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TWiP: Maple is the new Pumpkin Spice

This Week in Pictures, Week 36, 2021

I went to Trader Joe’s this week. I was hoping to find that they once again had the Maple Oat Beverage they introduced last year. And they did. It’s back, baby! Let the Autumn latte-making begin 😋🍁

Last year I declared that the rest of the world was welcome to their pumpkin spice addiction, and that I would instead be quietly hording all of the maple products, thankyouverymuch.

Well, it turns out the rest of the world wants in on the maple thing, too. Never mind that maple is actually a late winter / early spring product when it comes right down to it. Somehow it is becoming the Next Big Fall Flavor.

I guess this is good news, in that there will be more yummy maple products for me to procure. Trader Joe’s, in fact, has a maple kettle corn that I may just have turned into an ill-advised (but delicious) midday meal this week 😬

Just promise me you won’t buy all of the Maple Oat Beverage before I’ve gotten my fill, and I suppose I can allow you to share in my autumnal addiction 😜

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

It’s a roundup of the little (and big!) moments I have captured all week. Some of these images are posted on Instagram, but many aren’t posted anywhere but here. Some days there may be no photos, and other days there may be multiples. It’s more laid back than the Project 365s of previous years. You can learn more here 🙂

Photos taken with 📷 (Canon EOS 80D) or 📱 (Samsung Galaxy S9).

TWiP Clips

Here’s a very short video, featuring 1.5-second moments from the week:


Is there anything better than the first morning of a four day weekend stretching tantalizingly before you? 💗 So far on my agenda, hanging around in my favorite me-made lounge pants, sipping coffee and catching up on my magazine reading.


My Instagram grid has felt so *busy* lately. I need someplace simple and uncluttered to rest my eyes. So here is a hook I made a few days ago. Peaceful blues and greens on a blue-green background. No shopping tags, no video, no gallery of additional images behind it. Just a simple image of a pretty size I Boye crochet hook with a Seafoam Jubilee pattern on the handle.
I’ve actually made it to the bottom of this sweater. It’s a minor miracle 🤣


More hook making on the last day of this four-day weekend. I’ve been on a roll!
The last batch of hooks for a while, ready for the oven, and then (after sanding and buffing) into the shop.


This makes me happy. I was afraid it might not come back – you never know with Trader Joe’s seasonal products!


Why yes, that is a bowl of maple kettle corn on my desk instead of a healthy lunch.

Thanks for helping me celebrate the week! If you want to see this stuff as it happens, please feel free to follow me on Instagram ♥

Same Week Previous Years (2014-2020)

This Week in Pictures, Week 36, 2014 This Week in Pictures, Week 36, 2015 This Week in Pictures, Week 36, 2016 This Week in Pictures, Week 36, 2017 This Week in Pictures, Week 36, 2018 This Week in Pictures, Week 36, 2019 This Week in Pictures, Week 36, 2020

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2 thoughts on “TWiP: Maple is the new Pumpkin Spice

  1. Hi Lisa, is the sweater featured in this TWIP all crocheted? If so, do you have a pattern available and which yarn did you use? it looks great,

    Thanks kindly, Mirella

    1. Hi, Mirella. Yes! It is finished. The pattern is Blurred Lines, and I used a lot of different yarns, mostly Signature Sock from Ontheround, though a few others, that I picked up here and there as well. I can grab some color names and more details, if you want them.

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