a huge-mongus calendar.
this could serve as a piece of artwork itself!
only $30 from see jane work.
lovelovelove this idea for displaying christmas cards!
i have a mantle on the way, now send me christmas cards!!
i would die if i got these. of happiness.
coasters from iomoi
i think this recipe for steak and potatoes looks delicious and easy!
i love the blue cheese addition!
this plaque from ballard designs caught my eye. its magnetized, so you can use it as a bullentin board of sorts.
here's my new print, hanging in the kitchen. i feel like i so rarely get to see my house in the daylight, its quite an occasion when i do.
two TINY cast iron casserole dishes from martha.
on sales for $19.99.
they also come in red and are cute as pie.
a long time ago, i asked about suggestions for a not so expensive shelf for our range.
update: i found one at ikea that was $6.99!! look how well he accomplishes his job!
laurie's invites got made today. i really love how they turned out. i think they are my favorite i've done to date.
i also bought a horribly corny christmas inspired book at barnes and noble last night. i think the gist of it is: 4 woman conspire in their knitting circle to boycott christmas b/c their families don't appreciate all of the effort they put into the holidays. i know, it sounds riveting.
additionally, next week is a short week. now is the weekend. it was pretty and sunny out today so i took two walks. i ate some hummus and we found out that the house next door to us (as in 4 feet away) is going to be torn down starting in january and replaced with a behemoth.
what if we got a faux fur bedspread?
today is a new day! i am reinvigorated and on a manic upswing!
this bay leaf wreath would be an excellent xmas gift - providing lovely decoration and excellent spaghetti sauce! $28 from williams sonoma.
today i feel sort of overwhelmed. again. like i do.
i took the day off, and my mom came to raleigh to help me put the finishing touches on jennifer's party next weekend. that went fine.
it somehow amazes me each time i realize that thanksgiving is next week. and jennifer's party is the day after!
in related news, brian and i decided to bite the bullet and spend about 38475837845dollars on getting some projects kickstarted, like a mantle, bricking the front of the house, finally plumbing our hot tub, a woodstove for the front room and a new trashcan thing.
and this would be fine if each one of those things didn't require a requisite 7 other things to make it happen.
for instance: buy the woodstove - think you'll just put it in fireplace, have fire? (i did) well, no.
a chimney sweeper had to come this morning to clean/inspect it. he wanted to be paid. we have to get a big old pipe thing on ebay to run up the chimney. they want to be paid for it. i'm sure we'll have to stuff dollar bills into the actual stove to keep it burning.
anyways, sorry to burden you. now i'm going to go drink a beer, and possibly watch a rerun of the kimora lee simmons show.
love and other indoor sports,
i think this sweater has really cute details, and you can't beat the price!!