Happy Friday! It’s time for some little things from this week. My hope is that these posts spark a little something with you, give you an idea or solve a problem for you too.  It might be a quote, a print, what I’m reading, a favorite podcast, a playlist, a recipe, a helpful tip, a cleaning product, or something I added to our home. Basically if it’s something little that I feel is shareable or if it’s something I’d bring up to a friend over coffee or on the phone, I’m probably going to share it with you here. Here’s a link to all of the posts in this series. 

My first thing to share with you today is just pure fun. I love marking the start of December with an Advent Calendar. While we we still have our traditional one that is for the kids, I ordered this one for all of us. Bonus: those little jars are my favorite! If you have your eye on it, be sure to order early as I hear they sell out.

via Bonne Maman

With the changing of the seasons comes the cooler weather here in the Midwest. Family Handyman has some great suggestions about what to do as the temperatures drop. I loved the tip for using a spatula to clean gutters – clever!

via Family Handyman

This butternut squash soup recipe from Damn Delicious is going on the menu this weekend. Check out the description: “Loaded with sweet butternut squash, caramelized onions, carrots, celery, Granny Smith apple, garlic, sage and thyme – all topped with crisp bacon bits.” I am sold. Even better is that you can put it all in the instant pot although I bet you could utilize the slow cooker or stove top too.
via Damn Delicious

I am asked all the time about our espresso machine and whether we like like. The answer is YES, we absolutely love it. I would go out and buy another one in a heartbeat if something happened to ours. Check it out here.

Guess what’s coming to the shop this Monday, October 19th?  The FALL COLLECTION!  Stay tuned – I can’t wait to share all the new products with you!

Did you see that my new book is available for preorder? Clean Mama’s Guide to a Peaceful Home was a labor of love and so appropriate in hindsight with the current times. I walk you through each room of my house, sharing the systems and rituals I use and while recommending others for different seasons of life.

What is on your to-do list  this weekend?