I treated myself to some fresh figs at the market this week, and boy, are they yummy! A few years ago I tried growing a fig tree in a container, but it was in the wrong spot (not enough sun) and didn’t make it into the second season. Once our kitchen renovation is done, my next project is re-doing some of our landscaping, and I may have another go at container-grown figs.
I think this fragrance is a bit heady for warmer months, but it feels right for this time of year.
Holidays Around The Corner
We’ve been given the go-ahead to start our kitchen and bathroom renovation, and have to finish packing up the last few remaining items in the kitchen. So Thanksgiving will be a take-out affair this year. Whether we’ll go with a “turkey dinner” or something less traditional remains to be seen. The work on the kitchen is expected to take at least 2 months (I’m counting on 3-4) so no holiday entertaining for us this year.
But I’m still looking forward to the season, and spending time with family. I’m working on some gift guides and holiday style posts, and will be checking out the best of the “cyber week” sales and sharing my picks.
Here are a few you might want to take a look at:
Ann Taylor: 50% off full-priced dresses, 40% off full-priced shoes. Code PARTYPERFECT.
Bloomingdale’s: $25 off every $200 you spend.
Chico’s: 40% off entire purchase. Code 76120
Eddie Bauer: 40% off purchase with code FIREPLACE.
Gap: for Gap Cardmembers 50% off everything: with code CARDVIP.
J.Jill: extra 30% off Sale styles.
Lands’ End: 40% off full-price styles, 50% off sweaters. Code BREEZE, pin 6032.
Talbot’s: 25% off entire purchase, code 25ALL.
White House Black Market: 30% off full-price styles. Code 74934.