Happy Friday, everyone! How are you spending your weekend? We’re having a little bit of the same-old down here, but I’m hoping to make headway on our bedroom, and get the knobs put on our dresser. Next week is going to be busy with weaning, so I’m also going to try and bake some cookies and cinnamon rolls.
Favorite “If I Had An Unlimited Income” Dream Purchase: Dawn Levy Blanket Coat. I am in love with this. It looks so snuggly and warm! However, I’m not in love with the $1000 price tag. Ouch. As my husband would say “That’s a good two-year-old horse.” Aka we measure things in how much horse they would buy. Please add that to my “Things I Never Thought I Would Worry About List.”
Favorite Infographic: “Six Ways to Tie a Scarf.” I love scarves, pashminas, etc, especially lately since they jazz up my few maternity shirts. However, I always forget how to tie them, and I printed out this handy little guide to help me.
Favorite Funny: Oh this llama. Er–alpaca? “It’s a cross breed of a seal and an eyebrow.” I die EVERY TIME.
Favorite Fall: Pumpkins in a Pickup. I have a dream that involves having big prints of pictures made to change out each season. You know, a photograph of pumpkins/trees for the fall, dragging a tree with a horse for Christmas, caribou for winter, flowers in spring, hay meadows in summer, etc. Totally in-budget, right? Riiiiight. I have another dream that involves owning a pickup just like the one in that picture. Riiiiight.
Favorite Inspire: Ofelia Blanket from Ikea. Lately, Ikea has been speaking to me, mostly because they actually have clean-lined, solid-wood things for a decent price. I stumbled across this blanket, and fell in love. How cozy does that look. And, totally in-budget, right? RIGHT!!
Favorite Tried It: Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich. I made grilled cheeses last week, because Bert wanted to try this one. I’m
distrustful of meat in grilled cheese a picky eater a grilled cheese purist, so mine was the standard, but he really liked this! Which is a win for me, because I love grilled cheese when it’s cold, and it’s a perfect lunch or quick dinner. His suggestions: more meat (naturally) and maybe actual buffalo chicken hot sauce–I just used Tabasco.
Favorite Kid Thing: A teepee! Bert, of course, suggested just buying an actual teepee that you an get from western outfitters for cowboys that sleep outside on the summer range with the cattle. Obviously, we’re not in the teepee-buying business yet, but we don’t do things by halves if it involves cowboy equipment, so don’t be surprised if you visit in a few years and there’s a full-on teepee in the playroom.
Favorite Other Kid Thing: Can you tell I’m excited to dress of for Halloween….next year?? (Or the year after, haha.) I think I could actually convince Bert to wear this one. Okay, I could convince him to wear a Batman shirt (he dressed up as Batman multiple times when he was little, I’m banking on his love of Batman to be rekindled sometime around October 31, 2015…). And then Junior could be Robin and I already have a cat ear headband….I’m already excited!
Favorite Holiday Inspire: Oh Come Chalkboard Sign. As I’ve said before, I’m trying to knock out making some more holiday decor this year, since I know my time is going to be more limited in the future. I love chalkboard designs, and since we’re starting our family, I want to find a few ways to incorporate the message that Christmas isn’t about the gifts–there’s a much more meaningful reason for the season, if you will.
Sidenote: Bert and I were watching the PBR Finals last night, and a commercial came on. We usually ignore commercials (boo not having a DVR anymore!!), and this one didn’t really register until half a minute after it was over and Bert looked at me and said “Was that a Christmas commercial?” and I replayed in my head what little of it I had seen–and recalled a tree, lights, festive plaid, and snow, and gifts…and I said “Yes. It was. A Christmas commercial in October.” Too soon, folks. Too soon.
Favorite But, Speaking of Christmas…: Horn Stocking Hanger. This is already in the works, since we don’t have a mantlepiece. I have a massive elk horn that will be perfect. Too soon? Not to think about ideas :) Like how to hang it on the wall.
Favorite Indulge: Homemade Oreos. When we lived in Rand, I got into making things from scratch (like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups) because there wasn’t a store nearby, and sometimes you just have a craving! We’re major Oreo fans at our house, and I can’t wait to try these! Plus, you can customize the icing color for the season, and Double (or dare I say it….Triple) Stuf would be easy-peasy!
Favorite Breakfast Treat: Cinnamon Roll Dunkers. Some people might be all about that bass, but lately, I’m all about breakfast, and tell me these don’t look fabulous! These will be on the menu for morning-after-Thanksgiving breakfast!
Favorite Babywear: Moose Hat. There is no need for me to elaborate on this. Except to say that I really ought to learn to knit.
Favorite Craft: Gorgeous Envelopes. I love addressing envelopes, and I’m loving all these ideas for our Christmas cards this year. PS HAVE YOU SEEN THESE STAMPS??? I got so excited when I saw the poster for them at the post office. The lady was like “Yeah. Rudolph the Reindeer. Christmas Stamps. Neato.” And I was like “Darn tootin’, neato! These totally beat last year’s gingerbread houses.” To which she replied “Do you need insurance on this?” Okay, USPS lady, talk to me about my box I’m sending. Don’t be a GRINCH OR ANYTHING.
…I’ll Bah your Humbug!!
Like I said, never to early to plan :) About envelopes and stamps, that is. Not Bah-ing Humbugs.