We've been busy lately. The hubs has been very busy at work, and the stress was starting to catch up with him, and I've been feeling like all I do is play catch-up. We had another snowstorm last week, which did little to lift our spirits. So on Saturday, with sunshine and warmer temps, we decided to have a fun day.
We had a visit from five does in the church yard behind our house, which was very neat and unexpected; I can't remember ever seeing deer behind our current house. We stood in the house and watched them as they nervously looked up and down the road, and I was even able to step out on our back stoop and take a few pictures before they decided to clear out. That was a great way to start the day! I love nature (well, except for the bugs).
We spent a pleasant day shopping, and found some great buys: candles on sale from Yankee Candle, a half-priced scarf for the hubs from Dick's, a bottle of butter-infused olive oil from a new olive oil company Bumble, and a new utensil crock that was almost half off at Pottery Barn.
But my most prized purchase from our trip was my first piece of Le Creuset--a small grill for our stove. It's in the color Ocean, and I absolutely love it (it's much more blue-green than the color sample in the link above). We have a ceramic/glass cooktop stove, and I was always under the impression that cast iron could not be used on its surface, but the enamel-coated cast iron is just fine to use, it turns out! We fixed a delicious sirloin steak on it Sunday night, and were even more pleased with our purchase. I'd love to get more pieces for baking and cooking.