Is it just me or does it feel like we’ve been in the month of January forever?
It’s not that I have anything against January – I like it just fine – but I do have the feeling of being on a hamster wheel for the past few weeks for some reason. Too much time spent snuggled on the couch in front of the fireplace perhaps? 🙂
I did however, cross one thing off my list yesterday. I started this book last fall – and yes, I just finished late last night. I had a hard time getting into it, but once I start a book I almost always have to finish it, so I stuck with it – reading a chapter or two every so often, and it ended up being ok by the end. But my real motivation was so I could start this book. It’s been getting lots of buzz and I can’t wait to open it up later today.
I have been wanting to repaint the living room for months now. I just wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to do. Pretty certain I’m going to go with the same color in the entry and up the stairwell and upstairs hallway.
Which means I’ll probably end up painting the dining room the same at some point too – because now that I’ve discovered I like white walls, I’m loving the idea of each room seamlessly flowing from one to the other.
I made the mistake of wandering into this store last weekend. They were having a massive sale and it looks like it’s still going. I wanted to buy one of everything. Less than $25 for this shirt? $40 for these jeans? Yes, please!
Speaking of new jeans. I sat on my white couch with dark rinse jeans a little while back – and left dark blue dye all over the upholstery. A quick rub with this pad and the blue dye came right off. If you have light upholstery you might want to pick one up – it’s great for spot cleaning between washes.
I can’t live through the winter (or the year really) without this lotion. I love that it moisturizes all day and soaks in almost immediately. It’s my favorite.
I think I said in my last Ramblings that I wanted to watch Godless on Netflix – I did and it was AMAZING. Gritty at times, but the story and acting (Jeff Daniels was genius) were so good, and from an artistic standpoint I thought it was so perfectly executed. I kind of want to watch it again.
Made this soup and it was SO GOOD. The recipe calls for stove top but I put mine in the crockpot (dumped everything in except the pasta and let it cook on low for about 6 hours). Seriously, you’ll want to make nom nom noises the whole time you’re eating it.
Happy Saturday friends!