I bought another Bundt pan.
That’s two in two days.
This one is more modern than the others.
It’s non-stick, silver, heavy, and made by Wilton instead of Nordic Ware.
And it’s beautiful.
It’s already on the wall with my red and blacks pans.
Yesterday, I raised my eyebrows in wonder and slight disgust over the condition of the chippy yellow pan I bought on Sunday. Someone was mean to it.
This one, on the contrary, was treated like the beauty she is.
The pan has clearly been used, but it was basically clean, and the previous owner had even kept the flimsy plastic insert to protect the pan’s interior. Amazing.
You can see some dust on the plastic piece – this is after I washed it with warm soapy water.
It was really gross, but the pan beneath it was happy and safe.
Now, I just need an occasion for popping these pans into the oven.
Send me your favorite Bundt cake recipes.
I also bought a few more children’s books and a teeny patchwork pumpkin.
A few days ago, I swapped out all the books on my son’s display rack.
We now have enough Halloween books to read a different one every day in October.
Our Thanksgiving titles are in shorter supply though, so I was happy to find a few at the thrift store today.
The display rack is mostly for seasonal titles.
He has a couple of tall bookcases in his room for other books and some of his toys.
Heh heh. I just noticed that Wreck-it Ralph is in the hospital.
Brundibar is a Maurice Sendak book that I’ve had on my wish list for a while.
It’s always nice to find a $20 hardback picture book in perfect shape and marked just $2 at Goodwill!
Can’t beat that!
I can’t really imagine paying full price for a children’s book – not when Goodwill actually has its own bookstores.
Unless you’re looking for a new release or a specific hard-to-find item, it pays to go second-hand.
My favorite place to buy books is the DAV thrift store on Elkelton in Spring Valley. They seem to have a permanent half-off sale – all books and magazines too.
And their prices are low before the discount.
Anyhoo, here is a close-up of my little patchwork pumpkin.
I am really quite ready to usher in the Fall.
In fact, I can’t wait to see miniature pumpkins at the grocery store.
They make me happy. 🙂
Well…except for here’s my kid and my messy house: