Harleigh begged me to go to join her on an expedition to Goodwill to find a tea kettle for school and some white shorts for game days. Needless to say, I caved. I've been thriftless for quite awhile, in anticipation of my beach trip (and the much more exciting prospect of newfound thrift stores during my 2-week stay). We found this nifty 70s tea kettle which she swapped out with our more modern one at home (and much less appropriate in the vintage digs of Chateau Gahan). Ain't it cute.
And here's a hint at the baby shower coming up in September here at my home. Co-worker Amanda is due with her baby girl in November, and her nursery theme is heaven to work with for shower ideas. These may look like ordinary plastic animal toys . . . but just you wait.
"Our house was not unsentient matter — it had a heart and a soul, and eyes to see with; and approvals and solicitudes and deep sympathies; it was of us, and we were in its confidence and lived in its grace and in the peace of its benedictions. We never came home from an absence that its face did not light up and speak out in eloquent welcome — and we could not enter it unmoved."- Samuel Clemens
I am probably the most content person you'd ever want to meet. I have a decent job working with people I like, a loving family including a swell Old English Sheepdog, a home where nesting and curling up on slipcovered sofas is required, and a life rich in creative crafting and daydreaming. I someday want a cottage at the beach where my grandchildren can bring sandy feet into the house, wet bathing suits can dry on the front porch and everything we need to get to is a bicycle ride away.