Friday Letters + Crusty Bread Recipe

Dear blog, I am sorry I have abandoned you these past few weeks. I could probably come up with a million excuses as to why I have done this, but I mainly blame it on a lack of inspiration and motivation to write. So I am back, with high hopes of being more consistent in the weeks ahead. I know you missed me. 

Dear husband, I have so much fun with you. I love that we have just as much fun in marriage as we did when we were dating. Last night you showed me how to do wood-burning. It was a lot of fun. We bought me a sleeping bag for our upcoming camping trip (that I am so excited about by the way), and we rounded out the night with a good dose of The Office in bed. It was a great night full of laughing and relaxing. You bring me so much joy. Also, I am proud of you for being bold for the Gospel at work this week. I know it is hard with the people you are around but the way you reached out to your new co worker this week really challenged me in my own walk with the Lord. Can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for having him and his family over for dinner with us next week. 

Dear bread yeast, I have conquered my fear of you and have managed to not kill you the past 3 times I have worked with you. Thanks for boosting my culinary confidence. 

Dear crochet, you make my hand want to fall off. I love you and get annoyed with you often these days. You are teaching me so much about being diligent and why taking my time while I work on a project is always better than rushing through in order to finish. Thanks for being my new favorite hobby and allowing me to also make a little money on the side doing something I really enjoy. 

Dear Stitchfix, you have shipped out officially. I should receive you next Tuesday and to say I am excited is an understatement. Cannot wait to try out what my stylist has picked for me, and push my comfort zone on clothing I would not normally wear. (If you wanna learn more about this go here.) 

Love, Rachel

Overall this month has been incredible. It feels great to be starting a new year full of new possibilities. I have taken up crocheting as I mentioned above and have started a blanket as well as coffee cozies. I have been selling the coffee cozies! Check them adorable? And how perfect for Valentines Day Gifts? Only $8 + $2.50 for shipping. Contact me if you are interested. 

Also, I have begun making this really yummy artisan bread. It is easy, yummy, and a blank canvas to add all kinds of flavors. 

Here is the loaf I made this morning. It has rosemary, lemon zest and Parmesan added to the dough. 

Here is the recipe for the delicious bread... click here.

I hope you enjoy it! :)

Happy Friday everyone!