October Monthly Round Up!

Hello from the Kitchen Studio! 
My monthly round up of my Favorite Finds is here!


This is the first of these monthly emails and I am really excited to start this series. We are starting off strong, this is packed full of good stuff! Enjoy!

What's keeping me entertained... 

Books I read:
I’ve been on a light, easy, beach read kick lately and these hit the spot.

Currently Reading:

Books I want to read:

TV shows (Hulu, Netflix, HBO or Amazon Prime):

  • A Million Little Things - New drama available on Hulu.

  • Superstore - Not new but on Hulu and so funny.

  • This is Us - This has been on for a few seasons but if you haven’t watched, do it now! On Hulu and the best family show ever created.

  • New Amsterdam - on Hulu.. I love medical dramas.. so the more the merrier for me!

  • Schitt's Creek - Season 4 is out on Netflix and it’s hilarious.

Recipes I made (and loved!):


Beans and Greens -

  • 2 cans each:

  • Navy Beans

  • Black Eyed Peas

  • Northern Beans

  • Pinto Beans    

  • 6-8c. Chicken Stick

  • 1 pack frozen or fresh Greens

  • 1 lb Spicy Sausage

Cook sausage in big pot. Drain and rinse beans, add to pot. Add chicken stock. Bring to a slow boil. Add greens and return to a slow boil.

  • Sweet Potato Chili - Next time I make this, I am going to cut down on the chili powder a bit because it was a little spicy for my taste but still SO good. 

  • Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet - This ended up being more of just a meat dish but it SO good served over rice (we use Trader Joe's organic frozen rice for a quick option) or served with other sides. We made this a couple times this month!

Trader Joe’s Finds:


  • Just Mango - Be sure and buy a couple bags at once, because you will go thru it quickly!

  • Roasted and Lightly Salted Pumpkin Seeds - These are such a nice salty snack!

  • Mug Cake - This chocolate and salted caramel goodness is so good and hits the spot when you get a craving for cake!

  • Curry Salad Kit - I legit cannot stop eating this salad! Add salt and pepper for an extra zing!

  • Blueberry Lavender Almond Beverage (not pictured) - located in the non refrigerated aisle and it is like drinking a not-too-sweet milkshake. I drink it out of a wine glass. It's that good. 

  • Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut - these are in a bag in the bakery section and they are delish!


  • My new “Love Anyway”sweat shirt. Preemptive Love is a great organization that is loving and serving those who are living in war torn Iraq and Syria. Check out what they do here.

  • I'm a chapstick freak and my favorite lip balm at the moment is Balm Dotcom in Mint. You can get 10% off with that link.

  • This travel white noise machine. I've shared this in my instagram stories before and it is awesome. It has saved our sleep while traveling!

Have you heard about...

  • Marco Polo App! This is my new favorite app for keeping in touch with my friends! It’s video messaging but not like FaceTime. I now talk to my high school and college friends daily because of this app and its been awesome and its free! Check it out!

  • I have an Amazon List where I save all my favorite finds on Amazon! You can check it out here.

New things happening in Laurie Anne Art land…

  • My newest online painting class on Skillshare is now available! You can learn more about it here.

  • I have 3 new botanical prints available thru Jenny’s Print Shop!

  • I am part of the Handmade Pop Up Shop that will be going on Nov 1-12th! This is an online marketplace full of artists all in one place for you to shop for the holidays! 10% of all the profits are going to a good cause!

  • Looking for Holiday Cards? Check out my line with Dixie Design Collective!

  • Stay tuned for my Holiday Collection coming out late November! I am very excited to offer small framed original watercolor paintings this year! They are perfect to give as a gift!

  • I am now offering Payment Plans on my larger pieces. Contact me and we will get it set up! Or, you can use PayPal Credit when you check out with PayPal.

Do you have any favorite finds of your own? Tell me! Reply to this email and let me know! I may share them next month! ;) 

Xoxo, Laurie Anne