Monthly Archives: March 2013

Very Good Things

This week I’m grateful for:

  • My husband
  • New 40 in. bedroom TV!
  • Rearranging furniture
  • All those red equal signs
  • Andy Goldsworthy
  • Super sweet emails
  • New spring clothes
  • Small thrift shop scores
  • Girls night out in my town
  • Drinks by the fire
  • Andres being our drunk taxi
  • Sister sleepovers
  • “B doesn’t feel burdened by pronouns.”
  • Pistachio pudding pie
  • Easter with my family
  • Shabby chic bouquets
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Very Good Things

This week I’m grateful for:

  • Andrés
  • Passenger’s “Let her go”
  • My new watch
  • I love the world
  • Pizza + alcohol with my sister wife
  • Rouge hair
  • Snickers frappuccinos
  • Spending the weekend with my sister
  • Andrés’ bartending
  • Crab rangoon
  • Doing neighborly things
  • Ikea adventures with Cara
  • “You remind me of my mother’s mother, classy and strong and intelligent and fierce.”
  • Senator Hollings’ Flaky Cream Cheese Biscuits
  • Framing my vintage DC transit map
  • Piña colada smoothies

Sixth Printing, 1973

cookbook

cookbook2

text with mom

I tracked down the exact same cookbook my mother’s mom gave her in 1974 on Ebay for $11. The same edition, and everything. It’s even worn, just like hers. I made apple crumb pie (the best apple crumb pie) from it a few weeks ago. I feel closer to my mom when I use her recipes. I feel like I can cook for my family. I can crank out fabulously flaky homemade crusts. I can learn to cook from scratch. Having this cookbook makes me feel like I can be a wife and mom like she is.

Very Good Things

This week I’m grateful for:

  • My husband
  • Starting BBC Sherlock
  • Feedly!
  • My favorite Republican
  • New Total Gym
  • My annual raise
  • Getting a super positive review at work
  • “You go balls to the wall.”
  • Andrés’ support
  • Homemade bread rolls
  • “I have my driver.”
  • Big cups of coffee when I need them
  • Michael Nouri in Damages
  • Sunday cooking
  • Key lime pie
  • SOA marathon

Made in England

nailhead trim chairs

dresser

dresser detailsWe had some major Craigslist scores lately! We picked up the Ikea Lillesand bed frame for $80 to put in our updated guest room. (Right now it has my old furniture from high school in there, and it’s not the right scale or style for the room.) We scored the nailhead trim chairs for $125 for the pair, and later found out they retail for $600+ for the pair. They’ll go at the future desk we’re going to build. Lastly, for my birthday, two of my sisters and my parents chipped in time/money to get me the John Widdicomb chest that is charmingly distressed for $225. Similar, unpainted chests go for $900. We are utterly in love, and hope to keep this piece in our family. Super excited to continue updating the house.

Very Good Things

This week I’m grateful for:

  • My husband
  • Snow day!
  • House reno progress!
  • The Annotated Wisdom of Louis C.K.
  • Homemade bread rolls
  • Andrés’ tuna salad
  • Painting pottery
  • Car negotiations
  • Many mini chicken pot pies
  • Garlic mashed potatoes
  • Playing Cards Against Humanity with my sisters and their boyfs
  • Lavender soda
  • Sunday family dinner
  • Looking at maps of Eastern Europe
  • Going over family history
  • My mom playing her ukelele
  • Doritos Locos tacos

Very Good Things

This week I’m grateful for:

  • My husband
  • My new fancy breast pump + tons of supplies
  • Using up almost $900 of health benefits
  • Giant woven baskets
  • Ruby’s photobombing (with her starfish)
  • Andrés bragging about my cooking skills
  • Pedicures for two
  • OPI’s “Ski Teal We Drop”
  • Thriftstore vases
  • Blue Cheese Burgers
  • Starting some reno in the house
  • New cop dramas
  • Cinnamon swirl cake
  • Lavender mud scrub
  • Visiting N+V
  • Craigslisting like crazy
  • Catching up on TWD