I'm going to have to wish you all an early Happy Weekend, and a late Happy Thanksgiving today! After waiting in line at Walmart from 5-10pm last night and then shopping until 3:00am this morning, I actually slept until an hour ago (eeps!). I'm going to go ahead and recover, love on my little cousin like crazy, and work on the etsy store (TONS of new things added soon), so I wish you all the most wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!
If I could describe Thanksgiving in one word it would be comfort. Although the words "blessed," "thankful," and "festive" of course come to mind for this holiday, there is just something about Thanksgiving day that feels so comforting to me. The last 5 years I have been away from home during Thanksgiving, yet wherever I am, coming together with the group of people that I love in that place just feels so.. .nice.
Anyway, what better way to top off that comfort than with decadent food and copper kitchen loveliness? I'm quite sure my family has never owned copper flatware or stoneware, but don't they look homey to you:)
I was introduced to Lee Maelzer 's art on Butter and Brass, and now I'm hooked! She bases her work on the need for humans to catalogue and remember places in time. So neat! I'd love to be able to express my memories in such a captivating way.
tomorrow and Thursday will be all about poor, forgotten Thanksgiving, so get ready!
We had a bed bugs scare yesterday in our apartment. Nothing like thinking you have a baby blood sucking leech colony in your covers to put your worries in perspective.
In fact, I found myself in the sort of delirious, happy state that I can only imagine matches that of surviving a near death experience. Grades in limbo, impending cold, borderline broke, no future plans, who cares? We don't have bed bugs! Six projects, 5 process recordings and an event to plan? Are they bed bugs? Then bring it on.
I love glitter polish probably more than necessary, especially as it can be so difficult to remove! But really, there's not a finishing touch for a party dress quite like glitter. Here are some favorites I've stumbled on recently:
After handing a girl a pencil yesterday and shamefully/quickly pulling my hand back, embarrassed at the state of my finger nails, she said "Oh it's okay, don't be embarrassed, I'll probably take my first shower this semester over Christmas break. I've kind of let myself go in that way." While she was joking, I'm not sure her joke was that far off. Looking around the room at our ragged group of social work students I'm pretty sure the general consensus was that order of importance for the semester is: agency work, everyone at your agency, classes, homework, group work, real work........ and somewhere far down that line along with sleep is taking care of yourself.
So when I spotted this poster, it was speaking to me this morning and I had to share. I know it's probably speaking to YOU as well.
Go take care of yourself- you have my permission:)
Another week gone by here in NYC, and this semester is FLYING by (not sure that's a good thing on most days). At any rate, I'm always so very thankful for a weekend, especially one that is not jammed packed with running around.
Do you have any exciting plans this weekend? I hope that you enjoy every little piece of it.
Wreath above from Design*Sponge, add that to my ever growing project list.
Lovely readers, I'm feeling so very uninspired lately. Yet, even in moments where I lack inspiration for anything, I can still seem to pick out things that I love and want (coats, boots, etc). Thus, I bring you a Thanksgiving wish list, just in case you haven't forgotten what comes between Halloween and Christmas:)
Themed color styling by Tina Hellbergmeets photography by Magnus Anesund. The stylist wanted unexpected color combinations and matched up some pairs that you probably wouldn't think of in your every day house. My favorite is the yellow and pink, but the blue and gray is lovely as well!
Winter is coming soon and believe me I am the last to welcome it. There is just something about the Winter season that makes me so sad and lethargic and generally blah. This year, I have promised myself that I will embrace Winter for what it is with a smile on my face (I think these coats will help that medicine go down a little bit easier.) So help me I will NOT wear a sleeping bag coat.
Friday! Is it just me or did this week fly by? It's funny how that happens when you have deadlines zooming past you.
Tomorrow is my 25th birthday, and for some reason I'm not feeling it this year. All I really wanna do is just chill out and try to relax a bit (and maybe wake up to all my papers written, readings done, and apartment clean...is there a birthday fairy?).
Did the title of this post kind of shock you a bit?:)
With Thanksgiving on my mind, I've been searching for some very creative yet still yummy recipes to incorporate into the Thanksgiving meal. This one is definitely a keeper because it's a recipe AND table decorations. It looks delicious and also is so creative and impressive, I bet you could make it easily with pre-made pie crust!
I was on my way to pinning all these pretty pictures on my pinterest wanderlust board, and I realized that they all had a flowery-foliage-y,fall, nature type theme going on. Then, I HAD to share them with you. Anyone else want to go run through those lavender flowers with me?
images from a random roundup of pictures I found on pinterest sources unknown (help me out if if they are yours!)
Let me introduce you to my new love Three Potato Four. It has some of the most exquisite vintage items I've ever seen! It's like a flea market, except you don't have to sort through a lot of junk to find the best items. If you are planning a vintage or shabby chic wedding, this site has your name alllll over it.