumpkin pancakes in the photo above are SO GOOD! I made them using the Trader Joe’s boxed pumpkin pancake and waffle mix, and Grace requested them two days in a row they are so yummy. They do have actual pumpkin in them, plus all the spices that make us think of pumpkin pie, but they aren’t overly sweet on their own. They go great with maple syrup!
Overall, my “good stuff” lately is just how nice it is to be home. I had some post-vacation blues last week when we were first back, but it really does feel so cozy and nice to be home now. How lucky am I to have a real life that feels sweeter than vacation!
Hope you had a great week!