A few fave things /
1 / Theo the cat. Theo gave us a real scare and went missing on Sunday. Or, I should say, never came back on Sunday. If he gets out he loves to stay out all night and then always returns between 5-7am. He didn’t on Sunday. I was so worried about him and couldn’t bare the thought of him not coming home. He was a gift a few years back at Valentines day and honestly the sweetest gift I’ve ever received. He came with the name Theo, which means, Gift of God and I decided to keep it because that is just what he was. Tuesday, I decided to go over to animal services (the pound) and see if he might be there and he was. Apparently, he got picked up on Saturday morning only 2 streets over (maybe someone doesn’t like cats?). I was so relieved. He is home where he belongs and I’m trying to keep in as long as I can.
2 / The 52 List Project. This weekly listing journal, by Moorea Seal, is so cool. I’m a huge fan of journaling as I’ve been taking paper to pen since elementary school and I’m excited to add this to my ritual. The journal is absolutely gorgeous (pretty photos and illustrations). It’s divided into seasons and then weeks. Each week you are asked to list something. For instance, “List all of the people who brighten your day.” And, at the bottom of the page there is a “take action” suggestion. Since I’m all about journaling, listing and visual inspiration, I’m all about this project. I can’t wait to get started! This would make a super sweet Christmas gift. The journal starts in the winter season, so it’s perfect. I just might be ordering a few to give myself (order here).
I guess my other fave this week is Christmas. I won’t get into it since my other posts this week were all about that (if the holidays are more hard than happy read this and if you like simple DIYs for holiday decorating read this).
Well, I’m putting Christmas on hold for today as I’m off to do some Thanksgiving shopping for thirteen out of town guests that arriving on Monday.
Happy weekend, lovelies!
I told you I have Christmas on the brain. It should be Thanksgiving. I know. But, I don’t have any decorations for it. Food, yes. Family, yes. Grateful heart, yes. Honestly, I never go crazy with Christmas decorations, either. At least, I haven’t the past few years. My tree is kind of hodge podge and I’m quite happy with that. But, I do like adding little this and thats. Maybe a little something I throw in the cart at Target (I know you do it too!) or something we make at home. I’m totally not a DIY queen or super crafty (a few I can handle here). I love the simple ones best and I thought I’d share a few that have been catching my eye.
image / Elisabeth Heier
I’ve never been one to cheat on Thanksgiving. It’s always felt at bit two-timey, to me, to put a tree up before that thankful Thursday. Everything, feels so rushed in this round globe we are spinning around on. It can never just be one thing at time. And, that goes for holidays too, I suppose. This year, I can’t wait for Christmas. So much so, that I think I might have it in me to cheat on Thanksgiving this year. The true confession is that . . .
I’m looking for words.
I know where to find them.
They are are huddled up inside my head. Usually, when I leave them there, they group and they gather. It’s like they meet for coffee and all discover they haven’t gotten out much and that they might as well just pour out like the steaming cup of coffee they’ve gathered for. And, they do just that. They pour out. Pour out in my journal, on paper, and spill on this blog. The pot is empty, the gathering gone, and I feel full. But, these past two months I haven’t been able to pour. If I’m lucky there is a drip, or a drop. Mostly, there is only a slight aroma which evaporates into a tease of the rich taste I remember (It’s how I have to take my coffee these days anyways, only through the olfactory).
I’m not looking for words.
I know where to find them.
Just thought I’d share a little update to my family room. Last week, I told you that I’m preparing for what I call human hibernation and that I’m all about making our family room more cozy. Well, I haven’t gotten a new couch yet (and, honestly, that might not even happen this year – – a girl can wish), but I do have some beautiful new . . .