Chalkboard paint… who knew it could be so addictive? After seeing this DIY post on Wit & Whistle I decided to try my hand at a bit of chalkboard painting. If you haven’t come across the craze...Read More →
Chalkboard paint… who knew it could be so addictive?
After seeing this DIY post on Wit & Whistle I decided to try my hand at a bit of chalkboard painting. If you haven’t come across the craze that is chalkboard paint just google it. Paint savvy people across the globe are covering their walls with the stuff, creating calendars, labels and even Corinthian columns. After much internal deliberation I decided my landlord would be less than thrilled to discover I turned the inside of my flat into a massive chalkboard (I’d have to scribble ‘I’m sorry’ over the entire thing before showing him, clearly)… so I laid off the walls and instead started covering everything else I could find.
Now, I just need to find some chalk… images of the final products will come once I do.
One of the things I find most frustrating about being away from home is packing…
When I arrive at my final destination things go like this: throw open my suitcase, longingly peer through the contents and then, suddenly, start to panic. Frantically I pull everything out and, defeatedly, start to realize that something has gone horribly wrong. Why did I forget underwear? How did I only pack t-shirts and it’s almost freezing outside? No coat and it’s winter One pair of jeans that have coke spilt on them from the flight. My packing efforts are clearly delluded and misguided. All this to say, I was pretty excited when I received a pair of J.Crew flannel pajamas last week and discovered the top could double as a real shirt (it gave my weak holiday wardrobe a little boost). Staying in my pajamas all day suddenly became way more acceptable and I like it.
Bizarrely, nothing quite sends me over the bliss-edge quite like a good ‘Year in Review.’ From Reuters to Gawker, Float Fast Hummingbird and Style.com… they all stir up warm feelings of nostalgia and make me excited for the things that are to come.
2011 was a pretty big year full of lots of changes and exciting things. Here’s a little peek into a some of my favourite bits…
It’s the only word to describe how I feel about my husband’s new boots. Sitting on the front porch covered in mud they’re the embodiment of all things Americana. L.L.Bean never looked quite so good.
Nothing brings out family traditions quite like Christmas. Every year, since I can remember, my family has made a birthday cake for Jesus. We light candles, sing and blow out the candles before any presents are opened. Decorating the cake was always a highly anticipated event that my sister and I would perfectly plot… now my niece and nephew take over, making a mountainous pile of icing and sprinkles in the middle. It might sound (and look) a little silly but it’s the simplest and tastiest way to remember what this day is really about.
Hoping that everyone has the merriest of days! xx