It’s October which means it’s almost kind of maybe a little bit Fall here in Texas! I’ve busted out my scarves, fuzzy socks, and even bought the most beautiful sweater dress…but it’s still pushing 90° outside. Here are recommendations for what to read, listen to, eat, and do from my adventures this week.
READ. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. This one was recommended to me by a friend (thanks, Chims!) and I’m only a few chapters in and already lovin’ it. If you enjoyed The Lies of Locke Lamora or The Mistborn Trilogy, you’ll probably like Six of Crows.
LISTEN TO. The latest from the Freakonomics podcast, Why Are We Still Using Cash? It’s a very thought-provoking look at how currency is actually utilized in modern societies, and even explores what would happened if we went cash-free. I did an informal poll of my friend group to ask which they current utilize more, cash or card. With 10 votes, it seems like my friend group is overwhelmingly carders, while only 3 use cash regularly.
EAT. Slow cooker beef and dumpling stew. This is a great base recipe for creating your beef stew of choice–toss in some onions, garlic, and your herbs/spices of choice and you’re good to go on any cold day. This recipe is also truly a one-pot endeavor, so clean up is a cinch!
DO. Rock a fanny pack. Seriously, these things are ~tHe BoMb~. They’ve got eight gazillion secret pockets, thread nicely through belt loops, and come in so many adorable patterns. I’m a little late to the fanny pack revival party, but I have arrived and I am ready to throw down. Throw. Down.