- Have you ever smelled something and thought, "That is my childhood"? Well, Aldi salsa, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and Ritz crackers does that to me. I thought we were the hippest family around the day I read the back of the Ritz box and we actually had all the ingredients for the "Recommended Recipe". Funny the things we think are SO COOL as youngins.
- The habit I have of driving with my left hand under my left leg, and then switching hands when my left falls asleep. :P I think it's from driving during the winter without gloves and trying to keep warm. Now that it's warming up I'm trying to get back to two-handed driving. :-}
- Walking around the grocery store with your phone held high above your head trying to get enough signal to load a recipe from Pinterest.
- Monday morning at the feed store with your brain on total snooze and two wound up kiddos in tow. The nice man asks what he can get for you today and you stumble out syllables, corral a kid, and hide your face in your hands as you try to get the words, "Food for chickens... layer feed... pellets...yeah whatever brand we normally get... however much this cash will buy" out of your mouth. You feel like you could fall asleep right there and not be embarrassed at all cause you're just soooo tired. Mondays are so glamorous.
- Really craving ice cream, but having to wait until the kids go to bed to churn it because they'd eat it all if they knew about it. And then putting too much vanilla in so it doesn't churn anyway.
- Walking from the thrift store to the gas station with your sister and meeting two young guy friends on the way. They ask why y'all are heading to Shell since its obviously not for gas if you're on foot, and your sister blurts out, "SHE's going to the bathroom and I'm just following." Thanks.
- Picking out a shirt at the charity store and taking it up to the counter and the volunteer saying, "Oh, that used to be my shirt! I loved it." Just kinda weird.
- Emma making GF chocolate chip English muffins (sorry, the recipe's in a book so I can't link to it, plus you need special muffin rings) and then finding Boston creme pie filling in the fridge to fill them with. I may have eaten two almost the size of my hand.
- Friends who will take you for who you are at that moment. Whether that's super hyper, slothy brain-dead tired, shy, should-be-sleeping-cause-its-midnight silly, or pitifully grumpy, they'll cheer you up and not think you're weird or pull back 'cause they don't know what to do with you. :D
- My mom being out of her room two days last week without being exhausted the next days! We take this as great encouragement that she will be better someday hopefully not too far in the future.
- Knowing that your friends are praying for you and feeling it. So powerful.
- Getting snow and then two days later being in flip-flops. Maybe Spring will stick around this time?
- A baby shower! We attended one this week that was for two little blessings and it was so cute! The theme was Bubbles. I made the punch and we froze blue water in balloons for cool round bubble-looking ice. :)
- Spending an afternoon at a friend's farm planting potatoes and putting stickers on brochures. Such a great time with "family" in the sunshine, working with all ages and enjoying them equally. I wore the outfit in this post for that with my hair down, in case you'd like to know. ;) I put my hair up for a birthday party that evening.
- Marie sending me this picture! It totally made my day! She's my awesome reader from France who is such a faithful and encouraging commenter. She was also the first person to buy How To Sew Denim! She's super sweet and it's a privilege getting to know her.
So, my outfit! I wanted something fun but practical, so I went with pink, white, denim, and beach beads. It was still kind of chilly out, even in the sun, so I made the pink pop more with my black jacket.
I made this skirt (seen before here) when I was writing How To Sew Denim, and it has been a favorite of my sister's and mine since. With dozens of washings it shrunk a teeny bit (I have lots of information about this in the eBook), plus I hemmed it shorter than I like originally, so Thursday morning I unpicked the hem to reveal the lovely faded line and it became the perfect length. Just a little back-info for the seamstresses! ;)
Shirt: Kohl's (free)
Tank: F21 ($3)
Cardigan: handmedown (free)
Skirt: Made by me (material about $15)
Huge hoop earrings: Walmart ($1)
Boots: Shoe Carnival [would have worn black if I had them] ($35)
My hair I curled in the morning and then in the evening after it had loosened a bit I roughly divided it on either side of my head and then did like a twist up with each section, pinning at the top. Took about 3 minutes, woot!
Alright, I'm off to see if the washing machine is still working... good news is the vacuum's fixed! La la la la life gooooooes onnnnn.... (name that song!)
How's your week been? Any awkwards or awesomes to share? I love hearing!