It may be barely August but I wanted to thank LLBean for officially kicking off my Christmas shopping with their RIDICULOUS "Bean's Pal Packs." Super ridiculous. I was in the Danbury, CT store earlier today and I still can't get over this...
I've been extra careful to keep an eye out for cool things on which to spend my Christmas money but I've come up a bit short. Seriously, it's March tomorrow and I still haven't spent it. I think that's...
Do you remember when Matt and I ripped off the old, dinky kitchen trim and replaced it? You probably don't, because it was in March. Then the whole having-a-baby thing happened and that poor trim sat untouched for too long. A couple of months ago, I finally...
As promised, I'm back with my holiday gift guide for men, women and babes. These are a few of my favorite gifts this year - things I've seen in magazines, online, and in stores. Happy shopping and Happy December!
This "secret pocket infinity scarf." Genius. Doesn't the girl in the picture below look so happy to have her "secret pocket?" (givesimple.com, $29.50)
I totally dropped the ball on getting this published around Halloween so here we go... my favorite things from catalogs and online shopping over the last two months. I'll have a holiday gift round up for you by the end of the weekend, too. (Matt - how easy does this make your shopping this year?! Wink, wink.)
I can't believe it's the end of September already. In my book, October is the real kickoff to Autumn. I'm ready for it. I really am. The heating bills will be back but the bugs will be gone. (We know how I feel about bugs.) The mornings will be cold but the afternoons, although short, will be sunny and warm.
I'm excited to wander the yard holding a cup of steaming tea, listening to the leaves crunch under my riding boots... all while wearing a chunky cable knit sweater, of course. Sigh. Yes, that sounds lovely.
Hope you all had a great Labor Day! It was H-O-T here in Connecticut, but Matt and I managed to take a hike with Griff and Harrison. It was so humid that we were sweating before we even got to the trail, but it felt good to get out and about in between naps. We know the colder weather is just around the corner, so we're trying to really take advantage of the next couple of months.
I mentioned a while back that I had picked up a rug for the nursery. Well, technically... Matt picked it up. It was big and heavy and this pregnant chick wasn't about to break her back. It was a Costco bargain (be still my heart!) and it wasn't exactly what I had in mind for the room when I started the rug search.
I've been making great strides in the porch rocker department and I'll have some pictures and updates for you early next week!
In the meantime, I did a lil' shopping and a lil' spray painting.
You may remember that the landing at the top of our stairs was pretty bland. I brightened up the heat register here, but besides that, we've done nothing except put in some hardwoods when we moved in. Oh, and we painted, but never did a second coat. Sigh. Someday.
In between gardening and putting finishing touches on the kitchen tile, I found some time this weekend to take a drive to a local nursery I'd yet to visit. Shakespeare's Garden is nestled in a very quaint area of Brookfield, CT, just a few miles from home.