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TWiP: Cranberries, Fire, and Coziness

This Week in Pictures (TWiP) at Polka Dot Cottage

Sometimes it’s hard to come up with a title for these TWiP posts. I look at my photos and I see nothing to unify them. That hasn’t been an issue this week. It’s been a cozy-feeling week, with fireplaces, family, and cranberries aplenty.

When last we spoke, we were embarking on our annual trek to Cherry Hill, NJ so Neil (and Aidan, to a lesser degree) could attend Philcon. I did all of my favorite South Jersey things on Saturday morning and afternoon, so when my brother invited us to a game night at my parents’ house that evening, the kids and I didn’t debate for long before deciding to leave Cherry Hill a day early and join them. We ♥ game nights! (And Neil had his own car with him, so we weren’t leaving him to Uber his way home or anything 😜)

This has been a pleasant week. And now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time for me to transfer some of my massive Christmas music collection over to my car’s mp3 player. I shared a small fraction of that collection last year, if you would like to have a listen, too!

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

It’s a roundup of the photos I shot for Project 365 (one image each day for all of 2016), plus some snapshots I posted on Instagram during the previous week.

📷 = taken with my Canon DSLR
📱 = taken with my Samsung phone

Ready? Cast your mind back to this time last week…



365 📱: 2016 324/366 – The 13-year-old and I went to the Collingswood Farmer’s Market this morning. I got cranberries, so now I have to make bread with them this week ☺ [Taken in Collingswood, NJ.]

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Delicious and artistic peppermint mocha latte ☕

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365 📷: 2016 325/366 – We don’t have any firewood. And I couldn’t light a fire anyway because I’m going out soon. But this makes a cozy enough substitute.



365 📷: 2016 326/366 – Yesterday’s candlescape reminded me to order firewood this morning. I thought I’d have to wait a few days, but they delivered it this afternoon! We didn’t waste any time lighting a fire. Because it’s cold outside and we ♥ cozy.



365 📷: 2016 327/366 – My new printer displayed a warning that the ink was getting low, and then printed my page. Or half of it anyway. Uh, thanks for giving me such an early warning and plenty of time to buy replacement ink, Mr. Printer.



365 📷: 2016 328/366 – Farmer’s market cranberries, a clementine, and my snazzy wooden spoon. It’s baking time!

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Cranberry bread and The Crown.

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365 📷: 2016 329/366 – Nice, cozy Thanksgiving ☺ [Taken at my in-laws’ house.]



365 📱: 2016 330/366 – Hanging out in Mom’s kitchen, listening to Simon & Garfunkel, and making some chicken and rice. [Taken at my parents’ house.]

Thanks for taking a peek at this week’s photos! If you want to see this stuff as it happens, please feel free to follow me on Flickr and/or Instagram.

I may already have plans to blog about some of these things in greater detail over the coming week, but be sure to leave a comment if there’s something in particular you want to know about!

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5 thoughts on “TWiP: Cranberries, Fire, and Coziness

  1. I would like to knit the chevron Cowl with knitting needles instead of a loom. Is the pattern the same?

    1. Yes it is. Just replace e-wrap cast-on with long-tail cast-on, and you should be good to go 😊

  2. It does look very cozy…especially with the fireplace.And that bread…yum! Loving your pictures and the blanket is looking great! 🙂

    1. Thanks, Jamie! The blanket is hibernating once again – I’ve started a new sweater, LOL!

      1. Nice! I keep saying I am going to start a sweater…I guess I should just go ahead and do it lol. I can’t wait to see your new sweater! Have a great rest of the week! 🙂

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