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Monday Moment

Maggie Stephens

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I'm reviving my Monday Moment series, where I pop in to say hello on Monday with some chit-chat about life and our weekend!

Seems like life has been moving at warp-speed lately, am I alone? We were grateful to have a pretty open weekend on our calendar. Saturday we ran some errands and wandered around downtown Willow Glen by day, and then spent date night at our favorite sushi restaurant, and playing a new board game (above). Ryan loves these fancy board games, and this is one that I have been enjoying so far too - it's called The Castles of Burgundy.

As you can see in the picture, we also had some fun making fancy cocktails. We almost never go through the effort to get out the shaker and measure things, but for this Spiced Pear Flip, it was worth all the extra effort. We still have some of the infused simple syrup left, so I think we'll be experimenting with the leftovers some night this week.

After 3 years in the decorating world, I still am surprised when business starts picking up in November and December. It's been the case for me every year, but I keep thinking it's a fluke! In any case, it's really nice to start laying the groundwork for projects before the holidays. The beginning of a project takes some time to get nailed down, but I love that after Christmas break I can usually hit the ground running with lots of creative design work.

Meanwhile, I also used some of our quiet weekend time to do some thinking about our second on-our-own Thanksgiving here in California. We reserved a turkey breast and almost have the menu set. Thinking of a few gaps in my table setting, and now would be the time to order any missing pieces! Especially when it's just the two of us, I like the ritual of having the table set and special.

Happy Monday - stay tuned this week, I have actual posts in the pipeline! You can always sign up here to get posts in your email as well. Have a great week!