Random thoughts on an almost-cold Saturday morning:
1. The twins had friends over last night to make chocolate chip cookies for a friend of the family’s wedding. I have never heard so much laughter in my entire life. And their laughter? It made me laugh. And then they laughed. It was a laughterapalooza.
2. Today is the Big 12 Championship. If that statement means nothing to you, do not stop by the house today from 11:00-2:00 to watch the Texas Longhorns take on Oklahoma. There might be yelling instead of laughter.
3. I just started ordering Christmas presents yesterday. I can’t believe Amazon is still standing. Raise your hand if you love online shopping as much as I do.
4. In the love department, I think I may want a relationship with this pair of scissors. In my mind, I’m sitting around my house with Santa pajamas and a cup of hot cocoa wrapping presents with fancy office supplies. I’ve put them in my cart. I’ve taken them out. They are currently sitting in the basket waiting for me to decide if gold and acrylic scissors are a must-have this holiday season.
4. And today?
Today is the first day the twins are getting behind the wheel of a car. They have their permits and my father-in-law is taking them out on some back country roads to practice.
Help me Lord.
I need prayer.
Let’s distract ourselves with the best of what the internet has been up to this week.
This wall of mirrors.
I found it touring this house.
I need to find a place for this in my home.
Today is the first day of Advent.
If you haven’t gotten your calendar ready yet, here’s a simple idea.
See the DIY here.
(total easy advent aside: if you don’t have bags like this, you could always use that set of paper bags that they sell at Hobby Lobby. Just marker them up and your set and looked like you prepared for months ahead of time.)
I love the simplicity of this table setting.
And a brilliant idea?
She layered the runners.
And of all the tours on the planet….
…this one was my favorite.
It’s so fresh and navy and red and plaid and amazing.
And in random news this week:
So excited for this friend
I’m making this for the twins’ rooms
Make your own outdoor planter
What will life think up next
Brussel sprouts? Like this? Yes, please
Upgrade your wreath for free
This made me sigh
And I’m adding this to the walls of the upstairs living room
This new year’s resolution that just got checked. You go girl.
And you know when have to bring a gift to play at the family game or your pokeno group or your bunko group or your girlfriend’s gift swap and you can’t think of anything.
I got you.
I just ordered this for only $13.
One more for the road.
This is the perfect craft to make and decorate with until Valentine’s day.
See the DIY here.
Happy Random Saturday to you.
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