so when i saw these incredibly fall-like pillows when blog reading the other day, i immediately starting thinking how it could be done. i felt i reached genius status when the idea came to me to use thrifted flannel men's shirts. of course, that all came to an end rather quickly when i discovered that was what the whole blog post was about in the first place. regardless, joel and i set out to find us some flannel.
joel discovered he could fit under the couch yesterday. hours of fun. could i love this boy and his yellow boots anymore?
my favorite moments from today:
me: "sushi! you think this about sushi! -- name the movie..."
nate: "i don't know."
joel: "monsters" (monsters inc.)
altering my skirt and i try it on to see if it is the right length.
joel turns around and says "beautiful dress mama."
i think my heart melted. it was how he said it. i felt like the most beautiful gal in the world!
this is a tostinos pizza. behind are fresh vegetables from our garden. i chose the pizza. and loved it. should i be embarrassed by the fact that i like these $1.50 pieces of crap?
20 grams of fat... for half of the pizza. i don't know what could be any more unhealthy for me. michael pollan would be so disappointed.
but still, i might just eat one next friday too. or maybe every other friday... to ensure that i can still fit into my clothes.
while gardening outside with nate this morning, i kept smelling one of my favorite scents. lilacs. mmmmm.
unfortunately, i finally spotted them on the other side of our fence. but one little branch had made it's way across and i snapped it right off to bring inside. sorry neighbors if you are reading this, i completely stole from your bush!
i've made it a point to pass them several times today, i might just have to start carrying them around with me.
i made a tie for joel to wear for easter sunday. my sis-in-law sent me some fabric and pointed out the tutorial.
it took a decent chunk out of my saturday, but mostly on account of obvious mistakes. next year, because i would like to make it a tradition, i'm hoping it won't take nearly as long.
and it was all so worth it because joel looked absolutely darling for church.
i fell in love with these cutie bunnies last week and decided to make one for joel for easter. which is funny because he could care less, i'm the one that had the stuffed animal addiction when younger. maybe one day i'll have a little one who appreciates softies like i did.
no nose but a perfect little bunny tail.
jen and timm got married on saturday (sidenote: the bride was stunning!) and this was my gift. just in case they had any troubles remembering which side of the bed they slept on. so many transitions in the beginning you know.
i've loved these pillow cases and it never occured to me that i could make my own. next i will make them with a C & N with an accompanying tutorial so you can make your own as well.
or you could just get married. that works too.
i ate green beans tonight. monumental moment.
it has been 24 years since one has graced my mouth, and i can honestly say that i liked it. i'm not ready to make a habit out of it quite yet, but i'm open to trying new recipes in the future.
just thought i would start this new year of my life with something different.
but when my father informed me it was the same weather that took place the night when i was born, it seemed somehow fitting.
and i have had a wonderful day ever since...
it seems there is a thrift shopper in every family. my father is and always has been a huge bargain seeker. growing up, if he passed a yard sale he would have to stop the car, regardless of where we were going.
personally, i've never really had the patience for bargain shopping. i do enjoy a good deal like the next person, but i haven't really developed the skill.
until last week when my brother took me thrifting with him to get a vintage suitcase. i made use of my time and came home with a $1 bowl (i still need to fill it up with some sort of st. patrick's day treat for joel) and my $2 mirror. very pleased with my purchases.
and so i decided to go again yesterday and i am officially hooked. i discovered this chair for a mere $10 and was happy for the rest of the day. and even some of today...
my sister-in-law introduced me to the beauties of transfer paper this past week.
between this and freezer paper stenciling, i don't think joel will ever wear a plain t-shirt again.
i have to also mention my favorite little bro who found the picture and printed it. you edited the first one, but i edited this one. oh, and he also caught my terrible cold, and for this, i am truly sorry...
and this is why i love daylight savings.
yes, there have been some rough points during the week, but there is no question in my mind that i would trade an extra hour of sleep for longer days.
i have been waiting for this for months!
happy friday, and if you need a little laugh in your sleep-deprived state, this is pretty funny.