December 2010


You guys have already seen a lot of these (here, for example) but I figured I owed you a more recent update.

Have a Happy New Year everyone!

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As much as I love writing about my house, sometimes I have a need to share something totally bizarro off-the-wall, or- gasp!- wedding related. So I hereby declare Wednesdays fair game- on Wednesdays, I’m allowed to post any of the following things:

  • Wordless Wednesday (of course)
  • Weirdo Wednesday (have you met my family?)
  • Wedding Wednesday (my neediness for opinions doesn’t stop with home-related issues!)
  • Whisker Wednesday (for the animals, duh)
  • Whiny Wednesday (I’ll try to keep this one to a minimum)
  • Wishing Wednesday (stuff I want)
  • Wunning Wednesday (I’m running another half-marathon)
  • Whatever-I-Want Wednesday (I’m free to come up with more “W” words)

So if all you ever want to hear about is house-related stuff, please stick around (I love you, dear reader) but just skip Wednesdays. I feel like is a good way for me to not pretend that other parts of my life don’t exist, but also to give me some boundaries so I don’t post cat and rainbow videos and veil and centerpiece choices every other day.

For this first one, let’s go ahead and do a Weirdo Wednesday. You give me 4 seconds, and I will make you smile (or at least raise an eyebrow and wish for those 4 seconds back).

I’m a scarf girl. Anyone else out there a scarf girl or guy? It’s nice because I can wear the most boring outfit ever, and totally spice it up with a scarf. But when my scarves are hidden away in a closet (a teeny one, at that) I don’t always remember they’re there, and then I enter the dangerous “extremely boring outfit zone” more often than I like.

So I decided to make this space between the bedroom door and the closet my “dressing corner”, since I will probably never have an actual dressing room to call my own (curse you Sara!).

(That big white rectangle is just the light reflecting in the mirror. Maybe someday I’ll learn how to take pictures.)

I got this $5 Logga hanger at Ikea and it sat around my house for weeks I installed it right away.

It seems like every time I have to use anchors, it ends up taking way longer than it should and also generating way more muttered curse words than it should. And then it also seems more blog-worthy than it probably should.

Look at all my fun scarves!

Blanche approves.

I excitedly said to Stan “It’s functional art!!!” He replied “Well… it’s functional.” Wop wop wop. But this room won’t be his for another 158 days or so according to the super-naggy Knot, so if he doesn’t like it by then I guess that will be our first speed bump as a married couple. HA!

Today is mine. A few days ago I was being all whiny like “I hate my birthday! It blows that it’s two days after Christmas! Everyone is all worn out from Christmas and drinking too much egg nog and whatever else the songs say and pleasing their loved ones with gifts and decorating their houses and they’re all broke so I just feel guilty making anyone do anything for my dumb birthday! Way to go mom, getting pregnant 9 months before Christmas!!” And other totally rational ramblings.

It's aliiivvvveeee!!

Today though, I’m feeling pretty happy about the whole thing. I’m taking a half day to eat a big huge burrito and go skiing with my sweetheart, then eating sushi with my awesome family who loves me enough to muster up one last burst of energy after Christmas to celebrate with me. Does it get better than huge burritos + skiing + raw fish + people you love? If you think it does, then you can just shut your trap, because it’s MY BIRTHDAY today. Sorry, that was the birthday monster.

We totally rock the teacher-style Christmas shirts, borrowed from an actual teacher.

So anyway, happy birthday to me, and happy normal day to all of you!

Never has been. In fact, I’m quite impressed that I used actual wrapping paper this year.

The roll wasn’t as wide as this present was tall. I guess I could have laid it the other way so I had enough for the ends.

At least they’re pretty sweet gifts, though.

I’ll leave you with a beautiful version of O Come O Come Emmanuel by Sufjan Stevens:

Remember when I won that giant giveaway that Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog so awesomely put together? I won so much cool Etsy stuff! I’ve been thrilled seeing the gifts arrive at my house, and I have plans for all of them. Ok so I won’t lie- I’m going to keep some of them. But I’ll also get into the Christmas spirit and give some of them away.

The first one was not a Christmas gift, but a baby gift. When I won a print from Our Humble A{Bowe}d‘s Etsy Shop, I decided that it should go to someone I hadn’t even met yet- little “Baby E” as her mom, my friend Kristin, referred to her throughout her pregnancy. I had Amanda customize the tree-ring print with “baby e” and a green color that I thought mom would like, and put it in a frame. I also figured she could probably use some diapers.

Just hours after I dropped off the gift, her mom went into labor and the little miracle was born!

Meet Eleanor.

“The loveliest little lady her mommy ever met” is how the photographer described her. I just can’t get enough of this picture.

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