Living in a completely new part of the country provides one with a myriad of opportunities to discover. Discover new people, places, ideas, etc. Looking back at my life on the East Coast, I’m sure that I did not fully explore the area in which I lived. Therefore, one of my goals since we’ve moved is to take advantage of those opportunities: to explore, to journey, to find, here. Whether it is something as simple as a flower I pass by on a morning walk with Maisie – our Bernese Mountain Dog – or a delicious meal at a local restaurant, I plan to share my favorite discovery from each week.
This week, I’m going to cheat a little and share TWO discoveries. We’ve been here for almost two weeks, so I figure that’s allowed. =)
Those who know me well know that I LOVE books. As a teenager, my friends used to joke that my favorite store was Barnes and Noble, which to their credit, it probably was. Therefore, when we pulled up to the local library for the first time, I was rendered speechless. It is HUGE and beeeeea-utiful!
This was especially thrilling though because, now, as a stay-at-home mom (SAHM), one of my goals is to read more – something that I didn’t feel I did enough of while working. So far, I’ve consumed my first book in three days (Lilac Girls) and, last night, I moved on to Hillbilly Elegy, which I am quite excited for after getting through the first bit last night. Please throw any recommendations my way.
Discovery #2: CoolHaus Sammies
I am not even quite sure how I first laid eyes on these – maybe it was following Tiffani Amber Thiessen on Instagram (random, I know) – but these ice cream sandwiches are delightful! There come in eight varieties, of which I’ve tried two: the Rem Haus and the I’m Pei-nut Butter. I pretty much come up with an excuse to pick one up each time I’m at the grocery store. I’m hoping to try the Louis Ba-Kahn next.
Cool Haus was founded in Los Angeles, and while sold by Cali grocers, I’m pretty sure it’s not sold widely (if at all?) in the Northeast. I’m sure if it was I would have tried these by now! Fortunately, for my friends from New England, you can still partake in the deliciousness by ordering from Cool Haus’s website or goldbely.com. Do not miss out! I sure won’t be. =)