1. The Little’s first birthday is fast approaching. To celebrate her first 365 days on the planet and honor her surprising, wonderful and radical birth in the back of our Subaru, I’m working on a little commemorative craft for the intersection where she was born. More details to come!
2. Every time I’m at a thrift store I make a pass through the shoe section, hoping I’ll find something other than a used pair of the slippers they give you when you stay at the Radisson. I did see a pair of those slippers this week, but I also found my thrift store unicorn–a perfectly-broken-in-but-not-too-gnarly pair of vintage leather boots. AND they were my size. (I probably would have bought them even if they weren’t. I like to have exceptionally pretty things to collect dust in my closet.) AND they only cost $11. Destiny.
3. This week marked the 9th anniversary of the night Mike and I had our first date*. We celebrated by attending a pediatrician meet and greet and eating some delicious Mexican food. The only thing that’s changed in nine years is that now when we’re out to dinner, The Little usually spills my glass of water before I get a chance to do it myself. Despite some soggy ice-cold clothes and one “Danger Wet Floor” sign, we had a wonderful family night of celebrating.
*I use the term “date” quite loosely. Neither of us thought it was a date, but both of us admitted later that we had hoped it was.
4. Besides some very promising high chair finger painting, this box is The Little’s first official craft! This week we rocked the Denver Art Museum’s Toddler Playdate with some friends. The Little has a ways to go before she’s wielding a hot glue gun, but for her first attempt at impressionist painting, I think she held her own among the big kids.
5. We whipped up some DIY Thanksgiving Garland at craft night this week. I love how it looks hanging on our mantle and it makes me feel like I should be sipping apple cider tea and knitting all day everyday. (Let’s be honest. I’d feel that way regardless, but the garland makes it hard to do anything else.)
6. So here’s the miracle of building a new house. Most builders provide a one year warranty period, during which they’ll fix anything that’s wrong with your house. Doesn’t that sound like some elusive Fannie Mack Freddie Mae utopia of home ownership bliss? Well, I gotta tell you, this week I’d kind of have to agree. We had about 20 contractors in our house fixing everything from a chip in our tub (from construction) to fixing the weatherstripping on our front door. I should mention that most of these fixes are things they probably should have gotten right in the first place, but it was still pretty great to see so much happen in one day. Made me feel like we were on Extreme Home Makeover!
How was your week? Have any ice water spilled on your lap? Start any DIY projects that you can’t stop thinking about when you lie your head down at night? Do tell!
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