Well, all the orders have shipped! (Minus the Forget Me Not necklace bulk orders--those will head out as soon as I receive my new chains.) Thanks for another great month!! I have such great customers, did you know that? I appreciate the many kind comments left at checkout & the thoughtful feedback left in the shop. Thank you!
So, now it's the weekend. I just love Fridays, don't you? I think our family is going to do something extra special tonight. Something like make APPLE CIDER DOUGHNUTS! I just can't believe they haven't hit the west coast like they have the east coast. Seriously, why can't I find them anywhere here? I know Puck's doughnuts in Ashland, Oregon sale them but that's too far for me to drive to satisfy my apple-cider-doughnut-craving. You can't even get them at the pumpkin patch at Sauvie Island near Portland. I tell ya, if there's a money making opportunity around here that l be it--someone please open Apple Cider Doughnut Stand! I'd be your best customer, I swear. If I wasn't busy enough already I'd open one up. Maybe someday...
So as for now, we'll make our own. And we'll use this recipe, even though it calls for Crisco. (By now you should know I don't like that stuff! Minny Jackson from The Help would be so disappointed in me, wouldn't she?) But I'm going to use it anyways, because if it's good enough for Smitten Kitchen to use sparingly, then it is for me. :)
And speaking of apples, tomorrow we're going to have an apple party at my Dad's house. Not only does he have some apple trees loaded with apples, but he also has an apple press just waiting for us to crank it away. Fresh apple juice... I can't wait. And then we'll probably make more doughnuts at his house. Maybe we'll try to find some apple brats for dinner. I wonder if Costco still sells them.
And then, if there's time, I want to play around with photoshop. Two months ago I was terrified of that program but I'm starting to warm up to it. It's not as scary as I thought it'd be. It's actually pretty exciting because I can turn this underexposed picture of Miss J...
I also like this black & white one.
I still have so much to learn about photoshop and photography. SO much. But I'm enjoying the journey. I'm actually kinda obsessed with it right now. It's all I want to read about in my spare time.
What about you? Have you been learning any new skills? Hobbies?
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!