Click. Read. Love. 7.10.20

By Jess & Caylin
10 Jul 2020

Been doing a whole lot of this lately, but more like the we have a baby version which is not sitting down until I’m actually lying down and going to bed at 8:30pm, haha. We recently started looking at houses in Vermont again so I’m just over here daydreaming about fall foliage and snowy winters in Woodstock. We put it on hold for a while, but the longer we’ve been home, the more we realize we probably aren’t going to be traveling (by plane anyway) anytime soon. Aside from everything with COVID, I just don’t see us traveling (far) with a baby. I know people do it all the time, but I don’t think we’d be very good at it. Hopefully eventually we’ll get to California to visit my mom and brothers, but otherwise we want to stay close to home and be able to bring the dogs and cat if we do travel. Who knows, maybe a Cozy Ranch North edition is in our future. In the meantime we are enjoying being at home and working on the never ending list of projects we have here. Wishing all of you a good weekend.

If you’re looking for something to buy, try, read, share or pin, we’ve got you covered. Here’s the best of the week…
Jess (J) & Caylin (C

Sort of on a true crime kick again, it cycles back and forth. But in the last week I’ve watched I’ll Be Gone in the Dark and Unsolved Mysteries. Which lead me to re-read this interview I did with Rachel Monroe, if you missed it and love true crime, definitely take a look. (C)

Unlucky Charms: The Rise and Fall of Billion-Dollar Jewelry Empire Alex and Ani.

A Q&A with Zerlina Maxwell about how we’re witnessing the last gasp of white politics.

I got this big white umbrella for our little back patio area and it looks really nice in person. (J)

Anyone who loves a peanut sauce will fall in love with these chicken meatballs.

A new book goes deeper into the life of Kim Wall, the journalist who was murdered on assignment.

Thinking I might order this gauzy button down for our trip up to Vermont next weekend. (J)

It’s been awhile since I couldn’t put a book down, but one of my friends let me borrow A Discovery of Witches and now I’m hooked. (C)

When one of your best friends turns out to be a notorious con artist.

If you’ve had enough of your local takeout places, try this thai basil sesame chashew chicken. Yum!

All the plant advice you need to keep ’em thriving.

I can’t even believe I’m saying this but I think I’ve entered the Teva phase of my life (again). I really like this pair, we’ll see how they actually look on. (J)

Everything you need to know about that Harper’s letter.

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  1. Michelle Samuels wrote:

    OMG yes A Discovery of Witches is so good, as is the rest of the series. I read that and then went on a kick of finding similar books that I also couldn’t put down: The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker, City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte, and The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern (slightly different idea but still an amazing book concerning discovering magic where you don’t expect it).

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    • Caylin Harris wrote:

      It’s so addicting! Thank you so much for the other book recs it’s only a matter of time before I breeze through the last two. Have you read The Night Circus? It’s also by Erin Morgenstern and it’s excellent.

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    • Lynn wrote:

      Yes great!!!! Can’t wait for the second season!! I hope that they do it!!!’

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    • Lynn wrote:

      I ordered those Texas too. Hope they fit. I have a very narrow foot so the Velcro will help. Fingers crossed!!!

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  2. Lynn wrote:

    Oh I wish I was going to Vermont . I lived there but not quite there. ( 1/8 ) of a mile from a sign saying ) (Entering Vermont ) on Route 8 A near Berkshire East. I was in my early Thirties and it was my dream to live there and do over an old house . And so I did that exactly perfect for 8 years refurbishing an Extended 200 year old Cape with 60 Acres and a beautiful Red barn with a Weathervane and Roses and made a wonderful garden and had horses and more: The kids loved it . I did it full time . It was an amazing life. Now I cannot leave Florida with Covid here so heavy. I hope that I’ll go back one day. Woodstock is so beautiful . Enjoy it! I hope you have a wonderful time ❤️

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    • Jess wrote:

      That sounds wonderful Lynn. So sorry about everything happening in Florida with Covid. Hope you and your family are safe.

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      • Lynn wrote:

        Jess, we really don’t leave the house very much now at all. Very dangerous here in Florida. We have groceries delivered, do some take out, drive thru CVS and go to carefully any important Dr. appointments or tests for Jay. He’s had persistent odd no coughing Pneumonia out of the blue for months. Oh, yes I get Starbucks ( I have to) . It’s really scary here virus wise. . No one talks about the anxiety one can get from being so isolated. We are moving out for two weeks soon because of a flood in the air unit in the garage so they can fix up the wet and mold in the 2 front rooms. Just a wash of the mold and then painting and carpeting. Not the New England trip I had really hoped for, but a friends furnished condo and a change of scenery and view will be good. Your trip sounds really lovely! Enjoy!

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  3. Lynn wrote:

    A Discovery Of Witches was on Cable . I didn’t read the Book. And, it was absolutely great! I’m so hoping there is a second season this fall. I had forgotten just how much I loved it! I wish that I remembered the Network to recommend it!

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    • Jess wrote:

      Oh I need to find that I’d love to watch it.

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  4. Amy wrote:

    Ha, those tevas are actually really cute! I’m curious to see how you like them on, in person.

    7.11.20 | Reply
  5. wrote:

    The gardening advice will help me a lot! Thank you for sharing these articles.

    7.14.20 | Reply

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