Too cute for words. (You’ll enjoy this, Great Grandma Thomas.)
Since I’m currently
unemployed freelancing, I really have to watch was I spend now. It’s not like I didn’t watch it before, but I kind of watched it with one eye closed. And even then the open eye was more like a wink. But now I’m fully awake, aware and in contact with my checkbook ledger on a daily basis.
The timing of this frugality couldn’t be more obnoxious because I really want to shop for Lesli’s baby. Did you catch that, reader? LESLI IS PREGNANT! (This is Lesli of “Susan and Lesli from college.“) She and her husband have been so good about hanging on to their little secret, but now that I’ve thrown it out there… well, it’s a secret no more. Their little bundle of sweetness arrives in May, and while we don’t know if they’ll have a boy or a girl, I’m glad that owls are great for both.
For example, how much does Lesli’s baby need these!
I found these little jewels while perusing baby stuff on Etsy (click the photo for the link) and I think they’d be perfect for a boy or girl. However, if she does have a girl, I’d be hard-pressed to resist these Little Piggies:
I lost an hour of my life on Etsy and had to force myself to leave before I whipped out my debit card. There is a serious level of creativity going on over there. It might just be my new favorite shopping spot… when I have money to spend, that is.
I’m falling in love with these little illustrations from the husband-wife design team that makes up Marisol Spoon. They live in Appalachia and draw from the surrounding natural elements to create their darling prints. There a few I’m eye-balling, like these, titled “Ella in the Bright Forest” and “The Reading Room,” respectively:
I’m not sure exactly what draws me to the prints, but there are a ton of them and each one is beautifully done and so creative. I love the nod to nature and the simple elegance of the girls. You can see their store on Etsy here. I’m pondering which one I’d like to own.
I’ve also been drawn to owls of late (probably something I’ve inherited from my grandmother) so I was tickled to see this print:
I picked up a sweet chain-linked necklace in the shape of an owl the other day, which I’ll be wearing tomorrow morning when Michele and I suffer through another local television morning show. (Here’s hoping we get more than 90 seconds to vomit out all the details of our Pink event.) It does mean an early wake-up time (4 a.m.!) so I’m signing off now to work on the book for one solid hour and then force myself to bed.