I didn't join in Hallie's Five Favorites yet, so here goes:
1. Last week, when Tasha was here, and schools were cancelled for flooding, the girls, Tasha, Baby Frank, and I all went shopping...to TWO malls. Tasha scored a handbag/diaperbag/purse-tote, tres cute. Lucy, Susan, and I EACH got lace dresses, on sale.
But my dress was missing the belt. And Lucy's dress looked like it could use a belt.
So back to the mall I went, and I found this at White House Black Market.
I very nearly bought it for $38. After examining it though, I said to myself, "Fool! This is a piece of grosgrain ribbon with some silk flowers attached. You could make that!"
Off to the fabric store, $2 of ribbon, some flower hair clips at $2.99 each, a couple of 40% off one item coupons later, I have the fixings for a couple of these belts.
If you want to make your own, the ribbon is 1 1/2 inch wide and 84 inches long. Well, mine is 84 inches long, Lucy's is only 72 inches long.
|Eighth Grade Graduation dress: Check!|
Brooklyn Lager is hands down my favorite beer. I like it cold, in the can, because that's one less dirty dish in my universe. I'm German so I'm a lager girl, but this is no wimpy Bud Light or Miller.
I'm not a huge Martha Stewart fan, but she has said one or two things that make sense to me. One of those things was about linens and towels. She only gets white. White towels look cleaner to me than any other color, they match all of my two bathrooms, and I can bleach them if necessary. Plus, they are always in stock at my local Costco if they start looking like old Civil War bandages.
My tiny full bath only has the one small vanity cabinet, so I roll my hand-towels and stack them just like that picture shows, on this shelf which hangs above a towel bar above the bathtub.
Someone once asked me if the towels get wet up there, from the shower. It hasn't happened yet.
4. We got the pleasure of seeing our lovely daughter, Susan, on stage last week in her high school's production of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
Susan is the one in the back with the mustache.
She did a wonderful job as Mr. Salt, the father of one very spoiled Veruca Salt shown above.
Yes, we did use my Stacheify app to determine what would look best on her. She had originally thought the toothbrush, or Hitler stache would look good, but then decided on the pencil-thin mustachio instead.
When you're a tall girl at an all girls school, you play a lot of male roles. In fact, there's a saying at her school, "Once a man or an old lady, always a man or an old lady."
5. I joined Vine. Vine is an app that lets you post a 7 second video in a loop. For your viewing pleasure, here is a snippet of Jill calling her parents "Jessida and Untle Patchik."
|This is similar to what I have planned for me and Peter to wear today.|
|Because we already did this look last year. ;)|
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Welcome Back to Jen at Conversion Diary and her new baby Joseph, safe at home. Deo Gratias!