Friday, March 6, 2015

Friday Favorites

1) This quilt top...

Can one of your faves be something that you made? Seems a little self absorbed... But I can't help it. I love it. LOVE IT.

I've already said this, but I used a few different collections of Lotta Jansdotter, and I put it together MEGA quick by using layer cakes and this pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew.

And just to prove once and for all that I am NOT even half as talented or creative as people seem to think, I always copy other people's work (hence buying the patterns...) and I'm so awful at math and at 'picturing' how things work, I have to literally draw out each step. I've made this quilt at least six times, and I still have to draw a box around four squares because I can't seem to wrap my mind around how it works!!!

It would be embarrassing except I don't care because I never claimed to be a professional.  OBVIOUSLY.  I print these out for each quilt and literally check things off as I go.  It's so lame.

2) This table for the playroom...

I have plans for Nick to have plans to build this this weekend. It's from Ana White (of course) and apparently he can do it in two hours for sixty five bucks. Of course everything costs a fortune in London, but I can't find one to buy, so this is the only option.

And ya'll, we NEED this.  We've got a typical little kid table in the playroom right now. It used to be perfect. When we had two year old Ava and six month old Scott.  Now? Not so much. Even Junebug is too big to sit at it all alone, it's that small.

I'd also like those square cube chair thingies, but I haven't gone thru the site to figure out where she got those.

Aha! Edited: Nick showed me this link for the cubes. How cool is he?!?!

3) This Etsy shop...

I've already got these earrings and I just ordered these ones, and I'm gonna grab these ones for Nick to give me for my birthday.

I wear a scarf 24/7 right now because I'm fucking cold, but if it ever warms up (it won't) I wanna grab a few necklaces too.  I have big man hands so I can't wear those delicate rings, but I really really like this one.

4) This Instagram account...

It is HILARIOUS. I don't even know WHAT about it is so funny, but just take my word for it.  It's great.  They take a pic of someone from behind, anyone, not someone they know, just some random person, and then invent something for him to be thinking. It sounds stupid, but trust me- it's fabulous.

Here's a recent favorite, but to be honest, I laugh OUT LOUD almost every day. They're all perfect.

I'm laughing again.  Go big or go home!!! Great British Bakeoff.  Oh my word.

5) This oil diffuser...

Or really, probably any diffuser.  I'm not one of the cult who tried essential oils and they cured every ailment I've ever had in my entire life.  Like, AT ALL. I still think it's all sort of bullshit. But I LOVE the way it smells.  I usually diffuse cinnamon bark oil.  Or eucalyptus.  Or thieves. I wanna order some grapefruit.  And orange.  And more cinnamon. Man alive, I love the smells.

I also whip some up with coconut oil to make lotions.  I like it, it makes my hands and feet feel great, but again, I'm not noticing any miracles over here. And no, before you ask, I'm not interested in any oils you happen to sell. But thank you. I just want my house to smell like two little boys don't live here.

Any faves ya'll wanna recommend? Link up with Momfessionals to see what everyone else is diggin this week.


  1. Oh my gosh! I just spent way too much time looking at that Instagram account. So funny.

    1. It's HILARIOUS!! I love seeing it every day. It's never once not made me smile ;)

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  3. Stopping by from the linkup! That table is AWESOME! I really need that for my 4 kiddos. The storage cube seats are the best! Enjoy your weekend!

    1. I'm so excited about that table, my husband and older kids are actually putting it together right now!! It'll probably be a while for the cubby cube seats, but I'm excited just to have a table that can actually hold a whole piece of paper for more than one kiddo ;)