I've been very frugal lately because we have the renovation underway and there really isn't anything I "need"
well there is one thing!
So I popped on my grey and black feline printed scarf (the one from my tying tutorial) and my grey duffel coat, over top of black boots, skinny jeans, white tank and my black cashmere sweater...it's no wonder I crave colour!
I was on a mission as our stove top kettle finally packed it in after many years of fine service.
I traipsed all over looking for a new kettle that was to my liking. I wanted something simple and durable yet with a bit of style as it sits on the stove top all the time. I looked at Le Creuset's, Staubs, Copco's and some really disappointing flimsy stainless steel models before giving up and resigning myself to finding one another day.
In the meantime I found some new towels on sale Hammam white Turkish towels and they are every bit as nice as the Abyss towels we currently have in The Humble Bungalow which are over 5 years old and starting to look their age. White never stays pure white forever....
Hammam bath sheet and towel
I have on order the face cloths and another bath sheet.
I'll decide if they'll be upstairs or downstairs towels later.
(this company also made our Hutterite down duvet)
a chemise if you please!
I have had one of these in the past and they are a delight to wear in the warmer days of summer.
It feels like nothing on but there is a wisp of coverage for modesty's sake.
this style has a wee hint of lace
Pepper thinks I brought home a toy for her to play with!
I spy with my little eye...
a furry tail!
Remember that Red Huck
The twigs that I thought would bloom...
well they have sprouted leaves not flowers :(
On my way home from town I stopped off at the local Market for some food.
I also picked up my husband's shirts at the cleaners
and popped my head in the Hardware store...
and found the kettle that I needed!
Stainless steel Paderno
guaranteed for 25 years...
my husband's comment was "that kettle will see us out!"
Embracing frugality I made Osso Bucco with beef shanks and the next day I transformed the leftovers into
Scotch Broth Soup!
simmering and scenting the kitchen
I wish you could taste this bowl of soup.
You'll just have to trust me that it is in fact delicious!
Mr. HB and I watched The Help on the weekend and I loved it.
The book was a good read.
I'd recommend it
I mentioned it to Mother and she read it in a couple of days!
I hope that your week is off to a great start!