Holy hornblowers winter rolled in with a vengeance here in Wisconsin this week and boy was I unprepared. I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of my new winter coat that I ordered earlier in the week and I'm also on the hunt for some new winter boots. I've been trying out some new recipes for healthier versions of comfort foods to help keep my warm like this Mexican Quinoa Chicken Casserole and this Sweet Potato, Chicken and Quinoa Soup.
We've had a couple days of on and off snow flurries and it's really starting to get me in the holiday spirit. I've been scouting out the Black Friday ads as they've slowly been released this week. Any other Black Friday shoppers out there? Luckily, I'm marrying a guy who loves a good deal as much as I do so it's become a fun little tradition for us the past couple years.
Last weekend I went wedding dress shopping with my mom, my sisters and Emily and it was lots of fun! I ended up finding the winner at Brandi's Bridal Galleria in New Glarus, WI and we enjoyed a champagne toast to cap off the day. Hopefully now I will stop having dreams where I wake up on my wedding day and don't have a dress!
Since my life has been settling down a little more after moving and with wrapping up law school applications, I've had a little more time on my hands to get some reading in. Recently I finished The Vacationers by Emma Straub and really enjoyed the lighter, fun read. I'm currently reading #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso which is a memoir by the founder of Nasty Gal and is very inspirational for those with an entrepreneur spirit.
Speaking of which, I pulled the trigger and launched an Etsy shop called Midwestern Comfort to sell my knitted goods. To start with I only have infinity scarves but I hope to add more products and color options soon. Let me know if you have any requests!