Since it’s a sweet, sweet Friday (and my brain is so focused on the weekend ahead), I’m feeling… out of sorts. Every night (at lights out, no less), my brain becomes a tangled mess with thoughts of the last 24 hours, thoughts for tomorrow, and thoughts for wishes, the future, and why won’t Helen just leave us alone sometimes? Scott calls it “that time of day.” Let’s just cut to the chase; I call it “need to share.”
1. In the coming days, my favorite man and I will be taking a little time away from the daily grind. Our two year anniversary is just around the corner, and we’ve made it an annual tradition to leave the every day behind. (Shoot, our week in Nashville feels like just yesterday). This time, we’re road tripping down the California coastline, and holy smokes, we are pumped.
2. Is anyone else totally annoyed at the cost of laundry detergent these days? Scott and I have been pinching pennies around the casa lately (due to random thought numero uno, above, and maybe we’re just, um, thrifty, too), but the last time I picked up the bubbly soap from the grocery, I threw a mini fit in the cleaning aisle. I’m thinking of making my own sudsy mix, via Tall Tales and That’s Church. Sorta fun in my own geeky way, no?
3. I’ve fallen in love with wallpaper from the fabulous Brocade Home. You may remember my jacquard pillow from the days of yore, but their snazzy wall dressings really bring up my heart rate. It’s too bad that we’re so darn cheap (a-hem, random thought numero two, above), otherwise I’d find a project worthy of their flock foil paper. Our current wall ‘o graphics satiates my hunger for now, and the clearance price tag on that project keeps my ticker up, just fine.
4. With November officially in the air, Chicago’s finally ready to give me cardigan weather and knee high boots. And although I’ve never tried a pumpkin latte (shame, I know), this may be the year I switch up my apple spice for what most folks would consider a familiar favorite. Really, I’m just in it for the whipped cream. And yes, I’ve actually been thinking about this. I’ve said it before but what the hay, I’ll say it again; I love you, Fall.
Phew. Congrats to those who stuck with me up there; you just won buko points in my (so-called) book. And lucky you (but not so much for Scott), that was barely breaking the ice. So. What’s got you spinning those wheels lately?