It’s been a few weeks since my last Diary post. My editorial calendar got a little out of whack but I think we’re back on track now. Honestly I feel like I’ve lived a solid four months in the past three weeks. What even is time anymore? These are some moments of levity and joy from the past few weeks.
I haven’t been able to do much with it yet, but everything is washed and ironed… just ready for projects! What to do. What to do! I think everyone is getting handmade gifts of some kind this year.
I made plaid dresses for Kelly’s daughters and couldn’t resist whipping up a matching dress for Emma’s American Girl doll. The pattern is FREE, super easy to follow, and absolutely darling. It’s actually lined and one of the more well-made patterns I’ve ever done and it’s for a doll! The poofy skirt that is so full it stands up on its own is my favorite part.
I was dying driving through town in the Samantha costume. I wore something else to the house where we shot the photos but it was too hard to change out of it so I just went home in it. Praying the whole time I didn’t get pulled over. How would I explain it exactly….
A couple of weeks ago, Mike and I had two of our nieces (the big girls) spend the night. We did a spaghetti and meatballs night and watched Moana. I babysat Ryan during the next day and I, naturally, used it as an opportunity to go back to visit the donkeys. It was a huge hit again!
I’ve been making popcorn on the stove a few nights a week and bringing the big bowl upstairs while I read.
It’s one of my favorite snacks in general, but always feels extra cozy for some reason when it’s cold out and there’s reading involved. (PS I finished Sweetbitter and will review in my November recap at the end of the month.)
I completed this needlepoint canvas a while back and finally got around to finishing it into a pillow. I absolutely love how it turned out.
You know what this picture represents? One meal where we didn’t have to do dishes at home. HA. I’m so, so sick of doing dishes right now.
My new iPhone arrived!
I deviated from my usual silver selection and went with the blue. I had a lot of people ask me if it was worth the upgrade. If you have a yearly upgrade available, go for it. (I personally have the Apple Upgrade program and get the new phone every October.) But…. is it worth it if you don’t have an upgrade available? If you have an iPhone 11, then no. It’s pretty much exactly the same. I can’t tell a difference other than how the naked phone feels (very boxy), but I always have a case on it so….. it’s like the iPhone 11 again.
My mom sent up a few of my childhood books to give to our Mickey-obsessed niece. It’s so funny how flipping through the books brought up a ton of memories. These were my favorite books to “play” library with.
During our rainy streak, I picked up a couple of croissants from Liv Breads. They are divine and worth every. single. calorie. I think they’re the best almond croissants I’ve ever had. Truly.
This is how I spent a lot of the week. Working from the couch with my pups piled on top of me for a little emotional support, ya know. They have no concept of personal space and I love them for it.