Happy Friday! This was my first normal week since I got accepted to those holiday craft shows (I don’t have another one until December 6th), so as much as I’ve been enjoying the sewing marathons, it was nice to get other stuff done. We picked up goodies for the office project, did some cleaning, and had our act together enough to cook real food at home everyday. Oh! And laundry! I feel so accomplished. Let’s celebrate with a virtual high-five in the form of Pinterest Picks.
Seeing this DIY for Christmas village stamps reminded me that I’m going to have to bust out my holiday decorations soon and I’ve given it zero thought. And we never did buy another Christmas tree after we gave the old one to my sister. Whoops! I’ll figure it out.
Three words that I never thought to combine before, but are obviously a magical pairing: cheesesteak stuffed mushrooms.
Fancy animals, all dressed up for the holidays! I like the monocle on Mr. Owl.
It’s been a while since I showed you a white kitchen and I’d hate for you to think I don’t like them anymore. Actually, my favorite parts of this room are the big ol’ island and three-legged stools, neither of which are white, anyway. Go figure.
The Nordstrom website calls this color “Dark Garnet Suede” but I’m going to say it’s Oxblood because that sounds more dramatic, like something from Downton Abbey. Mary would be like, “Carson, none of the maids can find my OXBLOOD shoes!” And Carson would be all, “Lady Edith wore them in the mud and then threw them into the fire!” (I can literally see both of those things happening.) But for real, picture these with dark skinny jeans and a white blouse. I think I’ll add them to my list of things to buy when the spending freeze ends.
So what are you up to this weekend? My mom and sister are coming to town for our annual Christmas shopping expedition, in which we try to get as many gifts figured out as possible in one day. I’m buying a handful of things on Etsy, as usual, but it’s hard to get EVERYTHING online, you know? I’d like to make some stuff, too, so I actually need to sit down and do it because, suddenly, Thanksgiving is next week. Gaaaaah! The holiday sneak begins! I’ll catch you back here on Monday with a DIY project that would make a great gift, so hopefully we can all get one thing crossed off our lists.
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