What are you currently loving this week? I’ve decided to change things up a bit with my live curiously weekly posts. Normally I try to stick to certain categories, but some weeks I want to get out of my box and do something different. The beauty of having your own blog is you can do that. So moving forward that’s what I’m going to do. I also decided I didn’t really love my headline image so I’m going to change it every week as well. I hope you’ll share something that has caught your eye this week.
To Make You Smile: Doug The Pug
My friend Anne introduced me to Doug the Pug. If you’re on Instagram Doug is sure to bring a smile to your face every day. Not only are his selfies hilarious, but he also has a witty sense of humor. I especially love this picture because it reflects on one of my things to watch this week. You can find me here. Instagram has become my new favorite social media.
To Eat: Apple Cream Cheese Monkey Bread
It took everything in my power not to share a pumpkin recipe, but have no fear they will be coming. However, I still wanted to share something fall inspired so I went with apples. I’m a big fan of easy recipes, monkey bread and muffin tin recipes. This recipe for apple cream cheese monkey bread covers all the bases.
To Drink: Caramel Apple Pie Cocktail
To Explore: Beautiful Libraries in all 50 States
I love books and was the first library card holder in Mt. Top, Pennsylvania. How’s that for a claim to fame? It almost got me on The David Letterman Show. You can read about it here. Pictured above is the Lawrence Public Library which is in my home state of Kansas. The library is constructed of a combination of glass, wood, and concrete and it won a 2016 AIA/ALA Library Building Award.
To Watch: Stranger Things on Netflix
I’m usually not a huge fan of these types of shows, but the cast of Stranger Things captured my heart. It has been described as a mixture of the movie Stand by Me, The Goonies and The Twilight Zone. I can’t wait for season two.
To Inspire: The Reading Project
I love stories like the reading project. Shaheryar Malik shares his books by leaving stacks of them around New York City and then leaves a note asking people to email him with their selection and where they are from.
To Reflect: Snicker Salad
Over Labor Day weekend I searched through some of my old cookbooks and came across some favorite family recipes. I typically search Pinterest for recipes when I’m doing my meal planning and have forgotten about some of my past go to recipes. My daughter loves this snicker salad. It’s wonderful any time of the year, but it’s also a transitional dessert combining the flavors of summer and fall.