weekend reading

Another week with no posts but this one! Sorry guys! I'll get back into the swing of things soon, I promise! I wasn't on the web too much this week, but here are a few links to things I really enjoyed this week!

I bought myself a little early Christmas/new job present. And it's going to make me sound like a hipster but I don't care. It's a record player! I have really enjoyed using it so far and all (4) of my records sound great on it! I made a big Amazon wishlist full of vinyl so I'm hoping I get some for Christmas!

I've mentioned Hygge here on the blog before- it's the Danish art of coziness. I bought this little Kindle book this week and it really inspired me to have more hygge time! Listening to records is definitely hyggeligt. 

Another wishlist item- an 18 bead necklace. So cute!

I've been such a sucker for all the Christmas sweets! I love peppermint as is, but especially combined with chocolate and with Christmas cheer! I've been enjoying my favorite peppermint ice cream, peppermint Lindor truffles, and it's definitely not Christmas without Linzer cookies!

Speaking of food- one of my friends has an adorable little plaid enamel coffee pot from Europe. It's the perfect size for heating up a cup of milk for hot chocolate or cooking single portions of things in. I looked some up online and they were quite expensive, so I was thrilled when I found this one this week! I love the Sage colored one!

On my stove right now as I'm writing this- rice porridge. It smells AMAZING and I cannot wait until the timer chimes. Here's how to make it:
1 cup Jasmine rice
2 cups water
1 cup half and half (I didn't have any so I just used heavy cream instead)
2 cups milk
1 cinnamon stick
1/4 tsp cardamom (didn't have this either so I did 1/8 ginger and 1/8 cloves)
Cook rice with water per rice directions (typically you combine both, bring to a boil, cover and lower to a simmer for 20 min). Once rice is done, add half and half, milk, cinnamon stick, and cardamom. Cover and simmer for another 40 minutes, stirring often. Enjoy with butter, cinnamon sugar, milk, and whatever other toppings you want (I think almond slivers and raisins would be perfect!). Thanks to Alicia Paulson for posting about this on her Instagram!

And of course, it wouldn't be my blog if there wasn't a mention of crafts, so here's my crafty link for the week: when DIY goes bad