Happy New Year and welcome to 2021! Raise your hand if you’re glad to see 2020 come to an end. The beginning of this year is predicted to be rough and challenging, at least until the new vaccine makes its way to most of the population. Who ever thought we’d live to see a pandemic similar to that of 1918? At least there’s hope for brighter days ahead! (This post contains affiliate links.)
Next week I’m back to the office at Aquascape and there’s plenty of work to do. I’ll start work on the spring/summer issue of Aquascape Lifestyles, a free digital magazine about ponds, waterfalls, fountains, and gardening.
Outside of work, we’re living simply and staying at home as much as possible. I just finished reading Where the Crawdads Sing (an excellent book that now has a movie deal). Next up on my reading list is Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine.
Speaking of books, today I announce the winners of The Romantic Prairie Cookbook by Fifi O’Neill!! Congratulations to …
Jessie H. and Elizabeth S. Ladies – check your email box for your notification!!
On to this week’s Friday Finds:
Let’s start with a bit of fantasy and adventure! Have you ever been to the longest tree-top skywalk bridge at Tennessee’s Anakeesta? It looks absolutely amazing and I’m putting this on my bucket list, for sure.
Back to reality – if you’re like most people, January is a month dedicated to re-organizing. Midwest Living magazine shares some great easy organizing solutions.
I stumbled across this amazing stairway reveal on Pinterest and it blew me away! I’ve always had a thing for interesting staircases.
If the short and gloomy winter days are pulling your spirits down, take a gander at these dreamy sun rooms that are sure to leave you feeling a little lighter.
Baking always puts me in a better mood. Maybe it’s the smell of something delicious coming from the oven. Try my Peasant Bread which is the easiest yeast bread I’ve ever made. Serve it with soup, salad, or as a sandwich. Or simply snack on it!
Going back to the subject of work, here’s what the view from the Aquascape office looks like this week. There’s a grotto behind the waterfall and I took this video with a trip to the grotto for you to enjoy!