It isn't quite thanksgiving yet, but I'm overflowing with thankfulness these days! Last night, I hosted a small gathering to thank the Dot & Lil helpers who helped me get a big order out the door in the past few weeks. I couldn't, absolutely couldn't, have done it without them. It was a lovely evening.

I made bow pasta with ricotta, spinach, pine nuts and chorizo sausage that was loosely inspired by this pinterest pin. The pasta had lemon zest, spinach, chorizo sausage, ricotta cheese, fresh garden parsley and basil, garlic and pine nuts as well as some chopped home-grown tomatos. It was so delicious, I will definitely be making it again! I also made a fall soup that was very popular and pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting for dessert.

I wanted all the helpers to be able to choose a few Dot & Lil goodies to take home, and the images in this post is them selecting (and enthusiastically grabbing for!) their choice of Dot & Lil products. 



My small business could not run without the support of people who not only love me, but have, sometimes for reasons that even I can't divine, chosen to support and believe in my business past the point of reason. I am so, so blessed to have people around me who have faith in my ability to overcome whatever new challenges my business can throw at me. Without them, Dot & Lil could never even begin to become the empire I want it to be one day!

Thank you. Just, thank you.