Monday, October 4, 2010

What I Loved in August & September

So, along with being perpetually behind on my Project 365 photos, I realized I am also behind on my What I Loved... series. Here are some of the things that have kept me sane during August and September.

  1. I *discovered* Coconut M&M's on a recent road trip to NYC. They are they perfect blend of milk chocolate and coconut. [The last M&M discovery--pretzel M&M's--wasn't as yummy as these delicious tropical morsels.] I'm still sad that I only bought one teeny-tiny bag.

  2. Fall: the leaves seemed to start changing just as autumn began, almost as if on cue. I love fall clothing, the cozy sweaters, puffy vests and boots! [Don't get me wrong, I'm still sad to put away my sandals, but there is something about the crispness of a clear fall day that I's that for cheesy?] I'm excited to subject my boys to many impromptu photo shoots in the park before the snow falls!

  3. I've been a library fan ever since I've been tall enough to see over the book checkout counter. I currently have 20 items checked out from the Toronto Public Library! These days, Indio comes along on my library jaunts and picks out a few bedtime stories for himself. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy to see my own little bibliophile in the making!
    [Reading Which Way. Indio currently loves Marthe Jocelyn's words paired with Tom Slaughter's colourful paper cutout illustrations.]

  4. Sahadi's is a great little specialty grocery store in Brooklyn that I used to frequent weekly for their yummy dark chocolate raisins, Swedish fish and naturally dried papaya [I don't even like fresh papaya!] along with their huge variety of cheeses, freshly made tomato and feta phyllo pie, hummus, salads...I could go on forever. Anyway, on our last visit to NYC I got to satisfy my craving and give Indy his first taste of the unsweetened, no sulphur, but totally delicious dried papaya. I wish I had bought more to bring back to Toronto!

  5. Astro BioBest MaxImmunité Peach Mango Lassi has become a staple in our house since Indio has decided he doesn't milk as much, and I don't make mango milkshakes on a whim for him like my dad does! They are a great portable snack, though maybe not the best choice for in the car. [Yes, I speak from experience!] They come in these adorably-small bottles: just enough for a treat without too much worry about a sugar overdose.

What are you loving these days?


Ren- Lady Of The Arts October 4, 2010 at 9:29 AM  

I love crisp fall days too- although we are not there yet in my neck of the woods (I'm still in flip flops) but the lucky part is that our winter is like a fall crisp day so I can wear fall fashion for a few months-
I discovered M and M through your blog-although I haven't had the chance to try them yet-
Mango Lassi at home- sounds deliciously dangerous!

phonelady October 4, 2010 at 11:31 AM  

I would love to try the imax immunite can you send me some ? I would love that . I hope you have a great week .

Faiza October 5, 2010 at 4:02 PM  

Personal M&Ms request from me please! Bounty is one of my favorite chocolate bars, so I am sure I would appreciate them as was meant to be.

bklyn76 October 5, 2010 at 10:40 PM  

@Ren--i love fall, but not so much winter, so i'm jealous of your weather. you probably don't have humidity either, right? that is my dream!

@phonelady--not sure i'll be able to mail the smoothies: they are perishable. i know danone and other brands also have probiotic versions of their yogurt drinks.

@faiza--holding them hostage with your sunflower seeds...come and get 'em!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts October 6, 2010 at 4:09 PM  

No humidity but truth be told my hair looks better when there is some!

Julie October 7, 2010 at 9:07 PM  

Coconut M&M's. One of the first things I will buy when I arrive in NYC in exactly 3 weeks from today.
Looking forward to checking out your blog. Any suggestions for must-see or must experience while in NY....staying in Manhattan? A favourite? Clean, flannel sheets on my bed...smell of wood burning on a cold fall day.....

bklyn76 October 7, 2010 at 9:45 PM  

@Julie--welcome! i may be in NYC at the same time as you! there are so many *must-sees*...are you traveling with your kids? you must visit brooklyn!

Julie October 8, 2010 at 7:47 AM  

No kid....travelling me with my dad. Have wanted to go since childhood when I intended on growing up and being a starving actress is NYC (how original!). My dad has said countless times, "ONe day I will take you there." Anyway, 40 is around the corner and my dad isn't getting any younger so we figured now is as good a time as ever. I would love to hear some of you favs (non-touristy) must sees/dos. Thanks so much! Maybe you can do a post about it for others travelling to NYC.......

Micaela October 8, 2010 at 2:32 PM  

you know i'm not a big fan of coconut but those m&ms are DELISH!!! what do you think about the pretzel ones?

i love that you spend so much time at the library because there is NOTHING cuter than that little hand looking at books. SWEET!!!

i too am loving the delicious colors of my favorite season... it's MAGICAL in VA! esp for this tx girl who isn't used to so many trees.

love love love xo

KOS! (Keep On S'myelin!) October 9, 2010 at 12:01 AM  

I'm enjoying pretzel M&M's. I'll have to try the coconut ones someday!

bklyn76 October 9, 2010 at 10:57 AM  

@Ren--I'm jealous of your humidity-happy hair!

@Micaela--I didn't think I'd love the coco m&m's either, but I can't get enough of them! I don't love the pretzel ones, but that's b/c I've been spoiled with good, dark chocolate covered pretzels, so m&m's just don't cut it! I feel like the trees are changing quicker this year...some of our trees are already bare!

@KOS--Lucky you, I have a pack here just for you!

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