Welcome to another edition of Monday Musings, and not just another Monday but Labor Day here in the states. Labor day holiday weekend is the symbolic final salute to summer before heading into fall.
Unless you’re in south Texas then its just more summer till like…January.
I’m ready to send summer on outta here as it’s been crazy hot, with nothing more exciting than work and more work.
A change of season might offer up something a little more interesting.
Ah, Fall. It’s hard not to anticipate those cooler mornings, milder days, and favorite fall weather meals.
Speaking of fall… Starbucks needs to seriously cool their heels on the pumpkin spice thing.
They released it in August this year.
I hate to say this but while I’m sweating just breathing I’m not wanting to cozy up to a warm beverage more suited to over sized cozy sweaters and boots.
They need to stop being so greedy and wait for their season to actually arrive.
Anyone with me on that?
And no, I don’t actually drink mentioned beverage as I find it to sweet.
I could be lured into temptation with a pumpkin spice scone though 😉
What beverage am I currently loving ?
The new nitro cold brew. I was informed I couldn’t get one larger than a grande due to the caffeine in it 😱
What is nitro cold brew you may wonder? It’s a cold brew coffee charged with nitrogen to give it a rich creamy head, similar to nitro draft beer like Guinness.
It’s chilled, rich and even black like I prefer, its smooth and almost creamy.
I pace myself though cause tasty or not, they are a little pricey.
Meh. So they butchered my name. I’ll still come when they call.
Speaking of work….
I’ve mentioned before I have a little vintage business with a large part of that flipping old, usually beat up, or discarded antique and vintage furniture. Not only am I doing pieces for my shop, I’ve been doing custom orders too. I did a rocking chair this week for a customer. It was her great grandparents and 100 years old!
I was privileged to work on this family heirloom.
This is what it looked like when I got it…
And then after…. Customer requested paint and finish and I was thrilled with how it came out…
I felt a connection with this piece and had to remind myself I had to give it back 🤣
I also got this cute antique half table this week.
It looked like this….
But then I did a little magic on it and now…
It looks sweet right?
Ok one more.
I scored this antique armoire today. It was a definite fixer upper. It had so many new things added to it…and things broken and needing to be put back together. At least she had all the parts.
This is what it looked like coming home…sad and needy…
I desperately wanted to jump into it but was committed to finishing a piece I was working on….so hubby jumped into it and…..
A couple hours later……
Doors glued together and put back on, mirror door rebuilt and mirror installed, and all of the added shelving removed inside.
The only thing long gone was the original back. We pulled off the cheap flimsy board on back ( which had lots of holes cut into it) and will replace with something a bit nicer.
I estimate this piece roughly turn of the century. I was happy it still had all of its castors (wheels)
Now it’s ready for me to do some magic on it. It just makes me happy seeing it more like it should be, closer to its original look.
In the world of health and wellness
Once again I noticed on a “health” product that it proclaimed to suppress your appetite.
Which kinda had me scratching my head. I never get that.
Can I make a wild statement here?
Your body gets hungry for a reason. Those hunger pangs are natural given signals to feed your body.
Food is fuel.
To ignore those signals or to attempt to suppress them is disordered thinking at best.
A healthy approach is to honor your body, it needs fuel. Eat an appropriate amount to satisfy your hunger with healthy foods and move on.
To ignore or attempt to suppress it will keep keep your mind on food and may lead to binge eating later.
Speaking of food
As I mentioned earlier, fall is coming and it’s hard not to think of tasty fall treats. I love baking so recently I went to my dessert file on Pinterest to see what treats might be a good experimental fall recipe.
So many choices! With pumpkin everything aways getting noticed I thought I’d dive into something apple oriented.
It had rave reviews….give it a try 😁 do you have any fall desserts that are a favorite?
Tell me …are you ready to wrap up summer? Do you enjoy changing seasons? What is your current ( new) favorite beverage?