November Art Journal!

This time of year always heightens my anxiety. I think its some combination of the holidays and cold short days. Lately I have gotten into a good routine of spending some time with my journal at the end of each day. This month had some of my favorite spreads. I posted most of them on instagram through out the weeks of November. It seems kinda strange posting journaling pages with out the journaling bits, but seems like a bad idea to just be tossin my feelings and insecurities out there for everyone peek at. I'm looking forward to my December journal and all the peace it will hopefully bring me!

Current Bake- Coconut Cream Pie!

This year for Thanksgiving I was put in charge of pie! I've had THIS coconut cream pie recipe saved for a while. It has a lot of elements that are new to me and I thought it would be a great challenge. Although in hindsight I should have practiced before I had to take it to share with everyone. I learned a lot about blind baking and making pastry cream. I was nervous about the cream but I should have realized it was the crust I should have been weary about. I got some major side slump which then caused some over baking cause I didn't want underdone folds. Alas was imperfect and tasty! Zoei always helps a ton. Mostly keeping me from cutting or burning myself or other objects. She also reminds me to re-read the recipe and points out when something doesn't sound quite right! We also made pumpkin pies for the first time. They weren't really challenging or special, but a nice Thanksgiving-y tradition.

Thanksgiving always fills me with mixed emotions. It rooted in horrendous actions and covered up by stressful family dinners and food. I do find something precious in this contentious moments. Regardless of your feelings toward the holiday and traditions, I hope you at least got some down time and survived the snow!

Keep cozy!