So we meet again, my friends!
How was your weekend?
This pretty much sums up our weekend:
Angry squirrel giving us the stink eye.
He is actually “yelling” at us in squirrel speak in this photo.
I love this so much, I am thinking about making it my profile picture.
Can I be honest?
It’s stressful to bake with kids.
Let me rephrase that.
It’s stressful to cook with a preschooler.
Who just “learned to cook” at preschool last week.
While I have many fond memories of cooking in the kitchen with my mom and gramma when I was young, I do remember that most of the holiday baking was done by mom and gramma without the help of young assistants.
And I get it.
I wanted to take a nap when it was all over.
But now we have fudge, Rolo cookies, cut out cookies and snowball cookies.
Please come to my home and eat them.
Because I may or may not have had cookies for breakfast this morning.
The day before I go to my Balanced Living workshop.
There is this holiday link party that I have participated in with some bloggers and this topic came up and for a moment I had to think.
What the hell is a vignette?
I assume that a vignette is a little area of your home where you create a scene or a tablescape.
Or it’s a french cookie.
Either way, I thought it would be fun to take part because a) I love to go to parties and b) I think that once I find out what a vignette is, I really want one in my home and c) vignette is just really fun to say!
Say it with me.
Umm, the G is silent.
So here is my attempt at a vignette.
Never gets old.
I forget whose.
Not mine, that’s for sure.
Shield your eyes if you are one of those perfectionist blogger’s.
For the rest of us, welcome to my home:
This lamp is a Goodwill find, that I restored here.
I love it so much and even more, because it came with that burlap shade and the whole shebang was $3.99.
$3.99 for the lamp and the shade.
And now I know why it was only $3.99.
THIS DAMN SHADE.
Bane of my existence when it comes to interior lighting.
Whenever I pass by the lamp, I always, ALWAYS straighten it.
Others have tried to fix it and fail every time.
It is the un-fixable lamp shade.
So if you ever find a great lamp for $3.99?
Back away slowly.
I also have one more “vignette”, if you will.
I got these puppies after Christmas last year at Anthropologie.
I stumbled on them really, because we don’t have an Anthro near our home but we were in this little town about 45 minutes away and walked in and there these were.
For 75% off.
I have a feeling I won’t ever be kicking myself for purchasing these babies.
All I have to do is plop them on a table (up high in our home since we still have young ones around) and they create their own little vignette.
This week I will be at my first ever blogging event in Chicago and I am so excited!
Can’t wait to report back to all of you about the goings on and trust me, you will get ALL the details!