Ok Ok it is a little early for me to start singing Christmas Carols in German, but I just wanted to remind people about the 3/50 project and supporting your local retailers this fall. I think how easy it is to shop online- I'm stalking a Marc Jacobs purse as we speak- but the truth is that if we don't get out and buy from Local shop owners these shops that we love so so dearly will be gone. Having a blah day? Go Shop! Need a candle? Hit up your local gift store! It is so easy to support your local economy, and so important!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
After a 4 day trip home to Atlanta for a good friends baby shower, and some much needed QT with my 7 month old nephew, I discovered a very cute and odd baby line.... the company is called Les Deglingos. They make odd little stuffed animals for baby and children. Some are just cute, some function, and some look like road kill. I think because I see so much baby gift in stores, and so much of the same baby gift in every store, that I love to see something different and unusual. When it comes to finding gifts for baby boys that aren't super fru fru- it is really tough! So how great are these for you friends who don't want the super sweet baby? The little snuggler wolf is a great alternative to a lovey blanket- my nephew loved hanging on to his! My friend received a Discovery Deglingo Dog at her shower, and it was such a perfect gift for her baby boy on the way! This will be my new go-to baby gift for my friends that have great taste!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Aprons, dishtowels, oven mits- honestly how freakin cute can it get?! We just picked up repping the home line Funktion and I am in L O V E. These aprons and dishtowels make your kitchen look cute and feminine and when I see them they make me want to whip up a batch of snickerdoodles. What is even cuter? They make adult aprons in full aprons and half aprons AND they offer kid versions! For all the bridal shower I have to go to this fall I am going to give Funktion to put all my soon-to-be-married friends in the domestic spirit! Even if you aren't in the kitchen whipping up a batch of cookies- the dishtowels dont even look like dishtowel and will look great hanging by your sink. Also check out the table clothes and napkins- so retro...
Thursday, September 17, 2009
This blog is only appropriate because it has rained here in Dallas for almost a week straight and our highs during the day have been in the 70's.... thats right folks- Fall has arrived. There is this time in the Winter when it is cold and rainy and all I can think about is how much I love summer and all summer has to offer (which is still true) but now being in Dallas where it is summer from April-September the feeling of Fall brings a whole new appreciation for the season. I am happy that I do not have the option of drinking by the pool during the hot days...instead this has turned into a 4 night a week event called football. Now I love college football (Go Dawgs!) but the further I am out of college the less emotional I feel about the sport. Sure I want Georgia to win, but does it ruin my weekend if we loose (hello opening game at OSU), nope, because I now know there is next weekend, and next season, and a 1,000,000 more games. Matt would be elated if I got into Texas football- but the reality is I just don't care enough (which is a form of blasphemy here in Texas.) What I do like though is that I feel like every Saturday we now have a reason to get together with friends. The last thing I want to talk about is the recession (which we are probably out of...) but everywhere money is tight. Why not have a football party? Have everyone bring something to share and what they want to drink- all you need to supply is the place, the TV, and plates & napkins. This totally beats hitting up a bar- and the bar tab that comes with it (thank you FoxSports Grill.) Why not get a group together and rotate Saturdays of where you are watching the game? Everybody take 2 games a season and you have something to look forward to every Saturday! Start now, and print the schedule on a cute invite like the Sharp and Sally football. If you have been invited to watch a game at someones home why not bring some great cups for everyone to use with your team of choice? There is still so much to enjoy out there and so much you can do inexpensively that adds a special touch and gives you something to look forward too this football season