I’ve got nothing major to report today…just some random ramblings that have been going through my head the past week!
As snooty as it will make me sound, I’m going to start ordering my latte’s with “no foam.” There’s nothing worse than getting handed a $3.00 cup of coffee and immediately upon holding it know “it’s too light!” I mean, I’ve drunk enough of the good stuff to know exactly how a 12 oz pumpkin spice latte should feel in my hand, so it’s quite obvious when the barista has been a little too generous on the foam. And it really irks me!
So instead of being “that person” who asks the barista to “top it off” (which I’ve honestly never done, I just walk away annoyed), I’m going to be “that person” who has every available check box marked on my Starbucks cup.
Make that a tall decaf 2 pump pumpkin spice latte, extra hot, no foam please.
Speaking of Starbucks, I have to admit that the Christmas cup transition is one of my favorite times of year.
I must say.
November 1st? Really? That’s just a titch early for me.
I’m not asking to wait until Thanksgiving is over but can we at least finish our Halloween candy first?
A few weeks ago I mentioned in a post that I was “on-the-fence” about a glider or rocker for the nursery. You wouldn’t believe the amount of advice that started rolling in after that comment! Basically I’ve been told that I’m an idiot if I don’t have one…in a much nicer way of course.
So…I’ve been looking into them. I have to admit I’m not a huge fan of the typical glider chair…I find myself much more attracted to the upholstered rockers (like those ah-ma-zing Pottery Barn ones).
What I’m not attracted to is the price ($1,299?!?!) so I’ve been fairly discouraged. Until yesterday.
I ran across a blog from a lady who bought just a normal upholstered chair (she had one from IKEA of course…lucky lady) and converted it to a rocker. All she did was re-purpose the rocker/swivel mechanism from an old recliner and remove the legs.
I’m sold. So now I’m on the hunt for just a normal upholstered chair that I can make my own damn rocker. And I’m pretty stoked about the idea. Here’s my leading lady from World Market, for a cool $140:
Now speaking of baby things. Can someone PLEASE tell me WHY everything that has the word “baby” in front of it is marked up like 20%? It’s akin to the wedding phenomenon where you can buy one “normal white candle” at a reasonable price, or one “white wedding candle” that’s 3 times as expensive.
I see the same thing happening in the baby/toddler world and I don’t like it. Hormones may be making me lose my mind, but I’m still not an idiot. I’ll take the normal white candle please.
Or is that not safe for a baby room?
One of my favorite annual traditions is taking place this weekend: Cousin’s Weekend. There’s six of us (me and my two sisters, plus our 2 sister cousins and their SIL) that meet in Spokane, WA once a year to have a girls weekend.
Yeah, yeah…it’s Spokane. But we make it fun. We shop, talk, drink wine and eat…and stay at the Davenport.
Have you had the pleasure?
It’s pretty amazing. We valet our cars, let the bellman bring our baggage up, drink in the lobby bar and pretend like it’s the lifestyle we’re accustomed to. This time we’re also doing a Murder Mystery on Saturday night! I’m so excited to get out-of-town and have some much-needed girl-time.
And I’m going to try and ignore the “Winter Storm Warning” that takes effect for western montana starting Friday at 4:00. It’s Spokane or bust, even if we’re driving 45 mph.
It happens every year, but I’m tired of hunting season. I miss my husband.
I know, I always say that “I’m fine” with hunting and him being gone every weekend. And at the beginning of the season I really don’t mind having time to myself…in fact I quite enjoy it! But I’ve been entertaining myself since Labor Day weekend (yeah, way back in September). And I’m kind of done with it.
Only three more weeks.
I shocked the shit out of myself this week and purchased my first pair of skinny jeans. And I’m torn, seriously torn about it.
On one hand, I luuuuurve the look of jeans and boots and MUST. HAVE. IT.
On the other hand, is NOW really the best time to be investing in skinny jeans? Maternity skinny jeans? Is that an oxymoron or what? Nothing is skinny about me right now.
Part of me feels like I’m just going to look like a spin top.
I probably shouldn’t be allowed to go shopping by myself at this stage.
That’s enough random ramblings from me for today. Have a great weekend everyone!