16 October 2011

a list / sunday evening smatterings.


image by rachel whiting photography.

+ i still feel all over the place; but the house is coming together. i'm sure you're sick of my house ramblings, but that is all i can think of. like i was telling dan; my life is being a housewife, a stay-at-home mom and a freelance designer from home (ala aqua studio!). and a bit of an OCD nutcase. thus, the making of the house is of utmost importance to me.

+ i did manage to scrub the border of a hand-me-down woven rug (yay oxyclean!) and put out some halloween decorations in the front room. i even glittered a pumpkin with some newfound friends for the porch. it catches the moonlight (and spreads glitter all over too). we have some of our favorite fall books out; including this thanksgiving storybook.

+ am already thinking about christmas cards. what about you? do you do christmas cards? are you so over christmas cards? am leaning towards tinyprints, minted or moo. do you have a favorite resource? this holiday kermit made me smile.

+ there was much dreamy talk about quilts and bedding (ala my quilting cousin) over soups and cider and curry rice (not all in one sitting) this weekend. am officially switching over from a puffy duvet to layers of quilts. i know this isn't groundbreaking news. but i have a happy memory of staying in a bed & breakfast in delft, holland when i was thirteen. my brother and i had the attic room with a skylight and two charming twin beds piled high with dozens of mismatched warm quilts.

+ am itching to blog another am a fan post. there is a lot of cool stuff out there. as you know.

+ the husband assembled this and this over the weekend, while cooking curry and playing trains. he also watched two boys and mowed the lawn, criss cross applesauce style. he was mister productive. he is such a hero to me. i am so grateful to have him in my life. i don't brag about him enough on the blog.

+ i have a few more incredible handpicked home sponsors to plug this week. i'm excited. these are all companies / products i truly like and feel they deserve a spot in the sunshine. i hope you'll click in and check them out. most of them have killer packaging too, which always helps.

+ anyone interested in mini diaries for christmas / festivus?

15 comments:

Emily said...

Mini diaries, please!

Nessa said...

Love hearing about your house!

Liv said...

I think a house is something to be terribly excited about!

And I love Christmas cards, getting them/sending them. This year, my husband and I are designing our own, since we just started our line of greeting cards. It will be fun to be able to send a completely unique card to our family and friends!

Hannah said...

I don't thank any of us are sick of new house talk. I feel like I can live my dream of home-ownership vicariously through you. Keep it up.

elizabeth said...

support handmade this holiday! :)
http://www.etsy.com/shop/nelladesigns?section_id=6444184

droitetgauche said...

I really love the designs on Tiny Prints, but this year we are having our cards made by a friend of mine who is just finishing up art school. She is doing the art in a traditional scherenschnitte design, and I'm really excited! I think she's so talented! Her blog is: jilldehaanartwork.blogspot.com/

I'll have to get a mini diary, what a great idea!

Anonymous said...

that happens to be my all time favorite thanksgiving book! love the words. love the pictures!

jamie from michigan

anna said...

Hooray for Festivus! You just got a hundred times cooler in my book for writing that. (and I already thought you were pretty cool)

I already have my Christmas cards printed - yeah! I am actually trying to be organized this Christmas season and not just stressed.

jen byard said...

More house stuff and mini diaries please! I love everything minted does...

theappletea said...

love to hear it! :) mini diaries :) like the idea!


by the way! Maybe you would like to join the giveaway: http://theappletea.blogspot.com/2011/10/uprinting-postcard-giveaway.html

Nicole said...

I love hearing about your house and your family. And these brain-dump style posts. :) I'm not sure what I'm doing for Christmas cards yet...

Would LOVE to see some Christmas mini diaries!

summer said...

um, not sick at all! talk your heart out, missy. i love your home already :)

happy aqua studio to you!

Amy - ArgyleStyle said...

Keep the house stuff coming! I've been searching for Christmas cards, I like to have mine ready to send by Thanksgiving weekend so I'm behind this year. Lastly, please do an "Am a Fan" post soon!!

Anonymous said...

i'm interested in purchasing some mini diaries for my older girls! are you opening your shop up {cheering}?

jamieguest4@hotmail.com

Beth said...

Definately do some Christmas diaries, I'm planning on little gifty baskets full of spatterings from here and there, and you mini diaries would be a perfect addition! And I am going with Minted for my Christmas cards.

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