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It seems I am subconsciously preparing for the slow season (aka winter is coming!) because last weekend all I wanted to do was take things slow.

But there were errands to run and projects to finish, so my weekend was kinda chill and very much productive.

Farmers Market Haul
My farmers market haul from the weekend.
Eastern Market Farmers Market Haul
My new obsession: Mystic Kettle Popcorn!

On Saturday, I stopped by the farmers market, as I usually do at least twice a month, to get fresh apples for the kids, maple syrup, honey, farm eggs, and more herbal tea.

I’m also stocking up on my favorite farmers market goods: honey, maple syrup, and tea. I’ve been buying extra jars of honey and maple syrup and packages of tea for when snow hits or it’s just too cold outside and I don’t feel like leaving the house.

Jonathan Apples
I like to get Jonathan apples for the kids because the apples are smaller in size.
Weekend Recap: Buying Herbal Tea at the Farmers Market
I tried the Vanilla Chai tea and it was SO good!

Last year, we had quite a few snow days, and I found myself without my favorite teas or completely out of Michigan maple syrup. Lesson learned!

Throughout the weekend I worked on a few work projects, binge-watched my shows, and did a little creative writing. Travis also grilled on Sunday, and we had delicious BBQ chicken and salmon.

Added these to my holiday wish list! Viva La Vida Imports
Worry Dolls from Viva La Vida Imports in Detroit.
Worry Dolls
I bought two Worry Dolls for myself. I love the designs and it made me feel hopeful for some reason.

During dinner we finalized our Thanksgiving dinner menu and the activities we want to do with the kids. Have you already shopped for your Thanksgiving dinner?

We’re going to get our Thanksgiving groceries this weekend and start cooking next Tuesday (which is also my birthday!).

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is already here. I’m looking forward to the holiday season, but time sure is going by fast!

Hope you have a good week! xoxo


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Jennifer Hamra

Freelance creative Jennifer Hamra created her blog Good Life Detroit in 2015 after relocating from Tennessee to Southeast Michigan.

Inspired by her love for personal blogging and photography, Jennifer likes to share her favorite Detroit things, from cool places to visit (the hidden gems are her favorite!) to the amazing people she has connected with over the years.

When she's not busy juggling family life and her creative projects, you can find her at an art gallery, community event, farmers market, or spending quiet time at home with a good book and cup of tea.

Jennifer lives in the metro Detroit area with her husband Travis and their six children.

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